More than 25 ministers took part in the second annual UNWTO & Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market with delegates sharing their views on how to work together towards long-term aviation and tourism sector growth.
All signs point to a glorious summer season as Cancun is named the top international destination for summer travel by Orbitz. Orbitz Summer Travel Insider Index analyzed air and hotel booking data from Orbitz.com and picked the 10 most popular summer destinations.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the Wednesday General Session keynote at the GBTA Convention 2013. The GBTA Convention 2013 will be held August 4-7, 2013, in San Diego, CA.
Hotwire.com revealed more results from its second annual American Travel Behavior Survey, conducted online on its behalf by Harris Interactive in October 2012 among over 2,000 U.S. adults. According to the survey, many Americans avoid traveling to major domestic cities because these destinations seem too expensive to visit.
The European Travel Commission (ETC) announced that the first quarterly report on European Tourism in 2013 - Trends & Prospects has just been published. International arrivals and nights to Europe for the first months of 2013 point to a slower, but continued growth for most of the reporting destinations. As 2012 was a strong year for tourism, Europes modest upward trend confirms the health of its tourism sector against overall economic turmoil.