London 2012 will have a positive impact on future UK tourism, but the government still needs to do more to help, said delegates at the latest World Travel Market (WTM) Meridian Club Think Tank.
Senior buyers from WTM Meridian Club involved the hotel … December 11, 2012
ST. GEORGES, Grenada - World and Olympic 400 m champion Kirani James finally returns home to his native Grenada this week following his record-breaking performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Professional commitments and his studies delayed his … August 30, 2012
World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has a comprehensive Sports Tourism program reviewing the success of the London 2012 Olympics and assessing the benefits and constraints for host nations of major sporting events.
The … August 28, 2012
Known for fresh seafood, friendly people, a coastline dotted with hidden beaches, and some of the best surfing spots in the Caribbean, the tiny fishing village of Toco, on Trinidad’s northeast coast, is now shining on the international stage as the … August 16, 2012
LONDON, England - Making last-minute plans to attend the Summer Olympics? Looking for the ultimate London address? Visitors may still be able to reserve one of Corinthia Hotel London's Seven Penthouses, unrivaled in world-class luxury.
Corinthia Hotel … July 23, 2012
The Grenada Olympic team was given the warmest of welcomes in the UK this weekend with two days of celebrations in Harrow and Horsham near London, within hours of reigning champion, Kirani James, claiming Gold in the 400 meters at London Diamond League … July 20, 2012
The UK will only welcome an additional 330,000 international visitors as a direct result of hosting the London 2012 Olympics, reveals research at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference London.
Euromonitor International Head of Travel and Tourism … April 23, 2012
In a survey conducted among its members, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has discovered that a major slump in leisure tourism bookings is underway. At the end of October 2011, ETOA canvassed 38 operators who move more than two million people … November 6, 2011
UK Olympics Minister Jeremy Hunt will open World Travel Market (WTM) 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry – the final WTM before the 2012 London games.
WTM 2011 will have a strong sports tourism theme as the event examines the potential … September 29, 2011
Availability of hotel rooms during the London 2012 Olympics is emerging as a key concern for inbound operators and agents, reveals the latest World Travel Market (WTM) Meridian Club Think Tank.
Senior hotel buyer members from WTM’s Meridian Club … June 3, 2011
At a press conference in London at the Grand Connaught Rooms on March 14 at 11:00 am, the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) will highlight three major problems that affect incoming tourism: tax, visas, and the impact of the Olympic Games.
CURRENT … March 14, 2011
The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has studied tourism effects in past Olympic cities and has identified several issues associated with previous Olympic Games, which have damaged inbound tourism to the host destination.
The market for hotel … September 13, 2010
The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), together with eTurboNews, is calling for all sectors of the world travel and tourism industry to join with both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations in a call for … January 31, 2010
One of the benefits claimed for the Olympic Games is a boost in tourism to the host city. This boost, according to data obtained by the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), is wholly illusory. Indeed there are indications that the impact of the … November 4, 2009
The online travel agency, Ctrip.com International, Ltd., shared that its net income was RMB119 million (US$17 million), representing a 35 percent increase from the same period in 2007 and a 21 percent increase from the previous quarter. Net revenues were … August 18, 2008
The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has published a report reinforcing the conclusions of a study it published two years ago that hosting the Olympic Games typically stalls tourism growth.Reports are coming in from China that newly built hotels … July 7, 2008