The Austrian state of Tirol reported a new maximum in tourism numbers in the summer season 2013. Tirol Werbung representatives said that overall there were 16.8 million overnight stays (+1.8%) and about 4.3 million arrivals (+4.1%) between May through September.
Online transactions in domestic sector, inbound and outbound tourism amounted to USD 1,200 million, according to the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) in Peru.
Tourism business has boomed in Moscow, in fact the number of tourists who visit the Russian capital has increased. It only shows that Moscow has proved to be a more tourist-friendly city.
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Acapulco’s tourism industry experienced a major blow when destructive floods reigned in the city destroying almost everything. As if the city residents did not have enough problems such as dealing with the rampant gang violence, the floods were an added setback for the locals.
According to the Final GBTA BTI’s Outlook of the Year, there will be rising momentum in the business travel industry. However, there might be some serious obstacles related to business travel professionals. It was expected that 2014 would be a robust year for business travel spending. A major improvement in U.S. economy and increasing business investment would have resulted in steady profits. But the potential default and ongoing shutdown could easily derail progress. In fact, the impact can already be felt.
Skyscanner carried out a survey in October 2013 on the use of mobile phones while flying. For this study, 1000 international passengers were surveyed on whether or not they would use their phones on flights if they were allowed to do so. According to the results of the survey, a massive 61 percent of the respondents answered in the affirmative.
According to the industry experts, Europe needs innovative measure if it wants to remain on top of world tourism in future. For instance, it may teach petanque to Americans or pitch Alpine Air to the Chinese. According to WTO, Europe was still a major shareholder in the world’s overall tourism revenues last year. Its share was 43% amounting to EUR 356 billion or $457 billion.
The authors of the American Express Meetings & Events 2014 Global Meetings Forecast believe that there will be a decline in meetings per organization heading into 2014, because of two years of activity increases and moderate budgets. Policies related to meetings have been formulated to see to it that meetings are in compliance with company guidelines and as a result of these, industry activities seem to stabilize.
The Canary Islands welcomed 784,475 inbound visitors during September, which is 35,339 travelers more than in the same month last year (+ 4.72%), according to data provided by Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA).
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