Mexico, Brazil, and Venezuela appeared several times on a list of places with beaches dangerous to tourists because of high level of violence, pollution, or the presence of dangerous species, according to research done by the World Tourism Organization, governments of different countries, and websites specialized in travel.
Equestrian tourism in Italy is growing in popularity. The industry includes not only horseback tours but also training courses and vacations in the saddle. Italy now plans to boost promotion of the local offer of equestrian holidays and events to attract foreigners, especially the young ones.
The European Commission in Brussels is working on the revision of Regulation No. 261/2004, which has regulated the rights of airline passengers since 2005. A large part of the proposed changes will lead to a significant reduction in air passengers' rights.
China's tourism industry has been growing steadily, with over 13.5 million employees, as more options become available and domestic and foreign travelers enjoy the opportunities and tours provided by the 25,000+ travel agencies. This month – October 2013 – a new law was introduced that is set to have a massive impact on how these tours are run, significantly increase their price and change attitudes within the industry.
The number of jet planes in the world is set to double in the next two decades, mainly due to the developing markets, notably China. This is a recent statement of the European manufacturer Airbus which has released its market predictions for the period running up to 2032.
Russian and United States officials have spent many months arguing about the best way to address the civil war in Syria and politicians from these two nations have continued to maintain a hostile rhetoric. However, one year has almost passed since one of the bilateral agreements between Russia and the United States was made. Its success indicates that the relationship between these two countries is not that bad.
The third edition of Hotel Investment Conference Europe which took place at the end of September focused on transactional and financial trends in the European hospitality Industry. The panelists, who were the members of the International Hotel Investment Council, gave opinions and facts about the industry. The following trends were identified at the conference.
While the economies of South America continue to grow, both political headwinds and the potential to oversupply still brings back hoteliers to reality. According to the South American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), opportunities, however, still remain in the region despite the growing difficulty in navigating its hotel market.
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The management of cultural heritage in Italy needs to be improved so that it attracts more tourists and provide more revenue. This is the main finding of a recent survey conducted by ISNART (National Institute for Tourism Surveys) among Italian tourism industry experts.
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