B2B Travel Weekly News Channel. World Travel News in Tourism Industry

THE MALDIVES ARE GROWING IN POPULARITY

Visitor numbers to the Maldives are on the rise and local travel companies, like recently established Secret Paradise, are convinced that not only do they fully understand the desires that are really drawing people to the islands; they are best equipped to help these tourists experience the real Maldives. Figures show that tourist numbers rose by an impressive 11.9% to half a million by the end of May.

BAROMETER: THE FRENCH DON’T TRAVEL FOR ALL SAINTS DAY

The 13th edition of the Mondial Assistance Barometer "The French and Their Holidays" reveals that only 13% of French people go on holiday around Halloween. This is the lowest rate of outbound travel on record since the establishment of the barometer.

CHILE WELCOMED 8.6% MORE EUROPEAN TOURISTS IN AUGUST

Between January and August Chile welcomed 2,376,000 international tourists, maintaining a good position of the inbound tourism, according to the Secretary of Tourism, Javiera Montes.

MANGA APARTMENTS TO OPEN IN TOKYO FOR FOREIGNERS

Within three years, Slow Curve, a Japanese company specializing in 'anime' advertising (Japanese animation), plans to open 10 floors or units in three districts of Tokyo aimed at fans of manga.

TOURISM REVENUE IN MEXICO INCREASED BY 18%

Mexico recorded a total income of USD 11,131 million from international tourism between January and August this year, which is 18.1 % more than over the same period last year.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND LANGUAGE BARRIER – GREAT CONCERNS FOR SRI LANKA'S TOURISM PLAN

It looks like infrastructure is standing in the way of Sri Lanka’s ambitions. The island has been motivated to increase the number of tourist arrivals since the largest city of Colombo just managed to reach 1 million arrivals. Colombo has proven to be very competitive to the point that they gave their millionth tourist a welcome dance and a free vacation package. However, this seemed to fuel the South Asian Island drive as they set to reach 1.5 million arrivals this year and also hope to have 2.5 million arrivals in 2016.

TOURISM ONCE AGAIN GROWING IN LOS ANGELES

The tourism sector in Orange County and the entire Los Angeles is booming once again. This is after it took a beating during the world economic downturn that began in 2008.

LAKE CONSTANCE – STUNNING REFLECTION OF EUROPE

Many places claim to be at the ‘heart’ of Europe. Lake Constance can genuinely adopt this title, both due to its geographical presence and natural wonder, as well as it warm and hospitable people. 14% increase in visitor numbers shows the growing popularity of the destination.

SAUDI ARABIA TO INVEST SR150BN IN TOURISM

Tourism experts estimate SR150 billion investments in Saudi Arabian tourism in 2014. Domestic tourism is expected to get SR50 billion, the rest standing at SR100 billion goes to the inbound tourism.

INFOGRAPHICS: THE 2014 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

The first Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in history took place in the Olympic Sochi and exceeded all expectations. The main race on Sunday provided the near 60 000 excited visitors. Exciting race also gave the drivers a proper challenge that they all seemed to enjoy.

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