Tag: Tourism growth

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:22 0

Airbnb, the global community-driven end-to-end travel platform, has joined the European Travel Commission (ETC) as an Associate Member to support Europe as a travel destination ... Read More

Centara Signs MOU with KMA Hotels for Six Myanmar Hotels

Centara Signs MOU with KMA Hotels for Six Myanmar Hotels

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 07:05 0

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, have announced the ... Read More

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

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:11 0

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

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30 0

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott ... Read More

African Tourism Board appoints UNWTO leader Cuthbert Ncube: Repackaging Tourism in Africa

African Tourism Board appoints UNWTO leader Cuthbert Ncube: Repackaging Tourism in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 21:11 0

Cuthbert Ncube, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) regional vice-president was appointed today as the Vice President of the African Tourism Board Mr. Ncube is based ... Read More

The next big thing in global tourism

The next big thing in global tourism

editor editor- April 16, 2019 02:24 0

Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on top of the world when it comes to ... Read More

Malaysian airline Firefly signs agreement with Sabre

Malaysian airline Firefly signs agreement with Sabre

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 22:05 0

Sabre Corporation today announced a new content distribution agreement with Firefly, a leading regional carrier in Southeast Asia, and a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. As ... Read More

Global Champion Awards announced by WTTC

Global Champion Awards announced by WTTC

editor editor- April 5, 2019 00:41 0

The countries and leaders who have made a difference to increase the competitiveness of the Travel & Tourism sector within their countries have been recognized ... Read More

WTTC Summit Opened in Seville: Spain’s president says not to build walls

WTTC Summit Opened in Seville: Spain’s president says not to build walls

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 08:48 2

This morning the World Travel and Tourism Council Summit 2019 opened in Seville, Spain. A line up of top tourism leaders in the private industry together ... Read More

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- March 31, 2019 20:05 2

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) will be heading to Seville, Spain this week to attend the  19th Global Summit of WTTC on April ... Read More

Gambling is big business in tourism

Gambling is big business in tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 26, 2019 02:22 0

The gambling industry, which happens to be a really big one worldwide, is one of the most popular in terms of tourism. That’s why casino ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- March 26, 2019 00:42 0

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

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019 02:05 0

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming visible. The first African Tourism ... Read More

How to read so much positive news on Egypt Tourism by WTTC

How to read so much positive news on Egypt Tourism by WTTC

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 07:26 0

The WTTC Annual Summit is only weeks away and the World Travel and Tourism Council is working hard pumping out positive reports on participating countries ... Read More

WTTC: Greek tourism sector growing over three times faster than wider economy

WTTC: Greek tourism sector growing over three times faster than wider economy

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019 10:14 0

In 2018, the Greek Travel & Tourism sector grew at a rate of 6.9% - over three and a half times the pace of its ... Read More

Messe Berlin to become member of the World Tourism Alliance

Messe Berlin to become member of the World Tourism Alliance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 18:10 0

WTA members include national tourism associations, influential tourism enterprises, academic institutes and other institutions from around the world. Messe Berlin, which is among the top ... Read More

European Travel Commission: European tourism prepares for 2019 uncertainties

European Travel Commission: European tourism prepares for 2019 uncertainties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 20:25 0

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

Trade war tensions and Kilauea volcano trims tourism from Asia to the US

Trade war tensions and Kilauea volcano trims tourism from Asia to the US

editor editor- February 14, 2019 03:05 0

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 ... 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

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 12, 2019 01:15 0

As recalled in the Joint Statement on Aviation and Tourism: Hand in Hand for Sustainability, signed on March 18, 2013, and in the Medellín Statement ... Read More

Kenya confirms cruise ship terminal set for completion this year

Kenya confirms cruise ship terminal set for completion this year

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 12, 2019 01:05 0

The construction of the Sh350 million world-class cruise ship terminal at the Port of Mombasa is set to be completed in August next year. Tourism ... Read More

Travel industry: Managing sustainable tourism growth in Europe

Travel industry: Managing sustainable tourism growth in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 18:30 0

Delegates at the Conference on Managing Sustainable Tourism Growth in Europe, organized this week by the European Travel Commission (ETC), were faced with an urgent ... Read More

In Amsterdam, tourism growth is not the enemy, bad management is

In Amsterdam, tourism growth is not the enemy, bad management is

editor editor- February 1, 2019 04:59 2

As former Secretary General of the UNWTO, the specialized agency of the UN mandated with promoting healthy and sustainable tourism, I am watching with concern ... Read More

Cruise tourism benefits Western Cape

Cruise tourism benefits Western Cape

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 28, 2019 21:19 0

The MS Queen Elizabeth and the MSC Musica luxury cruise liners docked at Cape Town harbour on Friday, January 18, bringing a wave of economic ... Read More

Kenya eyes Indian and Spanish tourists

Kenya eyes Indian and Spanish tourists

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 24, 2019 07:08 0

Kenya has set its tourism marketing sights on India and Spain, seeking to attract the new markets in Asia and Europe to boost its tourism ... Read More

50 million visitors: Los Angeles celebrates record milestone

50 million visitors: Los Angeles celebrates record milestone

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2019 19:22 0

Los Angeles reached a historic milestone in 2018, welcoming 50 million visitors for the first time ever and accomplishing the destination’s ambitious tourism goal two ... Read More

Gun violence is high, but so is Chicago’s tourism record

Gun violence is high, but so is Chicago’s tourism record

editor editor- January 12, 2019 01:08 0

Despite gun violence and strained police-community relations, visitors continue to visit The Windy City in record numbers. Read More

Latin America outperforms North America in tourism growth

Latin America outperforms North America in tourism growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 17:25 0

With five percent more international trips, outbound travel from the Americas has shown solid growth in 2018 with a plus of 5 percent. In contrast ... Read More

Tourism’s “Invisible Burden”: Major new report

Tourism’s “Invisible Burden”: Major new report

editor editor- January 10, 2019 22:37 0

A new report suggests that wherever it exists, tourism places an “invisible burden” on destinations and their residents. Read More

Qatar Airways celebrate the launch of its third Vietnamese gateway

Qatar Airways celebrate the launch of its third Vietnamese gateway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2018 16:10 0

To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Da Nang, Vietnam, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted ... Read More

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