HONG KONG INTRODUCES A TOURISM FORECASTING PLATFORM

Justin N. Froyd -
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has introduced a new "GBA Tourism Forecasting Platform" tool. This system is designed to analyze data for the Greater Bay Area (GBA), an ambitious plan by the cent ...

FOREIGN TOURISTS FEEL THE LEAST WELCOMED IN SWITZERLAND?

Joe McClain -
According to a ranking by the holiday portal Holidu, Switzerland is ranked last in terms of hospitality among the 25 most popular holiday countries in Europe. There are prejudices against the Swiss, o ...

HAINAN AND MACAO LAUNCHED NEW MULTI-DESTINATION TOURISM PRODUCTS

Nik Fes -
The Hainan Tourism Promotion Group recently visited Macao to promote Hainan's tourism resources and multi-destination tourism products to the travel sector. They aimed to strengthen the two-way linkag ...

CHINESE TOURISTS GROWING IN IMPORTANCE REGARDING LUXURY SHOPPING IN ITALY

Laura Loss -
The Global Blue data for the fourth quarter confirmed tax-free shopping in Italy ended positively in 2023. During this period, there was a recovery in spending of 122% compared to 2019, thanks to the ...

TOUR OPERATORS ARE PLEASED WITH EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS OF GERMAN TRAVELERS

Andrew J. Wein -
The first few weeks of the year are the prime time for booking summer holidays, with tour operators offering attractive early bird discounts. This year, German travelers are booking even earlier; earl ...