Tourism
Airbnb affecting the hotel market

Major hotels made up around 70 percent of consumer bookings, a drop from 94 percent five years ago Airbnb is making a dent in the lodging market, with nearly a fifth of consumer bookings going through the service in the United States in 2018. Major hotels made up around 70 percent of consumer bookings, a drop from 94 percent five years ago. In that same span of time, Airbnb has managed to go from three percent of the market to… (Continua a leggere)

Finale Ligure - 30 Maggio - Evento Biking 24H al Meeting Point Hotel Florenz

  Sul finire degli anni ’80, a Finale Ligure, si iniziavano ad organizzare le prime gare di Mountain Bike, i cui tracciati, particolarmente tecnici ed ardui, erano tra i preferiti dei “Riders”. Piano piano, all’inizio del Terzo Millennio, con la complicità di grandi Riders Internazionali, Finale Ligure, si è elevata sempre più a Polo Italiano del Biking. L’anno della svolta, è stato sicuramente il 1999, dove per la prima volta viene organizzata la prima 24 Ore di Finale Ligure. Con… (Continua a leggere)

Tourism: 58% of overnights stays in Greece are from EU countries

  According to Eurostat data Greece recorded impressive figures regarding inbound tourism, with EU visitors accounting for 58% of travelers who stayed overnight in Greece out of the 4 stays. According to Eurostat data, 22% were non-EU citizens, while the data revealed that according to the nights spent in EU tourist accommodation by the origin of guest in 2017, domestic travellers accounted for 52% of tourists and 35% were from other EU countries. International tourists from markets outside the EU… (Continua a leggere)

THE BAHAMAS IS SAD, BECAUSE CRUISE PASSENGERS NEVER VISIT…

There’s nothing like spending your hard earned cash to go on vacation, turning up to an incredible hotel, finding a room with a magnificent view, only to wake up and see it blocked by a gigantic cruise ship. Hello party deck, goodbye beautiful sunset. There’s nothing inherently wrong with cruise travel, but the idea of 5,000 people jumping ship and landing on your quiet vacation spot just doesn’t sit well. That’s especially true when you’ve paid for those people to… (Continua a leggere)

Swiss city gears up to combat 'latent resentment' towards tourists

Interlaken Tourism has taken steps to raise awareness about the benefits of visitors to the city. Interlaken, in the Bernese Alps, is one of Switzerland’s most visited cities. It offers tourists a range of activities from skiing and hiking to paragliding and rock climbing, and is the gateway to famous mountains such as the Eiger and Jungfraujoch. But according to Daniel Sulzer, the director of Interlaken Tourism, there is “latent resentment” among the local population because of the number of… (Continua a leggere)

Turismo spaziale, Elon Musk vende il primo biglietto per la Luna

Il misterioso e fortunato acquirente sarà svelato lunedì, l’unica indiscrezione finora è una bandierina giapponese. I primi voli test per il super-razzo Bfr sono in programma l’anno prossimo, mentre per le spedizioni più lunghe bisognerà attenderne almeno tre Il primo biglietto biglietto è stato staccato. Il razzo Bfrdi SpaceX porterà un privato a farsi una scampagnata intorno alla Luna. Quando, non si sa con precisione. Certo una meta mica male e non troppo turistica, visto che non ci capita nessuno dalla fine dei programmi Apollo negli anni… (Continua a leggere)

Inbound tourism records a substantial rise in Greece

  International arrivals up by 14.6% so far Greece is experiencing a rise in inbound tourism for one more year, according to official data. The latest figures released show a rise in the number of visitors entering the country through its main airports The Ionian Islands vice-governor of tourism, Spyros Galiatsatos, warned the people wishing to visit the islands to avoid coming unless they have booked in advance, as the vacancies are very few. Speaking to the Athens News Agency, Mr… (Continua a leggere)

World Tourism Organisation encourages travellers to visit Greece

The country needs support during these challenging moments, the organisation said In an effort to support Greece, after the devastating wildfires in the Attica region, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) urged tourists to see their plans of visiting the country through. “Tourists, stick to your travel plans and go there! Tourism means much-needed income & creates new opportunities!” the UNWTO said via Twitter. The tweet came after Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili had sent a letter of solidarity to Greek Tourism Minister… (Continua a leggere)

How the UAE is Pitching Luxury Travel to Chinese Tourists

Luxury travel is a segment of most destinations’ tourism industries. However, there are few destinations where luxury travel constitutes the key segment of a destination’s appeal. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has staked its claim in the global tourism market as a high-end getaway, in large part because of its dramatic construction projects like the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, or the Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago in the shape of a palm tree and home to thousands of luxury villas. China’s ever-growing… (Continua a leggere)

Italia e Malta un ponte per la Cultura

Passeggiare per La Valletta a Malta significa riconciliare antico e moderno in una unica visione. L’intervento di Renzo Piano con la costruzione del nuovo City Gate si pone come elemento di dialogo profondo con il contesto storico (già dichiarato patrimonio dell’Unesco) della capitale Maltese. La pietra come elemento di coesione tra tradizione e modernità è la materia su cui l’architetto italiano ha ridisegnato oltre alla Porta di accesso della città anche il nuovo Parlamento e il Teatro. Un grande architetto… (Continua a leggere)