Tourism

ForwardKeys: Tourism to the Caribbean grew 4.4% in 2019

Tourism to the Caribbean grew by 4.4% in 2019, in step with tourism growth worldwide, reports travel tracking agency Forward Keys. The increase in visitors was driven by North America. Travel from the U.S., which accounts for 53% of visitors, was up 6.5%, and travel from Canada was up 12.2%, says ForwardKeys, citing data released […]

Chinese travel to the U.S. falls

Chinese travel to the U.S. fell 5.7% in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office. This is the first time since 2003 that Chinese travel to the U.S. slipped from the prior year. Although many reports are blaming the trade tensions between the two countries for the decline, the […]

U.S. travel industry could lose $100 million a day during government shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown could reach a cost of more than $100 million daily for the U.S. economy just through the impact on travel, according to a preliminary calculation by the U.S. Travel Association’s economic research department. This includes a daily cost of nearly $50 million in direct domestic travel spending, plus more than $50 million in indirect and induced […]

CTO Caribbean Tourism Performance Report 2017: some growth after hurricane impact; recovery underway

CTO this morning presented its annual Caribbean Tourism Performance Report 2017 & Outlook. The catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destinations last September slowed down tourism’s progress but did not stop it, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Ryan Skeete, the CTO’s acting director of research announced at a news conference […]

International visits to the United States +2% in January 2017; but five of top 10 inbound markets show decreases

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that the United States welcomed a total 5.6 million international visitors in January 2017, a two percent increase in arrivals when compared to January 2016. This figure (preliminary data) marked the first month of growth in total U.S. visits since June 2016. However, non-resident visits from overseas countries (all […]

UNWTO: Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

 International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade, reports UNWTO. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others drove results. Prospects for May-August 2017 remain high, says the agency. Destinations worldwide […]

International travel to the U.S. falls in December, full year 2016

International travel to the United States fell by 5% in December 2016, reports the U.S. Department of Commerce in its latest analysis from the National Travel and Tourism Office. Six million international visitors traveled to the U.S. last December, down slightly (-294,733 visitors) from December 2015. In December 2016 the top inbound markets continued to be Canada […]

UNWTO: Chinese tourists spent 12% more abroad in 2016

Outbound tourism from China, the world’s leading outbound market, continues to break records. Chinese tourists spent 12% more in 2016 than the year earlier, maintaining the trend of double-digit growth in tourism expenditure every year since 2004, according to preliminary data by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. China’s international tourism spending grew by $11 […]

Mexicans flock to Canada while US visits decline

Mexicans are forsaking visits to the United States, many in favor of Canada where their money goes further and visa requirements have been scrapped, according to the latest data from industry booking analyst ForwardKeys.   While US President Trump has talked about building a wall on the Mexican border, Canada’s new policy of visa-free travel […]

Canadian tourism arrivals hit 14-year high in 2016

Canada welcomed 19,979,334 travelers in 2016—the highest number since 2002 and second highest ever. International arrivals increased by 16% in Destination Canada’s 10 overseas markets, and 10% in the US market, for an average of 11% growth across the board. “I’m excited to say that 2016 was a fantastic year for our tourism industry,” said […]

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