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WASHINGTON, DC (August 18, 2008) - The Air Transport Association of America, (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines, forecasts that 16 million passengers* will travel globa
Orlando, FL (August 14, 2008) - The US Traveler Sentiment Index™ (TSI), a general measure of future travel intentions that derives from measures of six specific consumer sentiments, displayed its se
A drawn out six-year civil war has emptied beachside villages in divided Ivory Coast, like in one area called Assinie, where groups of European tourists used to come in busloads.
Singapore’s visitor arrivals fell 4.1 percent last month, the steepest monthly decline since the SARS outbreak five years ago, as rising hotel charges deter tourists arriving from Indonesia and Mala
ATLANTA, Georgia - According to the latest analytical data from PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR), US hotels could face a decline in lodging demand greater than that experienced during the turmoil fol
Cross-border shopping seems to have lost its allure, as more Canadians stayed home in the first quarter of 2008, knocking back Canada's international travel deficit from record highs at the end of last year. At the same time, foreign traveller spending in Canada dropped to the lowest level in two years.
A tour guide sits atop a double-decker bus in Toronto's downtown core, clutching his microphone in the frigid wind. Except for one brave soul, the seats around him are empty. Even down below, a British pair pull their toques on and complain about the chill. Another couple, from New Zealand, are still adjusting after a family visit in Arizona, where the temperature was in the mid-30s.
PARIS — A forthcoming study has added to worries that the Alpine ski industry will be badly affected by global warming, the British weekly New Scientist reports. A "dramatic step-like drop" in the amount of snow falling in the western European mountain chain occurred in the late 1980s and since then snowfall has never recovered, it says.
Chiang Mai International Airport is becoming less frequented by international carriers, frustrating its ambitious bid to become an air hub in northern Thailand and the Mekong region. The airport suffered a setback recently when Hong Kong Express Airways terminated its scheduled services to the city while Tiger Airways has significantly slashed its flights numbers.