TOP 10’s Rankings in the World Travel Market

TOP 5 ESSENTIAL TIPS TO INCREASE DIRECT BOOKING

Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), like Expedia and Booking.com are responsible for a large portion of online hotel room reservations but at the same time demand 10 to 15 percent in commission fees. Independent hotels are particularly OTA-dependent – on average, 76 percent of independent hotel bookings are made through OTAs. Morgan Stanley Research estimated that the global hotel industry saw revenues of $570 billion last year – independent hotels took home about $11 billion whereas OTAs generated $16 billion dollars from commissions. However, more direct booking simply means higher profitability. Thus, the question is – how to increase the hotel direct booking? Follow the following tips and boost your revenues.

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TOP 10 EXTREME NATURE DESTINATIONS IN SOUTH AMERICA

Deserts, glaciers, forests, beaches: when it comes to the richness of natural landscapes, South America can hardly be overcome. The biggest, highest, lowest – various extreme nature sites can be found all around the continent. Tourism-review.com brings you the top mesmerizing places in South America.

TOP 5 MOST WANTED ISLANDS OF POLYNESIA

French Polynesia comprises hundreds of isolated islands sprinkled throughout the Pacific Ocean, offering unique and breathtaking landscapes. The islands of Polynesia are popular especially among North American, French, and Japanese tourists whose numbers are growing. In March, for instance, the region welcomed 7% more visitors than last year. Naturally, some islets are more popular than others. Tourism-review.com presents the list of the five best paradise islands of Polynesia.

TOP 5 LEAST COMPETITIVE TOURISM MARKETS IN EUROPE

For the past 11 years, The World Economic Forum has engaged leaders in the tourism industry to carry out in-depth analyses of the travel and tourism competitiveness of 136 economies across the world. Thus, the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index was created. It is supposed to measure “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country”. This year’s index showed many surprises as well as expected things. Tourism-Review.com brings you the Top 5 Least Competitive Tourism Markets in Europe based on the Tourism Competitiveness Index. Somewhat unsurprisingly, almost all of these countries are located in the Balkans.

TOP 7 WONDERS ENDANGERED BY MASS TOURISM

Tourism brings a lot of joy to peoples’ lives, but it also brings suffering and certain sacrifices – to the natural environment, infrastructure, sites or even communities living close to the world’s most prominent sites. This year was declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations. As a result, this year Tourism-review.com focuses on tourism sustainability and the countries and sites that need to take necessary measures to sustain their tourism development. This time, we introduce the top destinations threatened by mass tourism.

TOP 10 DREAM DESTINATIONS FOR ECO-TOURISTS

The year of 2017 was named the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the UN. Sustainable holidays are growing in popularity among all eco-tourists. A Dutch association called Green Destinations has established a list of the Top 100 sustainable destinations. Some of them however are located in countries that are among the biggest polluters, yet are known for extensive efforts to protect the environment. Tourism-review.com brings the top 10 such destinations in alphabetical order.

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TOP 10 FASCINATING NATIONAL PARKS IN BRAZIL

Waterfalls, canyons, wells filled with crystalline water, engraved in trails surrounded by vegetation. Explore everything that makes the national parks in Brazil so appealing. Environmental preservation areas incepted to prevent the degradation of ecosystems, the national parks are jam-packed with attractions that suit tourists who love nature and adventure. Tourism-review.com presents the best Brazilian national parks.

TOP 5 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN PARIS

Paris is always a good idea. Though the allure of the City of Lights is endless, some key French attractions simply can’t be put aside on your Paris tours. From the Musée du Louvre to the Moulin Rouge, these iconic Parisian sites should be placed at the very top of your French bucket list.

TOP 7 NATURAL HERITAGE SITES IN PERU

Peru is world known among travelers as a country offering stunning natural beauty as well as cultural richness. This year was named the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the UN and sustainable destinations are growing in popularity. Tourism-review.com brings the top 7 natural heritage sites in Peru compiled by the Peruvian National Service of Protected Natural Areas.

TOP 5 MAN MADE ATTRACTIONS IN CHINA

Most people associate China with the Chinese Empire and its majestic historical monuments such as the Great Wall of China or structures like the Terracotta Army. However, there is much more to China than its incredible historical and cultural heritage. The world’s tallest bridge has just been inaugurated, besides the largest radio telescope as well as the largest boat lift. Let’s have a look at the most fascinating attractions in China, the best engineering works that amaze the planet. Brought to you by Tourism-Review.com

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