TOURISM

The Power of Hispanic Consumers in the Travel Industry

Hispanics travel more, taking an average of two more trips than non-Hispanics. When traveling, Hispanics spend more than non-Hispanics by an average of $300 and are more likely to travel in a larger group of people, meaning more dollars spent per trip. ADVERTISEMENT Hispanics are a lucrative market and their culture often influences them. One …

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StayWell Holdings to tap tourism markets in Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe in mega expansion project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: StayWell Holdings today announced the start of an aggressive expansion project as part of its global market consolidation strategy in key growth regions. The ambitious expansion plan, which kicks off in the fourth quarter of 2022, comes amid rebounding international tourism seen in the first five months of 2022, with almost …

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Travel costs are rising, but travelers are still not canceling their plans

Tales of summer travel sure ain’t what they used to be. Instead of sun, sand and surf, many travel discussions now focus on inflation, rising fuel costs and flight cancellations, a situation that could derail a much-needed return to summer travel in 2022. Travel conversations on Twitter dropped 75% from April to May, while discussions …

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Can Nantucket survive the stress of year-round tourism?

Last summer, the line for Nantucket favorite Black Eyed Susan’s often wound along India Street, but the wait in line was worth it. A small, unassuming and slightly quirky space, it’s popular with both long-term islanders and ‘year-round visitors’ alike. This summer, however, co-owners Susan Handy and Jeff Worster were unable to open. The problem …

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The Kimberley’s tourist attractions are luring visitors despite overseas competition

Kimberley tourism operators say they are experiencing a bumper dry season, defying expectations that the opening of Western Australia’s border will result in travelers heading overseas. Key Points: Tourism operators in the Kimberley say they have defied expectations Businesses across the region are reporting an influx of visitors National parks in particular reported a surge …

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StayWell Holdings to tap tourism markets in Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe in mega expansion project

Dubai, UAE: StayWell Holdings today announced the start of an aggressive expansion project as part of its global market consolidation strategy in key growth regions. The ambitious expansion plan, which kicks off in the fourth quarter of 2022, comes amid rebounding international tourism seen in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million …

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Hong Kong lifts international travel quarantine after more than 900 days

CNN — The Hong Kong government announced the end of the official quarantine for international travelers after more than two and a half years of strict control of the pandemic. Under the new rules, which will come into force on September 26, arriving passengers will have to undergo three days of self-monitoring upon arrival. Hong …

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TDF partner, SEN to support entrepreneurs in the Saudi tourism sector

Saudi Arabia – The Tourism Development Fund (TDF) has signed an agreement with the Saudi Endeavor Network (SEN), the local representative of Endeavor International, to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs in the tourism sector. This will allow local and international entrepreneurs to benefit from support programs, financial and investment solutions and services provided by both countries. …

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Sechelt, British Columbia, is taking measures to severely limit short-term rentals, raising tourism concerns

The largest municipality on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast is moving to heavily restrict short-term rentals, sparking concerns from the region’s tourism sector. The new bylaw, which goes into effect in January, is a response to community complaints about noise, parking and party halls, according to Sechelt Mayor Darnelda Seegers. “It affects the quality of the neighborhood. …

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Integration of culture and tourism main goal of the document

Tong Zhengming (1st L), an intangible cultural heritage heir, shows bamboo weaving techniques of the Qiang ethnic group at a folk custom garden in Ningqiang County, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, 7 September 2022. [Photo/Xinhua] China recently unveiled its cultural development plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), emphasizing that culture is not only the …

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