Travel News Feb 2018

ROME REMAINS FAVORITE ITALIAN DESTINATION
The latest report of the Italian statistic office, Istat, on the top Italian destinations among tourists in 2016 positioned Rome on the top. Venice is third after Milan, with 10.5 million arrivals.

AUSTRIAN TOURISM WENT UP DURING THE SUMMER SEASON
The summer season was very successful for Austrian tourism this year. The main markets contributing to the increase were visitors from Germany and Italy.

FOREIGN CRUISE OPERATORS FIGHTING FOR CHINESE MARKET
The Chinese market is the world’s second largest cruise market after the United States. The number of cruise passengers has been increasing by 76% every year for about four years. In 2016 the new record tally…

TOURISM INDUSTRY IN INDIA IS BOOMING
India’s economic growth is weakening. However, a record growth in terms of tourism saved Prime Minister Modi’s reputation as a successful reformer for now. India’s government announced another ambitious goal:…

HURRICANE MARIA: TOURISM INDUSTRY IN PUERTO RICO IS A VICTIM
Hotels, restaurants and businesses choose to close indefinitely while contemplating whether recovery is possible. The tourism industry in Puerto Rico wore optimism in the months before the impact of Hurricane Maria:…

TOP 5 SPANISH CITIES FOR VEGETARIANS
Most people traveling to Spain are excited to try the local cuisine in all its forms and varieties. However, it is estimated that about 10% of the world’s population is vegetarian. Many of these people are also…

MACAU TOURISM TO WELCOME 40 MILLION VISITORS IN 2025
Macau may receive up to 40 million visitors in 2025, which represents an increase of almost 30% compared to last year, as announced by the Macau tourism authorities during the presentation of the Tourism Industry…

DESKBELL SERVICE: A MILLION HOTELS STRONG
What if you could access information on a million hotels in one place? Even better, what if you could access information about that million hotels and access information about the local places of interest and local…