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World Travel Fair opens in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China - World Travel Fair, an annual event that features the world's latest travel products and services, opened on May 9 at Shanghai Exhibition Center.

Predicting the future of global travel and tourism

ABU DHABI – "The trends of the future will be demographic, economic, and ecological… Globalization is the most progressive, powerful force we've ever seen, but it needs to be managed," said Profes

Latest figures from WTTC confirm resilience of global travel and tourism...

Growth in the global travel and tourism industry in 2012 will be broadly in line with expectations set at the beginning of the year.

Women in tourism celebrate World Tourism Day in Zanzibar

(eTN) - Members of the Tanzanian women’s tourism group celebrated the annual World Tourism Day on tourist island of Zanzibar.

Is Asia Pacific ready for global tourism leadership role?

At the Lyceum of the Philippines University yesterday (September 27), around 360 tourism students listened to the travel industry debating the motion: “This house believes that to realize a new worl

Africa in need of hotel investments

Competing to win a share in global tourist market, Africa is looking at best strategies to attract more investors in hotel industry during the forthcoming Africa Hotels Investment Forum (AHIF) which w

Turkey aims to secure larger slice of global cruise trade pie

Turkey has established a “Turkey Cruise Ship Platform” consisting of 13 port cities in an attempt to secure a larger slice of the global tourism pie.

One global force for one billion

THE POWER OF ONE What does it take to move one billion people across our world, as a force of good to change our world?

Sri Lanka’s first guidebook to responsible travel unveiled

"Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites." - William Ruckelshaus

Visa survey: Indonesia faces bright tourism prospects

The Global Tourism Intentions Survey undertaken by Visa for the sixth time disclosed that Indonesia’s tourism prospects in the coming two years are bright.

Tourism Ministers challenge decision makers to use tourism to stimulate economy

The Ministers of Tourism of the major economies meeting in Paris for the 3rd T20 Ministers’ Meeting have called on decision-makers to consider tourism within their strategies to foster the economy a

Being “China Ready” for tourism is more than just serving noodles

They are the world’s most-wanted traveler, they have money to spend, and they are keen to see and experience the world outside China.

UNWTO General Assembly adopts proposed reforms

The over 1,000 representatives from UNWTO’s Members States and Affiliate Members attending the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly have unanimously adopted proposed reforms in the organizatio

Global tourism up 5 percent during first half of the year

International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011, totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals.

World Tourism Organization highlights global cultural tourism

World Tourism Day 2011 will be celebrated under the theme Tourism – Linking Cultures, an opportunity to highlight tourism’s role in bringing the cultures of the world together and promoting global

Former Tanzania Tourist Board boss speaks about tourism

TANZANIA (eTN) - Full of good experience and expectations in the tourism industry for more than forty years, the former chief executive officer and founding boss of the Tanzania Tourist Board, Mr.

Minister Namugala launches 5th IIPT African Conference: Meeting the Challenges of...

STOWE, Vermont, USA – Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Natural Resources, Zambia, Hon.

New tourism book provides insight and inspiration into building tourism economies

A new book on the importance of global tourism in the social, economic, and diplomatic development of nations was launched this week at the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Tourism Forum i

UN World Tourism Organization praises PATA’s significant role in global tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), has praised the Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) significant role in the growth of the global t

UN General Assembly acknowledges role of tourism for sustainable development and...

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted by consensus at its 65th session three separate resolutions emphasizing the role of tourism in sustainable development.

Colombia tourism grows despite drop worldwide

BOGOTA – Tourism in Colombia grew 9 percent from January to August this year compared with the same period in 2008, despite the general decline in the sector worldwide, the government said.

World Tourism Day

Skål International Asia joins in celebrating World Tourism Day on September 27, 2009.

eTN Mailbox: Tourism is NOT the world’s largest Industry, so...

Tourism is not an industry in the definition of "industry" as per the System of National Accounts (SNA) the measure of contribution to an economy (GDP). Tourism is a consumption group (all tourists, domestic & international) and hence the set up of the TSA, (Tourism Satellite Account) which is apart from SNA but draws data from SNA.

Positive growth ahead for Dubai despite economic meltdown, tourism officials say

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (eTN) - Despite the threat of a global economic slowdown, signs are positive for continued growth in the world’s fastest-growing city of Dubai.

World economic slowdown will have ‘moderate impact’ on Asia Pacific tourism,...

(eTN) - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned that the tourism industry in Asia Pacific should expect a "moderate impact" because of the expected global economic slowdown following worsening US economy, weak dollar, higher fuel costs and concerns about climate change.

US tourism should be wary, tourism executive says

America will remain the biggest travel and tourism economy sector in the world. It will remain that way for the next 10 years. As for benchmark, the US will hold on to its position. However, there are other economies emerging very fast. Extreme fast, in fact.