THAILAND INCREASINGLY INCAPABLE OF HANDLING MASS TOURISM

Pat Hyland -
Tourism in Thailand is registering massive growth. In the first quarter of 2018 there was an increase of 15.4% compared to 2018 (10.61 million arrivals). Last year, the country was visited by a total ...

BRAZIL READY TO CANCEL VISAS FOR U.S. CITIZENS TO BOOST TOURISM

Nik Fes -
The new Brazilian government intends to unilaterally abolish visa requirements for U.S. citizens, as claimed by the country’s Minister of Tourism Marcelo Álvaro Antônio. The aim is to boost tourism in...

FRENCH TOURISM – REVIVAL IS EXPECTED

James Morris -
At risk in 2016, French tourism ended the year with a slight improvement in hotel occupancy. The positive trend is expected to continue throughout 2017, provided that the most affluent foreign tourist...

CATALAN CRISIS AFFECTED THE TOURISM SECTOR IN BARCELONA

Alec Hills -
Bookings in the hotels in Barcelona are down by 10% for the first trimester of 2018, which could bring the hoteliers to lay off some of their staff. It is clear that the Catalan crisis have had a cons...

TOURISM IN VENEZUELA DECREASING EVERY DAY

Justin N. Froyd -
The president of Venezuela’s Higher Council of Tourism (Conseturismo), Jesús Irausquín, said that tourism in Venezuela is decreasing, to the point that during the present holiday season, accommodation...