22
Jun

Frankfurt To Impose Tourism Levy On Leisure Travellers

The German city of Frankfurt is hoping for a new tourism levy to add several million euros to the city. All leisure visitors of Frankfurt will pay the fee per night starting next year. The tourists will have to pay the so-called tourism fee in their hotels or accommodation in addition to the room rate. The mayor and chamberlain Uwe

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26
Apr

Egypt Eyes Faith And Luxury in 2-Year Tourism Recovery Plan

Egypt plans to promote religious, medical and luxury trips, and develop new markets in India and Eastern Europe, as it pushes to revive its vital tourism industry to pre-2011 revolution levels within two years. In addition to more diverse tourism offerings, the home of the pyramids will ease travel for residents of the Gulf Arab nations through an e-visa program

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6
Apr

Jet Airways And Uber Join Hands For Smarter Travel

With a clear focus to continuously enhance guest experience, Jet Airways – India’s full-service, premier international airline, announced a strategic association with ride-hailing major Uber. With this first-of-its kind initiative in the Indian aviation space, the airline will partner with Uber to offer its guests greater choice by facilitating their travel to/from the airport once they have booked a ticket

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5
Jan

What Can We Expect from Amusement Parks In 2017?

“Globally, amusement parks and attractions entertain more than 1 billion people annually, and the key to the industry’s success is its ability to bring guests back year after year by creating new and unique experiences,” said Colleen Mangone, director, media relations of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. “In 2017, guests are sure to enjoy new rides and

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21
Dec

Holiday Travel To Reach The Highest Level On Record

More than 103 million Americans—the most on record—are expected to travel for the year-end holidays, according to AAA. This represents a 1.5 percent increase, or 1.5 million more people travelling, compared with last year. This comes despite one fewer travel day this holiday season. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Friday, December 23 to Monday, January 2, 2017.

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18
Nov

Kerala Tourism Offers VGF For Tour Operators

In a first, the state tourism department has announced viability gap funding (VGF) for tour operators to charter seats instead of flights. The move aims to boost tourist inflow from Ukraine, Kerala Tourism’s most promising source market among the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries after Russia. The department is offering 20% VGF for blocking seats in the Kiev-Kerala sector for attracting tourists between December

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25
Oct

Insights From 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study

When visitors are delighted with their travel experience in a particular city, they spend considerably more during their stay than the average traveller, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction StudySM. The first-of-its-kind study measures overall satisfaction among visitors to the top 50 U.S. travel destinations for business or leisure. The study assesses the customer experience based on

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25
Oct

Top Ten Spenders In The UK

The UK’s impressive heritage and enthusiasm for contemporary culture make it an attractive destination for the world’s tourists. By 2017, total expenditure by domestic and overseas tourists is expected to increase by 27% to just over £135.5bn. Overseas tourism spend is anticipated to rise at a faster rate (33.6%) than domestic (25.3%) across the UK’s retail, hospitality and leisure industries.

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25
Oct

Top Ten Wellness Markets And Revenues

Among the ten wellness markets analyzed, the fastest growing from 2013-2015 were: 1) Preventative/Personalized Medicine & Public Health (+23.5%), 2) Fitness & Mind-Body (+21.4%), 3) Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate (+18.6%), 4) Wellness Tourism (+14%), and 5) Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Weight Loss (+12.8%). The global wellness industry grew 10.6% in the last two years, from a $3.36 trillion market in

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25
Oct

Asia’s Leading Luxury Train

Deccan Odyssey, the luxury train operated and managed by Cox & Kings, the outsourced partner of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), has won the World Travel Award 2016 in the category of Asia’s Leading Luxury Train. Deccan Odyssey, the luxury train operated and managed by Cox & Kings, the outsourced partner of Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), has won the

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