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...

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...

RUSSIAN OUTBOUND TOURISM FINALLY GROWING

Bill Alen -
For the first time in four years Russian outbound tourism has shown growth, the Russian Union of the Tourism Industry (RST) reported. The Union notes that since 2014, the outgoing tourist flow has onl...

VIRTUAL REALITY IN TOURISM BECOMING MORE REAL

Bill Alen -
At a time when tourism is becoming increasingly "experiential", interactive immersion is becoming a driving factor in the purchasing experience of tourism clients. Virtual reality in tourism plays an ...