Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the Euro’s sharp drop in value is making Europe a lot cheaper for tourists worldwide, particularly from China and the United States.
In their latest report on the Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Highlights, JLL reported that in 2014 transaction volumes rose by 86% in the Australian hotel investment market, which is the prime target market of the Chinese investors. This rise in transaction volumes totaled to a whooping US$2.2 billion.
Within the next five years the UAE is expected to see a rise in the amount of amusement parks that they will be able to offer tourists of the area. This change is expressly driven by the increasing numbers of tourists visiting the country, according to the experts.
In 2014 the Dominican Republic was named the Caribbean’s main tourist destination and the one with the highest growth compared to 2013, amounting to almost 10 per cent.
In 2014, Americans travelling to Europe favored France. 3.22 million of them visited the country, a new record, according to Atout France. The favorable exchange rates against the Dollar should help maintain good tourism figures in 2015 as well.
China, Japan and the Republic of Korea agreed to join their efforts to promote tourism with the launch of a campaign under the slogan "Visit East Asia".
Cities of art are still one of the main drivers for Italian tourism. From 2010 to 2013, arrivals in historical cities increased by 11.3% (about 3.9 million people) and stays increased by 9.9% (+9.3 million) against an overall change of 5% in arrivals and -1.2% in stays.
Certain destinations get your adrenaline pumping. They include the Galapagos Islands and the Gulf of California in Mexico as well as Alaska and the South Pacific as well as Antarctica. Taking a cruise to these places will make you enjoy an adventure like no other as you take in inaccessible beaches and concealed coves as well as enthralling wildlife. Adventure cruise has become a profitable industry.
As the tourism industry contributes more and more to the GDP, African countries discover new markets to try to bring in more revenue from tourism. UNWTO says that tourism is now among the biggest and most quickly-growing economic sectors globally, with growth of arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa at roughly 5 percent.
Visit Orlando, the destination's official tourism association, announced that Orlando had over 62 million visitors in 2014. The announcement sets a new all-time record for the United States travel industry, consolidating Orlando's position as the destination that is most visited in the country.