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Eastern European destinations rise in popularity

DALLAS, Texax - According to the latest Hotel Price Index, prices paid per room, per night in Europe in 2011 mirror prices paid in 2004 when the HPI was first launched.

Peru climbs Country Brand Index rankings

LIMA, Peru – PromPerú, the Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board, recently announced that the FutureBrand 2011-2012 Country Brand Index has indicated that Peru has moved up three spots to number

Hotels in popular trade show cities making a comeback

DALLAS - Hoteliers in popular trade show cities are faring better in 2010 than the last two years.

JAL reports rise in international passenger traffic, first in 8 months

TOKYO -Japan Airlines Corp. said Monday that passenger traffic on its international services increased 1.6 percent in May from a year earlier to 795,927, a first rise in eight months.

Southwest Airlines traffic up 3.5%

Southwest Airlines Co. said its traffic last month rose 3.5 percent as the number of available seats remained steady but planes were more full.

Inclusivity is on the rise in cruise industry

During the past year or two, certain premium and luxury cruise products, along with many river cruise products, have either touted their inclusivity or added more inclusive features.

Lebanon tourist numbers up 39%

Lebanon - Lebanon’s tourism industry saw a major rebound in 2009, the World Tourism Organization announced this week.

Hawaii losses offset by 7.2% jump in Maui tourist numbers

A jump in the number of visitors traveling to Maui in February helped offset declines on the other major islands, the Hawai'i Tourism Authority reported yesterday.

Cruise lines: Business is good and getting better

MIAMI — The big grins on the faces of cruise industry executives this week at the Cruise Shipping Miami conference said it all.

Air travel in Brazil posts biggest increase in 2009

SAO PAULO - Air travel in Brazil, the largest Latin American aviation market, posted its biggest increase in five years in 2009, reflecting the country's resilience to the worst downturn in global civ

Experts: Travel prices to rise in 2010

This was the year for travel bargains, if you could afford to hit the road.

Las Vegas visitor numbers increase 4.3% in September

LAS VEGAS — Tourism officials say the number of visitors to Las Vegas increased 4.3 percent in September, marking the first year-over-year monthly increase since May 2008.

Croatian leading hotelier’s revenue rising despite crisis

ZAGREB - Croatia's leading hotelier, Valamar VLHO.ZA, sees revenues rising 7 percent this year, with hotel upgrades helping it buck the global sector downturn that has dented tourism worldwide, a comp

Despite economic downturn Western Australia tourism on the rise

Tourism authorities in Western Australia say the rising fortunes of the budget airline industry is helping the sector survive the global economic downturn.

Surge in attempted fraud is feared by travel groups

The travel sector is braced for a surge in holiday season internet and telephone payment fraud attempts, as financial crime responds to the recession and improved credit card security.

Passenger traffic, revenue rise at Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport says operating revenues increased 2.0 percent in 2008, thanks largely to a 2.8 percent increase in passenger traffic.

Late travel bookings on the rise

According to online travel agent responsibletravel.com, holidaymakers' confidence has improved over the last three months as almost a fifth (19 percent) of its total customers have gone "late" and spo

Airlines’ consumer ratings rise in University of Michigan quarterly survey

CHICAGO - Airline passenger satisfaction rose 3% in the first quarter, as measured by the American Customer Satisfaction Index at the University of Michigan.

Portugal ’08 tourism income hits record high

LISBON - Portugal's tourism income hit a record high of 7.5 billion euros ($9.45 billion) in 2008, in spite of the economic crisis that started in the second half of the year, the economy ministry sai

Taxi fare rise to hit tourism – warning

A taxi fare increase of more than 8 per cent, which comes into force today has been described as a “nightmare” for tourists and the general public by Fine Gael spokeswoman on tourism Olivia Mitche

Tourism bureau: Foreign tourist arrivals on rise

Although a violent incident might impact Chinese tourists' willingness to visit Taiwan, tourist arrivals from many parts of the world have been on the rise this year, Tourism Bureau Director-General J

Tourist complaints rise

Norwegian hotels ended up recording a disappointing summer season this year, and those tourists who did come filed a record number of complaints.

Indian tourists flock back to Nepal

KATHMANDU - Indian visitors are on rise to the picturesque Himalayan country of Nepal according to the country's tourism board.

DC tourism rises, though experts predict downturn

WASHINGTON - The number of visitors to Washington rose in 2007 and is holding steady this year, though tourism officials are bracing for a decline in 2009 because of the weakening U.S.

Paris tourism on the rise despite economic woes

Paris tourism officials said Tuesday they expect visits to the City of Light to hold up this year despite a huge drop in the number of U.S.

Number of Czech tourist deaths on the rise

The 2008 summer holidays have proven fatal for 56 Czech tourists traveling abroad.

Higher gas prices could crimp summer travel

A tourism official worries that soaring gas costs are going to keep consumers close to home this summer.With oil trading at a record high Tuesday, and gas prices following, Tourism Industry Association of Canada chief executive Randy Williams is concerned.