SWISS HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY FACES DECREASING GUEST NUMBERS

Daniel A. Tanner -
In spite of the beautiful weather in Switzerland, this August saw fewer tourists than last year’s. The overnight stays decreased by 3.6 percent to 4.1 million. Especially the mountain regions struggle...

BOOKING PORTALS GAIN POWER

Laura Maudlin -
A recent study by Hotrec, the European association of hotels, restaurants and cafes, revealed the increasing dependence of the European hotel industry on the online travel agents (OTAs). Almost every ...

NEW ROMANIAN GOVERNMENT FORGETS TO APPOINT MINISTER FOR TOURISM

Gregory Dolgos -
It might have been a honest mistake, but also a sign that the freshly formed Romanian government, led by former EU commissioner Dacian Ciolos, has no interest in the country's tourist industry. Whiche...

AUSTRIA AND OTHER EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS IN LOW-PRICE TRAP

Ashley Nault -
European countries are currently experiencing a slight tourism industry boom, however some problems become more and more obvious. One of them could be called the low-price trap. ...

HOW UKRAINIAN (IN)HOSPITALITY IS DAMAGING THE COUNTRY’S IMAGE

Andrea Hausold -
Ukraine is a country that has for years been relying on tourism as a crucial sector to support the stagnating economy. At its peak, Ukraine welcomed 24.7 million foreign visitors (2014). However, sinc...
1 2