10 things you might not know about the youth travel market

According to Diego Saez-Gil, Founder of WeHostels and VP at StudentUniverse, even after several years working in the youth travel market he doesn’t stop getting surprised by how fascinating this sector is. Also what keeps surprising him is how many people from outside the sector, and even among those within the travel industry, don’t know much about it and […]

ITB World Travel Trends Report: Youth Travel

The ITB World Travel Trends Report 2013/14 was commissioned by ITB Berlin from IPK International, organisers of the 21st annual World Travel Monitor® Forum, held at San Giuliano Terme, near Pisa, Italy, in late October 2013. The report covers the main trends in outbound travel demand for the first eight months of 2013 together with […]

International tourist arrivals reach a record 747 million worldwide

In the first eight months of the year, international tourist arrivals grew by 5% to reach a record 747 million worldwide, some 38 million more than in the same period of 2012. Demand for international tourism remained strong throughout the first eight months of 2013, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Between January […]

International Tourism Up by 12 Million Visitors Through April 2013

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.3% in the first four months of 2013 to reach a total of 298 million, up from 286 million, despite a challenging global economic environment. Results were positive in all regions, with the strongest growth in Asia and the Pacific (+6%), Europe (+5%) and the Middle East (+5%) and weaker […]

UNWTO attempts to target double-digit growth for Africa’s tourism sector

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation says it is targeting double-digit growth for Africa’s tourism sector this decade. This is expected to be one of the major issues at the upcoming UNWTO General Assembly to be co-hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia this August. UNWTO regional director for Africa Mr Osman Ndiaye, who was in the […]