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Mexico is quickly becoming a beacon for medical tourism. Travelers from a number of countries visit Mexico for operations, that would cost double or even more back in theirs. Annually, the industry is worth twenty- three billion dollars. The states of Mexico with the highest potential in the same are Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya, Tamaulipas and Baja California Norte. The vast majority of these medical travelers come from the neighbouring USA. The share of US travelers to the overall pool is about eighty percent as per business intelligence supplied by the Medical Tourism Association. The majority of US travelers meanwhile are expected to come over from the states of Arizona, California and Texas.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/medical-tourism-rise-in-popularity-news11062

Uploaded Date:26 June 2019

A landmark case in the Czech Republic involving the hotel Brioni in the town of Ostrava has sent ripples across the tourism sector and otherwise in Europe. Two Russian tourists were made to condemn their country’s occupation of Crimea, and the hotel owner was let go off in the case. The reason cited was that tourism should be more than a business alone, but must allow the owner to dabble in one’s political philosophy. If this logic of collective guilt is applied, then someday a Turkish commoner could be denied entry in to Cyprus or a Chinese national due to the treatment of Tibet. Such politicization can adversely affect the generation of tourism jobs.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/hotel-services-in-czech-hotels-may-get-political-news11055

Uploaded Date:26 June 2019

One of the regions of the world, surprisingly keeping an eye out on the post- Brexit fallout in the UK, is Madeira in far- off Portugal. This is because, British travelers make up a substantial proportion of the inbound tourists here. The UK has already lost its top position to Germany, with a 1.2 percent drop in arrivals. The net spend may also come down thanks to the resultant devaluation of the Pound Sterling. The start to this financial year hasn’t been much better. As per business intelligence provided by the Madeira- based Regional Directorate of Statistics, there has been a further decline of 1.7 percent of tourists coming in from the UK. The Madeira Promotion Bureau clearly acknowledges the role that post- Brexit anxiety has caused to this drop- off. The bureau has thus focused its attention to Denmark, to somewhat make up for these lowered projections. Other countries such as Tunisia, Cuba and Turkey, as well as neighbouring Spain are leveraging this opportunity by attracting more number of UK- based tourists.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/madeira-tourism-worried-about-brexit-news11104

Uploaded Date:26 June 2019

Due to the problems associated with over tourism, the city authorities in Amsterdam, have come up with unique solutions. One of the aims is to divert the tourist traffic to lesser- known, but equally appealing attractions, away from the most crowded of areas. A guide has been prepared to this extent titled “Untourist Guide to Amsterdam”. The concept of fake marriages are being promoted by this initiative. This business innovation allows one to have a bride for a single day. The couple will then explore the city in their own way. Each month, a new such fake marriage can be courted. The entire money from these activities goes to a certain charity.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/unusual-solution-to-overtourism-in-amsterdam-news11098

Uploaded Date:24 June 2019

Gay tourism, was for long seen, as officially unthinkable, but is now increasingly getting mainstream. This is as a further mark of recognition to the LGBT community. This opportunity is being felt the most in Taiwan, which recently became the first country in Asia, to allow same- sex marriages. Progress has also been made in India. Singapore though has decided to not pave the way yet, while Brazil has totally said no to gay tourism. Those countries that have decided to make it legal, are reaping the rewards. It is proving to be beneficial for the likes of USA, UK and Argentina. Taiwan hopes to soon benefit from this business innovation.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/gay-tourism-developing-around-the-world-news11099

Uploaded Date:22 June 2019

While the concept of the sharing economy seems to have affected all, the one sector, perhaps most affected is tourism. Airbnb for instance has displaced several hoteliers due to its unique offerings. This effect is testified by the business intelligence from PwC. The company states that about twenty- two percent of all sharing deals worldwide, across industries, takes place for private overnight stays. This proportion has grown by six times since the year 2010. Bla- bla car has had a similar impact on transportation, especially in France. Online provider Yescapa, also from France is even more advanced than Airbnb, with a more mobile approach. Classic tour operators have now been left in the lurch, and only dreaming of entering the league of Uber, Lyft or Airbnb.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/tourism-sector-needs-to-adapt-to-the-sharing-economy-news11105

Uploaded Date:22 June 2019

Contrary to popular perception, tourism is not just the prerogative of the safest of countries. In fact, some of the most dangerous countries, have also taken steps to get inbound tourists on board there. One such example is Pakistan, that has taken the step of creating a website titled “Discover Pakistan”, in French. This innovation ensures that the visa process and other formalities get eased up substantially. Neighboring Afghanistan meanwhile, has created its own Ministry of Tourism. Syria was once a prominent player in international tourism, but for obvious reasons of safety has hit rock bottom. But now the Syrian Ministry of Tourism is engaging heavily in to digital marketing with the “Syria Always Beautiful” campaign, especially on social media. Most striking though, is that even North Korea has created a massive tourist complex, to boost inbound tourism.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/top-dangerous-countries-that-rely-on-tourism-news11093

Uploaded Date:15 June 2019

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