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GERMAN TOURISM INDUSTRY WENT DOWN

After another record year, the German tourism industry has suffered a slump for the first time in April. The number of overnight stays in the country dropped, probably because of the early Easter.

MICE TOURISM IN MEXICO BRINGING REVENUE OF $25BN

The meetings industry in Mexico is projecting the revenues of about 25 billion dollars this year. Local MICE tourism experts hope the industry will develop even more and gain importance on global level.

TOURISM IN LIGURIA: BEACHES AND CITIES ARE THE MOST POPULAR

The Italian seaside resorts on the Ligurian Riviera represent on average 79% of the total tourist traffic in the region. This was revealed in a study on tourism in Liguria by the Regional Tourism Observatory, in collaboration with the Liguria region and Unioncamere Liguria.

THE GREAT BARRIER REEF BLEACHING HARMS AUSTRALIAN TOURISM

If the Great Barrier Reef continues to undergo major bleaching episodes – declining phenomenon of corals – Australian tourism will lose 174,000 foreign tourists and $ 1.19 billion of revenue (approximately € 782 million) each year.

CRUISE INDUSTRY: GERMANY AND UK BENEFIT THE MOST

The cruise industry in Europe has been experiencing significant growth for many years now. Especially in Germany, where there is the largest cruise passenger base. The country economically benefits the most from the cruise boom.

AUSTRIA GETTING READY FOR A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER SEASON

The Alpine republic benefits from many people’s desire to visit nature and escape from the daily bustle. The fresh mountain air also attracts more and more Chinese visitors who travel to Austria in increasing numbers. The authorities expect a positive summer season.

SMARTPHONE TRAVEL RESERVATIONS INCREASE TO 50%

In Germany, 50 percent of vacations and 32 percent of travel packages are booked online. This emerged from a study by Google, TNS, GfK and TUI Deutschland about mobile travel reservations in the country.

FRANKFURT SPORTS TOURISM BOOSTED BY POPULAR SPORT EVENTS

Frankfurt is becoming a sports tourism hub in Germany. It is home to several important sports associations such as the German Football Association and the German Olympic Sports Confederation. Moreover, the city is also the host of some of the world's biggest events including the Ironman European Championship and the Frankfurt Marathon.

EGYPTIAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS REOPENING TO BOOST TOURIST ARRIVALS

The Egyptian tourism authorities plan the reopening of two Pharaonic sites, the tomb of King Seti I and the tomb of Queen Nefertari. The two sites, both immensely popular tourist attractions in the ancient city of Luxor, have existed for more than three millennia, and they date back to the New Kingdom era. They were closed a number of years ago to undergo renovations, after experiencing increased humidity due to a lot of visitors, which threatened to destroy the delicate wall paintings inside the tombs.

TOURISM IN PARIS EXPECTED MORE FROM EURO 2016

Tourism in Paris, does not usually need the Euro championship to attract visitors. However, after the terrible attacks of 2015, the spring strikes as well as the unpleasant weather of recent weeks, the French capital was waiting for the big football event with high hopes.

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