Tourism strategy changes after shuttle | Orlando Business Journal
Tourism experts have no doubt the loss of shuttle launches will reduce the number of visitors to the Space Coast. Shuttle launches typically draw 250,000 people per event and roughly…Read More
Fiji to release new tourism strategy
Tourism Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says some of the strategies put in place by Tourism Fiji have already shown results. However – he says – there is still more to be…Read More
WTTC invites applications for “Tourism for Tomorrow” Awards
World Travel & Tourism Council Recognizes Best Business Practices in Sustainable Tourism The World Travel & Tourism Council is inviting tourism businesses and destinations worldwide to apply for its 2012 Tourism for…Read More
Tourism creates jobs – with more tourism!
In the US, the Labor Day holiday was this past Monday, a time to ponder the high unemployment rate and sigh over the sad fact that no jobs were added…Read More
Destination Planning Course Launched for George Washington University
Since 2003, I have been teaching Destination Planning with Lauren Bohatka for the Accelerated Master of Tourism Administration Program at George Washington University. This week we welcome 28 graduate students to…Read More
India Tourism Plan Boosts Spending Fourfold
While destinations around the world cut tourism budgets, India is moving in the opposite direction, reported the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), one of India’s news agencies. New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS)…Read More
UK lays out approach to “visitor economy”
In August 2010, David Cameron gave a speech about tourism at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park. It was, he said, a speech he wanted to give rather than one he…Read More
Egypt’s Politics and Tourism
National Public Radio reported from Cairo this morning that the continued political uncertainly in Egypt is keeping visitors away. It is true that Egypt has lost visitors — as you…Read More
$100 departure tax on every flight?
This week, the Air Transport Association (ATA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) came out against new taxes and fees proposed by…Read More
World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in DC. Tourism on Agenda?
The World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings were held in Washington, DC this past weekend. While solutions to many of the world’s economic and social problems and issues were on…Read More
Today is World Tourism Day!
The UNWTO originated World Tourism Day (WTD) in 1970 as part of the Organization’s statutes. In 1997, UNWTO began designating a country to “host” the Organization’s celebration of WTD. It…Read More
State of Kerala (India) Releases Impressive Draft Tourism Policy
The State of Kerala in India is one of the country’s top tourist destination regions. Tourism comprises 66% of the State’s GDP and employs over 1 mn residents. International tourism…Read More