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ACI releases its preliminary 2012 World Airport Traffic and Rankings

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA – ACI preliminary traffic results, based on reports from over 1093 airports worldwide, indicate that global passenger traffic grew at a rate of 4 percent while cargo and a

Dassault Falcon poised for growth in the Middle East

DUBAI, UAE - Dassault Falcon sees demand for business jets recovering throughout the Middle East, spurred on by large regional operators and the increased globalization of commerce.

Worldhotels targets further growth in Benelux market with new appointment

FRANKFURT, Germany – Worldhotels has appointed Rob van der Beek as its new Senior Director Hotel Development, based in Amsterdam.

Mexico’s tourism GDP grew 3.2 percent in the second quarter

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - The Mexico Ministry of Tourism reports that during the second quarter of 2012, the quarterly indicator of tourism GDP increased 3.2 percent in real terms, compared to the same pe

New Zealand tourism must embrace cruise industry

A cruise industry leader says tourist operators worried that short-stay visitors from ships are hurting business will have to adapt.

African air traffic and fleet set to double in next 20...

African air traffic will grow at well above the world average rate over the next 20 years according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast.

Adventure travel on the rise in India

BANGALORE, India - The days of family vacations in India at a nice hill station, with shopping on mall roads, and taking back souvenirs for friends back home seem to be changing.

Nepal tourism sees healthy growth

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Total tourist arrivals increased to 22.1 percent during fiscal year 2011-12.

Chinese tourism to Hong Kong grows despite incidents

Tourism chiefs in Hong Kong have dismissed suggestions that the intermittent conflicts that have sprung up between residents and mainland travelers in recent years will deter visitors from the mainlan

Airberlin sticks to plans for growth in Berlin

Airberlin is sticking to its plans for growth and will operate a summer schedule in Berlin which shows an increase in capacity of 8%.

German economy driving European growth in business services

BERLIN and AMSTERDAM - The global market for business services dropped over 20 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2012, but German-speaking markets still grew slightly, according to indust

50 percent boost in Scottish tourism not going to happen

A target for a 50% boost in Scotland's tourism industry by 2016 cannot be met, the Scottish Parliament's economy committee has warned.

Asia’s pre-owned business aircraft market set to grow

RALEIGH, NC - Jetcraft Corporation, a provider of business aircraft sales, acquisitions, trading and brokerage services, today commented on the state of the business aviation market in Asia.

Sri Lanka expects 800,000th visitor to arrive on Monday

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka tourism industry sources expect the 800,000th visitor to Sri Lanka this year to arrive in the country on Monday.

Number of air travelers in Indonesia to grow 13 percent in...

The Indonesia Air Carriers Association forecasts the number of air travelers in Indonesia to grow 13 percent next year amid strong consumer spending.

Philipinne domestic tourism up 12.28 percent

MANILA, Philippines — There has been a marked improvement in domestic tourism, mainly due to the efforts of municipalities in promoting their tourist destinations.

Airlines ask Africa to review “complex” structure of its taxes and...

Africa has been asked to review the "complex" structure of its taxes and fees imposed by service providers to enable airlines in the continent exploit the existing growth potential.

The growth predicted for China’s aviation sector is startling

Even by the standards of China, the growth predicted for the aviation sector is startling.

India’s domestic air traffic up 18%

Domestic air passenger traffic in India continues its enviable growth with the country registering an 18 per cent increase this year compared to last year despite turbulence in the aviation sector.

Russia’s MICE business continues to grow

Moscow October 31st, 2011 - According to Dmitry Smirnov of Events Magazine Russia, the meetings industry in Russia has experienced substantial growth in the last year with the leading 12 specialists r

IATA: September passenger traffic rises but freight declines

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced traffic results for September showing diverging trends for cargo and passenger traffic.

UN: Global population hits 7 billion on October 31

As the global population hits 7 billion in the coming days, nations can take steps to tackle critical challenges and prepare for the arrival of billions more people this century, the United Nations sa

Thailand golf tourism heads towards $2 Billion

BANGKOK, Thailand - Led by growth from Australia and Europe, the value of foreign golf tourism to Thailand may reach 60 billion baht or $US2 billion in 2012 for the first time.

As global population nears 7 billion, UN capitalizes on new opportunities

With the world’s population projected to top 7 billion next month, the United Nations today launched a global initiative – 7 Billion Actions – bringing together governments, businesses, the medi

Brazilian hotels posting double-digit performance growth

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels today released its bi-lingual research study, Lodging Industry in Numbers – Brazil 2011, which reveals that Brazil's continued high economic growth is s

Direct foreign investment in Ukraine increases fivefold

KYIV, Ukraine - Over the period of the last 12 months foreign direct investment to Ukraine has increased almost five times over.

Omani tourism industry to grow 2.4 percent

MUSCAT, Oman — The Ministry of Tourism has formed a committee represented by the members of the local tourism industry to participate in enhancing the Sultanate’s tourism strategy and laying down