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Hawaii tourism down 6.9% in May — not as bad as...

About 6.9 percent fewer visitors came to the Islands of Hawaii in May and spent US$133 million, or 15 percent, less than a year ago, but industry leaders were encouraged that the decline in tourism se

AAA: This year, July 4 travel to decline 1.9%

Travel in the U.S. during the July 4 holiday weekend will decline 1.9 percent from last year as the recession and high gasoline prices keep motorists off the highways, AAA said.

As tourism takes a dive, businesses try to lure tourists back

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — “When the United States sneezes, we catch a cold,” a Costa Rican hotel owner said recently. He wasn't talking about swine flu.

European summer season clouded by crisis

PRAGUE — Crowds of tourists stroll along Prague's famous Charles Bridge, but the Czech capital and other places in Europe expect a lacklustre tourist season amid the economic crisis.

Airlines see signs of end of decline

April airline traffic reports showed some signs of improvement over March and airline executives pointed to stabilization in revenue and demand declines, as carriers continue to search for the bottom

UK has lowest number of airline flights in April since 2001,...

LONDON - The UK is experiencing significant cutbacks in airline service, both domestically and internationally, according to the latest statistics from OAG (http://www.oagaviation.com), the world's le

Russia braces for fewer tourists

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russians are bracing for a decline in international travel critical to cities like St. Petersburg that are heavily dependent on the tourist industry.

Asian carriers shaken by plunge in premium travel

SINGAPORE — Casey Chan used to fly business class every other month to oversee his company's electronics factory in China until late last year, when orders from Western buyers suddenly started dryin

Airlines filling fewer executive class seats: IATA

GENEVA - Airlines worldwide filled 21 percent fewer executive class seats in February than the same month a year ago as fewer people took long-haul business trips, industry group IATA said on Thursday

South Florida hotels see no bottom in tourism decline

The tourism industry continues to worsen in South Florida, with hotel taxes dropping faster in February than in January and recovery proving more difficult than it was after the 2001 terrorist attacks

Vail Resorts CEO: Ski industry’s ‘fat years’ are over

VAIL, Colorado — After enjoying several “fat years” between 2003 and 2007, it’s time for the ski industry to give something back to consumers, Vail Resorts chief executive officer Rob Katz sai

Paris tourism feels the economic chill

At his Paris souvenir shop on the Boulevard de Clichy, at the foot of Montmartre, manager Amir Mezzine is getting desperate. His sales have plummeted 30% since last year.

Bahamas sees further decline in tourism

MEDELLIN, Colombia - The U.S. recession is going to mean another year of declining tourism receipts and a stagnant economy for Bahamas, Minister of State for Finance, Zhivargo Laing, said.

Air Transport Association reports sharp decline in passenger and cargo demand

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) on Friday reported that passenger revenue fell 19 percent in February 2009 versus the same month in 2008 - the fourth consecutive month in which revenue

Eurail Pass sales challenged by economic downturn

The Eurail Group G.I.E. has reported a modest drop in Eurail Pass passengers triggered by the global economic downturn, but expects a full recovery in the coming years.

Mardi Gras celebrations helped but US hotel occupancy continues decline, report...

The US hotel industry posted declines in all three key performance metrics during the week of 15-21 February 2009, according to data from Smith Travel Research (STR).

Hawaii tourists down 12.5%, spending drops by $149.7 million

Hawai'i visitor arrivals fell in January for the 11th consecutive month and spending was down nearly $150 million as the nation's deepening economic slump caused anxious consumers to postpone or cance

Cities scramble as business travel declines

Gone are the days, it seems, when executives can comfortably lounge poolside, expensing meetings and meals along with margaritas and massages.

US airlines face sharp drop in international demand

NEW YORK - Domestic carriers face a significant slump in international travel, driven by less consumer spending and reduced U.S.

Gusty winds of global economic recession grips Bangladesh’s travel industry

DHAKA - Gusty winds of global economic recession has pushed a number of foreign airlines either near to pack up or downsize their operations from Bangladesh, leaving the country's travel industry in g

Hawaii got 10.6% fewer tourists in 2008

Last year marked Hawai'i's largest decline ever — 10.6% — in tourist arrivals, with just 6.7 million visitors coming to the Islands.

Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships on the decline

Worried about catching a stomach bug on your next cruise? Here's the good news: Outbreaks of norovirus and other gastrointestinal illness on cruise ships are on the decline.

US hotels face the fourth largest annual decline since the Great...

ATLANTA, GA - PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR), the research affiliate of PKF Consulting, has completed a special analysis of two critical issues facing hotel lenders today as the industry enters wha
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