INTERNATIONAL TOURISM UP BY 5% IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists bet ...

TIBET INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL OPENS ITS DOORS TO CHINESE PROPAGANDA AND CONTROVERSY

Communist party strongman’s visit, involvement in “Happy Lhasa” propaganda event, “laughable” Tibetan language and low Tibetan employee targets undermine company’s Tibet-friendly PR. The controvers ...

UNWTO CAUTIONS AGAINST POTENTIAL TOURISM TAX IN AFRICA

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed serious concerns about the negative impact that a new tourism tax on air passengers and hotel guests in Africa, currently being discussed among memb ...

THOUSANDS DESCEND ON BUSY 11TH ANNUAL EDITION OF TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY EUROPE DESPITE TUBE STRIKE

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Travel Technology Europe continued its popularity last week as thousands of Europe’s top travel technology professionals overcame the tube strike to meet with nearly 70 exhibitors at Earls Court for a ...

INTERCONTINENTAL, STARWOOD, WYNDHAM AND SHANGRI-LA CHALLENGED OVER RACIAL PROFILING IN TIBET

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A number of Western hotel companies operate or plan to operate in the city. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has been targeted by Tibet campaigners over its forthcoming luxury hotel in Lhasa and ha ...
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