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6th Economic Forum of the Indian Ocean islands states hosted by...

SEYCHELLES - Seychelles will play host to the 6th edition of the economic forum of the Indian Ocean islands states (Seychelles, Mauritius, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte, and Comores).

The framework for a stronger UNWTO focus of debate at the...

PUERTO IGUAZU, Argentina - Since the last meeting of the

King Abdullah to patronize the opening of the First International Conference...

Under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the First International Conference of Urban Heritage in the Islamic Countries (UHIC) will be launched on Sund

UNWTO calls for industry solidarity with Greece

UNWTO has called for the industry to show its solidarity with Greece at this difficult moment, underlying that tourism is a key sector for the Hellenic country and can be part of the solution in the p

2010 FIFA World Cup was never pledged as a solution to...

“Recent news articles have favored the sensational rather than the fact in decrying the lack of benefit felt by the poor ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™,” said Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette

International hotel industry study shows successful tactics for surviving an economic...

In association with The Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management and Professor Sherri Kimes, EyeforTravel is proud to announce the release of The Global Hospitality Report - An in-depth an

WTTC expects a year of zero growth for USA travel and...

The launch of the World Travel Tourism Council's (WTTC's) annual economic impact research on Thursday, March 11 at ITB Berlin confirmed a 5 percent decline in global travel and tourism economy GDP in

World Economic Forum to include Seychelles data

In a surprise move, the World Economic Forum, best known for its annual meeting of major global personalities in Davos, Switzerland, invited the Seychelles to provide data for its 2010/11 report.

Mainstreaming the tourism industry in the global economic agenda

The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa, with the support of UNWTO, will host a Tourism Ministers' Meeting (T20) under the theme "Travel and tourism: stimuli for the global economy" fr

Economic difficulties make authorities in Viet Nam hysterical

Two weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal, Asia edition, reported on foreign companies’ worries over Vietnamese authorities increasingly restricting the freedom to do business, while the country braces

Sustainable Tourism Development conference returns to Caribbean

After a one-year absence due to the global economic crisis, the Caribbean’s premiere international gathering on sustainable tourism is back.

Call to world leaders to include tourism sector in economic, stimulus...

The 18th session of the UNWTO General Assembly concluded with unanimous endorsement of a Roadmap for Recovery to mainstream travel and tourism into economic stimulus packages being considered by globa

International conference to call for information to support tourism enterprises at...

Understanding the economic contribution of tourism at the regional level is essential for more efficient destination management and the effective positioning of tourism.

Maui’s recovery will be slow and heavily dependent on tourism

Maui County's economic doldrums won't dissipate soon, though the slowdown figures to give way gradually to growth tied to an upturn in tourism.

US airline industry progresses despite difficult times

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) released today its 2009 Economic Report, documenting operational statistics and financial results for calendar year 2008 and the evolutionary changes tha

Economic meltdown only latest woe for oil-rich Kazakhstan

With economic turmoil ravaging world markets, political or economic instability anywhere comes with incrementally higher stakes.

Lufthansa reports 15% revenue drop for first half of 2009

In the first half-year of 2009, the Lufthansa Group suffered a sharp decrease in revenue to EUR 10.2 million (previous year: EUR 12.1 million) and generated an operating profit of EUR 8 million (previ

Will a new oil bubble derail economic recovery?

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) today commended the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for proposing hearings to examine measures to curb excessive speculation in the commoditi

Economic conditions not dampening attractiveness of US to international shopping traveler

More than 50 percent of international shopping travelers surveyed who have visited the United States in the last 12 months are likely to come again over the next year.

World tourism in face of the global economic crisis and influenza...

International tourism demand has deteriorated further due to the impact of the global economic recession.

Russian MICE sector shows remarkable resilience to current economic situation

MOSCOW, Russia - The Moscow International MICE Forum attracted a record number of both participants and registered visitors.

Tourism: an engine for employment creation and economic stimulus

The tourism industry continues to be amongst the most dynamic economic sectors, generating a wide range of benefits including a growing contribution to GDP, in some cases over 10 percent, and substant

European tourism active against the economic crisis

Tourism is proving to be one of the most resilient sectors and can be a strategic vector in the way forward, as global economic conditions continue to deteriorate.

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.

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.

United Airlines creates its own economic stimulus for employees

CHICAGO, IL – UAL Corporation, the holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines, today announced the company achieved an operating goal for January, triggering a US$100 cash payout fo

Economic slump derails America’s tourism boom

BERLIN (eTN) - The global economic recession arrived on the US tourism scene in September 2008 like an abrupt cold-weather front.

O’Hare airport expansion moving forward despite economic woes

CHICAGO, IL - As city workers fear job cuts and suffer furloughs, the O'Hare Modernization Project is still moving forward.