ITALIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY NEEDS RESTRUCTURING
In 2000, Italy was worth 5.8% of the world’s tourist expenditure. Today, the country is at 3%. In the next ten years, if strategies do not change, it will drop to 2.1% of the global tourist GDP, placed 182nd out…
TRUMP SET TO INTRODUCE MORE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
U.S. President, Donald Trump, plans to extend his controversial travel ban to citizens of other countries. The new travel restrictions should impact people from North Korea and Venezuela
PORTUGAL WELCOMED MORE THAN 21 MILLION TOURISTS IN 2017
Tourism in Portugal is ready to celebrate its best year ever. By the end of the year, the country should welcome more than 21 million tourists, above the last year’s hallmark of 19.1 million.
CHINESE TOURISTS EXPECTED TO HELP EU ECONOMY
Europe as a continent relies greatly on tourism. It is estimated that 10 percent of the economy of the EU accounts to this industry. EU leaders are now looking to improve the situation by bringing in more Chinese…
HOTEL INDUSTRY OFFERS JOBS TO ROBOTS
Thinking of hotel run by robots is creepy? What sounds like a fantasy movie is reality in Japan. Instead of human employees, a local hotel is in the hands of robots. Even though this is an extreme example, innovative…
TOURISM RECOVERY IN TURKEY? 46% MORE VISITORS CAME IN AUGUST
According to provisional data from the Turkish border control, the amount of foreigners arriving in Turkey in August this year has reached 4.6 million, a 46.35% more than in August 2016. The authorities rejoice…
OKTOBERFEST – FAMOUS BEER FESTIVAL BECOMING TOO MODERN
Every year, approximately 6 million people visit the world famous beer festival, Oktoberfest. However, surprisingly about 71% of the visitors are from Bavaria, with 58% being from the Munich area itself.