THAILAND: TOURISM AUTHORITY REVISES THE 2019 FORECAST

Andrea Hausold -
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revised down its growth forecast for this year, bringing the estimated number of international arrivals to 40.2 million, below the 41.3 million targeted wit...

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 ...

HYATT: HOTEL CHAIN LEAVING GIANT OTA’S?

Michael Trout -
One of the world’s largest hotel chains is fighting its online booking platforms (OTA). Hyatt is threatening Expedia and its partner portals that its hotels will leave the booking websites. ...

UPCOMING TRENDS IN MICE TOURISM 2020

Larry Brain -
The general rule says that people travel for pleasure; however, the reality is that a fair share of tourists visits destinations for business reasons. The MICE segment (meetings, incentives, conferenc...

MADAGASCAR TOURISM FACES SUBSTANTIAL LOSSES

Tomas Haupt -
On the eve of the launch of the 2018 tourist season, which normally starts in April, Madagascar tourism sector is in the red. Tourism is suffering the full impact of bad weather with the destruction o...