Tag: Americas

Indian tourists ranks 6th highest spenders in America

Indian tourists have been ranked sixth when it comes to spending time and money in the United States. They tend to spend more time during their stay in America as compared to U.S. citizens visiting India. Jonathan Ward, Principal Commercial Officer, US Consulate General at the 6th edition of Travel East conference organized by the […]

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Business, innovation, education– IMEX America 2016 is set to inspire  

  IMEX America, America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings & events, will take place from October 18–20, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian, The Palazzo, Las Vegas preceded by Smart Monday, powered by MPI on October 17. Strong demand from a multitude of new exhibitors and hosted buyer groups […]

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Tourism in Las Vegas sets a new record

Las Vegas has set a new record by surpassing 42 million visitors for the first time in 2015. “Las Vegas couldn’t have reached this achievement without the support of our resort partners and the dedicated workers who make the Las Vegas experience what it is,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and […]

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21 million more international tourists in the first half of 2015

Europe, Asia and the Pacific and the Middle east all recorded five percent growth in international arrivals and the Americas four percent. Limited data available for Africa points to an estimated six percent decrease in the number of international tourists in the region. At the sub regional level, the Caribbean and Oceania (both +7%) were […]

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Exports from international tourism risen to USD 1.5 trillion

International  tourism receipts increased by USD 48 billion in 2014 to reach a record USD 1,245 billion. An additional USD 221 billion was generated from international passenger transport, bringing total exports from international tourism up to USD 1.5 trillion. Receipts from international visitors spending on accommodation, food and drink, entertainment, shopping and other services and […]

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International tourism arrivals crossed 1 billion in 2014

The number of International tourists reached 978 million, between January and October 2014, which is 45 million more from 2013. During the first ten months of 2014, the number of international tourists grew by five percent. These numbers are increasing above expectation as recorded by UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. Accordingly the […]

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AAA: 4% more Americans are travelling during the holiday season

During the end of the holiday season, 98.6 million Americans are expected to journey from home, which is recorded as the highest by American Automobile Association (AAA). AAA projects that from the previous year there has been an increase of four percent travellers. “This is the season for holiday travel, and this year more Americans […]

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New York celebrates July 4 with a series of events

New York celebrated July 4 in a grand way through festive and patriotic activities all weekend long. The day was filled with celebrations including the iconic Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks display, Fireworks Night at Citi Field, Independence Day Celebration at Historic Richmond Town, outdoor summer music festival in Brooklyn, and cruising along the Hudson. However a […]

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The .travel domain helps El Salvador to flourish

El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, which has been slowly emerging as a promising holiday destination, recently disclosed that ‘.travel’ domain has helped the country to get automatically linked as a tourism destination. Ruben Rochi, then Minister of Tourism for El Salvador when the site was initially launched stated, “We chose to purchase […]

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Report: Hotels connected to airports via rail generate more revenue

According to a recent report, A New Partnership: Rail Transit and Convention Growth, released by American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the U.S. Travel Association, hotels which are directly connected to the main airport terminals via rail lines tend to receive around 11% more revenue per room than those hotels which are not linked with […]

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