According to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute, the travel and tourism industry is booming. This comes as a surprise in light of the many protests that have rocked the country in the recent past.
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Alarm bells are ringing in the tourism sector in Beijing with the capital city not only recording a sharp decline in the number of tourists this year in comparison to last year but also a rise in the tourist complaints concerning the city over the past six months.
A recent report released by STR Global shows that in June the hotel occupancy in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA) increased by 5.9 per cent and reached 61.8 per cent as compared to the same time last year. The performance of hotels in this region was good in all metrics.
The East African Community (EAC) partner states may soon waiver tourist fees if the single visa system that has been proposed by Rwanda is adopted. The revolutionary proposal presented by Rwanda's delegation to the EAC's technical meeting seeks to boost the flow of tourists into the EAC region through the removal of Visa barriers.
Travel Trends in 2013 are going to be ground orientated as a main travel management priority for many businesses is to make savings on the various methods of ground transportation. By using ground travel effectively, savings can be generated and journeys can be more convenient for travellers. When planning ground transportation, the best combination of savings can be made by making the right choices and finding the right solutions.
Since the opening up of the Taiwan tourism market to the mainland travelers in 2008, people that were visiting the island from mainland China spent at least 15.68 billion dollars.
Tourists travelling to Greece from the 1st of August 2013 are likely to experience lower prices thanks to reduced VAT rate on catering. The rate was lowered markedly from 23% to 13%, the Greek Prime Ministers Antonis Samaras announced.
Venezuela’s Tourism Minister, Andrés Izarra, announced that the Venezuelan government expects to receive USD 2.5 million from foreign exchange thanks to tourism.
Fears of the MERS-CoV, a SARS-like coronavirus, are not the reason behind travel cancellations to UAE, but more transparency is needed from UAE on the level of risk.
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