Australian tourists biggest spenders in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam – Australians are the top spenders in Vietnam’s growing tourism market, each outlaying more than $2200 a trip, according to an official report. In its first annual assessment of its $US15 billion ($A20.85 billion) tourism industry, Vietnam’s National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) reported 7.9 million international tourist arrivals in 2014. Australians accounted for…

Indian has been shedding that price-sensitive tag

MUMBAI, India – The average Indian has been shedding that price-sensitive tag when traveling abroad, it seems. Indian tourists featured in the global top 10 list of nationalities who spend the most on hotel rooms abroad. With an average spend of $141.45 per night, including taxes, when on an international trip, Indian travelers stood 10th…

Asia Pacific travelers taking more trips, spending more

By eTN Global Editor Created 22 Oct 2015 – 5:45pm SINGAPORE – Travelers from Asia Pacific are filling up their passport pages at a faster rate than their global counterparts and are now leading the world in leisure travel, according to Visa’s Global Travel Intentions Study 2015. The Study shows that travellers from the Asia…

World Halal Travel Exhibition: Invest in Halal

By eTN Managing Editor Created 19 Oct 2015 – 9:06am The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition (WHTS15) opened today in Abu Dhabi. Present at the three-day trade show exclusively supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, is HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings. Commanding 33% share of the MENA region’s Halal-friendly segment, HMH is…

Thailand: Turning cheap tourist destinations into quality ones

By eTN Global Editor Created 15 Jul 2015 – 3:15am Tourism & Sports Minister Kobkarn Watanawarangkura BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand plans to launch a fresh tourism strategy to turn inexpensive tourist destinations into quality ones, beginning from this year. Tourism & Sports Minister Kobkarn Watanawarangkura said the planned tourism strategy, which is set for implementation…

Survey reveals most expensive luxury hotels in Europe

By eTN Editor Created 20 Jul 2015 – 10:17pm Le Dune in Sardinia, Italy The Mediterranean island of Sardinia is home to the most expensive hotel in Europe, according to a recent survey from French travel website allovoyages.fr. The survey compared luxury hotels based on their average price for a standard double room this summer.…

Sustainable Futures for Marine Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities

Challenges and Opportunities Related to the Development of Marine Tourism to 2030   Sustainable Futures for Marine Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities   C. Michael Hall   (a) Department of Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand (b) School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, 39182 Kalmar, Sweden (c)…