ITALY HOPES TO ATTRACT MORE CHINESE TOURISTS AFTER XI JINPING’S VISIT

Nik Fes -
Last week, Chinese president Xi Jinping visited Italy. With him there were many companies including the travel sector. Several agreements were signed in the past couple of days. This should lead to an...

THE SILENT REVOLUTION OF ROBOTS IN TOURISM

Daniel A. Tanner -
Don’t be surprised if you cross paths with a robot running up and down the aisles and entering the elevators, the next time you stay in a hotel. They take extra towels for guests, give information to ...

ITALIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY NEEDS RESTRUCTURING

Nik Fes -
In 2000, Italy was worth 5.8% of the world’s tourist expenditure. Today, the country is at 3%. In the next ten years, if strategies do not change, it will drop to 2.1% of the global tourist GDP, place...

FOOD WASTE: SHOULD THE TOURISM INDUSTRY WORRY?

Pat Hyland -
Every year, more than 1 billion tons of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Given its position when it comes to consumption on the food value chain, tourism industry is a key indust...

TRAVEL BAN: TOURISTS BECOMING A GEOPOLITICAL WEAPON

Nik Fes -
Tourism has for long mainly been a source of pleasure or a business activity with immense potential. However, to some experts it is inclining to become a geopolitical weapon. The current tense situati...
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