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

OBAMA IN KENYA – GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR TOURISM MARKETING

Kenya’s Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers (KAHC) requested that the government make full use of the visit of President Barack Obama for marketing the country’s tourism sector. This is the best time to devise innovative marketing strategies, according to the hoteliers.

BUSINESS TRIPS NEGATIVELY IMPACT OUR HEALTH

No exercise, sleep deprivation, unhealthy food – business trips take a toll on your body. Eight out of ten business travelers are aware of these unhealthy consequences. But especially older travelers neglect exercise when they are at home. Women tend to wind down on trips less easily.

HOTEL PRICES TO RISE AND GLOBAL AIRFARES TO REMAIN STABLE IN 2016

Airfares will rise by 0.5% while hotel prices are set to grow by 2.5% globally next year, according to the 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook report for the sector prepared by CWT in collaboration with the GBTA Foundation.

LUXURY HOTEL CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO FLOURISH WORLDWIDE

More than 5000 new luxury hotels are being constructed worldwide. The aggressive expansion strategy of leading hotel chains, combined with drastically changing quality awareness of customers is putting large amounts of pressure on significant hotel markets.

PANAMA LAUNCHING A NEW PROMO CAMPAIGN

The international marketing of Panama as a destination for shopping, culture, beaches and nature is central to the short-term plan coming out of the local Tourism Authority.

EURO 2016 TO BRING 1 BILLION EUROS FOR FRENCH TOURISM

With the EURO 2016 expected to kick off next year (10 June - 10 July, 2016) in France, the football championship is expected to bring in approximately one billion Euros to the French tourism.

DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH OF TOURIST ARRIVALS TO INDIA

Data released by the Union Tourism Ministry of India’s market research division, based on the inputs provided by the tourism departments in all States as well as Union Territories, showed a double-digit growth in tourist arrivals in India on year-over-year basis. While there was a 12 percent growth in domestic tourists (compared to 9.59 in 2013), the growth in the number of foreign tourist arrivals was 13.12 percent (compared to 9.24 in the prior year).

UK AND IRELAND STAYCATION GUIDE - VACATION PLANNING MADE EASY

A staycation is universally defined as a vacation that is spent within a person’s home country as opposed to abroad. In today’s economy, a staycation is the most cost effective holiday for families as well as budget conscious individuals. The new UK and Ireland Staycation Guide makes the planning of a staycation much easier.

UNESCO: PROTECTION OF CULTURAL SITES IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS ESSENTIAL

When it comes to protecting cultural heritage, it is important to engage the local communities in Iraq, Syria and other countries in the Middle East. The recent UNESCO’s world heritage committee meeting held at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, was not as festive as before because of the destruction of cultural heritage across the region, specifically the ISIL’s demolition campaign in Syria and Iraq.

KAZAKHSTAN TO TURN HISTORIC RUSSIAN SPACEPORT INTO A TOURIST HOTSPOT

Kazakhstan has big plans for Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, the first and biggest working facility for space launches – they want to convert it into a tourist attraction, in hopes that space age enthusiasts will flock to the desert steppes to watch vessels being launched into outer space.

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