AMERICA

  • Spain beats US to second most preferred tourist destination spot

     Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Last year Spain overtook the United States and became the world’s second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said while on a visit to Italy.   Speaking late on Wednesday, Rajoy said 82 million people visited …

  • U.S. Travel Comments on Partial Federal Government Shutdown

     Thursday, January 10, 2019

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President Jonathan Grella:   “The ability to travel in the U.S. is a nonpartisan issue, and airports, visas and Customs appeared largely unaffected by the partial federal shutdown before Monday. But if aspects of the …

  • Cuba records 4.8 million visitors last year

     Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    The 2018 figure is higher than 2017’s 4.5 million visitors but lower than the anticipated 5.1 million arrivals, according to Alejandro Gil, Cuba’s minister of economy and planning.   Gil attributed the decline in visitor numbers to bad-weather events, including …

  • U.S. issues new travel warning of ‘increased caution’ for China

     Saturday, January 5, 2019

    The U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning for China on Thursday. It issues level 2 advisory urging U.S. visitors to exercise increased caution. The updated advisory warns that China can keep U.S. citizens in the country using so-called …

  • Shinola opens Shinola hotel in downtown Detroit

     Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Shinola has opened the doors to its latest product involving American ingenuity – a hotel.     Located in downtown Detroit’s Central Business District, Shinola Hotel is the first hospitality concept for Shinola and has begun taking stays as of …

  • African tourism industry remains resilient

     Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    The festive season in Africa marks the highest season in the tourism industry, with demand for getaway destinations in the continent going up. According to a Hospitality Report Africa – 2018/19, IATA’s most popular airline destinations in Africa in terms …

  • Following US alert UAE also warns its citizens about Barcelona

     Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    In view of the US warning to its citizens of a possible terror attack in Barcelona the UAE Consulate has also asked Emiratis and residents in Barcelona to exercise caution.   “Visitors and residents of Barcelona should exercise caution and …

  • Millions of Americans will tune in to Ireland this week

     Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Tourism Ireland kicks off its promotional drive for 2019 in the all-important American market Monday, 24 December – with a major, week-long TV campaign which will be seen by millions of potential holidaymakers for Ireland.   Tourism Ireland’s brand new …

  • African American Travellers contributed $63 Billion to the U.S. economy in 2018

     Monday, December 24, 2018

    African American travellers contributed about U.S. dollars 63 billion to the U.S. travel and tourism economy in 2018 as per the Mandala Research survey. African American travellers are a significant travel group and their spending increased from U.S. dollars 48 …

  • The Central America Tourism Agency’s (CATA) Ultimate Itineraries 2019

     Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    The Central America Volcanic Arc (CAVA) is a chain of volcanoes that forms the spine of the region and is therefore one of its defining characteristics. Volcanoes such as Arenal in Costa Rica and Masaya Volcano are frequented by visitors …

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