Inbound statistics from Hong Kong’s Tourism Board have shown impressive growth in visitor arrivals from Russia, which now ranks fourth among European countries for tourists travelling to the city, with arrivals increasing by 54.7 per cent compared with other countries.
Los Angeles tourism is set to have a record-breaking 2012, according to figures from its Tourism and Convention Board (LA Tourism).
Italy recently hosted a conference entitled ‘The air transport market in Italy – which outlook?’, attended by 11 national airlines with a combined turnover of US$5.5 billion.
A new report from the US Federal Reserve has shown that business travel in certain areas of the US is slowing down, with weakened results expected for Boston by the end of the year, and a drop in incoming European travellers already recorded in Atlanta and Florida (although this drop was apparently ‘offset by an increase in business from Central and South America’).
Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines Corp. plans to add new planes and boost its international services in a bid to accelerate capacity growth to 10 per cent in the second quarter of 2012.
US-based leisure, business and franchise travel network Travel Leaders Group has released the results of its annual Fall Travel Trends Survey, which shows that Maui is becomingly increasingly popular.
Research from San Francisco’s University of California published in scientific journal Sleep has shown that a good night’s sleep after a travel vaccination can make the vaccination more effective.
Canadian health officials are calling the latest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Quebec City the worst in Canada’s recent history, with 141 confirmed cases at the time of writing, including nine deaths.
Despite efforts by health agencies worldwide, measles remains a major – and growing – problem in many countries.
A new report on the Lloyd’s of London insurance market published by Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, has found that Lloyd’s is seeking to improve its global competitiveness despite mounting challenges, which include low investment returns, record catastrophe losses, subdued economic growth in development markets, and uncertainty over the future of the eurozone.