Rail journeys are fast becoming the preferred means of transit amongst modern travellers and it’s easy to see why. Stations are close to city centres, travellers save on luggage fees, and you can count on incredible views along the way. This is particularly true in Europe, where a comprehensive network of rail links ensures easy access to a mind-boggling array of destinations.
According to Eurostat, in 2017 1,043 billion passengers travelled by air in the European Union (EU), up by seven percent compared with 2016 and by 39 percent compared with 2009.
Helsinki and Lyon have been selected as the winners of the first edition of the EU’s European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, following a jury meeting in Brussels on September 24.
Innovation, traveller demand for diverse and authentic experiences in cities, and urban tourism governance models will be the central themes of the UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Experiences, to be held in Valladolid, Spain, in October 15-16.
A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions’, was launched during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 16 - 19.
The latest results from the Air Travellers' Traffic Barometer, produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys, highlighted that the good growth of long-haul arrivals in Europe balances the decrease of intra-European arrivals.
The humanitarian crisis in the Africa's Lake Chad basin, affecting parts of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, continues to worsen due to prolonged violence, insecurity and environmental degradation.
Statistics SA’s latest tourism and migration report, reflecting arrival numbers for June, reveals that South Africa saw marginal growth of 2.8 percent from June 2017.
The latest statistics released by the Costa Rica Tourism Board reveal a total of 40,907 visitors from the UK travelled to Costa Rica in the first half (H1) of this year, representing an increase of 2.5 percent compared to the same period in 2017.
A new study has revealed the importance of spa, leisure and other non-golf activities, European golfers now consider influential when booking a golf holiday.