Travel headlines from around the Globe – Feb 2018

DECREASE OF AMERICAN TOURISTS TRAVELING TO CUBA
Although Cuba has reported a record of about 4.7 million international travelers, including around 620,000 American tourists in 2017, in the last months travels from the United States to the island have diminished….

TURKISH TOURISM EXPERIENCING GRADUAL REJUVENATION
The Turkish tourism industry has had a hard time in recent year. Especially numbers from the most important source market – Russia – decreased significantly. In 2017, however, there was an apparent turnaround.

EUROPEAN CITIES ATTEMPT TO TACKLE AIRBNB ISSUE
European cities are trying to tackle the issue of Airbnb and its lack of regulation. Eight cities are planning to write to the European Commission in view of improving the rules for the renting platform.

SPORTS TOURISM SCORES IN SPAIN
The increasingly common plan to visit a city with the excuse of attending a sport event means business. International sports tourism in Spain produced more than 12,000 million euros in 2017, at a time when the country…

NATURE PARKS IN PATAGONIA STRETCHING OVER 4.5 MILLION HECTARES
Chile is set to establish a network of 4.5 million hectares of nature parks in Patagonia, in order to protect and preserve the ecosystem and promote tourism in that area, according to a decree signed by President…
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MEXICAN TOURISM AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE
Mexican tourism contributes 8.5% to GDP and generates more than 9 million jobs in the country. The recent earthquake is feared to substantially affect the sector. The first reports are quite negative.

RIO TOURISM EXPECTS POSITIVE RESULTS OF CITY PROMOTION
Rio de Janeiro is currently facing a major fiscal and economic crisis, having to endure issues with public safety. The federal government announced a set of measures to boost Rio tourism so that the city becomes…

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