Croatian tourism board announced a new record in the season of 2015. From January to October, the number of incoming visitors increased by 8.4 percent compared to last year. Germany, Slovenia, and Austria are the strongest source markets.
According to local hotel association vacations are the new trend in Germany. The hotel industry prepares for additional growth by building new hotels.
The national survey on Moroccan domestic tourism in 2014 presented recently in Casablanca demonstrates that the travel sector is growing in several different areas.
Since the 1990s, both Norman regions have had a common regional tourism council. The dynamism of Normandy tourism contributed to the economy of the region and encouraged more agreement than disagreement between the regional candidates.
For a long time, terror has been a worldwide threat. This year however, terrorists have targeted the most popular tourist destinations creating an atmosphere of insecurity. The question is whether tourism is in a critical state.
A survey conducted by Morgan Stanley shows that travelers using Airbnb, a home-based rental platform, are more affluent than their non-Airbnb counterparts. The service does not endanger hotels but rather the OTAs.
As far as Russian tourists are concerned, Turkey is one of the most popular vacation destinations. Official figures indicate that as many as 3.3 million Russians holidayed in the country in 2014. However, the tour operators in Russia have suspended the sale of new tours and canceled flights the day after the Turkish military downed Russia’s fighter-bomber, according to Russian media reports.
Tenerife tourism board expects to close the year with an increase of about a 2% or 3% in tourist arrivals amounting to 5.3 million tourists by year-end.
Dominican Republic offers its first certified programme for medical tourism professionals. Local university, Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), is launching the International Certified Medical Tourism Professional programme which is deemed innovative and is also supported by the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) and the Dominican Association of Health Tourism (ADTS).
According to the “Latin America Country Brand Report” which analyses the strength of country brands in Latin America, Mexico moved up three places, most notably in the categories of Heritage and Culture, Tourism and Made In, but lags behind in Value System and Quality of Life.