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tourism 3 2Tourism sector has yet to realise its potential in India,especially,when it has so much to offer which is uniquely Indian.The Govt. is also receptive to public private partnership in strengthening and building state of the art infrastructure. and professional cadre to service the tourist. The recent initiative of visa on arrival for 43 countries is indicative of the Govt.’s resolve to move in the direction of Tourism promotion.Segments like Business,Leisure and special categories of tourism like Medical tourism,Sports tourism,Hallmark events,heritage destinations & attractions,ethnic tourismetc. are now being looked at separately with due emphasis on each category. While Hospitality sector always had large groups/MNCs players,the Tourism sector essentially has fragmented participants or smaller scale operators.Large groups,only of late have shown keen interest in multi destination presence and investing in developing virgin spots as product development initiative,Even large projects like huge convention centre at Hyderabad are drawing interest from large groups. The promotional aspect such as large special events generating huge foreign tourist on the lines of Dubai shopping festival could be distinct possibility in near future.On the domestic side Kumbh Mela is a regular feature.. The potential for development of Tourist spots like Beaches,Mountainside,Village tourism,Hallmark sports events like Olympics,Ski Resorts,Disney like Destination,Medicities,Yoga & meditation centers deserves attention from all stakeholders and realisation is there now.The intent needs to be operationalised now.

Google is planning to expand its footprints in the travel industry. It plans to be the final one- stop solution where all travel- related services can be worked out. Its latest business innovation allows travelers to rent apartments. For this, it has tied up with the likes of Expedia, VRBO, Home away, Trip Advisor, Redawning and with hotels.com. As per this arrangement, entire houses too may be rented. One city that has already been entered in it is Amsterdam. Airbnb already occupies a substantial portion of the traveler segment thanks to its no- frills set up. Google had worked on vacation rentals earlier, but there were fewer opportunities back then in 2017.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/travelers-can-now-rent-apartments-with-google-news11002

Uploaded Date:20 May 2019

Due to the proliferation of Airbnb’s business model, the hotel industry is in for further swings in trends. One of them is the fact that luxury hotels will get smaller in size but will be even more expensive. This is because the middle segment will almost disappear, yielding instead to the Airbnb style brands. The luxury hotel segment will need to respond by introducing further business innovations to remain relevant for the top- end. So, luxurious facilities will need to provided in the future plus unique offerings. The middle segment will also up the ante in terms of facilities, without disturbing the price bracket. This, it will manage by reducing staff costs.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/hotel-of-the-future-will-be-luxurious-news11013

Uploaded Date:20 May 2019 

The African country of Angola has big plans to develop the field of gaming, in order to boost inbound tourism numbers to the country. This was finalized in Macau, alongside representatives from several other Portuguese- speaking countries. Several initiatives were highlighted in order to give this push. One was to provide a proper management training plan for the participants in it. Another is to create a megamarket surrounding Macau. The 7th Macau International Tourism Industry Expo also decided that cooperation would be encouraged among universities to make all this possible. This year, the expo garnered greater interest, due to the increased size of the exhibition.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/angola-to-develop-gaming-tourism-news11052

Uploaded Date:16 May 2019

Sport tourism makes a significant contribution to the economy of Austria. While on average, sports contributes about two percent of the economy in most EU member states, in Austria, it is about twice that. The employment effect is even greater as significant numbers of people are engaged in sport tourism jobs. A lot of this is to do with the fact that Austria has in the past hosted the Winter Olympics and the World Ski Championships. Innsbruck in particular is still associated with that image, attracting a lot of winter travelers. Now Graz too wants to bid for the 2026 global event. Austria’s hosting of the Euro 2008 and neighbouring Germany’s successful hosting of the 2006 Football World Cup has further accentuated the positive image to do with sporting events for this region.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/sport-tourism-grows-in-impartance-in-austria-news11021

Uploaded Date:15 May 2019

A thriving nightlife is one key ingredient for big cities to hit upon the formula of success in the tourism sector. This has been proven through business intelligence supplied by the Ostelea School of Tourism and Hospitality. The report goes on to claim that in Spain, about a fourth of the travelers visit the country, due to the reasons of an attractive nightlife. Tourism makes up about eleven percent of the nation’s GDP, with 3% coming from the nightlife aspects. The country also has a fourth of the population engaged directly or indirectly in tourism jobs. As per the Nightlife Association, Spain has the maximum number of entries in to the top 100 of the best night clubs in the world. Twenty- two entries are from Spain, with thirteen of the them in the city of Ibiza alone. Another five are in Barcelona, two in Madrid, and one each from Marbella and Lleida. The USA, Brazil, Italy and the UK follow Spain in the top 100.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/tourist-sector-benefits-from-quality-nightlife-news11051

Uploaded Date:13 May 2019

National tourism boards spend outrageous sums of money to broadcast their countries’ tourism potential and the best of sites. This is something that for three countries is now being done by a hugely popular TV series. For Spain, Croatia and Ireland, the Game of Thrones (GOT) TV series is proving to be a godsend, as tourists are flocking in large numbers to catch the shooting locales. Season 7 of the show saw a whopping thirty – one million viewers, with numbers only expected to add up, in the ongoing eight and final season. GOT’s digital marketing outreach is also massive with twenty- three million followers on Facebook, eight million on Twitter and a further nine million on Instagram. Viewers curiosity has been aroused to explore the sites associated with the show such as Belfast in Northern Ireland, Dubrovnik in Croatia and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spain.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/perfect-tourism-marketing-opportunity-the-game-of-thrones-news11048

Uploaded Date:13 May 2019

Peru is fast emerging as a major hub for all kinds of tourism. It offers sites for archaeological, natural, gastronomic and cultural experiences. In particular, the country is primed to take off as one of the luxury tourism hubs. This is one form of tourism, not affected much by seasonality. As per business intelligence supplied by Prom Peru, the country received more than four million international visitors in 2018, with six percent of them option for personalized services. This includes experiential accommodations at sites such as Lake Titicaca or at the Sacred Valley. They also demand scenic flights for the natural attractions and want more private visits. Luxury travelers particularly want their services to be in line with the efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/luxury-tourism-trends-in-peru-news10977

Uploaded Date:11 May 2019

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