Tourism

Americans flocking to Florida on Labor Day weekend

Americans are still planning to travel this Labor Day weekend despite COVID-19 concerns. And despite being a “hotspot” of virus cases for most of the summer, Florida is reportedly the most popular destination, according to travel itinerary app TripIt. TripIt analyzed the top 100 destinations for U.S.-origin roundtrip flight reservations made from Jan 1 – […]

Urgent appeal from IATA: re-open borders and continue relief to sustain aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on governments to work together to urgently find ways to re-establish global connectivity by re-opening borders and to continue with relief measures to sustain airlines during the COVID-19 crisis. IATA’s call reflects deep frustration with government policies such as closed borders, travel restrictions and quarantines that continue […]

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 […]

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