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

Sign pointing towards the Everest base camp.
15 February 2019

Chinese officials have announced that the Mount Everest base camp in Tibet is to be closed to tourists ‘until further notice’, so that the rubbish that has piled up there can be cleaned up.

Brexit jigsaw
14 February 2019

The Health Insurance Group, a provider of health and wellbeing advice and solutions, has warned that businesses with employees that travel to the European Union for work should ensure all passports are renewed in time for the potential outcome of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit situation after 29 March.

A bus pulls up into the Bangkok BRT in Bangkok, Thailand
13 February 2019

In a move which aims to quell perceptions of Thailand as a dangerous tourist destination, the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) is teaming up with state agencies such as the Department of Land Transport, Marine Department and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to improve tourist safety standards across the country.

Golden Gate Bridge, California
12 February 2019

A study has revealed that the US is failing to keep up with the growing global tourism industry, despite a seven-per-cent increase in travel and tourism worldwide.

Flag of Saudi Arabia
11 February 2019

Saudi Arabia is considering lifting a 30-year ban which restricts the travel of its citizens to Thailand.

Romantic getaway
07 February 2019

As highlighted by Allianz Global Assistance (Allianz) USA, ‘couples are heading to warmer destinations this Valentine’s Day’ - New York City (NYC), US and Cancun, Mexico mark the top two holiday locations.

Hotel room
06 February 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK has enforced stricter advertising regulations following misleading discount claims on several hotel-booking sites.

A businessman watching our fragile planet
06 February 2019

The World Travel & Tourism Council recently released a wide-ranging report in which it discusses the various ‘mega trends’ that it forecasts in the global travel industry over the coming decades.

Countdown to B-R-E-X-I-T
04 February 2019

According to a new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council, a no-deal Brexit could result in the loss of thousands of travel and tourism jobs both in the UK and in Europe.

30 January 2019

YouGov decided to find out if concerns over Brexit are translating into travel trends.

Heathrow Airport
29 January 2019

London Heathrow Airport in the UK is rolling out new artificial intelligence (AI) technology that, it is hoped, will help to cut down on flight delays.