Tourism

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 […]

UNWTO/GTERC Report: Asia and the Pacific grows in importance for Global Tourism

Adding further credence to the IATA 20-year forecast released this week,  the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC), presented its Asia Tourism Trends Report at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao (China) this week. The report shows Asia and the Pacific outperforming all world regions in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caribbean tourism records 7th consecutive year of record growth with 29.3 million arrivals

Announcing that 2017 is the Year of Adventure for the CTO, the Caribbean Tourism Organization revealed that Caribbean tourism surpassed 29 million arrivals for the first time, with its record-breaking performance once again growing faster than the global average. The Caribbean continues to break new ground, said Hugh Riley, CTO Secretary General, during the annual […]

Travel to the US suffers 6.5% Trump slump

President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the US appears to be deterring travelers from other countries around the world too, according to data from ForwardKeys. The travel intelligence analyst monitors travel patterns by analyzing 16 million flight reservation transactions a day. The findings show that after President Trump’s initial […]

Canada officially launches Connecting America initiative to attract more American visitors

Canada’s Frontier Duty Free Association has passed on news that the Canadian Tourism Ministry announced a $30 million three-year program entitled “Connecting America” – which is a TIAC/CTC initiative to attract more U.S. citizens to Canada. The FDFA supports this initiative and is very pleased with the Government’s announcement. The CTC is Canada’s national tourism […]