The number of foreigners visiting Italy is increasing in 2013. The outlook for 2014 is positive as well, according to the Italian National Tourism Observatory (INTO).
The Brazilian government investigates a FIFA tour operator offering hotel rooms for June 2014 for prices that are 40 percent higher than what the hotels usually charge.
We're all aware of the basic villa holiday concept, yet few truly realise the benefits. A lot of this is down to inexperience and naivety: if you've never been, how would you know? Yet taking a villa holiday is about much more than a simple change of accommodation, as the extra space and privacy offers a plethora of possibilities. Whether its privacy, home comforts or still staying connected, such an experience becomes more tempting when you look at the bigger picture.
If you are thinking about getting away for a bit, taking the kids on holiday, or going on that travel adventure you’ve always dreamed about, you may be considering your financial options. Travel finance is a huge topic and the considerations change depending on the type of trip that you are setting out on, and the ways in which you want to finance it.
From October 1st to 7th each year, Chinese employees are given the chance to enjoy a week long break and spend time with their family at top tourist spots and facilities as a part of the annual 'Golden Week'. The fact that this year's Golden Week encouraged 428 million tourists to travel through China and brought in a revenue of 223.3 billion yuan (36.5 billion U.S. Dollars) should be cause for celebration across the country but while many are cheering the results, a significant number of workers are questioning the real worth of the national holiday and hoping for some changes in the future.
Africa boasts of the most diverse natural and socio-cultural resources which have great potential in terms of tourism revenue. Nevertheless, lack of transparency and poor infrastructure has made the continent lag behind in this sector. A new World Bank report highlights some constraints faced by governments, and also offers solutions to develop and advance the continent's tourism industry.
A recent Business Events Council of Australia study has shown that the business events industry in the country has shown signs of recovery following the previous global economic downturn which saw delegate numbers decrease. Over the past year, it has been noted that the number of conference delegates visiting Australia has increased both in absolute numbers and in comparison to global numbers.
The Olympic torch is a symbol of the beginning of Olympic Games and it has already started its journey for the next XXII Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi, Russia. The countdown has begun and within 123 days, the Olympic torch relay will be covering over 65,000 km through every region of Russia.
Tourism is Cuba's largest industry and in 2012 it attracted over 2.8 million visitors and raised revenue of about 3 billion dollars. However until recently, the industry was solely run by the state and despite most other industries being allowed to contract private businesses in 2012, the tourism sector remained off limits.
In a meeting held in Bali, Mari Elka Pangestu who is the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy stated that there are many people employed in the tourism sector. It is for this reason that the ministry is putting in place new measures to boost tourism.
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