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A report has been released recently titled the Global Report on Women in Tourism. This was jointly produced by Amadeus, the World Bank Group, GIZ, and UN Women in collaboration with the tourism consulting body UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The findings clearly reveal the intent of the sector to be more gender compliant. Interestingly the report confirmed that a staggering 54% of all tourism jobs are presently held by women, as opposed to the 39% figure for the rest of the sectors. The wage parity is also greater with women earning only 14.7% less than men while the corresponding figure stands at 16.8% for the overall economy. Leadership positions are also less of a male monopoly than in the other sectors, with 23% of all tourism ministers being female, though women account for only a fifth of all ministries put together. Countries as diverse as the UK, Morocco and Uganda have come up with recent legislations to ensure even greater parity across the genders.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/gender-equality-gets-good-marks-in-the-tourism-industry-news11258

Uploaded Date: 16th December 2019

The Barcelona City Council has requested the Parliament of Catalonia for an increase in the tourist taxes within the city. Tourism taxes may be popular across Europe, but not so in Spain, where any attempts end up getting even more unpopular than before. Within Europe, it is lowest in the Czech Republic, but highest in Sweden. Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin and Venice all charge higher rates. In Spain, it is only Catalonia and the Balearic Islands that charge some rate. Hoteliers do not want these taxes to be levied, as the relatively lower rates have allowed Barcelona’s industry to remain afloat even at times of a general downturn. Experts believe that a significant portion of the travel jobs may get lost in case of these taxes being further increased. Others believe that inbound travel numbers and subsequent jobs creation depends on several macro factors as well, such as the political climate.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/barcelona-plans-to-increase-the-tourist-taxes-news11261

Uploaded Date: 16th December 2019

Hong Kong has been burning for the past few months, with protests taking place all over the autonomous territory. This is already causing much economic distress, and likely to spill over to the tourism sector as well. As per business intelligence shared by the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, the former British colony has now slipped in to a recession. This is in sharp contrast to the three percent growth achieved last year. Inbound tourist numbers fell down from nearly seven million back in January this year, to a low of less than three million in August. The authorities have pledged tens of millions of dollars to support airlines, hotels and tour operators, yet the downfall is not abetting.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/hong-kong-feels-the-economic-impact-of-the-protests-news11249

Uploaded Date: 14th December 2019

Switzerland has always been particularly famous as a summer tourism destination, and so tries to maximize its earnings potential during the peak summer months. Now, the country’s tourism board- Switzerland Tourism- plans to go heavy on health and medical tourism. Keeping in mind the big economies of Russia, China and the Gulf States, traditional and digital marketing plans are being made. In these countries, there lies a latent demand for medical treatments. The tourism board has entered in to agreements with twenty Swiss hospitals, so they will lead this entire promotion. Foreign patients already account for two percent of the total beds being occupied in hospitals and clinics, as per a 2017 report. Revenues worth in excess of two- hundred million euros as being envisaged from this sector by the year 2022.

Source: https://www.tourism-review.com/switzerland-to-promote-its-health-tourism-news11251

Uploaded Date: 14th December 2019

Most people have very little information about the continent of Antarctica. Yes, people know that it is very cold, but there is the aura of mystery surrounding it. Even scientists know precious little about the continent. Booking a cruise trip to Antarctica has now become relatively easy and there are reasons why people ought to go for one of them. One such reason is the cold itself, as there is no other such parallel experience. Whoever manages to do it, will also be one of the few to do it, within one’s own circles. This would be gold dust for social media. If one can somehow link this with one’s business, the pictures alone with take care of the work’s digital marketing for some time. This is further boosted by the fact that the physical settings go for a photographer’s dream. It is also the ultimate adventure. The landscape is alien.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/antarctica-expedition-cruise-pure-adventure-news11243

Uploaded Date: 13th December 2019

The city of Turkestan is now easily recognized as one of the gems of the Central Asian region. Part of Kazakhstan, Turkestan is full of historical wonders. Some of the most important spots include the Tomb of Baidibek, Mausoleum of Ahmed Yasavi and the Domalak- Ana Mazar. Turkestan can also be a base for nearby spots such as the city of Sauran. This city is famous for its loneliness, as it is an abandoned spot. It was once the metropolis, at the heart of a global trading network. The Akmeshit Cave and the Boralday are some more touristy spots. Leveraging these and several more spots will help the country Kazakhstan generate numerous tourism jobs.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/turkestan-city-attracts-many-visitors-news11232

Uploaded Date:02 November 2019

There are several reasons cited by travelers for visiting the UK. One obvious such reason is to visit world- famous sites such as the Buckingham Palace and the Big Ben. Another reason is to attend iconic events such as Glastonbury or Edinburgh Festival. One less cited, but increasingly popular justification is to visit the locations and sets used for some of the most popular TV shows and films. This us turning out to be a highly lucrative revenue stream. Global published Travelzoo has compiled a comprehensive business research report on the overall extent of this screen tourism, with its impact on British tourism. An infographic has been compiled for the same. It was found out that the Game of Thrones series alone had contributed £50 million in to the economy of Northern Ireland, with a similar outlandish impact across the board.

Source:https://www.tourism-review.com/film-related-inbound-tourism-in-uk-news11231

Uploaded Date:02 November 2019

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