The need for more variation in the area of Gulf tourism hasn’t gone unnoticed, and efforts are underway. This is why in 2015 a Louvre branch will be opened in Abu Dhabi. A bid for the Expo 2020 is also in place by Dubai. Saudi Arabia tries to attract more private investments in Mecca and Qatar is going to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The economy gets better and new hotels construction begins. Smith Travel Research reported that in the U.S. 18.5 percent more hotels are under construction, as of last April. As building perks up, hoteliers that once underwent great effort to differentiate the hotel branding are pushing their limits, if not entirely tossing the idea of 'separate brands' to the wayside. While this idea is not new, it is gaining steam across hotel brands.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised downward its global industry outlook for 2013 to $11.7 billion from the June projection of $12.7 as the performance of the airlines continued to grow at a slower-than-anticipated pace. The slowing down of growth can be attributed to the spike in oil price following the Syrian crisis and disappointing economic performance put up by many of the emerging markets.
Research published by PricewaterhouseCoopers US (PwC) in their Annual Corporate Directors Survey (quarter three 2013) has aptly demonstrated that today's company directors now recognize the increasing importance of information technology (IT) oversight, due to the fact that they spend more time on IT. IT is fast becoming a top priority for company directors. Despite that, new data from the survey shows that the directors feel challenged in this role.
In the dispute about climate warming the EU faced a large part of the world in recent years, including the USA, China, Russia and India. They did not accept the EU's emissions trading system which meant their airlines had to produce emission certificates for flights to and from Europe.
A recent study by Globe Shopper City Index revealed that the favorite city for shopping among tourists is London. However, Madrid and Barcelona share their leadership in other categories as well.
For many years, more than 80% of the global touristic activities have been focused on coastal zones. The beaches and coral reefs are the principal attractions.
Italy is a truly alluring country, with its unique combination of rural rusticity and urban verve. From the ancient grandeur of Rome to the timeless Tuscan hills, Italy's diversity makes it one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Just to the west of the neo-classical beauty of cultural Turin lies the serene municipality of Prageleto, which translates as 'icy meadow'. Situated in the upper Val Chisone, Pragaleto is arguably Northern Italy's premier skiing destination, blanketed with thick, brilliant white snow during the winter months.
The findings of a recent research carried out by an online travel portal, Hotels.com, reveal that a rapid influx of Chinese tourists all over the world has caused a global upward shift of most hotel prices.
If you are a business traveler, you have to brace yourself, for the coming year. Business travelers should be ready to fork out 5 to 6 percent more of what they are paying now for hotel rooms. These projections were revealed in a recent study by New York University.
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