Articles tagged “unwto”

Europe and Asia Are Driving Global Tourism Growth in 2018

Europe and Asia Are Driving Global Tourism Growth in 2018

Dan Peltier, Skift

Southern Europe and Southeast Asia are posting the biggest tourism gains this year, according to new data. But the United States is rebounding after 2017 was dominated by fears of a "Trump slump," and that's good news for the travel industry.

2 weeks ago

Eastern Europe at Epicenter of Region’s Tourism Growth in 2017

Eastern Europe at Epicenter of Region’s Tourism Growth in 2017

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

We've heard that Eastern Europe is having a moment with more seasoned travelers looking for the next undiscovered gem as Western Europe crowds grow denser. These numbers only re-confirm that.

4 weeks ago

Some European Cities Don’t Want Tourism Caps Even as Congestion Problems Grow

Some European Cities Don’t Want Tourism Caps Even as Congestion Problems Grow

Dan Peltier and Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given how attitudes over tourism have been boiling over across Europe's hotspots in recent years, some of the findings in this report, such as residents not wanting tourism numbers to be capped, are very surprising.

1 month ago

European Tourism Had One of Its Best Years While U.S. Had One of Its Worst

European Tourism Had One of Its Best Years While U.S. Had One of Its Worst

Dan Peltier, Skift

Europe's 2017 tourism story is nearly the opposite of its 2016 downward twists and turns. It wasn't a perfect year and some destinations on the continent are still struggling, but it's also a sign that many Europeans are choosing to travel closer to home to stick to their budgets.

9 months ago

Best Tourism Videos of 2017 Highlight the Art of Storytelling

Best Tourism Videos of 2017 Highlight the Art of Storytelling

Dan Peltier, Skift

These winning tourism videos don't use radical production elements to tell the stories of their countries. Instead, they let the landscapes and handshakes speak for themselves, and show why travel is such a beautiful and enlightening thing.

1 year ago

UNWTO Appoints Secretary-General Who Wants to Win Over Holdout Countries

UNWTO Appoints Secretary-General Who Wants to Win Over Holdout Countries

Dan Peltier, Skift

The UNWTO has been touting impressive growth in global tourism for years but, has only recently started to get more serious about the reality of overtourism. Travel brands will be watching how Pololikashvili responds to the problem, and whether he can get through to destinations that are struggling.

1 year ago

Destinations Struggle to Use Data to Manage Tourism Growth

Destinations Struggle to Use Data to Manage Tourism Growth

Dan Peltier, Skift

Some destinations are still early to the party in harvesting data from residents and travelers on tourism trends and impacts. Many have plans with how to use the information they've gathered but how that information is shared with local politicians and residents is still a work in progress.

1 year ago

Destinations Concede Their Food Tourism Marketing Efforts Fall Short

Destinations Concede Their Food Tourism Marketing Efforts Fall Short

Dan Peltier, Skift

Most tourism boards understand that travelers need to eat well if they want them to be happy and return. One challenge with that is determining what food trend to focus on -- and whether it will fizzle out or stick around -- before throwing marketing dollars at promoting food.

1 year ago

Chinese Travelers Set a New Record for Global Tourism Spending in 2016

Chinese Travelers Set a New Record for Global Tourism Spending in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

With less than five percent of Chinese travelers holding passports, last year's spending totals for international Chinese travelers represents only a fraction of the market's spending potential as millions more Chinese choose to travel abroad each year.

2 years ago

UNWTO Has 7 Candidates Who Want to Be the Next Leader of Global Tourism

UNWTO Has 7 Candidates Who Want to Be the Next Leader of Global Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

There are some well-qualified insiders and total outsiders with little experience in tourism among the candidates for the new UNWTO Secretary-General. Whoever is nominated and elected later this year will need to work more closely with governments at the national and local level to show them why tourism matters.

2 years ago

U.S. Destinations Have Already Lost $185 Million From President Trump’s Travel Ban

U.S. Destinations Have Already Lost $185 Million From President Trump’s Travel Ban

Renee Maltezou, Reuters

Some travelers -- including those from countries not part of the Trump Administration's travel ban -- have already thought twice about a U.S. trip this year and that's costing hundreds of millions of dollars the U.S. can't afford to lose.

2 years ago

Western European Destinations Had Little to No Tourism Growth in 2016

Western European Destinations Had Little to No Tourism Growth in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Although the term arrival is somewhat ambiguous and different destinations have their own definitions for what counts as an arrival, it's clear some European destinations had a tough year convincing international travelers to visit and Western Europe bore the brunt of that.

2 years ago