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Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019
Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by Bangkok...

3 Dec 2019

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Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs...

By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles 24 May 2019

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Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame
Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame

Tourism brings many benefits to communities around the world. But tourism hotspots are feeling the strain as tourist numbers increase. Locals resent being crowded out of restaurants and parks. They resent paying inflated prices. Most of all they resent tourists behaving badly...

9 Apr 2019

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Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

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First global gastronomy tourism startup competition launched
First global gastronomy tourism startup competition launched

The gastronomic tourism sector is moving towards innovation and the diversification of its offerings. UNWTO, in collaboration Basque Culinary Center, has launched the first UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative dedicated to identifying new companies that will lead gastronomic tourism sector transformation...

19 Oct 2018

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WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019 applications are now open
WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019 applications are now open

The World Travel and Tourism Council calls on travel and tourism organisations to showcase their achievements by entering the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2019...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 5 Sep 2018

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Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist
Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited a country other than their own in 2017, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 10 Aug 2018

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Overtourism: A growing global problem
Overtourism: A growing global problem

The summer holidays are in full swing - and protests against overtourism have begun (yet again) in a number of popular European cities...

23 Jul 2018

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Top insights into the business of outbound travel
Top insights into the business of outbound travel

Commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, the Travel Market Index conducted by Grant Thornton reveals that most of the outbound travel-acquired through ASATA-member travel agencies was corporate travel, accounting for 56% of all travel turnover...

20 Jun 2018

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MSC Cruises, STX France signs fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship
MSC Cruises, STX France signs fifth Meraviglia class cruise ship

The Meraviglia class cruise ship will be equipped with a new generation of dual-fuel engines designed to run on liquefied natural gas and will feature environmental technologies inclusive of advanced wastewater treatment system compliant with the world's most stringent regulatory standards...

15 Jun 2018

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TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations
TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations

With its multi-year plastics elimination strategy, The Travel Corporation is committed to ensuring the environment remains vibrant for generations to come...

8 Jun 2018

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IATA addresses travel restrictions, evolves Open Borders Strategy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to remove onerous barriers to the free movement of people across borders.

6 Jun 2018

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MSC Cruises takes delivery of new, innovative MSC Seaview

The ship, with an iconic design and generous outdoor public space will be a game changer for guests who want to make the most of the sun and outdoors, while enjoying the sea during their cruise experience...

6 Jun 2018

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Cape Town becoming top art lovers destination

Cape Town boasts many iconic experiences, but it is fast becoming the world's newest art hot spot. Now there are new experiences for art aficionados as Cape Town finds its feet among the art capitals of the world, with artwork transcending the traditional craftwork mostly associated with Africa...

9 May 2018

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Conserving cultural heritage for future travellers

On 18 April, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, global attention will be focused on the need to conserve culturally significant monuments and sites. The doors of many sites around the world will open for free...

16 Apr 2018

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Take it from me: I'm not signing up to become a space tourist just yet...

With any type of human exploration, there are risks as we push boundaries, and there are inevitably mishaps and fatalities as a result. Space exploration is no exception...

By Rowena Christiansen 9 Apr 2018

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How to tap into the power of youth travel
How to tap into the power of youth travel

While growth in youth travel globally seems a sure thing, a critical factor remains for attracting more millennial and Gen Z travellers - and it's not avocado toast or free Wi-Fi...

8 Mar 2018

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The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans
The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Some may have cringed at the ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy...

By John Sinclair 20 Feb 2018

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Research: Young people who travel have increased sense of citizenship
Research: Young people who travel have increased sense of citizenship

Survey results give strong evidence that experiencing new cultures and viewpoints through travel enhances character attributes which prove a positive impact on citizenship, such as perspective, empathy and appreciation...

14 Dec 2017

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MSC Cruises push shipbuilding, design boundaries in agreement with Fincantieri

MSC Cruises has officially taken delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside - a new prototype pushing the boundaries of innovative shipbuilding and design - at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy....

1 Dec 2017

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Airbnb Experiences one year later: Foodies and millennials lead the way

Airbnb - as part of their vision to bring where travellers go, what they do and who they meet together into one people-powered platform - announced Trips a year ago. As part of that, Airbnb expanded Experiences to more than 40 cities across 26 countries...

28 Nov 2017

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Club Med awarded resort Brand of the Year
Club Med awarded resort Brand of the Year

Club Med has received the Brand of the Year Award in the Resorts category, for the second time, in the World Branding Awards...

9 Nov 2017

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G Adventures rebrands Yolo tours programme
G Adventures rebrands Yolo tours programme

G Adventures has rebranded its Yolo tours programme for young travellers to 18-to-Thirtysomethings. The new branding makes it more transparent to travellers what kind of trip they are looking to purchase...

2 Nov 2017

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A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet
A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet

A study of the interaction between tourists and a Maasai community raised questions about the boundaries between research, tourism and entertainment...

By Vanessa Wijngaarden 17 Oct 2017

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MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection
MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, further optimising aspects of security for all guests and crew on board the ship...

11 Oct 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Is Pruvo the hotel industry's next big disruption?
#InnovationMonth: Is Pruvo the hotel industry's next big disruption?

We received word of an Israeli startup that is causing a stir in the hotel bookings industry. Pruvo enables travellers to rebook the same hotel room for a cheaper price...

By Cari Coetzee 12 Sep 2017

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Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017...

7 Sep 2017

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Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake?

By Stuart Pallister 21 Aug 2017

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Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa...

8 Aug 2017

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Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper
Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper

Agreeing to use your home currency in a foreign land can significantly inflate the cost of every purchase. Thinking a bit more like an economist can help you avoid this mistake, and save a lot of money...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 4 Aug 2017

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