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Montevideo, August 21st 2018 - 04:23 UTC

Tag: tourism

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    UNWTO calls for greater awareness of sustainable tourism policies

    This two-volume report showcases 23 case studies from around the world of tourism contributing to sustainable development in all its dimensions.

    In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 June during the European Development Days (EDD), and called for greater awareness of sustainability in tourism policies and business practices as well as in tourist behavior.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:05 UTC

    Costa Cruises will incorporate four new ships, including the first powered by LNG

    In October 2019, the cruise line will welcome the flagship Costa Smeralda, the first cruise ship for the world market powered by Lng, built by Meyer shipyards

    Costa Crociere to welcome four new cruise ships by 2021. Between 2019 and 2021 four new ships will enter service with the Italian cruise line, based in Genoa, Italy, for an overall increase in passenger capacity of 43%. In February 2019, the company will welcome the new Costa Venezia, currently under construction at the Fincantieri plant in Monfalcone.

  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    Ushuaia 2017/18 cruise season “excellent”; provincial funds to upgrade port and city facilities

    Ushuaia received some 120.000 visitors from 332 cruise calls this last season, which was described as excellent

    Ushuaia received 120.000 visitors and 33.000 crew members this last cruise season which totaled 332 calls, according to the results made public by the mayor of Tierra del Fuego's capital, Walter Vuoto.

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 10:46 UTC

    Record inflow of international tourist to Mexico in the first quarter

    In the first quarter of 2017, a total of 9.4 million foreign tourists visited Mexico. This represented  6.217 billion U.S. dollars in tourism revenue for the first quarter

    The number of international tourists to Mexico in the first quarter rose to a record high of 10.6 million, a 12.6% increase year-on-year, said the country's tourism ministry on Sunday.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 09:01 UTC

    Shanghai World Travel Fair on May 24/27: 750 exhibitors from 53 countries

    SWTF, founded in 2004 is China’s leading travel trade show, and is co-organized by Shanghai Tourism Administration and Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions

    The Shanghai World Travel Fair 2018 (SWTF) 15th edition will be taking place next May 24th to 27th and promises to be overflowing with content given the significance of China for the world tourism industry. According to statistics reported by the China National Tourism Administration, the number of outbound trips reached 130 million in 2017, and an estimated US$ 115.29 billion was spent during 2017.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    Forum on gastronomy tourism organized by UNWTO, Thailand and the Basque Culinary Center

    The 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, will take place from 30 May to 1 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Following the success of the previous editions, the Government of Thailand and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, are organizing the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, to take place from 30 May to 1 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 13:45 UTC

    Falklands celebrates the growing success of the tourism industry

    The biggest cheer of the night greeted the announcement that Jenny Luxton had won the Executive. Director’s Award for outstanding contribution to tourism.

    Government House was a welcoming venue on Tuesday night for the presentation of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board’s annual awards. In addition to the hopeful contenders from across the industry there were most of the 28 newly qualified tour guides waiting to receive certificates.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 10:07 UTC

    President Macri recognized as first World Leader for Travel & Tourism

    Macri's clear message of Argentina being ‘open for business’ has benefited tourism enormously, underlined Gloria Guevara Manzo, WTTC president and CEO

    President Mauricio Macri of Argentina was recognized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) at its first World Leader for Travel & Tourism. The recognition was announced at the opening ceremony of the 2018 WTTC Global Summit which is taking place on 18 and 19 April in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    First opening of the QE2 floating hotel in Dubai

    QE2, has just gone through 2.7 million man-hours of transformation and is now permanently docked at Mina Rashid in Dubai.

    The UAE’s new floating hotel, Queen Elizabeth 2, will be opening its doors to the public soon, and ahead of the big day, some images have emerged of what the refurbished cruise ship will look like inside. The once world-renowned ocean liner that sailed the oceans for years, also known as QE2, has just gone through 2.7 million man-hours of transformation and is now permanently docked at Mina Rashid in Dubai.

  • Friday, April 13th 2018 - 19:02 UTC

    UK new rules for package holiday sickness cases to deter false claims

    The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) said there were about 35,000 claims over holiday sickness in 2016, a 500% rise since 2013.

    United Kingdom legal costs for package holiday sickness cases will be fixed under new rules aimed at deterring false claims. Similar controls are in place for other personal injury claims, but they will now be extended to cases when holidaymakers seek compensation. The travel industry says claims have mushroomed in recent years despite illness in resorts declining.