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AMERICAN TOURISTS HEAD TO EUROPE FOR CHEAP VACATIONS

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.

AUSTRALIA IS THE KEY MARKET FOR CHINESE HOTEL INVESTORS

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.

DRIVING TOURISM WITH UAE AMUSEMENT PARKS

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.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS THE TOURISM LEADER IN THE CARIBBEAN

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.

FRANCE WELCOMED CROWDS OF AMERICAN VISITORS

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.

JAPAN, CHINA AND KOREA TO JOIN FORCES FOR PROMOTION

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 STILL ONE OF ITALY'S FAVORITE DESTINATIONS

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.

ADVENTURE TRAVEL: CRUISE LINES DISCOVER THE PROFITABLE INDUSTRY

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.

KENYA, SOUTH AFRICA, AND GAMBIA COMPETE FOR NIGERIAN TOURISTS

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.

ORLANDO WELCOMED 62 M VISITORS – NEW RECORD FOR U.S. DESTINATIONS

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.

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