CUBA WELCOMED 23% MORE FOREIGN VISITORS

Bill Alen -
Cuba expects to earn USD1.5 billion in tourism revenue for the first half of the year. The island welcomed more than 2.66 million foreign visitors, up 23.2 percent compared to the same period in 2016,...

TOURISM IN SRI LANKA HARMED BY POLITICAL SITUATION

Kevin Eagan -
Sri Lanka's tourism industry is beginning to suffer the consequences of the political crisis in the middle of the tourist season. The uncertainty leads to cancellations by leisure tourists and busines...

HOTEL RESERVATIONS AFFECTED BY CATALONIAN UNREST

Daniel A. Tanner -
Tourism contributes 15% to Barcelona’s GDP. Hoteliers warn that the current instability caused by the independence movement in Catalonia may affect the hotel reservations and the profits of the indust...

THE RISK OF WINTER TOURISM – AVALANCHES HAVE THEIR VICTIMS EVERY YEAR

Theodore Slate -
On the Swiss ski slopes and in protected areas, the number of avalanche victims has declined markedly, according to the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF). In open terrain, the number of ...

VENEZUELA: WORST HOLIDAY SEASON OF THE LAST YEARS

Cecilia Garland -
Inflation, low minimum wage and a collapse of public services have caused hotel occupancy rates to reach record lows in Venezuela....