NEW PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE WORRIES EUROPEAN TOUR OPERATORS

Chris Grad -
On the 25th of November in 2015 the new Package Travel Directive was adopted. It entered into force on 31 December 2015 and the EU Member States have to transpose it by 1 January 2018. The directive w...

CHINESE OUTBOUND TOURISM GROWS 13.5% THANKS TO PERSONALIZED PACKAGES

Sara Thopson -
This summer, China's outbound tourism has grown 13.5%, encouraged by the demand for personalized travel packages, according to data submitted by the Chinese Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI)...

SYRIA: TOURISM RECOVERY AMIDST THE WAR

Larry Brain -
Traveling to places marked by death and tragedy is becoming a popular practice known as dark tourism, and while for some Syrians this has been a tremendous aid in returning to normalcy, for others, it...

CANARY ISLANDS: ANXIOUS DUE TO THOMAS COOK TOUR OPERATOR CRISIS

Gary Diskin -
Canary Islands hoteliers remain anxious as the new crisis of the Thomas Cook Group unravels, the second most important tour operator for the destination....

VEGAN TOURISM OFFERS VEGAN MEALS AND VEGAN HOTELS

Theodore Slate -
A dish without any ingredients from animals – that is the concept of veganism in gastronomy. Beyond the food pan, integrating this way of life into a tourist offer can be complex. However, more and mo...
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