The spring and summer tourist season has been highly successful for Croatia. The data suggest all records might be broken regarding the number of visitors and overnight stays.
Every city has its face, attractions – and typical colors. Travelers who like exploring European cities usually find out that the given place is also influenced by the colors of its buildings. A researcher from the German city of Mainz, Markus Pretnar, wanted to know the details.
Tourism in Kamchatka has been flourishing. Visitors are attracted by unspoiled nature, hundreds of volcanoes, hot springs and geysers. Mt Klyuchevskaya (4688m), the tallest active volcano in Eurasia, can be found on the peninsula as well. Local authorities expect that tourism in Kamchatka will grow even more.
From January 2017, Lucerne in Switzerland will provide all hotel guests with free public transport tickets. To get the tickets, guests are required to stay in the city and pay Lucerne tourism taxes.
According to Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, the steep decline in the number of Chinese visitors will only be temporary. With additional flights, next month the business should get back to normal.
Tourism in Mexico City is an important source of revenue for the municipal budget. The economic impact of the arrival of 8.6 million domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in hotels from January to August was 53 billion pesos. This represents an increase of 16% over the same period in 2015, as reported by Miguel Torruco, the city’s Tourism Secretary.
The tourism numbers for the French Riviera are quite different for the periods before and after the attack of July 14, 2016. While in the beginning of the year, all indicators for Nice tourism were green, the attack abruptly halted that momentum.
For the first time since the attack at the Bardo Museum on 18 March, 2015, which resulted in 21 dead people, mostly tourists, a cruise ship made a stopover in Tunisia. This brings hope to Tunisian tourism which has been hit hard thanks to the security concerns of many visitors.
Airbnb in Paris is growing in popularity. The hosting site, recorded an increase of clientele of 20% for Paris between mid-June and mid-September. At the same time, the fall in the activity of local hoteliers was prolonged and amplified thanks to the threat of terrorism.
In the first nine months of 2016, about 4.9 million travelers visited Crimea. This is 24.2% more compared to the same period in 2015, according to the ministry of resorts and tourism of the region which reported on the amount of tourists in Crimea.