Tourism News

Awaiting US Avalanche, Cubans Hit The Beach

September 1, 2015

Awaiting US Avalanche, Cubans Hit The Beach

Cubans are flocking to the beach in record numbers before a possible end to the US travel ban that would open the gates to American tourists and bump up prices.


Spain Heading For Record Tourism Year

August 21, 2015

Spain Heading For Record Tourism Year

The number of tourists arriving in Spain jumped 6.3 percent in July from a year earlier, reaching a record high as a weaker euro and security fears in competing resorts attracted more visitors to its shores.


No Decision On Resuming Commercial Travel To Cuba

August 18, 2015

No Decision On Resuming Commercial Travel To Cuba

The US State Department said there is no timeline for reestablishing US commercial air travel to Cuba, following media reports that Washington was working to begin scheduled flights between the two countries as soon as December.


Tunisia Allows Libyan Flights To Resume

August 18, 2015

Tunisia said it will reopen its airspace to flights to and from Libya as safety standards at its airports have improved.


Washington Foreign Visitor Numbers Surge

August 17, 2015

Washington Foreign Visitor Numbers Surge

The District of Columbia hosted a record 20.2 million visitors last year, including a 16 percent surge in foreign tourist numbers.



UK Tells Airport Retailers To Pass On Tax Savings

August 12, 2015

UK Tells Airport Retailers To Pass On Tax Savings

The British government has called on airport retailers to stop pocketing sales tax discounts meant for passengers after a newspaper investigation into the practice prompted a backlash from consumers.


Kenya Aviation Workers' Union Calls Off Strike

August 12, 2015

Kenya Aviation Workers' Union Calls Off Strike

A Kenyan aviation workers' union has called off a strike meant to start at midnight after resolving a pay dispute with the industry regulator.


Kenyan Hoteliers See Tourism Recovering

August 6, 2015

Kenyan Hoteliers See Tourism Recovering

Kenya's coastal resorts have seen a pick-up in bookings by western visitors, suggesting a tourist industry devastated by Islamist attacks may be starting to recover.


Greek Air Traffic Controllers Strike

August 5, 2015

Greek Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Several Greek domestic and international flights were cancelled on Wednesday as air traffic controllers went on strike at the height of the tourist season, asking for European-based reforms to be brought in to civil aviation services.


Spanish ATC Could Strike Again In September

August 3, 2015

Spanish ATC Could Strike Again In September

Spanish air traffic controllers will suspend strikes in August to avoid disruptions in one of the busiest months for tourist arrivals, but could resume them in September.