Africa Seen as Growing Hot Spot for $3,000-a-Night Hotel Rooms

Major hotel chains including Marriott International Inc. and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. are on track to more than double their footprint across Africa in the coming years as the continent sees a boom in tourism. Marriott, which last year opened the JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge in Kenya with rooms averaging more than $3,000 a […]

Business And Tourism Location Shows Further Upswing For 2024

Malta International Airport (MIA) announces € 250 million investment programme until 2028 The gross domestic product (GDP) growth of the EU’s southernmost country is projected to reach to 4.0% in 2023, and to ease slightly to 3.8%, and 3.7%, in 2024 and 2025, respectively. Still, these figures show that Malta’s economic growth is forecast to […]

Thailand, China Agree on Visa-Free Travel in Boost for Tourism Recovery

Thailand and China have agreed on a bilateral deal to waive visa requirements for travelers, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, a move likely to accelerate the pace of the post-pandemic recovery in the Southeast Asian nation’s key tourism industry. Chinese visitors to Thailand will be exempted from visa needs beyond the current temporary scheme […]

India’s outbound tourism market size likely to reach $60 billion by 2031

The national strategy for sustainable tourism aims to mainstream sustainability in the Indian tourism sector and ensure a more resilient, inclusive, carbon neutral and resource efficient tourism while safeguarding natural and cultural resources. Indians could be the fourth-largest global travel spenders by 2030, according to a recent report by and McKinsey. However, they pointed […]

Thai banquet served for monkeys to boost tourism | Reuters Video

Reuters Now Posted The annual feast for thousands of monkeys in Thailand’s Lopburi province kicked off on Sunday (November 26) with plates of fresh fruits, vegetables and dessert laid out for them. Reuters Now Thai banquet served for monkeys to boost tourism More Hamas hostages freed with truce back on track Jenin residents survey damage […]

Mexico Tourist Boom Stalls After Super Peso Boosts Travel Costs

The travel boom that made Mexico one of the world’s top tourist destinations during the pandemic is coming to a halt as the appreciation of the peso increases travel costs, while making Mexicans opt to go abroad during vacation months. The number of foreign travelers arriving in Mexico during August, high-season for summer holidays in […]

Macau Casinos Boom as Chinese Tourists Flood in for Golden Week

Chinese tourists flocked en masse to Macau during the Golden Week holiday after the world’s largest gambling hub rolled out a busy slate of events, including a poolside dance party with former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, to entice visitors to casinos. Tourist arrivals over the eight-day break that ended Friday reached more than 932,000, taking […]

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