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Tourism drive for 2018 presented at world’s largest travel fair

November 9, 2017 Veronica Walsh 0

Seventy Irish tourism organizations – incorporating the Bush Hotel in Carrick-On-Shannon – are joining Tourism Ireland at World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week. WTM marks the start of Ireland’s special drive abroad for the 2018 season.

Over the three days, the Irish organizations will participate in a huge number of gatherings with British and universal tour administrators – to arrange and trade fundamental contracts for 2018. Coordinators evaluate that practically £3 billion’s (about €3.4 billion’s) worth of business was done finally at last year’s WTM. Ireland’s solid particicpation at World Travel Market is especially critical this year, with regards to Brexit and its suggestions for Irish tourism, in 2018 and in years to come.

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Tourism taking off in China

November 9, 2017 Veronica Walsh 0

Hong Kong may be the world’s most travelled city this year, however a potential, though amazing, future contender is rising up out of the sidelines. Chongqing – a noteworthy Yangtze River port in southwest China – has turned into the world’s quickest developing tourism city, recording an astounding 14% development in its tourism a year ago.

That is as per the World Travel and Tourism Council, which reviewed 65 urban communities on the commitment that travel and tourism makes to their economies.

The majority of Chongqing’s development is evidently down to its notoriety with Chinese guests, however this isn’t to imply that it doesn’t have much to offer worldwide explorers, as well.

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Price increase in US national parks

November 9, 2017 Veronica Walsh 0

On an unseasonably dark Monday a month ago, enduring shower did not stop guests to Utah’s Arches national park. Long lines of traffic crawled drowsily past checkpoints; car parks completely filled constrained explorers to abandon their trails. Such disappointments are normal these days: Arches’ rock formations now draw more than twofold the guests they did in 2000. What’s more, it’s not a disconnected issue: the US National Park Service (NPS) announced more than 330 million visits in 2016 – 44 million more than when the new century rolled over.

Guest numbers at US national parks are taking off, yet the administration says a proposed value surge is for ‘support’, while slicing government subsidizing by practically $300m