Agents' Choice 2019

Trends & Research

Come What May, Ireland Is Ready For 2019

Come What May, Ireland Is Ready For 2019 There's no doubt that 2018 was a spectacular year for Irish tourism, the question is – with the March 29 deadline for a Brexit deal looming large – whether the destination can expect the same kind of head-turning results in 2019, writes executive editor, Bob Mowat in this week's issue of... more ›
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ETC Reports Tourism Resilient In 2018

As Europe Prepares For Uncertainties Of 2019

ETC Reports Tourism Resilient In 2018 In its latest report, “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects 2018,” the European Travel Commission (ETC) found that Europe remains the most visited region in the world, with a 6% upswing in international tourist arrivals in 2018 compared to the previous year. This growth continues... more ›
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Beyond Sun, Sand And Sea

The Caribbean Has A Whole New Story To Tell

Beyond Sun, Sand And Sea Although over 75% of the Caribbean “didn’t even have a breeze” from the devastating hurricanes of 2017, the CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association said the impact of Irma and Maria were widespread across the region, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's... more ›
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Making Changes For The Better

Flight Centre Canada Continues To Develop Its Unique Offerings

Making Changes For The Better Ask Gavin Miller whether a world that is digitally transforming itself is going to change Flight Centre's strategy and he'll tell you: “The retail strategy is evolving and it changes, but in essence it’s a very similar one that we’ve had for years which is that we really value and we... more ›
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Brussels Breaking Records

Brussels Breaking Records Tourist are coming back to Brussels in their droves. The numbers speak for themselves. In 2018, almost 8.5 million overnight stays were recorded in the capital. What's more, the leisure tourism sector is undergoing a significant evolution and for the first time, is reaching the levels of the... more ›
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Munich Airport Flying High

Munich Airport Flying High Munich Airport had yet another record-setting year in 2018 as its total passenger traffic rose by a robust 1.7 million to an all-time high of 46.3 million. That represents a year-over-year increase of around 4%. During the same period, the number of take-offs and landings increased by 2.2%... more ›
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Record Results For Japan

Record Results For Japan The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is reporting that over 30 million overseas travellers visited Japan in 2018 – an all-time record and an 8.7% increase over 2017 (the previous record year). Naohito Ise, executive director of the JNTO in New York, said: “Tourism to Japan from... more ›
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Quite A Celebration

Rio Sets New Year's Eve Record For Tourists

Quite A Celebration For the first time in history, the New Year's Eve celebration held at Copacabana Beach, in the Southern Zone of Rio de Janeiro, had more tourists than residents in the metropolitan area. The celebration -- over 10 hours of concerts and 14 minutes of a firework display – gathered 2.8 million... more ›
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Travel On The Itinerary For Canadians

Conference Board Projects Stronger Growth In 2019

Travel On The  Itinerary For Canadians In its Travel Markets Outlook report, the Conference Board of Canada is projecting that the number of overnight visits from both within Canada and international markets will increase by 2.0% in 2019. While Canadian households are expected to face growing economic and financial challenges... more ›
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A Milestone For LA

City Reports Highest Ever Inbound Visitation From Canada

A Milestone For LA Los Angeles reached a historic milestone in 2018, welcoming 50 million visitors for the first time ever and accomplishing the destination's ambitious tourism goal two years early. The new record is 1.5 million visitors higher than 2017's total -- a 3.1% increase -- marking the... more ›
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