tourism

More than half of Americans consider leisure travel an important budget priority, even during a recession

Shot of a line of passengers waiting at the airport boarding gate. A group of people standing in line … [+] on board the plane. Getty More than half of Americans see leisure travel as an important budget priority, even as an economic recession looms, according to a new poll. In a September survey by …

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Revival of tourism: now is not the time to rest on our laurels, warns Majaliva

Arusha. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday warned Tanzanians not to be complacent as the key tourism industry is undergoing a recovery. Opening an international conference organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Arusha, Mr. Majaliva urged industry stakeholders to give equal attention to new products apart from natural attractions. He said diversification …

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The city celebrates economic development and growth of tourism, wins in 2021-2022

City leaders and community members gathered at Police Honor Thursday to celebrate economic development and tourism wins and talk about what the future holds. Mariette Upshur, director of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism (OEDT), said the collective focus of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism is to retain, expand and attract businesses, …

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“The Turkish tourism sector has great potential in Latin America”

The Turkish sector has great potential in Latin America, Turkish Ambassador to Buenos Aires Sefik Vural Altay told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Sunday. He spoke on the sidelines of Latin America’s largest tourism fair, the Latin American International Tourism Fair (FIT), which for the 26th time opened its doors in Argentina to tourism enthusiasts. The …

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CE: Preferential tourism measures to support Macau’s economy

MACAO, October 1. Chief Executive Officer Mr Ho Yat Seng said today that the resumption of electronic travel permits to Macao under the simplified scheme for individual travel as well as tour groups from mainland China to Macao will increase the number of visitors to the city from the mainland. The increase in the number …

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The Power of Hispanic Consumers in the Travel Industry

Hispanics travel more, making an average of two more trips than non-Hispanics. Hispanics outspend non-Hispanics by an average of $300 per trip and are more likely to travel in a larger group, meaning more dollars spent per trip. ADVERTISING Hispanics are a lucrative market and are often influenced by their culture. One study found that …

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StayWell Holdings to reach tourism markets in Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe in mega expansion project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: StayWell Holdings announced today the launch of an aggressive expansion project as part of its global strategy of market consolidation in key growth regions. The ambitious expansion plan, which will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022, comes amid a recovery in international tourism seen in the first five months of …

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The cost of travel has increased, but travelers are not canceling their plans yet

Summer travel talk isn’t what it used to be. Instead of sun, sand and surf, many travel discussions now focus on inflation, rising fuel costs and flight cancellations, a situation that could derail the much-needed return of summer travel in 2022. According to analytics firm Sprout Social, conversations about travel on Twitter dropped 75% from …

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Can Nantucket survive the stress of year-round tourism?

Last summer, the line at Nantucket favorite Black Eyed Susan’s on India Street was often snaking, but it was worth the wait. A small, unassuming and slightly quirky space, it’s popular with both longtime island visitors and year-round visitors alike. However, co-owners Susan Handy and Jeff Vorster were unable to open this summer. The problem …

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Kimberley tourist attractions attract visitors despite foreign competition

Kimberley tourism operators say they are braving an unusually dry season despite expectations that the opening of the Western Australian border will lead to more travelers heading overseas. Key points: Tourism operators in the Kimberley say they have fallen short of expectations Businesses across the region are reporting an influx of visitors National parks, in …

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