SPAIN: 40% OF CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS NOT RECOVERING VAT

Gary Diskin -
In Spain, 40% of non-EU cruise passengers do not recover the VAT on their purchases because there is no way to deal with the refund right at the port, according to international Tax Free operator Glob...

OUTBOUND TRAVEL STUDY – ASIAN TRAVELERS PREFER NEARBY DESTINATIONS AND SHORT STAYS

Gregory Dolgos -
The Global Travel Intention Study 2015 by Visa showed that Asia Pacific travelers favor destinations close to their home and prefer weekend getaways and shorter stays. They have also been seen to be s...

ROME IS A FAVORITE SHOPPING DESTINATION

Joe McClain -
According to Global Blue data, the second preferred Italian destination after Milan for global shoppers is Rome, with a 19% share in the market (+ 3% in purchases in the last twelve months) and an ave...

HALAL TRAVEL: MALAYSIA RANKED THE MOST MUSLIM FRIENDLY DESTINATION

Joe McClain -
For the sixth consecutive year, the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) has been published ranking 130 countries to benchmark how destinations are catering to the Muslim travel market. Malaysia once aga...

QUITO TOURISM IS CONFIDENT OF ENDING THE YEAR WITH 5% MORE VISITORS

Denise Chen -
The Ecuadorean city of Quito is confident that it will reach 740,000 tourists by the year-end, which will represent a 5% increase over the previous year, according to the city’s tourism office. The au...
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