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More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less

More tourists visiting Ireland but spending less

Between January and March in 2018 and the same period this year, tourism numbers in Ireland increased from 1.921 ... Read More

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

IATA: Solid Passenger Demand Growth in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger ... Read More

Joachim König receives 2019 Joint Meetings Industry Council Unity Award

Joachim König receives 2019 Joint Meetings Industry Council Unity Award

Kai Hattendorf, President of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has announced the winner of the 2019 JMIC Unity ... Read More

Prague breaks meetings record: Top-ranked MICE destination

Prague breaks meetings record: Top-ranked MICE destination

Prague hosted a record number of conferences and congresses in 2018. Over 4,500 events took place in its collective accommodation ... Read More

European Tourism: Positive start to 2019, but challenges lie ahead

European Tourism: Positive start to 2019, but challenges lie ahead

According to the European Travel Commission's latest quarterly report, "European Tourism - Trends & Prospects 2019", Europe kicked off ... Read More

International inbound travel to US falls by whopping 5.4 percent

International inbound travel to US falls by whopping 5.4 percent

What caused the big dip in international inbound travel in the United States this past March? Could it really ... Read More

Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda: Top 10 improved world travel destinations

Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda: Top 10 improved world travel destinations

Three Eastern African nations have emerged among the top ten fastest-growing destinations for tourism in the world. The 2019 ... Read More

Air freight demand still spiraling down

Air freight demand still spiraling down

For the fourth consecutive month, global air freight performance has reported a negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance ... Read More

Destinations need new resources to tackle the “invisible burden” of tourism

Destinations need new resources to tackle the “invisible burden” of tourism

A report published today by the Travel Foundation, Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise and EplerWood International describes ... Read More

IMEX Policy Forum puts future city development front and center

IMEX Policy Forum puts future city development front and center

Policy makers from national and regional governments worldwide will explore The Business of Placemaking with leading business events industry ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and ... Read More

Air freight – worst performance in the last three years

Air freight – worst performance in the last three years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight ... Read More

International travel outperforming economic growth

International travel outperforming economic growth

In 2018, the number of outbound trips increased by 5.5 percent, resulting in 1.4 billion international trips. Hence, once ... Read More

Domestic, international travel weather shutdown turbulence

Domestic, international travel weather shutdown turbulence

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in January, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest ... Read More

President Barack Obama announced as keynote speaker for WTTC Global Summit 2019

President Barack Obama announced as keynote speaker for WTTC Global Summit 2019

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama, ... Read More

Travel & Tourism continues strong growth above global GDP

Travel & Tourism continues strong growth above global GDP

The global Travel & Tourism sector grew at 3.9% to contribute a record $8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs ... Read More

Budapest Airport welcomes Shanghai Airlines

Budapest Airport welcomes Shanghai Airlines

Budapest Airport is delighted to announce another momentous enhancement in its route network development, with the confirmation that Shanghai ... Read More

First UNWTO/ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa

First UNWTO/ICAO Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport in Africa

As recalled in the Joint Statement on Aviation and Tourism: Hand in Hand for Sustainability, signed on March 18, ... Read More

IATA: Air freight demand ends year up 3.5%

IATA: Air freight demand ends year up 3.5%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2018 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Domestic business travel projected to surge

Travel Trends Index: Domestic business travel projected to surge

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in December, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourist arrivals reach 1.4 billion two years ahead of forecasts

UNWTO: International tourist arrivals reach 1.4 billion two years ahead of forecasts

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s ... Read More

IATA chief: Flat air freight demand growth is a big disappointment

IATA chief: Flat air freight demand growth is a big disappointment

Newly released IATA data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight ton kilometers (FTKs), was ... Read More

Travel and tourism sector takes steps towards carbon neutrality by 2050

Travel and tourism sector takes steps towards carbon neutrality by 2050

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and UN Climate Change today showcased how the travel and tourism sector ... Read More

IMEX Group: Leveraging assets set to dominate 2019

IMEX Group: Leveraging assets set to dominate 2019

2018 has been the year when interest in live events, experiential activities, women in leadership, mental wellbeing and robots ... Read More

US Travel: Gloomy international projections overshadow domestic travel gains

US Travel: Gloomy international projections overshadow domestic travel gains

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in October, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest ... Read More

Recession weighs down on hotel property values. Are we out of it yet?

Recession weighs down on hotel property values. Are we out of it yet?

Since the economic downturn, there’s no doubt that hotel values have dropped, and in some cases, plummeted in the ... Read More