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VISITING IBIZA WITH CHILDREN

Ibiza has a global reputation as a centre for electronic music and sees an influx of tourists to the each year hoping to dance the night away in some of the most impressive nightclubs on the planet. However, Ibiza is not only about nightclubs, and for many it is a paradise family destination. This is no surprise, as it contains a wealth of gorgeous unspoiled beaches where children can play and swim in safety, first class hotel accommodation and areas of the island have been developed specifically for the family market.

EUROPEANS PLAN TO TRAVEL AND SPEND MORE IN 2015

Europeans plan to travel more than ever, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey. The report shows that, like in previous years, the vast majority of Europeans have plans in place to go on holiday abroad and some of them are willing to increase their spending while holidaying.

USA: AIRLINES REPORT RECORD PROFITS

U.S. airlines recorded a net income of $12.2 billion in 2013 and $7.5 billion in 2014. Moreover, the profits are projected to reach an all-time high in 2015.

CHINESE TRAVELERS PREFER LOCAL EXPERIENCES OVER SHOPPING

Hong Kong had been a popular shopping destination for the keen mainland Chinese shopper for many years but these days it appears that it is losing its past glory. The latest travel insights from the provider of travel intelligence ForwardKeys and the global market research firm GfK (Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung) show that the total number of Chinese tourists who intend to visit Hong Kong in the coming months of April – September, is significantly lower by almost half (48 percent), compared to the same period last year.

JAPAN ENJOYING AN ECONOMIC BOOST DUE TO TOURISM

Just when you thought Japan's economy would remain stagnant as it has been for decades, tourism came in and injected some life to it. With numerous tourism sites dotting Japan, tourists flocking the nation to have an experience of what Japan has to offer have greatly been instrumental in the economic boost.

DESPITE CHALLENGES TURKEY REPORTS AN INCREASE IN TOURISM REVENUE

Despite challenges presented by the recent plummet in tourist arrivals from Russia, and by the violence that permeates many parts of the region, the tourism industry in Turkey is fighting to hold onto growth.

SHARP CRITICISM OF BOOKING.COM IN GERMANY

The self-commitments suggested by Booking.com, with which the hotel booking platform would give up their best price clause as well as their availability and condition parity in Germany and other EU countries, was met with sharp criticism from the German Hotel Association (IHA) and the Federal Cartel Office Bonn.

EXPO MILAN 2015 – FIRST EXPERIENCES

The Milan Expo, which began May 1st and will continue until October 31st, is in full swing. The chosen theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is more or less respected, but some countries made a special effort to stick to the topic.

GREEK HOTEL INDUSTRY EXPANDING AS TOURISM RECOVERS

International studies confirm that Greece’s tourism industry is experiencing a great economic recovery. Last year alone, the number of tourist arrivals increased by 23 percent to 21.5 million; tourism revenues reached 13.5 billion Euros.

EUROPEAN SHOPPING TOURS OFFER FASHION AND ART

Shopping is the activity number one for many travelers. Several tour operators thus create special shopping tours focusing on fashion, food, luxurious items, and art. Explore some of the most interesting shopping tours around Europe.

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