WARNING: SPANISH ISLANDS BAN ‘DRINKING TOURISM’ AND BALCONING

Laura Maudlin -
The government of the Balearic Islands decided to ban the so-called ‘drinking tourism’ which represents visiting a country merely for alcohol consumption. Drinking tours will be banned in the busiest ...

HOTEL CHAINS EXPAND THE SWISS HOSPITALITY MARKET

Nik Fes -
While the overall Swiss hospitality market shrank in 2017, the hotel chains grew significantly. The expansion mainly regards the economy segment of big cities....

BELGIAN TRAVELERS OPT FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN DESTINATIONS

Pat Hyland -
The number of Belgians going on holiday by plane is 35% higher than 5 years ago and has even doubled since 2010. Compared to the summer of 2017, TUI still records an increase of 7%. Three quarters of ...

FRANKFURT TO IMPOSE TOURISM LEVY ON LEISURE TRAVELERS

Theodore Slate -
The German city of Frankfurt is hoping for a new tourism levy to add several million euros to the city. All leisure visitors of Frankfurt will pay the fee per night starting next year....

CAPE VERDE TOURISM: NUMBER OF GUESTS GROWS 18.1%

Theodore Slate -
In the third quarter of this year, the number of guests in the country’s accommodation establishments grew 18.1% compared to the same period last year. ...