The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018).
In most cases, young Chinese tourists in Switzerland are not planning and booking their trips via local tour operators, but rather through online portals such as “Fliggy Shop".
According to data, 74.4% of international tour operators recorded an increase in bookings for this summer. This trend was also confirmed by ForwardKeys in terms of booked flights.
International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2018. Growth was led by Asia and the Pacific (+8%) and Europe (+7%). Africa (+6%), the Middle East (+4%) and the Americas (+3%) also recorded sound results.
In Spain there aren’t too many tourists, but the country is lacking tourism planning, says Professor Manuel Figuerola, director of the study, in response to those who believe that it is necessary to set a ceiling on the industry’s growth.
The arrivals of tourists in official accommodations should amount to 50.3 million, a million more than last year. Moreover, there is a positive trend in terms of source market growth for the Italian tourism.
As people in emerging markets see their disposable income increase, they are free to decide where to spend their holidays, where to study and where to do business abroad.
On a more micro scale, there are also many leisure-related businesses that rely on tourist income to make them profitable. Naturally, hotels and bars are obvious choices but there is another sector that is almost as reliant and that’s casinos.