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Travel news

International travel-related news all in one place – travel trends, traveller statistics, and worldwide issues affecting travel patterns.

Elephants walk across a national park in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro looms in the background
08 April 2019

Tanzania’s Government has recently announced that earnings from tourism in the country increased by 7.13 per cent in 2018.

A Spanish police car
04 April 2019

English-speaking tourists who need to report crimes or other problems to police in one of Europe’s leading holiday destinations are being offered free translation help during the peak holiday season.

04 April 2019

VistaJet has announced the launched of VistaPet, a comprehensive programme designed to ensure that all guests feel welcome.

Facial recognition technology
02 April 2019

Airports around the world are investing in technology such as biometrics in order to simplify the customer journey.

Vintage taxis on street against historic buildings in Havana, Cuba
01 April 2019

This November, Cuba’s capital city Havana will celebrate its 500th birthday – and considering the recent decline in inbound travellers that Cuba has experienced in recent years, Allianz Global Assistance believes that this will present the perfect opportunity to boost the country’s travel trade.

A flat tyre
29 March 2019

Police in north east Spain have arrested a gang of six men that specialised in robbing foreign tourists who had driven into the country by car.

Brunei, Southeast Asia map
29 March 2019

As of 3 April 2019, Brunei is to implement the death penalty for same-sex relationships – a move that indicates a serious deterioration of the security environment for LGBT travellers and residents. In response, Healix International has offered guidance for employers with LGBT employees travelling to and working in the country.

Machu Picchu and llama
28 March 2019

The Travel Foundation, Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise and EplerWood International have collaboratively published a report which details the hidden costs of tourism and urges destinations to account for these ‘invisible burdens’ in order to protect landmarks, ecosystems and community life.

Board showing cancelled flights
28 March 2019

Iceland-based budget airline Wow announced today that it has entirely ceased operations, leaving many passengers stranded overseas.

The Milford Sound fiord, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
27 March 2019

New Zealand is introducing a new Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) that will come into effect in October and will mean that travellers from 60 countries that are included in the county’s visa waiver scheme will be required to apply.

Global travel analysis
25 March 2019

A recent study from Get Going Travel Insurance offers a wide-ranging look at global tourism, posing and answering a number of interesting questions.