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Wine Tourism gets more important in New Zealand

queenstown wine 680pxTourism New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers have joined forces to support the wine industry. According to a new research in the country, around 25% of international tourists visiting New Zealand now seek out a “wine experience”, visiting our beautiful wineries, cellar doors and vineyard accommodation.

American Travel Forecast for This Holiday Season

travel with childrenAccording to a new consumer holiday travel survey, 40% of Americans – or 99.8 million people – plan to travel over the course of the 2017 holiday season. Millennials plan to travel more than any other age demographic (48%) and those with children are the segment most likely to travel at 54%.

Malta Tourism Surpasses the 2 Million Mark

maltaThe Mata Tourism Authority (MTA) announced inbound tourism results to the Maltese Islands. According to the October 2017 report of National Statistics Office, Malta achieved increase in total inbound visitors (12%), total nights spent (6.2%) and total tourism expenditure (10.2%).

Travelstart reveals why consumers will pay a lot more for travel than they should

counting dollarsOnline travel retailer Travelstart says it exceeded Black Friday sales targets despite the practices of unscrupulous travel agents who bought their travel deals, marked up the prices and onsold them to unsuspecting consumers. Travelstart’s founder Stephan Ekbergh said, “it happens often when we run campaigns. The sad thing is that unwitting consumers end up paying a lot more for travel than they should."

Ukraine and UAE sign visa-free agreement

Beaches in DubaiFollowing the negotiations between Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, the two countries have agreed upon a visa-free regime.

What does Brexit mean for Outbound British Tourism?

The British Pound has fallen as much as 22 percent since the referendum on leaving the European Union. This has been good for the tourism industry in Britain, as it’s now cheaper to visit the country for tourists from abroad. But what about outbound tourism? The rest of the world is now more expensive for outbound British tourists.


Advantages of international travel for Young People

traveler youngA new study titled 'The Power of Travel' uncovered the impact of travel on young travelers. Contiki commissioned the study, advised by leading social psychologist Adam Ganlinsky, PhD, Columbia Business School, surveying 3,000 18-35 year olds around the world.

National Aviation Services (NAS) Partners with #VisaFreeAfrica

visafreeafricaThe Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, for an exclusive sponsor of #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA), a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa.

Strong growth in European outbound trips so far this year, positive outlook for 2018

Delft HollandSo far, 2017 has been a very good year for travel and tourism in Europe with very good growth in outbound trips and good performances by many destinations across the region over the first eight months of the year. City trips are continuing to boom and beach holidays have grown much more strongly than in 2016 but long-haul travel by Europeans has slowed down, including a downturn in trips to the USA from some European source markets. Looking ahead, another good year is forecast for 2018.

Independent-travel (FIT) dominates Hong Kong outbound

hongkong1With total outbound spending of US$24.2 billion in 2016, Hong Kong ranked World's 10th  / Asia 3rd largest market, according to the UNWTO Tourism Barometer. But Hong Kong is No.1 among these 10 largest markets by per capita spending of US$3285!

Group Travel is the Best Way for Students to Enjoy America's Landmarks

american bus associationThe American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing the North American motorcoach, travel and tour industry – urged school groups of all ages not to cancel educational field trips around the country out of fear of traveling in and around the United States.

NTA Launches Online Career Center

NTA Natl Tour AssociationThe National Tour Association has openings. While NTA isn’t doing the hiring itself, the association of packaged-travel experts has launched the NTA Career Center, an online interactive job board.

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