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2018’s Best Cities for New Year’s Eve named

With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, WalletHub today...

Island trips for Chinese tourists on course for sustained growth

Being spot on with what island tours have to offer is important as tourists perceive certain destinations, for instance ones in the South-east Asia,...

Air Cargo Cargo is a tough business

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.1% in October 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was up from a 29-month low of 2.5% in September. 

Johannesburg remains Africa’s most popular destination city

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities...

China outbound tourism expected to exceed US$163 billion by 2024

Market growth can be attributed to factors such as increased affluence of Chinese citizens, increased air connectivity, the easing of visa restrictions around the...

Full visa liberalization for Chinese tourists will boost EU economy

Europe’s visa regimes are among the most restrictive in the world according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) which estimated that 74%...

The most popular destination cities in Africa emerged

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities...

Chinese tourists becoming more frugal

On her fifth visit to Hong Kong, Wang Ting, a 25-year old from northwestern China, spent a five-day holiday in April in a room with an ocean view in a luxury hotel.

Singapore wants more visitors from Indonesia

SINGAPORE - Indonesian tourists are getting special attention from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in its drive to encourage more of them to make repeat visits here.

Brits set to spend over £22 billion on Christmas cheer

CHESTER, England - With just over 30 shopping days until Christmas and only one more payday for most, new research from MoneySupermarket predicts festive expenditure is set to top £22 billion* with B

Chinese tourists outnumber US visitors in New Zealand

It is the year of the dragon for Chinese tourists coming to New Zealand with numbers up almost 40 percent in the year to September.

Chinese outspend all other international tourists in London

With their Olympic team currently topping the medal charts at the London 2012 Olympics, Chinese tourists are topping a different chart, outspending all other international tourists visiting the Britis

Bali tourism chief: Stingy tourists overcrowding Bali

DENPASAR, Bali - The number of foreign tourists visiting Bali may have increased over the past decade, but the time and money spent by each visitor is falling.

Final Christmas push propels US online spending up 15 percent

RESTON, Va. - Holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days of the November – December 2011 holiday season has been reported today.

Foreign tourists’ spending in Korea up 37 percent

Spending by foreign travelers went up at a brisk pace in the third quarter, helping power Korea’s gross domestic product growth, data showed Tuesday.

UK visitors spend more time and money in the Gold Coast

LONDON, England - A recent visitor arrivals report conducted by Tourism Research Australia shows that UK visitors to the Gold Coast are spending an average of three days longer in the destination than

US travel abroad declined in 2010

The overall U.S. outbound market totaled 60.3 million in 2010, down two percent compared to 2009.

Visitors spent S$5 billion in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Tourists to Singapore spent an estimated S$5 billion in the second quarter of this year, registering an 18 per cent year-on-year increase.

UK women spend more on holiday wardrobe than on trip itself

LIVERPOOL, England - As UK spending cuts start to bite, it seems there is one area where British women aren't prepared to scale back - their holiday wardrobe - with the most prolific holiday shoppers

Brits not afraid to splash the cash… on themselves

Despite the recession, Brits are still making a huge effort with their appearance in time for summer, sometimes spending more money on looking good than on their holidays, according to a survey by mon

An end to austerity in sight as luxury brands report upswing

LONDON, England - Last week, luxury goods makers such as Lamborghini, L'Oreal, Cerruti and Roberto Cavalli were among those at the Reuters Global Luxury and Fashion Summit to announce that they had se

8.3 million visitors spent $5.3 billion in New Orleans in 2010

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' tourism industry has achieved a major milestone, welcoming 8.3 million visitors in 2010, a 10.7 percent increase over 2009, and the first time to reach 8 million visitors si

Chinese tourists biggest spenders in Japan

TOKYO — Foreign visitors to Japan spent roughly 1.15 trillion yen in 2010, with Chinese accounting for the biggest slice at 249.8 billion yen, followed by South Koreans at 197.3 billion yen and Taiw

Hong Kong tourism hits $210 billion jackpot

Visitors' spending topped HK$200 billion for the first time last year, on the back of increased tourist arrivals, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said.

Big-spending Chinese: Australia’s most valuable tourists

Big-spending Chinese tourists have surpassed the United Kingdom as Australia's most valuable tourism market.
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