Traveling

Last year sees highest growth in international tourist visits around the world

4 days ago   |   By

Since 2010, the highest growth in international tourist visits around the world was witnessed last year.
This was according to the according to the UNWTO ‘Tourism Highlights' report for 2017. Globally, tourists spent a total of $1.34trn last year. The bulk of that was in the United States, where visitors spent $210bn.
The increase in tourist numbers was driven by sustained travel demand for destinations across all world regions, with many regions suffering from security challenges in recent years seeing a firm recovery.
Ireland welcomed nine million overseas tourists in 2017, spending a...
Read more ...

 

UNWTO says global tourist numbers go up by 6.0% in the first half this year

UNWTO says global tourist numbers go up by 6.0% in the first half this year

4 days ago   |   By

The UNWTO has said that international tourist numbers went up by 6.0 percent in the first half of this year, with southern Europe and Southeast Asia registering the biggest growth, due to an upturn in the global economy.
The tourist numbers surged to around 641 million in the period from January to June, which is around 37 million more compared to the same period last year.
“Today's release of international tourism data for the first half of 2018 serves as further proof of the sector's resilience and relentless growth trajectory,” said the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.
All...
Read more ...

 

International tourist arrivals grow 6% during first six months this year

International tourist arrivals grow 6% during first six months this year

4 days ago   |   By

As per the UNWTO's latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of this year after a record-breaking year in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in the period between January-June this year. The increase was fueled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an upswing in the global economy.
To quote the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, “Today's release of international tourism data for the first half of 2018 serves as further proof of the sector's resilience and relentless growth trajectory. We...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Traveling      Travel      City      Tourism      Destinations      TOURISM NEWS      International tourist      Europe      Asia      France      UNWTO      Pacific      International tourist arrivals  


Experience the magical ambience of the fall season by visiting the best...

Autumn is one of the fascinating seasons for a holiday in Italy. This beautiful season comes with a round of fresh wine, delightful delicacies, and vibrant colors that will... Read more ...

Experience the magical ambiance of the fall season by visiting the best...

Autumn is one of the fascinating seasons for a holiday in Italy. This beautiful season comes with a round of fresh wine, delightful delicacies, and vibrant colors that will... Read more ...

Experience the magical ambiance of the fall season by visiting the best...

Autumn is one of the fascinating seasons for a holiday in Italy. This beautiful season comes with a round of fresh wine, delightful delicacies, and vibrant colors that will... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia using the 'oil weapon option' could cause prices to soar to $150

Saudi Arabia using the 'oil weapon option' could cause prices to soar to $150

AP Photo/Anis Belghoul There is increasing evidence Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has been a critic of the crown prince. After... Read more ...

Better Air Yesterday and More Quilts

Better Air Yesterday and More Quilts

Riverton, Utah High 89 Low 61 It has been a little cooler and yesterday the air was a lot clearer. Today is another story, as it is very smoky again. We can't see the mountains... Read more ...

Canadian travel professionals explore Ireland

Canadian travel professionals explore Ireland

A group of Canadian travel agents has been exploring the island of Ireland this week - as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism NI and Air Canada. The travel... Read more ...

A few pictures of the fire damage at Mittry Lake

A few pictures of the fire damage at Mittry Lake

When I wrote the last blog I couldn't find all the pictures I took of the fire at Mittry Lake, I still can't upload pictures in Windows 10...last I checked blogger wouldn't... Read more ...

Jamal Khashoggi's family says they are 'sadly and anxiously' awaiting...

Jamal Khashoggi's family says they are 'sadly and anxiously' awaiting official word on the fate of the Saudi journalist who disappeared 2 weeks ago

CCTV/Hurriyet via AP The family of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said they are "sadly and anxiously" waiting on official news about what happened to him. Khashoggi... Read more ...

Monday's Best Deals: Halloween Costumes, Sonos Play:1, LEGO Apollo, Akira...

Monday's Best Deals: Halloween Costumes, Sonos Play:1, LEGO Apollo, Akira, and More

Halloween costumes , LEGO's incredible Apollo kit , and refurbished Sonos speakers lead off Monday's best deals from around the web. Read more ...

Here's how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal baby will fit into the...

Here's how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal baby will fit into the family tree

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Meghan Markle is pregnant, Kensington Palace announced on Monday, and will give birth next year. Here is how her baby with Prince Harry will fit into... Read more ...

Fabris joins Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

Fabris joins Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

Sandro Fabris will join Oetker Collection's Jumby Bay Island as its new managing director. He has earlier worked with prestigious hotel groups throughout the world and will... Read more ...

The Luxury Collaboration Elevating Fine Dining at Altitude

The Luxury Collaboration Elevating Fine Dining at Altitude

When executive in-flight concierge On Air Dining, leader in luxury wine and spirits Moët Hennessy and private jet charter marketplace Victor collaborate the result is the... Read more ...

The New Breed of Women's Watches

The New Breed of Women's Watches

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler . No longer an afterthought, more brands are introducing ladies' watches with dedicated... Read more ...