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Travel news

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

29 August 2012

australiaAustralia is the most sought-after tourist destination in the world, according to a new poll by travel publication Virtuoso Life.

24 August 2012

beachFigures from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) show that between 2006 and 2011 more Australians died in Thailand than in any other country. Mandy Aitchison has more details

24 August 2012

vietnamairportA number of insurers are keen to capitalise on Vietnam’s growing outbound travel market and its current lack of insurer penetration. Stefan Mohamed elaborates

24 August 2012

businesstravelA recent study by assistance provider Europ Assistance USA has found that 31 per cent of international business travellers (or one in three) are concerned for their personal safety, while 27 per cent are anxious about potential terrorist attacks.

23 August 2012

mapAuthorities in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos are clamping down on dangerous and illegal activities in the country’s popular tourist area Vang Vieng in order to promote it as a safe destination for travellers, after a number of deaths relating to alcohol and watersports.

21 August 2012

glacierbayA Holland America cruise ship rescued 70 tourists from a sinking sightseeing boat in Alaska’s Glacier Bay on 19 August.

20 August 2012

chiosWildfires have been raging across the southern part of the Greek island of Chios, fanned by strong winds.

17 August 2012

patongA nightclub in Phuket, Thailand was devastated by fire in the early hours of 17 August, killing four and injuring 20.

14 August 2012

london2012UKinbound, a trade organisation representing the UK’s inbound tourism business, has issued a warning to the British government not to squander the ‘goodwill’ that its £9-billion investment in the 2012 Olympics has brought to London and the rest of the UK.

13 August 2012

cubaCuba’s National Office of Statistics has reported that tourism revenue for the country rose by 12.8 per cent in 2011, showing good recovery from the financial crisis and returning to levels enjoyed three years previously.

07 August 2012

backpackingFigures from Tourism Research Australia have shown a worrying fall in the number of backpackers coming to the country, leaving many tour operators in a very difficult position.