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Travel news

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

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22 January 2019

The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer has found that international tourist arrivals grew by six per cent in 2018, reaching a whopping 1.4 billion.

Sri Lanka
22 January 2019

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Development Authority has announced its intention to hit US$5 billion in tourism revenue in 2019.

A drone hovering near some barbed wire.
15 January 2019

A drone expert has warned that most of the world’s airports and leading destinations remain dangerously vulnerable to ‘criminal or rogue mayhem’ driven by the ever-evolving UAV market.

08 January 2019

Several skiers have been killed in weather-related incidents in Austria and southern Germany, resulting in an avalanche warning for the Alps.

Flying drone
07 January 2019

Anti-drone technology will be deployed at Gatwick and Heathrow airports in the UK after pre-Christmas drone chaos.

Jamaican flag
07 January 2019

The 2018 festive period saw record numbers of tourists visiting Jamaica, according to the country’s minister for tourism.

Traveller with suitcase
03 January 2019

Online travel marketplace Travelzoo has released information about the destinations set to offer the best value deals for British travellers in 2019

Indonesia map showing area affected by tsunami
23 December 2018

The death toll for the tsunami that hit Indonesia late on the evening of 22 November has risen to 222

20 December 2018

Travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth has identified the top five biggest US traveller behaviour changes that it saw in its customers in 2018.

19 December 2018

Australian online travel agent Bestjet has gone into liquidation, leaving many travellers’ Christmas plans in the lurch.

Couple looking at map
19 December 2018

According to marketing body Tourism Ireland, 2018 was the best ever year for overseas tourism to Ireland, with a record 11.2 million visitors.