Paris tourism hit by attacks, protests

Paris tourism hit by attacks, protests

Already suffering from the impact of last year’s jihadist attacks, tourism in Paris faces a fresh challenge from the recent wave of violent strikes and protests, tourism bosses warned on Monday. Hotel bookings by Japanese visitors were down 56 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2015, while […]

30.05.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

La belle France keeps its title as top global tourist destination

(PARIS-AFP) – France welcomed 84.7 million foreign tourists in 2013 making it once again the most-visited country in the world, according to a study published Monday. The figure topped the 2012 number by two percent, and meant that when it comes to attracting foreign visitors, France easily beats the United States and Spain who had […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Istanbul bumps Paris to become top 2014 destination: TripAdvisor

Istanbul bumps Paris to become top 2014 destination: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Istanbul has emerged as the top destination in a ranking that serves as a barometer of the most popular travel hotspots trending around the world in 2014. The largest city in Turkey has pulled off an impressive feat in the sixth edition of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Destinations 2014 report, leapfrogging 11 places from last year […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Chinese tourists flock to South Korea in record numbers

Chinese tourists flock to South Korea in record numbers

(Relaxnews) – Growing interest in Korean culture and relaxed visa restrictions helped drive millions of Chinese tourists to South Korea, who outnumbered Japanese visitors to the country for the first time last year. English-language daily newspaper the Cho Sun Ilbo reports that 3.92 million Chinese visitors descended on South Korea in 2013, up a whopping 44 percent […]

16.01.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
China and Southeast Asia to experience tourism boom

China and Southeast Asia to experience tourism boom

(Relaxnews) – China, Vietnam and Myanmar have been named as up-and-coming powerhouses poised to lead the global tourism industry. That’s the synopsis of more than 1,200 senior travel executives polled in a major trendspotting report released at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week. “Asia is clearly the continent with the greatest travel […]

06.11.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Romantic Venetian reputation tarnished by drunken gondoliers

Romantic Venetian reputation tarnished by drunken gondoliers

(Relaxnews) – You could call it a case of drinking and paddling. Venetian gondoliers may have to take breathalyzer tests after the city received a series of complaints about their unruly, drunken behavior, including a booze-fueled incident in which a man stripped naked and jumped into the Grand Canal. The move is being proposed by […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Chinese tourists lead the boom in Asian luxury shopping

Chinese tourists lead the boom in Asian luxury shopping

(Relaxnews) – A new report published by the HSBC group titled “The Bling Dynasty’ explores the growing dominance of Chinese tourists in several key Asian luxury markets. According to HSBC’s report, Chinese citizens will make 88 million trips out of the country this year, a figure set to grow to 155 million by 2020. The study explored […]

31.03.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·