Online Travel Dominates Tourism Market In India

Smartphones have tangibly changed the way world operated before their arrival. Earlier, when the market operated through Internet connection on personal computers, things were a tad bit slow since that category came from a different class altogether. But today, things are available at a cursory glance, and literally at fingertips. All the best things are [...]

The Hunger Games causes tourism boom in Georgia as fans flock to visit real-life District 12

Movie buffs are heading to Georgia in their droves to follow in the footsteps of their big screen heroes.
With a huge influx of film and television series being made in the U.S. state over the past few years thanks to a lucrative tax credit, a screen tourism boom has followed.
Blockbusters made in Atlanta and the [...]

New visa rules expected to boost U.S.-China tourism, investment

A policy change that will enable U.S. and Chinese citizens to visit each other’s countries repeatedly for a decade — 10 times the length of a current visa — is expected to spur more of the tourism and investments from China that have mushroomed in recent years.
The change, announced by President Obama in a visit [...]

Abu Dhabi and Dubai share rosy future in tourism

In the cavernous main hall of London’s ExCel conference centre, the stands of Abu Dhabi and Dubai dominate the World Travel Market’s Middle East section.
It is a fitting reflection of travel in the region in 2014, with both emirates enjoying a surge in numbers as so many of their neighbours languish in the face of [...]

Snap-happy bloggers are future for tourism

TOURISM NEW Zealand is harnessing the power of the selfie.
The organisation brought four Australian “social media influencers” across the Ditch and showed them the country’s North Island hotspots, so they could post Instagram photographs online.
Jasmin Howell (@friendinfashion), Emilie Ristevski (@helloemilie), Sjana Earp (@sjanaelise) and Sean Scott(@seanscottphotography) spent five days in September experiencing everything from Hobbiton to a [...]

Train station tourism takes off at Glasgow Central

Most travellers passing through Glasgow Central train station over the weekend probably did not notice the queues of people slowly picking their way across the vast expanse of the terminus’s glass roof high above them.

Clad in hard hats, gloves and reflective blue tabards, those who did look up might have surmised that the groups were [...]