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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Rio Sets New Year's Eve Record For Tourists
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 ›
Conference Board Projects Stronger Growth In 2019
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 ›
City Reports Highest Ever Inbound Visitation From Canada
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 ›
Chicago welcomed over 57.6 million visitors in 2018 – a 4.3% increase over 2017.
Commenting on the record results, Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel said that: “When it comes to attracting tourists and business travellers, Chicago can go toe-to-toe with any city in the world.”
The mayor... more ›
Winter Is Hot For Canadian Hotels
When it comes to what's visually luring travellers into booking a particular hotel, it turns out the money shot isn’t just of the view, but also the loo.
“Oddly enough, a bathroom photo [is important],” Bonnie Vesterfelt, Expedia’s Toronto area manager tells Canadian Travel Press' Ann... more ›
CLIA has released its 2019 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report predicting the top trends in cruise travel.
Through industry research, travel insights, and taking the pulse of travel agents, CLIA foresees social media and restorative travel as top cruise travel trends in the coming... more ›
Seven Big Disruptors For 2019
Over the past year, Canadian Travel Press' Women In Travel series has featured some remarkable individuals who impact the industry, both in Canada and around the world. In the first of a two-part end-of-the-year roundup article, some of the experts previously profiled in the section reveal what... more ›