Tag: international travel

COVID-19: Global risk levels and international travel advice

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 16:15

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on 11 March. The outbreak has had a severe impact on international travel; disruptions to flights and other ... Read More

Canada’s Swoop suspends all international flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020 20:10

Swoop, a Canadian ultra low-cost carrier owned by WestJet, is altering its international operations to help with the global efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. At the end of ... Read More

King of Spain signals strong support for UNWTO’s tourism ambitions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2020 18:30

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for a special gala dinner in Madrid last night, further strengthening the support and commitment of Spain ... Read More

Germany’s outbound tourism on the rise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019 16:05

Despite Germany’s already high volume in outbound trips, the figures have grown by a further two percent. Following a slump in recent years, trips from Germany to Turkey recorded double-digit ... Read More

Americans not coming: Cuba fails to meet 2019 tourist goals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019 01:36

The expectations of the Cuban authorities that at least 5 million tourists will visit the island in 2019 did not come true: by the end of the year only a ... Read More

IMEX CEO: For 2020, we’re looking on the bright side of life

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2019 16:15

“It’s been a turbulent year for the world in general and for so many of our exhibitors. In the past few years we’ve observed trends that, even though they eventually ... Read More

WTTC: North America contributes 25% to global Travel & Tourism GDP

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 18:49

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, today released its comprehensive Cities Report for 2019, which reveals North America contributes $686.6 ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism’s growth strengthens its potential to contribute to sustainable development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 16:10

International tourist arrivals grew by a further 4% between January and September of 2019, the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates. Tourism’s growth continues to outpace global ... Read More

Surging US leisure travel carries weak business and international segments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2019 18:26

According to the US Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI), travel to and within the United States grew 2.2% year over year in October 2019. Domestic business travel declined ... Read More

US travel market share to continue decline through 2023

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019 15:18

Sluggish demand for overseas travel to the U.S. will sustain the trend of the country falling behind international travel growth worldwide, according to the latest forecast released by the U.S. ... Read More

DHS wants mandatory airport facial recognition scans for all Americans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 3, 2019 23:53

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is lobbying for a change to the current rules covering all Americans entering or leaving the United States, in order to “provide that all ... Read More

Will DNA travel become the next big thing?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 21, 2019 19:28

There are many reasons to travel and retracing the footsteps of your ancestors is becoming a more popular reason. Many of the largest ancestry groups in the US, Canada and ... Read More

International tourism continues to grow in 2019

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

As in previous years international tourism continues to grow in 2019, though not quite as strongly as before. During the first eight months of this year outbound trips increased worldwide ... Read More

Turkish Airlines: Record load factor in October 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 12, 2019 18:38

Turkish Airlines, which has recently announced the passenger and cargo traffic results for October 2019, recorded 83.3% load factor in that month. According to the October 2019 traffic results, total ... Read More

10 best travel destinations for solo escape over the holidays

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019 02:15

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but the holiday season is also filled with undue stress. And the hype around New Year's Eve almost always overshadows the ... Read More

Over half of Russian holidaymakers did not travel in 2019 due to lack of funds

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019 19:45

More than half of  Russian holidaymakers postponed or skipped their trip this year due to financial problems, Russian RIA Novosti reports with reference to the popular survey service. 4265 Russian ... Read More

Brazil expands its air network, aims to attract more foreign visitors in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 1, 2019 17:15

Brazil is emerging as an alternative for generating new tourism businesses in 2020, in terms of attracting foreign visitors. The exchange rate situation, the recovery of the economy and the ... Read More

Japan cancels 940 regular flights to South Korea amid souring ties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 29, 2019 20:06

According to Japanese news sources, more than 30% of regular flights between Japan and South Korea have been canceled since March. Some 2,500 regular flights every week were initially scheduled ... Read More

New air service makes island of St. Helena accessible to more American travelers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 29, 2019 17:05

New flights are making it easier for curious Americans to visit one of the world's most off-the-beaten-track destinations - the island of St. Helena. Far flung in the middle of ... Read More

Asian exhibitors set to make a splash at WTM London 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 29, 2019 16:05

Exhibitors from Asia will once again flock to WTM London 2019 – the event where ideas arrive – bringing fresh angles on iconic locations, grand hotel developments and exciting new ... Read More

Australia’s cruise industry paves way for mass expansion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 24, 2019 22:30

Traveling by sea throughout Australia is becoming a popular past time for the domestic travelers. As a result, cruise operators are increasingly joining forces to offer ‘bite-sized’ breaks along the ... Read More

UNWTO: Sustainable Tourism Observatories monitoring tourism impact at destination level

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019 16:55

The World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) welcomed more than 100 experts to its global annual meeting in Madrid, gathering observatories from all around the ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport: New winter schedule features 259 destinations worldwide

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019 16:10

On October 27, Frankfurt Airport’s new winter schedule will become effective – in tandem with the end of daylight saving time in Germany. In winter 2019/20, a total of 88 ... Read More

Etihad hosts exclusive event to mark Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Milan service

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 18, 2019 15:58

Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, hosted an exclusive reception at the Palazzo Clerici, the spectacular Baroque former residence of the influential Clerici family, located in the ... Read More

Malta Tourism Authority appoints Tolene Van der Merwe as new Director for UK and Ireland

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 18, 2019 15:42

The Malta Tourism Authority is delighted to announce the appointment of Tolene Van der Merwe as the tourism board’s new UK and Ireland Director. Tolene’s new role will focus on ... Read More

Asia remains the largest tourism growth market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 17, 2019 15:45

Trips abroad from Asia are continuing to increase. After surging by seven percent in 2018, during the first eight months of 2019 they rose by a further six percent. This ... Read More

International air travel still booming

editor editor- September 28, 2019 02:07

For the first eight months of 2019 (Jan-Aug), international departures were 4.9% up on the equivalent period last year. Even more positively, bookings for travel in the following three months ... Read More

IMEX America… “the cornerstone of the work we do”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 12, 2019 19:34

Exhibitors and buyers alike on day 3 of IMEX America report business success, whether it involves closing deals or getting new ideas to provide inspiration and creativity to help them ... Read More

UNWTO: Exports from international tourism hit $1.7 trillion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 15:31

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ... Read More

Templestay: a unique experience in Korea

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 18:27

Have you ever dreamed of getting away from your busy lives? Do you want to know how to really love yourself, and listen to your heart? Then how about experiencing ... Read More

Virginia Tourism toasts 50 Years of Love

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 01:25

The Virginia Tourism Corporation today marked the 50th anniversary of their brand Virginia is For Lovers® during a press conference at U.S Travel’s IPW 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association’s IPW brings thousands together

editor editor- June 4, 2019 21:46

IPW gathers travel professionals—including U.S. destinations, hotels, attractions, sports teams and transportation companies, and international tour operators, buyers and wholesalers from around the world—to meet in one place to help ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Steady April growth, but international outlook alarms

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 19:50

Overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% in April, including an expected 5.6% recovery surge in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday. But ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 16:39

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery ... Read More

ILTM: Three consumer archetypes driving wellness and luxury travel in Asia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 20:05

At the forefront of luxury travel trends, International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Asia Pacific opened in Singapore. To mark the occasion, ILTM released its latest research identifying three consumer archetypes ... Read More