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Tourism boom: Japan to see highest growth in international arrivals by 2022

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020 16:59

The tourism industry is forecast to maintain steady growth up to 2022, driven by the rise of middle and upper classes in emerging economies, as well as the development of ... Read More

Solomon Islands: Inbound tourists must have proof of vaccination against measles

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2019 23:10

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MOHS) has announced with immediate effect, all passengers entering the Solomon Islands are required to complete a new health declaration form ... Read More

Jerusalem tops the list of world’s fastest growing travel destinations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019 18:34

With 38% growth in tourism to Jerusalem in 2019, Israel's capital city once again has been recognized as the world’s fastest growing travel destination. Last year, UK's Euromonitor International listed ... Read More

Riots have taken heavy toll on Chile tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2019 15:57

According to the latest travel industry research, the recent riots in Chile have taken a tremendous toll on tourism to the country. Protests against increases in the cost of living, ... Read More

World’s largest eco-skating rink opens in Mexico City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 16, 2019 16:01

The Government of Mexico City has opened the world's largest eco-skating rink on the city's central square known as Zócalo. A tradition in Mexico City for many years, this is ... Read More

Ottawa prepares for major tourist-friendly anniversaries in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 16, 2019 15:21

Canada’s capital Ottawa is gearing up to celebrate a milestone year with a quartet of major anniversaries set to take place in the city in 2020, all of which will ... Read More

Dubai Tourism launches QR code plaques for visitors in 54 popular locations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2019 17:15

Dubai Tourism has announced the launch of dedicated QR digital barcode plaques in 54 popular spots across the emirate, enabling tourists to discover more about the city’s iconic sites and ... Read More

Merry Chrismukkah! Israel Tourism ringing in 2020 with new hotels and flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 19:54

The festive season is here, and with Hanukkah and Christmas overlapping this year, travelers are sure to have a memorable experience when visiting Israel during the holidays. This year, Jerusalem’s ... Read More

Record 2.15 million people visited Auschwitz Memorial Museum in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019 23:10

Record number of visitors came to Auschwitz Memorial Museum in 2019. According to Museum officials, 2.152 million people visited the historic site by the end of November, 2019. It was ... Read More

What’s new in the Islands of The Bahamas this December

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 3, 2019 15:45

The weather may be cooling down in the U.S., but The Bahamas is heating up this winter. With numerous awards under its belt, The Bahamas is top-of-mind as people around ... Read More

Profit streak continues at Middle East & North Africa hotels

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 2, 2019 15:34

For the second consecutive month, hotels in the Middle East & North Africa recorded a year-over-year rise in profit, a positive sign for a region where GOPPAR declines had previously ... Read More

UK hotels: Rough start to the final quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 29, 2019 17:15

Like the three that preceded it, the final quarter of 2019 started with a year-over-year fall in profits per available room in the UK, according to the latest data. The ... Read More

Over 12 million tourists visited Dubai in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 26, 2019 19:40

According to the latest tourist numbers released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the Emirate welcomed 12.08 million international overnight visitors in the first nine months ... Read More

Avoiding overtourism by exploring Colombia’s unexpected alternatives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 26, 2019 16:45

As Colombia’s tourism star continues to rise—from topping 2020 “must travel” lists to tripling its number of foreign tourists from 2006 to 2018—so too does the risk of overtourism in ... Read More

Philadelphia welcomes new tourism developments, hotel openings in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 26, 2019 15:42

The World Heritage city of Philadelphia, known as “the birthplace of America”, is rich in history, arts and culture, vibrant neighbourhoods, tax-free shopping and much more welcomes a plethora of ... Read More

Turkish resort city of Antalya welcomed over 15 million tourists in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019 19:30

Turkish tourism officials announced that, according to the figures provided by provincial authorities, 15,567,000 tourists have visited Antalya in 2019, setting an all-time tourism record with visitors coming from 193 ... Read More

Barbados tourism: Strong performance in the first nine months of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 22, 2019 15:45

Chief Executive Officer of The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) William Griffith has revealed that based on the destination management organisation's review, the island has enjoyed a 4.2% increase in ... Read More

Love is in the air on Grand Bahama Island

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019 18:02

Grand Bahama Island welcomed its first international destination wedding since Hurricane Dorian this past weekend. Fay Rickhuss and Thomas Doyle from England were married in a beautiful ceremony at the ... Read More

Cayman Islands Tourism: 7000 room stock milestone

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 14, 2019 18:52

The Cayman Islands tourism industry recently achieved a major milestone in the accommodations sector through the significant growth of over 7,000 rooms licensed and available to visitors. This includes over ... Read More

CTO: Caribbean tourism performed at twice the global average in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019 15:15

Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by a solid 9.7 per cent during the first half of 2019, when compared to the same period last year, the Caribbean Tourism Organization ... Read More

Port Canaveral: 38 more port calls in last two months of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 29, 2019 23:43

Port Canaveral will be a popular stop for port-of-call cruise ships during the last months of 2019, with 38 vessels scheduled to visit the world’s second-busiest cruise port between now ... Read More

Tourism Trinidad targets 380,000 international visitors for 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019 15:46

For the new fiscal year 2019/2020, Tourism Trinidad Limited’s (TTL) main goals are to increase visitor arrivals by 7% to 380,000, attain an average hotel occupancy rate of 64% and ... Read More

China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:54

This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors to the event, which was held at Dubai World Trade ... 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

American Airlines adds second weekly service from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 00:35

American Airlines (AA) will be adding a second weekly service from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Argyle International Airport (SVD). This was confirmed by AA Manager for the ... Read More

ICC Sydney Celebrates National Reconciliation Week

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 06:53

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is celebrating the contributions and achievements of Australia’s First Nations people this National Reconciliation Week, which commemorates the anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and ... Read More

4000 tourism leaders will meet at Uzakrota Travel Summit Istanbul

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 18:10

Uzakrota Travel Summit, an important international tourism sector event, will be organized for the 6th time in Istanbul. The Summit will take place at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus in Istanbul ... Read More

How are Airbnb and Thailand Government Savings Bank working together?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 18, 2019 01:22

Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, and the Government Savings Bank, Thailand’s 105-year-old state-owned bank, today announced an official strategic partnership to help promote and empower Thai hospitality entrepreneurs — starting ... Read More

Wyndham Garden enters Philippines with first hotel in Quezon City

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 00:30

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 properties worldwide, is bringing a fresh approach to hospitality in the Philippines with the launch of the ... Read More

With 75 million visitors Orlando remains one of most-visited US destination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 22:15

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018. The increase of 4.2% over ... Read More

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 16:10

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue Flag awards including 566 Spanish ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and ... 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

Brand USA propels tourism as economic driver

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019 17:30

This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, again celebrates the role of one of the most significant and vibrant industries in our country. Tourism, after all, is among ... Read More

ATM: Tourism crucial for reducing Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil revenues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 19:40

According to the experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, tourism will play a major role in reducing Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil revenues. In a panel discussion titled ... Read More