One of the largest Russian tour operator of St. Petersburg announced that it has suspended its outgoing operations and will try to hold on to its incoming operation, which was its major source of revenues. Continue reading
Travel and Tourism-Related Spending Up 4 Percent in 2013
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig announced that total U.S. travel and tourism-related employment increased to 7.6 million jobs in 2013, up 146,000 jobs from 2012. New data also shows that U.S. travel and tourism industry-related spending increased by 4.1 percent in 2013 from the previous year, totaling nearly $1.5 trillion. Continue reading
• Mideast records its greatest ever growth rate
• More than 10 great accomplishments achieved in the last semester
2014 is a year of crucial importance for Mideast as the company records its greatest growth rate in its 30 years of history, after achieving multiple accomplishments in only the first semester. Continue reading
Tourism and Community Development’ is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD). The theme underscores the potential of tourism to promote opportunities for communities around the world, as well as the role that community engagement has in advancing sustainable tourism development. The official celebrations will be hosted by Mexico in the city of Guadalajara (27 September 2014). Continue reading
‘Tourism and Community Development’ is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD). The theme underscores the potential of tourism to promote opportunities for communities around the world, as well as the role that community engagement has in advancing sustainable tourism development. The official celebrations will be hosted by Mexico in the city of Guadalajara (27 September 2014).
Athens was chosen as the host destination for TBEX Europe 2014,the annual international meeting of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators.
TBEX is one of the most sought-after and in demand events of the global tourism community, which gathers more than 1.000 bloggers, travel writers, content creators / contributors, agents and professionals of the tourism industry with intense activity in social media, from around the world. Continue reading
Advancing innovation and talent development in tourism and air travel is the core component of the first Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNWTO and The International Air Transport Association (IATA). The MOU is part of the objectives set by both organizations of bringing the tourism and air transport agendas closer together (Madrid, Spain, 10 June 2014). Continue reading
US President Barack Obama is planning to initiate new steps to create job opportunities through tourism. Continue reading
Accommodation giant booking.com has launched villa.com as a standalone brand as it seeks to increase its share of the holiday rental market. Continue reading
UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed serious concerns about the negative impact that a new tourism tax on air passengers and hotel guests in Africa, currently being discussed among members of the African Union, would have on Africa´s tourism sector. Tourism is one of the main contributors to Africa’s balance of payments, a source of livelihood for millions in the continent and one of the sectors where the region has a major competitive advantage in international markets. Continue reading