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Asia Pacific

Which Are The Most Tourist-Friendly Countries?

In 2016, the travel and tourism industry contributed an

Millennials Redefine Luxury And Spur Changes In Marketing

The sea change taking place in luxury hotel marketing is being

Eight Trends Driving Travel & Tourism Industry Transformation: World Economic Forum

The industry’s ability to continue generating growth,

The New Travel Boom: Why Your Next Holiday Won’t Be Where You Expect

Today, the number of people on the move is unprecedented, with

Summer Travel By Indians Sees 39% Growth In 2017

Even as temperatures are soaring, there has been a substantial

72% Of Indian Travellers Not Aware Of Best Time To Book

Skyscanner, with two years’ worth of data from over 50

Hong Kong Continues Long-Term Descent In Global Liveability Rankings

Hong Kong has fallen to 29th position in the global rankings of

Indian Government Liberalises Visa Norms For Tourists

Foreign tourists visiting India on e-visa can now stay up to


Amsterdam Takes Necessary Measures Amid Cruise Tourism Boom

The explosive growth of the travel sector is mainly felt in the

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Most Popular Long Haul Destinations Among German Travellers

Germans generally prefer spending holidays in their own

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Future EU Financial Hubs Revealed

Dublin, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris are mostly likely to

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2016 Reflects Great Disparities Between European Destinations In The Hotel Industry

European Destinations Observatory report* points out that in

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Middle East/Africa

New Visa Policies Boost Hotel Bookings In Dubai

The UAE government’s decision to grant visas on arrival for

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UAE Airports Forecast 6.3% Passenger Growth In 2017 Despite Headwinds

Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices,

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How Significant Is The Gulf’s Slowing Capacity Growth?

Expansion by the big Gulf carriers has been a dominant theme in

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Top-Rated Middle East Hotels For HNWIs, 2017

According to a new report from a wealth intelligence company,

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Generation Z: The New Destination Disruptors

Virtuoso’s 2017 Luxe Report determines the leading

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The American Traveller Of 2017

TripHobo, an online trip planning platform and world’s

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Latin America’s 10 Most Tourism-Friendly Destinations

With over 41 million international arrivals in 2015 and an

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Americans Are Avoiding Certain Countries Due to Perceived Global Threats

A new survey by international travel agency network Virtuoso

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