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The social and political crisis that has engulfed the South American nation of Chile, is set to cause further trouble, especially for the tourism sector. Thousands of more tourism jobs may disappear or be left vacant, adding to the already number of thirty- seven thousand eroded thus far. Unemployment figures overall stand at present at around seven percent, though the Ministry of Finance believes that it could be closer to the one- tenth mark. The present government led by Sebastian Pinera has proposed economic changes, but there have been street protests as a result of those. A recession is also a possibility in Chile. The Chilean Peso currency too has faced devaluation now.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/crisis-in-chile-impacts-tourism-news11301

Uploaded Date:27 December 2019

The tourism ministry in Tunisia is targeting nine million foreign visitors. Neighbouring Algeria is already a hotbed for inbound tourism. The bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook sent fears across the region, especially with the British travelers accounting for about 3% of the total tourism volume. But now the situation has eased out thanks to the emergence of some other players such as Jet 2 Holidays and Easy Jet Holidays. A number of top tourism players are also seeking to enter the country. This includes the likes of Four Seasons, Ritz, Marriott, Radisson and Accor. All this is set to let the tourism jobs’ market soaring. New emerging source markets will also help this North African country, especially with travelers from Russia now showing a keen interest on visiting.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/tunisian-tourism-minister-plans-to-reach-9-million-tourists-news11274

Uploaded Date:23 December 2019

For most countries of the world, acing the inbound tourism segment, means attracting a good number of Chinese tourists. This is because, the Chinese are now the world’s top travelers, and the ever- growing middle- class in the country, also brings with them, substantial wealth to invest during their travels. One country, that had until recently slipped under the radar for these Chinese travelers, was Serbia. But the country is making amends, as the numbers have risen by five times this year, in contrast to the figure for 2016. Improved bilateral ties between the countries, and a visa exemption has helped towards such progress. Neighbouring countries in Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia- Herzegovina have likewise, introduced such visa- free entry for Chinese visitors. Business intelligence received from the central bank has put the figures on tourism revenues to more than a billion euros last year. Serbia needs to constantly work on improvising its tourism offerings, as it does not possess the pristine beaches, that neighbor Croatia has.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/serbia-attracts-more-chinese-tourists-news11272

Uploaded Date:23 December 2019

A number of travelers these days are more conscious of environmental protection standards now. As a result, they often check for labels, but a lot of eco- labels end up confusing them. People have now started questioning the veracity of these claims, so want to understand the criteria that lead to these certifications being granted. One tourism consulting firm, has gone a step ahead by properly defining all the criteria. It is the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) that has defined the criteria based on economic, cultural, social, environmental and management- related criteria. Equivalent organizations include the likes of Biosphere Tourism and Green Globe. One website that is highly informative about the certifications is tourism2020.eu, that operates Ecotrans.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/eco-labels-are-confusing-for-hotel-guests-news11278

Uploaded Date:21 December 2019

Paperwork is one aspect that travelers worldwide get embroiled in, especially when at international airports, in spite of often, their best of efforts to the contrary. In order to ease up such processes, the World Travel & Tourism Association (WTTA) is planning to set up the use of biometrics at all such airports. Business intelligence supplied by the International Air Transport Association, states that over less than two decades on from now, the air passenger number will increase by 80%. Insights provided by Forbes magazine too claims that the USA has already been experimenting with such biometrics from 2017 itself. The biometrics would mainly involve facial recognition tools. There are some lobbies that are perhaps rightly opposing this move, due to their privacy concerns. But supporters of this initiative say that the benefits will far outweigh any compromises in privacy.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/travel-growth-may-be-helped-by-biometrics-news11280

Uploaded Date:21 December 2019

The advantages of Instagram to travel and photography is self- evident. Brands of all kinds are using this social media app to proliferate their digital marketing capabilities. However, there are also several challenges that are now getting increasingly more hostile. One such is the addiction now getting associated among several travelers. Even at some of the most iconic spots, all such Instagram users can think of is their perfect shot on social media. Tourism authorities are also feeling let down, with allegations of a lack of respect towards the local culture being hurled at this breed of tourists. A lot of these addicts are also being exposed to dangerous situations, especially when dealing with wild animals.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/travel-addicts-on-instagram-news11265

Uploaded Date: 16th December 2019

5G technology is not just the future, but indeed the present. It is opening up a lot of doors to the work mechanisms, especially for the hotel industry. It is providing improved connectivity and thus greater reliability concerning the work at various hotels. Among the aspects that 5G can push quicker includes Virtual Reality, the Internet of Things, automation and Big Data, all of which is highly reliable for this sector. New business models are also slowly emerging using this. The dependence on Wi Fi connections will also reduce with time. Right now, this technology is only available in a few countries, but the day is not far when it will be much more scalable.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/5g-technology-to-help-the-hotel-industry-news11264

Uploaded Date: 16th December 2019

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