Survey: Travelers shun hotel mini bars

By eTN Global Editor Created 2 May 2015 – 12:14am CHICAGO, IL – More than 70 percent of travelers say they never use hotel mini-bars according to a survey conducted jointly by GO Airport Express, and The GO Group, LLC. Just fewer than four percent said they always raid the mini-fridges, while 20 percent said…

Sustainable US resort launches horticultural gallery

Apr 15, 2015 Image via oakbrookhillsresortchicago.com OAK BROOK, Illinois – You name it, this US resort probably has a sustainable program for that. From beekeeping to a “foodscaping” garden, and even a respite waystation for Monarch butterflies, this suburban resort is launching what it calls a Horticultural Gallery on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. The…

What we can’t ignore in tourism development

Apr 22, 2015 UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai reveals the biggest drivers of tourism development and how they will impact communities for years to come in this Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) interview. As a champion of sustainable tourism growth, what are the biggest challenges — and therefore opportunities — that…

Sri Lanka to focus on $2 billion whale watching business

Apr 22, 2015 The whale watching business is worth $2 billion but unfortunately successive policy makers have not focused on the development of this market just like the cruise Business said Chairman Sri Lanka tourism promotions bureau Rohantha Athukorala at the unique partnership between Sri Lanka tourism and Sri Lanka airlines sponsored whale watching workshop.…

Turkey: Tourists spend 20 percent of their budgets on food

By eTN Global Editor Created 1 Mar 2015 – 10:09pm   ISTANBUL, Turkey – Tourists in Turkey last year spent almost 20 percent of their budgets on food, according to a recent gastronomy tourism report by the Turkish Association of Travel Agents (TÜRSAB). The 41.4 million foreign tourists who visited Turkey in 2014 spent $6.5…