Tag: surge

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:40 0

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio within the Brand Finance Hotels ... Read More

Can you take an iconic road trip in an electric vehicle?

Can you take an iconic road trip in an electric vehicle?

editor editor- May 7, 2019 21:56 0

Electric vehicles (EVs). They need recharging just like a fossil-fuel car needs to stop in at a gas pump. But how easy (or difficult) is ... Read More

Hotel room boom sparks investments

Hotel room boom sparks investments

editor editor- May 1, 2019 20:35 0

Jamaica is being prepared for a boom in hotel rooms over the next five years. It is expected that 12,000 new rooms will be added ... Read More

India: Jet Airways’ demise leads to spike in airfares, massive hotel cancellations

India: Jet Airways’ demise leads to spike in airfares, massive hotel cancellations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 22:45 0

The abrupt shutdown of Jet Airways operations has left Indian tourism industry a worried lot as it has led to an average 25 percent spike ... Read More

New Cambria hotels planned for Detroit and Portland, Maine

New Cambria hotels planned for Detroit and Portland, Maine

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 00:20 0

Choice Hotels International, Inc. inked agreements with Koucar Management to develop new Cambria hotels in Detroit and Portland, Maine. The upscale hotels are slated to ... Read More

The Bahamas is enjoying historic visitor numbers

The Bahamas is enjoying historic visitor numbers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 16:48 0

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has heralded the highest number of international arrivals ever, resulting in record hotel occupancy levels. The Bahamas won ... Read More

Cyclone Idai:  What the African Tourism Board is doing?

Cyclone Idai: What the African Tourism Board is doing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 23:55 0

“The situation is terrible,” Jamie LeSueur of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Tuesday in a press statement. “The scale ... Read More

Sharjah woos Russian tourists at Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition

Sharjah woos Russian tourists at Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 17:03 0

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is further boosting its presence in Russia’s tourism sector following the surge in tourist arrivals to the emirate ... Read More

Quirkiest airport and hotel car parks around the world: Meet the Cheesegrater!

Quirkiest airport and hotel car parks around the world: Meet the Cheesegrater!

editor editor- February 26, 2019 23:04 0

For those who appreciate architectural wonders that transform the ordinary into something rather extraordinary, the award-winning airport parking operator and retailer Airport Parking & Hotels ... Read More

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

Botswana proposes banning hunting and trade as elephant population declines

editor editor- February 26, 2019 13:53 0

The results of the recent and most extensive elephant population survey of Botswana estimates the country’s population at 126,000 elephants, a further decline from 131,600 ... Read More

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Tanzania jails Chinese national for ivory trafficking

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 20:20 0

Tanzanian Resident Magistrate sentenced a Chinese national to 15 years in prison today for trafficking of elephant tusks, which prosecutors claimed to have been chopped ... Read More

Thomas Cook India: Japan bookings surge 35%

Thomas Cook India: Japan bookings surge 35%

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 17:15 0

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. has witnessed a significant surge of 35% in bookings for its Cherry Blossom tours to Japan, ahead of the highly awaited ... Read More

IBTM Arabia: Business events in UAE and GCC – what you need to know

IBTM Arabia: Business events in UAE and GCC – what you need to know

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2019 16:30 0

Some of the fastest growing economies in the world can be found in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In recent years, with ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36 0

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Domestic business travel projected to surge

Travel Trends Index: Domestic business travel projected to surge

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 18:20 3

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 Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's ... Read More

DNA, Dark Skies, Spiritual Inspiration: 2019 most interesting cruise trends

DNA, Dark Skies, Spiritual Inspiration: 2019 most interesting cruise trends

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 3, 2019 21:05 2

After intensive research and polling of thousands of travelers, the experts, who are both knowledgeable and current about cruise trends and what constitutes a memorable ... Read More

Deadly Tsunami hit Indonesian  coast in Lampung

Deadly Tsunami hit Indonesian coast in Lampung

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 00:59 0

A deadly tsunami hit Lampung in Indonesia Sunday Morning. Dozens of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit beaches in Lampung and Banten. Lampung ... Read More

Visiting Oahu?  Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

Visiting Oahu? Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 16:58 0

The worst American States for visitors and locals to drive are Hawaii and California according to a 2018 survey by the "Bankrate Best States for ... Read More

Fed up with the 9-5? Best global cities to be a digital nomad

Fed up with the 9-5? Best global cities to be a digital nomad

editor editor- December 7, 2018 13:38 0

Recent analysis by online home rental company Spotahome has standardised the latest city and country-level data available. Read More

Princess Cruises brings premium cruising to East Malaysia and Brunei

Princess Cruises brings premium cruising to East Malaysia and Brunei

editor editor- December 3, 2015 22:05 0

SINGAPORE – Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that its Princess Cruises brand is capitalizing on the growing popularity of cruise travel in this region ... Read More

Indonesia and Philippines lead Asia-Pacific in consumer confidence surge

Indonesia and Philippines lead Asia-Pacific in consumer confidence surge

editor editor- February 20, 2013 08:45 0

Consumer confidence in Indonesia and the Philippines spiked in the second half of 2012, leading positive sentiments recorded across most of 14 markets in Asia ... Read More

100,000 Chinese tourists will come to Thailand for Chinese New Year

100,000 Chinese tourists will come to Thailand for Chinese New Year

editor editor- January 17, 2013 10:18 0

BANGKOK, Thailand - About 100,000 tourists from China and Hong Kong are expected to visit Thailand during the Chinese New Year next month and they ... Read More

Antarctic eco-tourism spiked in past decade

Antarctic eco-tourism spiked in past decade

editor editor- January 14, 2013 06:53 0

Prime Minister John Key heads to the ice this week to inspect New Zealand's activities, joining more than 50,000 people who now visit the frozen ... Read More

Zimbabwe tourist arrivals up 18 percent

Zimbabwe tourist arrivals up 18 percent

editor editor- July 18, 2012 08:28 0

Tourist arrivals in Zimbabwe surged 18% in the first quarter of this year to 346 299, helped by the stabilising economic and political environment, as ... Read More

Sri Lankan tourist arrivals on the rise

Sri Lankan tourist arrivals on the rise

editor editor- April 16, 2012 06:42 0

During the last three months 236,910 tourists visited Sri Lanka, Economic Development Deputy Minister Laksman Yapa Abeywardena said. Read More

Middle East cruise bookings surge

Middle East cruise bookings surge

editor editor- April 2, 2012 06:19 0

Royal Caribbean cruise bookings from the Middle East surged in the first quarter despite a spate of safety scares that has shaken confidence in the ... Read More

Abu Dhabi tourism revenues soar to $111 million

Abu Dhabi tourism revenues soar to $111 million

editor editor- November 25, 2011 04:59 0

Tourism revenues in Abu Dhabi surged to $111 million in October as a result of the city’s efforts to attract two million visitors by 2011, ... Read More

Dubai hotels expect 15 percent revenue surge

Dubai hotels expect 15 percent revenue surge

editor editor- October 22, 2011 03:37 0

DUBAI - With international visitors to Dubai continue to grow beyond eight million by the end of 2011, hotels in the emirate are expected to ... Read More

Canary Islands surge in popularity

Canary Islands surge in popularity

editor editor- April 16, 2011 02:02 0

MANCHESTER, England - Leading online travel agent On the Beach has revealed that holidays to the Canary Islands are becoming increasingly popular with their customers. Read More

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