Tag archive for ‘Travel’
By Danielle Nierenberg On Sunday, April 11th, 2010

A Few Words About Tanzania

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Kigoma, Tanzania. Actually, we never even made it to Kigoma. Precision Air, one of only two airlines that flies to the remote region, had just suspended all flights for the More...

By Danielle Nierenberg On Sunday, April 11th, 2010

A Few Words About Kenya

Our entry begins in Maralal, Kenya, a place mostly known for its wildlife. And as we made the seven hour, bumpy trek from Nairobi—half of it on unpaved roads—we saw our fair share of water buffaloes, rhinos, More...

By Rajat Anand On Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Swine flu widens Thomas Cook’s losses

Thomas Cook Group Plc reported slightly widened losses in the last 9 months, with the swine flu playing a partial role as summer bookings reduced. This has led the group to adjust its 2010 profit ambitions to more More...

By Adrian Santana On Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Global tourism industry collapses: UN World Tourism Agency

The United Nations World Tourism Organization recently revealed, that international tourism fell by eight per cent in the first quarter of 2009. Europe has seen its tourism industry affected more than others, with More...

By Adrian Santana On Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Tourism and travel industry set to contract in 2009

The global tourism and travel industry is set to contract in 2009, according to a new report by Euromonitor International entitled “The Forecast Restatement – Travel and Tourism in a Crisis” launched More...

By Adrian Santana On Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Hotel occupancy in Hawaii at 22-year low

Occupancy at Hawai’i hotels sank to a more than two-decade low in March, with about one-third of all hotel rooms empty, according to the latest monthly survey of visitor accommodations reports The Honolulu More...

By Adrian Santana On Monday, April 27th, 2009

Swine flu worsens already dire global economic crisis

Many officials fear that the outbreak could be on the verge of a global pandemic, prompting American health officials to declare a public health emergency on Sunday. Swine flu outbreak 20 cases confirmed in the More...

By Adrian Santana On Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
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Europe Hoteliers Expect Chain Bankruptcies

A survey of 261 European hotel executives has revealed a worse-than-expected outlook for the hospitality industry with 79 percent of respondents predicting hotel chain bankruptcies in the next twelve months. Four More...

By Adrian Santana On Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Airlines to face $4.7 billion losses

The global airlines industry is expected to lose $4.7 billion in 2009 as the global financial crisis takes its toll on passenger and cargo demand, according to a statement released by the International Air Transport More...

By Adrian Santana On Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
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Spain’s hotel industry suffers decline

Spain’s second most important industry, the tourism industry suffered a 12 per cent year on year fall in guest stays in January. The figures have sent chills throughout the sector as growing concern over More...