Tag: increases

Bearded Hemingway hopefuls to vie for Look-Alike title in Key West

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 20:00

It helps to have a ruddy complexion, a beard, a stocky build or any other attribute that increases a resemblance to legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20, ... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 22:04

Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program was introduced by Today, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Bill Cassidy, ... Read More

Research into child sexual exploitation urgently needed says NGO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 16:35

A Country Overview Report released today by ECPAT International says that more research is urgently needed into the sexual exploitation and abuse of children in Fiji. The report, developed in ... Read More

ILTM Asia Pacific 2019 confirmed as premier ‘one stop’ opportunity to meet region’s top decision making agents

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 15:45

With Asia Pacific continuing to dominate the world’s high net worth population, the second edition of ILTM Asia Pacific - which took place place in Singapore, 27 – 30 May ... Read More

IATA: Air cargo demand continues negative 2019 trend

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 19:05

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the ... Read More

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2019 07:07

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 4.3% compared to April 2018. April ... Read More

UK hotels suffer their largest profit decline since late 2016

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 16:01

Hotels in the UK suffered their largest margin of year-on-year profit decline since late 2016, as ancillary revenues fell and costs soared in April, according to the latest data tracking ... Read More

Canada explores new ways to reduce transportation pollution

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019 15:40

Clean growth is essential for Canada's transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our economy, and build resilience to a changing climate. The Government of Canada is ... Read More

Canaveral Port Authority and Disney Cruise Line reach new 20-year agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:49

The Canaveral Port Authority and Disney Cruise Line have reached a new 20-year agreement to expand operations and make Port Canaveral home for two of Disney Cruise Line’s three new ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in ... Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village workers rally in Waikiki for a better contract

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 15:30

UNITE HERE Local 5 Members rallied in Honolulu to demand a better contract and better job protection for workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Hundreds of Local 5 members and ... Read More

Asia Pacific Tourism: 700 million international arrivals in 2018 and growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:30

Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the 2017 figure, according to PATA’s Annual Tourism Monitor 2019 Early ... Read More

Do I need a VPN on my phone when traveling abroad?

editor editor- May 14, 2019 20:10

The internet has quickly become an essential component of human civilization, and it is more of a necessity now. The global users of the internet are estimated to be at ... Read More

Safer Tourism in St.Lucia: Dr. Peter Tarlow feels a sense of sophistication

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 22:17

Safety in tourism is key to a successful destination. Destinations like Saint Lucia in the Caribbean know this and stakeholders reached out eTN affiliate safertourism.com  to conduct an initial audit ... Read More

$140.6 billion in tourism spending driving California’s economy in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 00:45

For the ninth consecutive year, California's tourism economy flourished, contributing $140.6 billion in travel spending and supporting 1.16 million jobs across the Golden State. The numbers released today in Visit ... Read More

Philadelphia hotel room supply increases 10.9% in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 21:20

The East Coast city of Philadelphia is experiencing a hotel expansion, with numerous new hotels opening in the city and several properties under construction. By the end of 2019, the ... Read More

Cyprus receives luxury hotel boost as it eyes premium segment growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 20:00

Cyprus’ increasing hotel and resort portfolio is expected to grow by 1,634 rooms this year, with seven new luxury hotels due to open across the idyllic Mediterranean island before the ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:10

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound tourists, according to experts speaking ... Read More

UK leaps to second place as most important tourism source market for Germany

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 16:30

The UK has leapt into second place worldwide as the most important source market for incoming overnights to Germany. Only the Netherlands, with its adjoining borders, is above the UK. ... Read More

Arabian Travel Market Global Stage: Saudi Arabia Tourism Trends

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 17:52

Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector will be one of over 40 key travel and tourism trends under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage - as more than 100 ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism suffers cancellation tsunami

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 16:25

A tidal wave of cancellations has hit Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the horrendous terror attacks of Easter Sunday. In the three days immediately after the bombings, cancellations of ... Read More

Thailand: Songkran 2019 increased tourism revenue

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 05:25

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that tourism revenue earned from international visitor arrivals to Thailand and domestic trips during the 2019 Songkran holiday all showed year-on-year increases ... Read More

3rd edition of the “Days of Latvia” opens in Italy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 01:20

The 3rd edition of the "Days of Latvia" was launched in Rome, in the presence of the Baltic State President, Raimonds Vejonis. The promotional event for the trade interchange between ... Read More

Hamburg Tourism wins international medical conference

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 20:00

Hamburg has won the bid to host the 2022 conference of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders (ISHCSF). In September 2022, about 500 specialists will travel to ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending down 2.4 percent in Q1 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 19:12

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $4.52 billion in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 2.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 20181, according ... Read More

Brexit has not deterred business travelers in the UK

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 16:25

UK’s 2018 Hotels Market Report shows that the UK regional capitals are performing strongly with overall room nights booked growing by 8% across the top 250 UK cities. London continues ... Read More

IATA Report: Aviation continues to deliver solid

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 15:04

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February 2019 showing total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to February 2018. This was the slowest ... Read More

Aviation Safety: Fatigue management

editor editor- March 28, 2019 22:16

In aviation operations, managing fatigue is important because it diminishes an individual’s ability to perform almost all operational tasks. This clearly has implications for operational efficiency, but in situations where individuals are undertaking ... Read More

Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down

editor editor- March 28, 2019 20:29

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.39 billion in February 2019, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to February 20181, according to preliminary statistics released today by ... Read More

Budapest Airport launches new winter routes

editor editor- March 27, 2019 23:52

Launching 15 new winter routes in total, Ryanair route additions will see 3 new destinations on Budapest Airport’s route map. Facing no competition on its new operations to Lappeenranta, Luxembourg ... Read More

Five challenges confronting Meetings Industry in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 18:01

Tight meeting budgets, time pressures, organizational issues, a lack of creativity from hotels, increasingly complex and costly mandates in catering, a need for more dynamic and enriching experiences and resistance ... Read More

PATA: Indian tourism to Asia Pacific will increase by 5.4 million in next 4 years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 16:52

India is set to generate an incremental increase of 5.4 million visitor arrivals between 2018 and 2023, according to a latest report by PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2019-2023. Of ... Read More

Tourism Linkages Speed Networking event yields over $630 million in contracts for local entrepreneurs

editor editor- March 21, 2019 22:12

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett yesterday revealed that his Ministry’s Tourism Linkages Speed Networking event has resulted in local Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs) negotiating contracts valued at ... Read More

St. Kitts & Nevis records double-digit growth for first two months of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 19:01

Demand for St. Kitts & Nevis as a premier destination for travelers continues to rise, with air arrivals for the first two months of this year posting a year-to-date increase ... Read More

Munich Airport reports 2018 net profit of 150 million euros

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 16:01

Munich Airport reported a successful 2018 operating year at its annual press conference in Munich today: The 3.8 percent increase in traffic to a total of 46.3 million passengers flying ... Read More

Brazil announces visa-free entry for US, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 14:50

Brazil is open for you! The Brazilian Government announced that Brazil would allow visa-free entry for citizens of The United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan, effective in 90 days (June ... Read More