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European Travel Commission: European tourism prepares for 2019 uncertainties

According to the European Travel Commission's latest report "European Tourism -Trends & Prospects 2018", Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with...

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

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...

Trade war tensions and Kilauea volcano trims tourism from Asia to...

The number of tourists arriving in the United States from the Asia Pacific region fell by 3.2%* last year, The Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii...

IATA: Healthy airline passenger demand continued in 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a...

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 in freight ton kilometers (FTKs)...

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 Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the...

Airlines from 28 EU states and Qatar now have unlimited access...

Today, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Mrs. Violeta Bulc, announced that the European Union and the State of Qatar have concluded negotiations for...

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

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in...

What’s the motive for attacking Kenya?

Attacking the travel and tourism industry is the modus operandi by almost every terror group in the world. Tourism is a fragile industry and...

IATA: Healthy but moderating airline passenger demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.2%...

International inbound travel expected to peter out

The growth of both international and domestic travel are projected to decelerate in the first few months of 2019.

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 flat (0%) in November 2018,...

Illegal: Uber banned in Brussels

A Belgian commercial court has declared Uber illegal in Brussels. The Dutch-speaking tribunal of Commerce sided with local taxi companies and outlawed the ride-hailing service in the Belgian capital.

US quits UNESCO

The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), citing "anti-Israel bias" persisting within the UN agency. The...

American tourist arrested in Moscow ‘on suspicion of espionage’

Public relations center of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the successor to the KGB, said on Monday that FSB has detained US...

Great News for Palestine Tourism: Bethlehem hotels booked for Christmas

Palestinian Tourism Minister Rula Maaya said all Bethlehem hotels were fully booked, and the city hosts an "astounding" 10,000 tourists overnight on Monday night.

IATA: Airline passenger demand rebounds in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose...

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. 

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 Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the...

Anti-Japanese sentiment: China’s businesspeople calculating mid-term risk

HONG KONG - Anti-Japanese protests in Beijing, Qingdao, Xi'an, Shanghai and Shenzhen appear over for now, but senior executives at China firms with business ties to Japan foresee tensions extending we

Canada issues travel advisory for Korean North-Western Islands

With tensions having increased significantly on the Korean peninsula, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is advising against all travel to the North-Western Islands (including Yeonpyeong-d

Tourism hurt by Turkey-Israel tensions

Jerusalem-Ankara tensions are having an adverse effect on Turkish tourism, with seven percent fewer Israelis planning a vacation there during 2010 compared with last year.

Clashes erupt in Jerusalem after group of tourists enters Al-Aqsa

JERUSALEM — Tensions ran high after clashes erupted in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday at Al-Aqsa mosque compound, a site revered by Muslims and Jews that has been a major faultline in the Middle Eas

Bolivia country report

(September 23, 2008) - The dialog that started on September 16 continues with tensions among government officials, the different Prefectos (State Governors) in the presence of international supporters
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