Veneto, one of the twenty Italian regions, recorded positive tourism numbers over the first eight months. Even in the difficult year, marked by crisis that hit Italian tourism, the region managed to keep steady at the helm, and reported an increase in arrivals of 1.4% from January to August 11.9 million tourists.
The Dominican tourism sector holds the majority of investments in comparison to the rest of the Caribbean because it receives 50 percent of all the investments that are made in tourism of the region, as informed by the Minister of Tourism, Fracisco Javier García.
The Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, announced that the Citi Bike, the city’s bike rental service, has reached 5.1 million rides since the system began working last May.
Spanish authorities informed that the number of visas issued in 2012 increased by 22% with a denial rate reduction of almost 40%. The reasons for improved statistics are the speeded up emission policy, new consulates in Russia and China, and outsourcing in these countries.
Although Europe boasts of healthy tourism industry, emerging markets are now posing a growing threat to the continent’s pre-eminence and capabilities of attracting travelers from international territories. It is feared that Europe will face a decline in its market share in the long run, with other favored destinations overtaking its coveted position in a few years from now.
Travelers to South -Eastern Asia have voiced concerns pertaining to children exploitation and the need for their protection through tourism industry. This is one of the findings of a new report issued by Project Child Prevention Pillar, an Australian initiative carried out by the World Vision in conjunction with the University of Western Sydney.
The World Responsible Tourism Awards celebrate the most responsible tourist companies in the industry. The Awards inspire positive changes in the way tourist companies are dealing with the natural environment of their destinations. They encourage the tourism companies to preserve the natural environment and to bring benefits to the local people.
Qatar’s four and five star rated hotels earned revenue that amounted to QR703.1mn during the third quarter of the year. This was an increase of 13.81% from the same period last year thanks to the high occupancy rate of the hotels. Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said that the occupancy rate had gone up from 50% to 57% in 2012. This was possible even though the industry had added 600 new rooms to the existing number.
A recent survey of German public transport revealed that 57% business travelers had problems and failed to use the public transport at least once and therefore chose taxi instead. The study was published by the Travel Management Companies at the German Tourism Board (Deutscher Reiseverband, DRV).
In the first eight months of 2013, tourism in Germany showed a continually positive trend. According to data from the Federal Office of Statistics, there were more than 49 million overnight stays by foreign guests in hotels with more than ten beds, equivalent to an increase of 4 per cent compared to the same period of last year.
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