Tag: percent growth

Caribbean tourism records robust 12% growth in the first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 16:06

Spurred on by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, ... Read More

Indian travelers expected to spend $136 billion by 2021

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 02:12

The Indian traveler has come of age, spending approximately $94 billion in 2018, on around 2 billion domestic and international trips, helping the Indian travel and tourism industry achieve unprecedented ... Read More

How does India travel? Let us count the 94 billion ways

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- April 17, 2019 22:47

Bain & Company and Google India are together launching a report on “How Does India Travel.” According to the report, the Indian traveler has come of age, spending approximately $94 ... Read More

Arab Hotel Investment Conference is back: Why it’s so amazing

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- April 11, 2019 03:44

Last year, the move of the 14th Arab Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) from Dubai Jumeirah Madinat to the neighboring Emirate Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) was a huge challenge. Ras Al ... Read More

Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations

editor editor- March 12, 2019 19:30

Cape Town, South Africa, was selected as one of 15 top global destinations to be chosen as ideal subjects for a case study by the United Nations World Tourism Organization ... Read More

Saint Lucia expects to welcome over 140K cruise tourists in March 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 21:10

The Month of March is expected to be a record-breaking period in Saint Lucia’s cruise sector. Between Friday March 1, and Sunday March 3, 2019, twelve cruise vessels including the ... Read More

Domestic, international travel weather shutdown turbulence

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 16:40

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in January, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 109th straight month of overall ... Read More

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism exceeds its target of 1 million visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2019 18:15

Exceeding its target of attracting 1 million visitors by 2018, Ras Al Khaimah reported 1,072,066 visitors from domestic and key international markets during the year. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development ... Read More

CTO: Caribbean tourism is on the upswing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 21:30

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional ... Read More

Grenada Tourism soars

editor editor- February 7, 2019 00:42

Grenada Tourism recorded more than 500,000 visitor arrivals in 2018, a historic number that proves the three-island destination’s tourism industry is “one-to-watch” for 2019 and beyond. To match the growing ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Domestic business travel projected to surge

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 18:20

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in December, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 108th straight month of overall ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal: Record 16 million passengers last year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 00:28

TAP carried a total of 15.8 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 1.5 million over 2017, registering a growth of 10.4 percent over the previous year, well above the ... Read More

Cayman Islands breaking tourist records

editor editor- January 26, 2019 01:49

The Cayman Islands has maintained its market share with another year of record-breaking statistical arrivals. Read More

Kenya eyes Indian and Spanish tourists

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 24, 2019 07:08

Kenya has set its tourism marketing sights on India and Spain, seeking to attract the new markets in Asia and Europe to boost its tourism growth to reach 2.5 million ... Read More

ExpressJet Airlines acquired by ManaAir

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 00:10

ManaAir, LLC, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of ExpressJet Airlines. ExpressJet flies for United Airlines as a United Express carrier. In 2019, ExpressJet will grow its fleet ... Read More

Good news for Cape Town Tourism at CITA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2019 22:38

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA), had 2.6 million passengers last year, way os a 9.6 percent growth from 2017. This was  despite the drought and other problems experienced by the ... Read More

Latin America outperforms North America in tourism growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 17:25

With five percent more international trips, outbound travel from the Americas has shown solid growth in 2018 with a plus of 5 percent. In contrast to the previous year, where ... Read More

Foreign tourists flock to Iran’s ancient Shiraz

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2017 19:15

Nearly 65 percent of hotels in Iran’s ancient city of Shiraz, the capital city of Fars Province, have been booked by foreign tourists for the last quarter of 2017 as ... Read More

Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Forum held on Guam

editor editor- December 5, 2011 04:22

TUMON, Guam - The Department of Homeland Security last week granted visa parole authority for Russian visitors to come to Guam. Read More

Guam’s Filipino tourism arrival on the upswing

editor editor- August 10, 2009 04:56

Matua Agupa Corp., the marketing arm of the Guam Visitors Bureau in Manila, is projecting a 5 percent to 8 percent increase in Filipino travelers to the island territory during ... Read More