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Queensland tourism bounces back, thanks to mining industry

The weather crisis of 2011 was blamed for a serious downturn in tourism and, while visitor numbers fell sharply last year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown Queensland recorded the nation'

Emirates Airline: It’s business as usual

HAMBURG - State-owned carrier Emirates Airline is not yet seeing a downturn in business and bookings for the next few months are at high levels, even as other airlines warn stuttering economies are af

Emirates President: The worst is over for the airline

DUBAI - Dubai-based Emirates Airline Thursday said yields are returning, but that it will continue to keep costs tight as it starts to emerge from the global downturn.

Downturn in air travel is likely to last

Airlines passengers around the globe will benefit from low ticket prices well into the next ten years, according to an industry body, as airlines continue to lose millions of dollars due to the recess

Downturn discussions dominate ACTE conference

Washington, D.C. - Even with Association of Corporate Travel Executives president and Booz & Co.

Hawaii asks Obama to bring back business travelers

HONOLULU — Tourism industry leaders in Hawaii coping with the sharp downturn in business travel are seeking help from a native son — President Barack Obama.

Despite downturn, some US airlines add China service

A slowdown in Chinese manufacturing, coupled with the U.S. recession, has sharply slowed the growth of air traffic on U.S.

Economic downturn to create new winners and losers in travel

Internet bookings will surge. Demand for online virtual meetings will gather pace. Domestic travel will stay stable or grow, as will demand for low-cost flights.

Tourism confronting the economic downturn

The tourism industry can play a relevant post-crisis role. The sector has been negatively affected by the economic downturn and in all likelihood will continue to be in the short to medium term.

View from the bridge

How are adventure travel companies faring in the current economic climate? What trends are they noticing? What are they hearing from their customers?

ASTA offers tips for weathering economic downturn

ALEXANRIA, VA - A webinar held yesterday by ASTA to provide travel agents with tips and resources on weathering an economic downturn found, not surprisingly, that travel agents do not anticipate a qui

British travel industry ‘more resilient to downturn’

The sale of foreign holidays to British consumers may represent a more resilient market than the travel industry in other countries, an industry insider believes.

Tourism will experience downturn over the next six months

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt / MADRID, Spain – In the face of the global economic downturn, international tourism will experience less and probably negative growth over the next six to nine months, alongs

US Airways CEO sees airline industry heading down

PHOENIX - The chief executive of US Airways Group Inc warned on Thursday the U.S. airline industry is heading into a downturn as it grapples with record high oil prices and a weakening economy.