In the 21st century, what was confined to science fiction movies is now becoming reality, especially in the travel industry. Robots are making their way into the tourism industry, but traditional travel related aspects such as exotic destinations and authentic local food will continue to remain important in 2015.
Overseas promotion of the fourth edition of Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) to be held in Macau from 12 to 14 October, 2015 took place in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on 24 August and 25 August respectively. Supported by MGM MACAU, the roadshow successfully engaged 141 representatives from the Singaporean and Malaysian tourism communities in the promotion of GTEF 2015 and cultural tourism in Macau.
Known for tracking over 14 million travel bookings daily, ForwardKeys' implications on the effects of recent Bangkok bombings on international bookings in Thailand are obviously worrying to the general tourism industry and to the Thai government. Based on their findings, ForwardKeys reported that the second biggest economy in Southeast Asia is likely to suffer significantly from the sequential bombings that occurred in highly populated tourist areas on 17 and 18 August 2015.
In recent years, Italian football league has faced a considerable decline in popularity. In an effort to draw more fans and increase the revenue, the local clubs now plan to renovate and modernize their stadiums.
Airbnb is to simplify the collection of the tourist tax in France, starting in Paris, its first destination on Airbnb. Instead of the hosts paying taxes for their guests, the company itself will take charge of this task.
The cost for excess baggage on traditional airlines (those operating within a network), is up to three times higher than on the low-cost airlines, according to findings of a study comparing 10 airlines by Liligo.com. The findings also show that the dimensions and weight allowance vary significantly from one company to another and some are more lenient than others.
All data from trading associations confirm that this year Italy can boast of a record summer with regards to tourism. The positive flow from abroad and the improvement of the domestic demand are characteristic for this year’s summer season.
The Palace of Versailles, a World Heritage Site, has confirmed that it is making plans for a luxury hotel to attract private funding and renovate three of its historic buildings on the southeast side of the architectural complex, which will cost between four and seven million euros, according to local media.
Not only temperatures, but also the number of overnight stays of tourists in July reached new heights in the Austrian capital with a new record of guests from Arabian countries.
Celebrating culture has always been a fun affair. Carnivals existed since the early 19th century. Communities around the world have been gathering at certain times of the years to mark unique celebrations of life. Herein, we are going to discover the five most popular carnivals held in Europe annually. Brought to you by Tourism-Review.com.