Tourism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25442/all en Apartment surfing, family friendly luxury in 2013 travel trends http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/apartment-surfing-family-friendly-luxury-2013-travel-trends <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Peter Myers</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - When Robert Reid last visited London from the United States for a short trip he stayed in an apartment he found on a "couch-surfing" site in the off-the-beaten north London suburb of Muswell Hill.</p> <p>"I wanted to be at the place where The Kinks were from," says Reid. "The people were super and it gave me a great outlook on London and I appreciate the city more than I did before."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/apartment-surfing-family-friendly-luxury-2013-travel-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Euromonitor International Saadiyat Island Tourism Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733241 at http://www.globalpost.com Tourists out in force despite slowdown, set for strong year in 2013-UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/tourists-out-force-despite-slowdown-set-strong-year-2013-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Global tourism is proving resilient in the face of an economic slowdown, with tourist numbers growing at close to pre-crisis levels in 2012 and expected to increase by almost as much this year, the UN World Tourism Organisation said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Europe held onto its position as the world's most-visited region in 2012 but the Asia-Pacific is catching up, recording the biggest increase in tourists in 2012 and expecting another strong performance this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/tourists-out-force-despite-slowdown-set-strong-year-2013-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Leisure Tourism Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741114 at http://www.globalpost.com Rio sex motels to house World Cup, Olympics fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rio-sex-motels-house-world-cup-olympics-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A shortage of hotel rooms has led Rio authorities to invest millions of dollars to convert raunchy motels to accommodate the legions of tourists expected for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics.</p> <p>Shalimar, located in the upscale beach district of Leblon, is one of 60 such "sex" motels undergoing a facelift.</p> <p>Already 30 of its 62 rooms have been remodeled and given a minimalist look.</p> <p>Out with the red carpets, the mirrors, the heart-shaped water bed and the chains on the walls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rio-sex-motels-house-world-cup-olympics-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality industry Labor Law Motel Social Issues Tourism AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763996 at http://www.globalpost.com Football/Olympics: Sex motels revamp for World Cup, Olympics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/footballolympics-sex-motels-revamp-world-cup-olympics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A shortage of hotel rooms has led Rio authorities to invest millions of dollars to convert raunchy motels to accommodate the legions of tourists expected for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 summer Olympics.</p> <p>Shalimar, located in the upscale beach district of Leblon, is one of 60 such "sex" motels undergoing a facelift and already 30 of its 62 rooms have been remodeled and given a minimalist look.</p> <p>That means out with the red carpets, the mirrors, the heart-shaped water bed and the chains on the walls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/footballolympics-sex-motels-revamp-world-cup-olympics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality industry Labor Law Motel Social Issues Tourism AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 06:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764060 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe searches for charms to lure Chinese tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/europe-searches-charms-lure-chinese-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 200 mln Chinese seen travelling abroad by 2020</p> <p>* Europe should exploit Communist history</p> <p>* Spain seeks slice of market</p> <p>By Victoria Bryan and Clare Kane</p> <p>BERLIN/MADRID, March 7 (Reuters) - European countries will need to focus less on beach holidays and more on communist history, rolling landscapes and even poetic trees if they want to take advantage of growing numbers of tourists from China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/europe-searches-charms-lure-chinese-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Leisure Tourism Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:16:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776629 at http://www.globalpost.com Greece set for comeback as tourist destination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/greece-set-comeback-tourist-destination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* European tourism seen up 2-3 pct in 2013</p> <p>* Greece bookings rebound, Alltours sees 30 pct rise</p> <p>* Emerging markets to be main driver of global tourism</p> <p>By Michelle Martin and Victoria Bryan</p> <p>BERLIN, March 8 (Reuters) - Tourism in Greece is bouncing back this year in an otherwise flat European market, held back by the weak economic climate, travel industry executives said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/greece-set-comeback-tourist-destination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Leisure Tourism Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776918 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawmakers hover as more homeowners rent rooms to visitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/lawmakers-hover-more-homeowners-rent-rooms-visitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Peter Myers</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - For British student Carly Connor a trip to London for a city break would be impossible if she had to pay for a hotel so instead she rents a room in a Londoner's home.</p> <p>Connor, 26, is among a growing number of people taking advantage of a surge in the number of homeowners offering to rent out a room for a night or longer, with the cash a welcome addition to recession-squeezed budgets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/lawmakers-hover-more-homeowners-rent-rooms-visitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality industry Law Technology Tourism Travel Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:15:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5784777 at http://www.globalpost.com Seoul-foreign tourists accommodations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/seoul-foreign-tourists-accommodations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) -- The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it plans to make 350 more lodging establishments available for international tourists this year as part of efforts to boost convenience and attract more visitors from overseas, its officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>In response to the growing demand from international tourists for places to stay amid the scarcity of hotel rooms, the municipal government said it will come up with 350 rental houses, or 1,000 rooms, by the end of this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/seoul-foreign-tourists-accommodations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Technology Tourism Tourism in South Korea YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Wed, 27 Mar 2013 02:30:42 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5794901 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>We will shortly move the following features and focus stories:</p> <p>+ Pop art, rock or Nintendo: "Clouds" gather at Vienna museum</p> <p>+ Football: State-backed giants lose out in Russian league</p> <p>+ Love of art is blind for sightless museum visitors</p> <p>+ Short of water, Peru's engineers 'make our own'</p> <p>Austria-culture-art, FEATURE</p> <p>VIENNA, (Austria)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Austria Technology Tourism AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 04:15:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794944 at http://www.globalpost.com Study: Foreign tourism to India has fallen 25 pct. since fatal rape attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130331/study-foreign-tourism-india-has-fallen-25-pct-fatal-rape-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Delhi, Mar 31 (EFE).- Foreign tourist arrivals in India booked through travel companies have fallen 25 percent in the past quarter due to the impact of the rape-murder of a young Indian woman last December on a New Delhi bus, according to a study published Sunday.</p> <p>The investigation, carried out by the Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, or ASSOCHAM, found that the decline is greater among women, with 35 percent fewer foreign female tourists coming to India between January and March 2013 compared to the same period last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130331/study-foreign-tourism-india-has-fallen-25-pct-fatal-rape-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ASSOCHAM Human behavior Tourism Agencia EFE Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:15:40 +0000 Agencia EFE 5798299 at http://www.globalpost.com Women tourists desert India after sex attacks: survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/women-tourists-desert-india-after-sex-attacks-survey-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The number of foreign women tourists visiting India has dropped by 35 percent in the past three months following a spate of sex attacks that have made global headlines, a new survey has found.</p> <p>The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) says overall tourist arrivals are down 25 percent year-on-year, with holidaymakers opting instead to visit other Asian countries such as Malaysia and Thailand.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/women-tourists-desert-india-after-sex-attacks-survey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Leisure Social Issues Tourism AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 08:00:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798454 at http://www.globalpost.com Record number of tourists visit Istanbul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/record-number-tourists-visit-istanbul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Nearly a million people preferred Turkey’s financial and cultural capital Istanbul as their touristic venue this quarter, a record number in the past ten years.</p><P>Istanbul Cultural and Tourism Directorate said on Tuesday that at least 838,201 tourists visited Istanbul in the first three months of this year, a 23,8 percent increase compared to the same period last year.</p><P>The directorate hailed progress made by Istanbul in the sector of tourism at a time of economic recession across Europe.</p><P>The data also showed that every two of three tourists came to Turkey between Oct.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/record-number-tourists-visit-istanbul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Byzantine Empire Istanbul Tourism Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:06:34 +0000 Asianet 5801761 at http://www.globalpost.com High-profile rapes threaten India tourism business http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/high-profile-rapes-threaten-india-tourism-business <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A fatal gang rape in New Delhi didn't deter Germans Carolina De Paolo and Canan Wahner from traveling to India for a six-week tour. The attack was awful, but there is crime everywhere, they figured, and they'd take precautions.</p><P>Then a man sidled up to Wahner on a train to Goa and ran his hand up her leg a few weeks into the trip. On another train, a different man grabbed De Paolo's breasts from behind. "I wanted to scream and do something, but he ran away," De Paolo said. She never reported the crime, deciding there would be no point.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/high-profile-rapes-threaten-india-tourism-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Leisure Social Issues Tourism Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:07:16 +0000 Asianet 5801764 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese travellers are top spenders: UN tourism body http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/chinese-travellers-are-top-spenders-un-tourism-body <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese travellers are the world's biggest tourism spenders, splashing out a record $102 billion (78 billion euros) on trips abroad in 2012, the UN World Tourism Organisation said Thursday.</p> <p>The number of Chinese travellers to foreign countries jumped from 10 million in 2000 to 83 million in 2012, the Madrid-based body said in a statement, attributing the spike to China's rising disposable incomes and an easing of travel restrictions. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/chinese-travellers-are-top-spenders-un-tourism-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Social Issues Taleb Rifai Tourism United Nations World Tourism Organization AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802378 at http://www.globalpost.com Oman Air's participation in ITB Berlin a success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/oman-airs-participation-itb-berlin-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Oman Air is celebrating its participation this year in an extraordinarily successful ITB Berlin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/oman-airs-participation-itb-berlin-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia ITB Berlin Oman Air Tourism Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:31:51 +0000 Asianet 5803465 at http://www.globalpost.com