Tourism industry

  • Vaccine news gives hope for early recovery of tourism industry

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech announced on November 9, a jointly developed vaccine candidate was effective at preventing more than 90% of test subjects from contracting Covid-19, according to results from the third stage of testing. …

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  • Northern Ireland tourism industry asks for urgent assistance to cope with business drop

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    The Northern Ireland tourism industry has said that around 3,000 tourism businesses might not survive without urgent assistance.   Minister Diane Dodds said that there had been “an alarming drop-off in activity” in the sector.   Dodds said that Titanic …

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  • Italy’s tourism industry struggling with worst crisis in recent history after outbreak

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    Italy’s tourism industry stakeholders have warned that “panic” over coronavirus could “sink” the tourism sector, as up to 90 per cent of bookings have been cancelled for March in some parts of the country.   Around 200 million euros’ worth …

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  • Hospitality is backbone of tourism industry but needs huge investments

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    During his Independence Day speech in 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged Indians to visit 15 Domestic Tourist Destinations by year 2022. It was beyond a mere appeal to promote tourism. It was reflective of the Government’s fast-changing policy …

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  • In 2019, the tourism industry of Turkey boomed with a 17% rise in revenue

    Published on : Thursday, February 6, 2020

    In 2019, the tourism industry of Turkey boomed with a 17% rise in revenue and a 14.1% growth in the number of visitors. Therefore, it is catching up with Spain, the sector’s prime competitor. This has been revealed by a recent study by the …

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  • India remains in the fringe of tourism industry internationally

    Published on : Tuesday, December 24, 2019

    The Indian tourism industry is aiming to garner $50 billion revenues by 2022 as it has immense multiplier impact on the economy and also drives employment, said NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant at the ’15th CII Annual Tourism Summit 2019. …

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  • Tourism industry gets realistic

    Published on : Friday, December 6, 2019

    After experiencing phenomenal growth of four years, sections of the tourism industry have become practical with a bump.   A state of the industry report witnessed that about 38 per cent of operators anticipated a decline in business in the next year, a sharp drop from …

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  • Hotels ask for GST relief for boosting tourism growth

    Published on : Saturday, September 21, 2019

    Since hotels boost tourism and generate more jobs, the tourism industry has sought one single rate under Goods and Service Tax to aid its growth.   “The imposition of 18% and 28% GST at different hotels creates confusion in the …

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  • Tourism industry in the Chenab region and Bhaderwah suffering immensely

    Published on : Friday, September 20, 2019

    Revocation of Article 370 and division of the state into two union territories has affected the entire tourism industry in the Chenab region in general and Bhaderwah especially.   Since August 5, tourism numbers in Bhaderwah has gone down radically. …

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  • Maharashtra seeks private capital to boost lethargic tourism industry

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    Maharashtra’s sluggish tourism industry is all set to get a boost and the State’s forts, especially Class II forts, are expected to benefit from this. Class II forts are those that are of a lesser historical significance and do not …

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  • Volunteers of the event are important tourism industry ambassadors

    Published on : Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    While roaming around at the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau/ Downtown Improvement District tent at 2019’s Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, I couldn’t help but look at the happy crew members for litter collection, identified by their bright …

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  • Tourism industry contributed $11.8 billion to Iran’s GDP in the past year

    Published on : Friday, June 14, 2019

    “According to the Central Bank of Iran, tourism industry contributed $11.8 billion to the country’s GDP in the past year. In addition, handicrafts exports made up $600 million of the GDP [in the same year],” the official said.   “The …

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  • Britain’s divorce from EU may cost billions to tourism industry

    Published on : Saturday, March 9, 2019

    Travel experts fear that the overseas tourism industry could lose billions over the next five years if Britain exits the European Union later this month without a proper deal.   With only three weeks to go until Britain’s scheduled departure …

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  • Cruise ship arrives in Mombasa with 648 tourists

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    The tourism industry got a major boost during the festive season after a cruise ship arrived in Mombasa carrying 648 tourists.   The MS Nautica arrived from the Seychelles with 400 crew on board and docked at the port last …

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  • Tourism industry in Jefferson and St. Lawrence grows last year despite high water levels

    Published on : Thursday, August 2, 2018

    The tourism industry in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties grew last year from 2016, in spite of the record-high water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River that delayed the season.   To quote Gary DeYoung, the director …

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  • Tourism industry needs to be balanced

    Published on : Monday, July 2, 2018

    At its very essence, tourism is a business and in order to be a successful one, there needs to be a balance between the needs provider’s (merchant’s) needs and those of the receiver (the customer). If the product is too expensive, then people …

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  • Tourism industry should strive for gender parity

    Published on : Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Griffith University researchers have found that there is a lot of work which needs to be done in order to achieve gender parity in the tourism industry, with more than 90 per cent of the UNWTO events last year still …

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  • Iceland reshaping its tourism industry based on FIFA World Cup

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    With a measly population of about 350,000, Iceland is the smallest country to have ever qualified for a World Cup. And despite being considered a favourite second team among global fans, few if any expect it to get past the …

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  • Climate change has considerable effect on the tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    The tourism industry’s impact in climate change has largely been underestimated, and based on this flawed impact, many countries have chosen development based on large scale tourist projects.   Tourism’s carbon footprint makes up eight percent of all global carbon emissions – …

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  • Batang regency aiming to develop its tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    With the government’s infrastructure development projects in full swing, Batang regency in Central Java is aiming to strengthen and develop its tourist industry.   Using the tagline “Visit Batang 2022, Heaven of Asia”, the quiet regency is aiming to become …

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