A study for interface Tourism Group carried out by ForwardKeys shows a 5.6% drop in Spanish outbound tourism last year.
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A new leader in the world of aviation was crowned this week as it was revealed that the American planemaker Boeing has overtaken Airbus. This news may be a surprise to some, considering their record delivery totals for the year, but once the 2012 statistics for the two companies are compared the gap between them becomes more apparent.
The forecast for business travel is looking much better for 2013, indicating a boost in business' spending decision confidence. Provided the current economic and political uncertainties continue to wane, predictions indicate a growth of 4.6% in business travel over 2013.
So far, the best tourism record of all time is reason enough for joy and occasion for optimistic plans for the future of Vienna tourism.
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus had a great tourism year in 2012, hitting a seven-year high. This good news comes despite an economy that continues to struggle and is forecast to shrink by 3.5% percent last year, with no help in sight until after 2015.
Some of Estonia's ex-Soviet military sites are going to be retained in their original condition so as to serve as tourist attractions. These abandoned sites have a deep connection with the country's history, and thus they will be put to good use if they are utilized as tourist attractions since one would be able to get a better idea of what the Soviet era was like.
Chile Tourism expressed concerns about those who come on tourist visas, but end up working in the country.
The Russian capital launched its first tourist pass on Wednesday January 23, when the Moscow Pass went on sale according to information published on the portal WowMoscow. The pass is expected to make Moscow, a city that currently has a reputation of being difficult for visitors, a more tourist-friendly destination.
Spain received 57.7 million international tourists in 2012, representing a 2.7% increase from the previous year, according to the Survey of Touristic Movements in Border (Frontur) broadcasted by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.
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