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New UNWTO report highlights impact of demographic change on tourism

New UNWTO report highlights impact of demographic change on tourism

Demographic change will have major implications for the tourism sector over the coming decades but also presents important opportunities. This is among the central findings of the recently published UNWTO/European Travel Commission (ETC) report on "Demographic … September 21, 2010
Bumper tourism season for Cape Town this winter could see new tourism patterns emerge

Bumper tourism season for Cape Town this winter could see new tourism patterns emerge

As the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ reaches its halfway mark, Cape Town Tourism evaluates the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ on Cape Town thus far, with predictions on how the rest of the event could play out – and what this might mean for future tourism … June 25, 2010
Tourism contributes to the Millennium Development Goals

Tourism contributes to the Millennium Development Goals

MADRID, Spain - With only five years left until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations has launched the MDG Report 2010 calling for accelerated progress to reach the 2015 deadline. As the UN Specialized Agency … June 23, 2010
European travel industry cautiously optimistic in the wake of massive losses

European travel industry cautiously optimistic in the wake of massive losses

In the calendar year following the worldwide economic and financial crisis the international travel industry has experienced a serious decline but nonetheless has survived this period in better shape than was expected in the spring of 2009. With eight … December 7, 2009
EIBTM 2009 Industry Trends and Market Share Report

EIBTM 2009 Industry Trends and Market Share Report

The annual EIBTM Industry Trends and Market Share Report was launched today (Tuesday, December 1) at EIBTM in Barcelona. The report compiled by Rob Davidson, senior lecturer in Business Travel and Tourism at The University of Westminster in London and … December 1, 2009
Confidence in tourism sector gradually picking up

Confidence in tourism sector gradually picking up

The decline in international tourism may have started to bottom out, according to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals declined by 7 percent between January and August 2009, but the rate of … November 6, 2009

Emirates International Schools question the credibility of the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau’s report

DUBAI, UAE - Results of the recently-published Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau’s (DSIB) report are severely flawed according to the internationally-accredited Emirates International Schools (EIS), who are calling for an alternative assessment to be … April 8, 2009

Green is good for the environment, but is it good for business?

Investments in green initiatives need more than goodwill to get off the ground — they need business justification — especially in today's marketplace. PhoCusWright's Going Green: The Business Impact of Environmental Awareness on Travel evaluates US … March 24, 2009
Economic downturn to create new winners and losers in travel

Economic downturn to create new winners and losers in travel

Internet bookings will surge. Demand for online virtual meetings will gather pace. Domestic travel will stay stable or grow, as will demand for low-cost flights. Destinations adjacent to big travel markets will do not so bad. Long-haul travel will fall … March 13, 2009
Asian travel demand slows, bright spots remain

Asian travel demand slows, bright spots remain

BERLIN – As the final numbers on Asia’s 2008 tourism performance are tallied, preliminary results from different sources suggest that the winners in terms of inbound tourism included Indonesia with 17 percent and Macau with 10 percent. Southeast and … February 24, 2009
Mood of the Market research launched at EIBTM 2009

Mood of the Market research launched at EIBTM 2009

A major European Meetings Industry report presented at EIBTM 2008 this month, by The Right Solution MD Sally Greenhill revealed that the ‘Mood of the Market’ was optimistic and upbeat, yet acknowledges there is a challenging year ahead for the sector. … January 14, 2009
Hard times ahead for world's travel industry spoiled by success

Hard times ahead for world's travel industry spoiled by success

BERLIN - Hard times lie ahead for the world’s travel industry. According to the ITB World Travel Trends Report, conducted by the consultants IPK International and commissioned by the global travel industry’s leading trade show, “at best, 2009 will … January 9, 2009
BECA reports record results in 2008

BECA reports record results in 2008

MANAMA - While the recent global economic downturn has led to nervous times in other industries, Bahrain’s MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Exhibitions) sector has seen a 35 percent increase in demand, resulting in Bahrain Exhibition … January 4, 2009
PATA Travel Monitor gives some cause for optimism

PATA Travel Monitor gives some cause for optimism

Figures reported in PATA's Travel Monitor for the third quarter of 2008, reflect the growing impact of the global economic downturn on travel and tourism across the Asia Pacific region. But the Monitor, which analyzes international arrival figures obtained … December 17, 2008
ITB World Travel Trends Report: despite higher fuel prices, car trips leave air travel behind

ITB World Travel Trends Report: despite higher fuel prices, car trips leave air travel behind

BERLIN – For the moment, one of the most conspicuous travel trends of recent years seems to have been checked. For the first time, holidaymakers are increasingly favoring car and train travel. This is one of the findings of the ITB World Travel Trends … December 17, 2008
EIBTM 2008 reveals

EIBTM 2008 reveals "mood of the market"

In a major European Meetings Industry report presented at EIBTM on Tuesday, December 2 by Sally Greenhill, managing director of The Right Solution, Ltd., results reflected that despite a challenging year for the meeting industry the ‘Mood of the Market’ … December 3, 2008
Welcome to B&B accommodation... 2009 style - a butler and Bentley limousine await you

Welcome to B&B accommodation... 2009 style - a butler and Bentley limousine await you

This is the incredible, red-carpet attention that Asia is offering to the high-end, executive traveler, now often tagged a CIP (Commercially Important Person.) A super-sleek limousine will be ready and waiting at the airport and then a modern-day … November 10, 2008
Final Daily Convention Report From ITB Asia

Final Daily Convention Report From ITB Asia

Time to Cherish Small- and Medium-Sized Tourism BusinessesThe ongoing financial and economic crisis is again threatening the survival of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Asia Pacific’s travel and tourism industry, according to a new study … October 24, 2008
New PATA report confirms record visitor numbers for Asia Pacific

New PATA report confirms record visitor numbers for Asia Pacific

BANGKOK - Figures just published by PATA show record numbers of international visitors to the Asia Pacific region. PATA's Annual Travel Monitor 2007, published by the Association's Strategic Intelligence Centre (SIC), states that almost 376 million … October 23, 2008
Daily convention report from ITB Asia

Daily convention report from ITB Asia

Asia a Major Growth Source for TUI According to a leading European leisure travel company, Asia and Russia offers a huge growth opportunity for the future. Mr. Peter Long, CEO of TUI Travel PLC, speaking at the ITB Asia Convention in Singapore on … October 23, 2008
Where are they now - WTM Global Trends Report in association with Euromonitor revisits 2007 trends

Where are they now - WTM Global Trends Report in association with Euromonitor revisits 2007 trends

The 2008 World Travel Market and Euromonitor International Travel Trends Report will launch in November at the World Travel Market Conference. Highlighting the next big trends, the report is the precursor of what is set to impact the travel industry. … October 13, 2008
ASTA releases 2007 Service Fee Report

ASTA releases 2007 Service Fee Report

ALEXANDRIA, VA - ASTA announced today that it has released its 2007 Service Fee Report. Since 1999, the percentage of agencies that collect any type of services fee has increased steadily and now has plateaued in the mid-90 percent range. A key finding … September 15, 2008
PolyU report focuses tourism forecasts for Mainland China and Taiwan

PolyU report focuses tourism forecasts for Mainland China and Taiwan

PolyU recently released the second issue of the Hong Kong Tourism Forecasting Report reviewing forecasts of the demand for Hong Kong tourism from Mainland China and Taiwan. The Report presents the forecasts from the Tourism Demand Forecasting System for … August 4, 2008
Inbound tourists go away and stay away for the Olympics

Inbound tourists go away and stay away for the Olympics

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



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