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

30 July 2012

greekbeachThe ongoing fallout from the eurozone crisis contributed to an 11-per-cent drop in visitor numbers to Greece in the first five months of 2012 compared with the same period last year, according to the Bank of Greece.

27 July 2012

britinjuryFigures from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have shown a significant increase in the number of British tourists being hospitalised while abroad in popular spots such as Mallorca – which saw a 132-per-cent increase in hospitalisations in the two years preceding March 2012 – and Ibiza – which has seen a 40-per-cent increase in the same time period.

26 July 2012

daressalaamQatar Airways has opened a new daily flight route to Tanzania’s tourist circuit, connecting the capital city Dar es Salaam and tourist city Arusha with the Middle Eastern city of Doha, where the airline is based.

19 July 2012

boozegirlFigures from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have shown a significant increase in the number of British tourists being hospitalised while abroad in popular spots such as Mallorca – which saw a 132-per-cent increase in hospitalisations in the two years preceding March 2012 – and Ibiza – which has seen a 40-per-cent increase in the same time period.

19 July 2012

africamapThe Zimbabwe Tourist Authority (ZTA) has recorded an 18-per-cent increase in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2012, with a total of 346,299 arrivals compared with 294,198 in the same period last year.

20 June 2012

lifesabeachAccording to German travel operator Tui Travel – which owns UK brands Thomson and First Choice – Britons are avoiding Greece in favour of alternative holiday destinations, and the company has likened the effects of the eurozone crisis to those of the Arab Spring.

18 June 2012

southafricaSouth Africa is aiming to host 100,000 Indian tourists this year, according to Hanneli Slabber, country manager of South African tourism, including upwards of 8,500 from Kerala alone.

15 June 2012

airticketThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released figures showing a more than seven-per-cent rise in international air travel in April compared with 2011, outstripping the 4.3-per-cent increase in overall capacity.

11 June 2012

travelplansGlobal assistance company Europ Assistance Group has published its 2012 Ipsos/Europ Assistance Barometer, conducted by Ipsos, which analyses ‘Europeans’ Plans and Concerns for the Holidays’.

28 May 2012

Dar es SalaamETN Global Travel Industry News has reported that there has been an increasing number of violent attacks on tourists in Dar es Salaam (pictured), Tanzania, citing a letter that it says was written by the Hotels Association of Tanzania

17 May 2012

barcelona!There has been a substantial rise in the number of British tourists booking holidays to Spain this year.

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