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World Travel Fair opens in Shanghai

2013 World Travel Fair World Travel Fair opens in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China - World Travel Fair, an annual event that features the world's latest travel products and services, opened on May 9 at Shanghai Exhibition Center.

Predicting the future of global travel and tourism

Major factors affecting the industry Predicting the future of global travel and tourism

ABU DHABI ‚Äď "The trends of the future will be demographic, economic, and ecological‚Ķ Globalization is the most progressive, powerful force we've ever seen, but it needs to be managed," said ...

Latest figures from WTTC confirm resilience of global travel and tourism industry

forecasts boosted by strong growth and rising prosperity in emerging markets Latest figures from WTTC confirm resilience of global travel and tourism industry

Growth in the global travel and tourism industry in 2012 will be broadly in line with expectations set at the beginning of the year.

Women in tourism celebrate World Tourism Day in Zanzibar

World Tourism Day Women in tourism celebrate World Tourism Day in Zanzibar

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) - Members of the Tanzanian women’s tourism group celebrated the annual World Tourism Day on tourist island of Zanzibar.

Is Asia Pacific ready for global tourism leadership role?

The votes are in Is Asia Pacific ready for global tourism leadership role?

At the Lyceum of the Philippines University yesterday (September 27), around 360 tourism students listened to the travel industry debating the motion: “This house believes that to realize a new ...

Africa in need of hotel investments

Africa Hotels Investment Forum Africa in need of hotel investments

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Staff Writer, Tanzania

Competing to win a share in global tourist market, Africa is looking at best strategies to attract more investors in hotel industry during the forthcoming Africa Hotels Investment Forum (AHIF) ...

Turkey aims to secure larger slice of global cruise trade pie

Turkey Cruise Ship Platform Turkey aims to secure larger slice of global cruise trade pie

Turkey has established a ‚ÄúTurkey Cruise Ship Platform‚ÄĚ consisting of 13 port cities in an attempt to secure a larger slice of the global tourism pie.

One global force for one billion

Insights into tourism branding One global force for one billion

Anita Mendiratta, CNN Task Group/eTN

THE POWER OF ONE
What does it take to move one billion people across our world, as a force of good to change our world?

Visa survey: Indonesia faces bright tourism prospects

Global Tourism Intentions Survey Visa survey: Indonesia faces bright tourism prospects

The Global Tourism Intentions Survey undertaken by Visa for the sixth time disclosed that Indonesia’s tourism prospects in the coming two years are bright.

Tourism Ministers challenge decision makers to use tourism to stimulate economy

T20 Ministers Meeting in France Tourism Ministers challenge decision makers to use tourism to stimulate economy

The Ministers of Tourism of the major economies meeting in Paris for the 3rd T20 Ministers’ Meeting have called on decision-makers to consider tourism within their strategies to foster the ...

Being ‚ÄúChina Ready‚ÄĚ for tourism is more than just serving noodles

Is the tourism industry ready for the Chinese tourist? Being ‚ÄúChina Ready‚ÄĚ for tourism is more than just serving noodles

They are the world’s most-wanted traveler, they have money to spend, and they are keen to see and experience the world outside China.

UNWTO General Assembly adopts proposed reforms

Responding to current and future challenges UNWTO General Assembly adopts proposed reforms

The over 1,000 representatives from UNWTO’s Members States and Affiliate Members attending the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly have unanimously adopted proposed reforms in the ...

Global tourism up 5 percent during first half of the year

New record of 440 million arrivals Global tourism up 5 percent during first half of the year

International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011, totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals.

World Tourism Organization highlights global cultural tourism

World Tourism Day 2011 World Tourism Organization highlights global cultural tourism

World Tourism Day 2011 will be celebrated under the theme Tourism ‚Äď Linking Cultures, an opportunity to highlight tourism‚Äôs role in bringing the cultures of the world together and promoting ...

Former Tanzania Tourist Board boss speaks about tourism

Africa Tourism Former Tanzania Tourist Board boss speaks about tourism

Apolinari Tairo, eTN

TANZANIA (eTN) - Full of good experience and expectations in the tourism industry for more than forty years, the former chief executive officer and founding boss of the Tanzania Tourist Board, ...

Minister Namugala launches 5th IIPT African Conference: Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change

Impacts Of Climate Change To Tourism Minister Namugala launches 5th IIPT African Conference: Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change

STOWE, Vermont, USA ‚Äď Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Natural Resources, Zambia, Hon.

New tourism book provides insight and inspiration into building tourism economies

COME CLOSER: How Tourism Is Shaping The Future Of Nations New tourism book provides insight and inspiration into building tourism economies

A new book on the importance of global tourism in the social, economic, and diplomatic development of nations was launched this week at the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Tourism ...

UN World Tourism Organization praises PATA’s significant role in global tourism

Pacific Asia Travel Association UN World Tourism Organization praises PATA’s significant role in global tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), has praised the Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) significant role in the growth of the ...

UN General Assembly acknowledges role of tourism for sustainable development and poverty eradication

Global Code Of Ethics For Tourism UN General Assembly acknowledges role of tourism for sustainable development and poverty eradication

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted by consensus at its 65th session three separate resolutions emphasizing the role of tourism in sustainable development.

Colombia tourism grows despite drop worldwide

Colobia es Pasion Colombia tourism grows despite drop worldwide

Latin America Herald Tribune

BOGOTA ‚Äď Tourism in Colombia grew 9 percent from January to August this year compared with the same period in 2008, despite the general decline in the sector worldwide, the government said.

World Tourism Day

Bridging The Cultures World Tourism Day

Andrew J. Wood

Skål International Asia joins in celebrating World Tourism Day on September 27, 2009.

eTN Mailbox:  Tourism is NOT the world's largest Industry, so stop  saying it is!

Global Tourism eTN Mailbox: Tourism is NOT the world's largest Industry, so stop saying it is!

Tourism is not an industry in the definition of "industry" as per the System of National Accounts (SNA) the measure of contribution to an economy (GDP).

Tourism is a consumption group (all ...

Positive growth ahead for Dubai despite economic meltdown, tourism officials say

Dubai Tourism Positive growth ahead for Dubai despite economic meltdown, tourism officials say

Hazel Heyer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (eTN) - Despite the threat of a global economic slowdown, signs are positive for continued growth in the world’s fastest-growing city of Dubai.

World economic slowdown will have ‚Äėmoderate impact‚Äô on Asia Pacific tourism, WTTC says

Asia Pacific Tourism World economic slowdown will have ‚Äėmoderate impact‚Äô on Asia Pacific tourism, WTTC says

Yusof Sulaiman

(eTN) - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned that the tourism industry in Asia Pacific should expect a "moderate impact" because of the expected global economic slowdown ...

US tourism should be wary, tourism executive says

US Tourism US tourism should be wary, tourism executive says

Hazel Heyer l Special to eTN

America will remain the biggest travel and tourism economy sector in the world. It will remain that way for the next 10 years. As for benchmark, the US will hold on to its position. However, there ...

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