February 2nd, 2016
In response to an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in much of Latin America, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel alert for 22 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, encouraging travellers to affected areas to take extra precautions to avoid exposure to the virus.
January 29th, 2016
Euromonitor International is pleased to release its 2014 edition of the Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. The average growth of the top 100 cities in the list was 5.8 percent for international arrivals, which is higher than the 4 percent seen on […]
January 28th, 2016
Euromonitor International is pleased to release its annual Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. Arrivals continued to grow in global urban centres in 2014, illustrating the continued economic importance of tourism to the world’s cities.
January 27th, 2016
Against the backdrop of ever increasing power for online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia and Booking.com, an alternative movement is forming, which supports the fate of small and independent hotels.
January 22nd, 2016
The past year has seen a lot of acquisitions by global hotel chains, increasing sales through online travel agencies (OTAs), and a continuation of the strong rise of peer-to-peer (P2P) rentals facilitated by platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway.
January 21st, 2016
Finland is suffering from a stubborn economic crisis that has managed to turn the former Nokia wonderland into the sick man of Northern Europe. At the same time, the number of Russian tourists, a key visiting demographic, has seen a significant decrease.
January 20th, 2016
2015 was an important year for Latin America’s image as a travel destination. Brazil coasted on the achievement of a successful World Cup, and consumers got the message from billboards, television and Instagram that Colombia is Realismo Mágico, that Mexico is The Place You Thought You Knew, and, courtesy of the 2015 Super Bowl, that […]
January 13th, 2016
The recession in Finland means that some people are less likely to pay for entertainment, and museum visits are stagnating as a result. However, the Finnish Museums Association is looking to attract more visitors with the launch of the Museum Card. The card costs 54 euros, is valid for one year from the first use, and […]
January 12th, 2016
The explosion in Istanbul’s most prominent tourist attraction on the 12th of January is expected to impact negatively on inbound flow to Turkey on the short-to-medium term.
January 11th, 2016
Over the past few months, there has been a step-change in the push for sustainable business practices and policies on a global scale, thrust into the limelight with the announcement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).