“What drives tourism is the perception the traveler has of a destination. Fair reporting of both the negative and the positive will play a vital role in the recovery of Egyptian tourism,” said Egypt’s Tourism Minister, Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour, … April 30, 2012
As world leaders meet to discuss a sustainable way out of the current economic crisis, many governments and decision makers still have some way to go before they recognize tourism as a sector which can be a relevant factor of the economic recovery.
Raising … September 23, 2009
With today's economic challenges, and particularly the reduced availability of credit, some suppliers and tour companies may be unable to meet short-term financial obligations. That includes making deposits and final payments to hotels and other travel … June 16, 2009
International tourism demand has deteriorated further due to the impact of the global economic recession. International tourist arrivals declined at a rate of 8 percent between January and February this year, leaving the overall volume at the same level … May 12, 2009
Tourism is proving to be one of the most resilient sectors and can be a strategic vector in the way forward, as global economic conditions continue to deteriorate. This is among the main conclusions of UNWTO's European member states meeting held in Baku, … April 1, 2009
1. The stranded foreigners are staying in the hotels on list at the end of this article and have been at these hotels since the first day (November 25, 2008) of the disruption of air traffic at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Stranded foreigners will … December 2, 2008
SITUATION UPDATE November 26, 2008 / 22:00 hrs.Addressing the Kingdom from Chiang Mai in a broadcast on all TV channels, HE Mr. Somchai Wongsawat, the Prime Minister, condemned the seizure of the airport, calling it illegal, undemocratic, and a threat … November 27, 2008
November 25, 2008 / 21:00 hrs.
The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) anti-government protesters forced the partial closure of Suvarnabhumi International Airport when demonstrators broke through police lines and entered the … November 27, 2008
CEBU, Philippines/Madrid - The Sixth International Tourism Forum for Parliamentarians and Local Authorities (Cebu, Philippines, October 22-24, 2008) brought together almost 400 representatives from 78 countries.
The participants reviewed the key factors … October 24, 2008
For the first time, delegates at World Travel Market (WTM) will have the opportunity to attend a crisis communications workshop facilitated by international reputation strategy and management consultants Regester Larkin. The session takes place on Thursday, … October 20, 2008
SINGAPORE - ITB Asia will be the first opportunity for the travel industry in Asia to discuss impacts and response strategies to the global economic crisis. Leaders of some of the most powerful travel companies in the world will share their perspectives … October 20, 2008
Alexandria, VA - ASTA testified today at a House Committee on Small Business hearing on How the Air Transportation Crisis is Hurting Travelers, Entrepreneurs and the Economy. In his testimony, ASTA's Senior Vice President of Legal and Industry Affairs … June 26, 2008