tourism

Kelowna, BC tourism sector recovers to ‘near pre-pandemic levels’ – Okanagan

Kelowna, BC tourism sector recovers to ‘near pre-pandemic levels’ – Okanagan

It’s no secret that Kelowna’s tourism industry is vital to its economy. According to Tourism Kelowna, approximately two million visitors come here annually and generate over $400 million in direct spending in local businesses. The organization’s president and CEO says while the past two years have been difficult for the tourism sector due to COVID …

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Indian travelers are more confident than Japanese and Australians

Indian travelers are more confident than Japanese and Australians

For the most part, residents of the Asia-Pacific region can travel again. But some are more confident in their packing than others. Travel trust is “diverse and nuanced” across the region, according to a new study commissioned by travel website Booking.com. About 11,000 people in the region were surveyed about their comfort levels and concerns, …

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IFTM Tourism Online Training Program for Portuguese-Speaking Countries on “Capacity Building for Sustainable Cultural Heritage Management”

IFTM Tourism Online Training Program for Portuguese-Speaking Countries on “Capacity Building for Sustainable Cultural Heritage Management”

MACAU, August 11 – The Global Tourism Education and Training Center of the Institute of Tourism Research Macau (IFTM) successfully held a virtual training program on June 14-15, 2022 on the theme of “Capacity Building for Sustainable Cultural Heritage Management” . As Macao serves as a service platform for trade and commercial cooperation between China …

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IAC slips as business slows at Angi and ad sales soften

IAC slips as business slows at Angi and ad sales soften

IAC said its second-quarter financial results put pressure on several key parts of its business. Leung Photography/Dreamtime Text size IAC: Shares bucked a broader market rally on Wednesday after the Internet and media holding company reported second-quarter financial results that showed pressure on several key parts of its business. In particular, IAC: provided a cautious …

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Is Japan open to travelers?  That’s where Singaporeans want to travel

Is Japan open to travelers? That’s where Singaporeans want to travel

Some 49% of Singaporeans say they are considering going to Japan for their next overseas vacation, according to market research firm YouGov. The interest of young citizens may be even greater. Some 68% of Singaporeans aged 16 to 24 said they were considering going to Japan on their “next holiday”, compared with 37% of those …

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Christiansburg officials are questioning the city’s participation in the regional tourism initiative |  Government and politics

Christiansburg officials are questioning the city’s participation in the regional tourism initiative | Government and politics

Several City Council members are raising questions about whether Christiansburg should continue to pay into a tourism program they fund along with the city of Blacksburg and Montgomery County. Christiansburg’s governing body, in a 4-2 vote last month, approved filing a notice of intent to withdraw from the agreement they entered into with Blacksburg and …

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The change of domestic tourist has helped Rajasthan tourism during Covid

The change of domestic tourist has helped Rajasthan tourism during Covid

RAJASTHAN IS OVER Over the years it has been touted to tourists as the liveliest part of India, giving them a truly royal experience. Aggressive marketing has taken its toll; the number of tourists grew steadily year after year, until the Covid-19 pandemic hit. In March 2020, 43.27 lakh domestic tourists and 86,573 foreign tourists …

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Dumbo locals are suffocating from the constant push for tourism

Dumbo locals are suffocating from the constant push for tourism

One of Brooklyn’s trendiest and most expensive areas is being choked with tourists, locals said. Residents of posh Dumbo say the local business improvement district has been damaging the area for nearly a decade for everyone but tourists — frivolously closing streets to events and creating a congested environment for day trips without any input …

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City of Bedford joins Traipse for interactive local exploration, tourism |  Local news

City of Bedford joins Traipse for interactive local exploration, tourism | Local news

Visitors and residents of the town of Bedford can now explore the area with Bigfoot in an interactive scavenger hunt-style experience through an app called Traipse. Part of the city’s tourism initiatives, Traipse creates scavenger hunts with puzzles to promote local tourism and small businesses in various communities. The interactive themed tours aim to grow …

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City of Bedford joins Traipse for interactive local exploration, tourism |  State and regional news

City of Bedford joins Traipse for interactive local exploration, tourism | State and regional news

BY SHANNON KELLY The (Lynchburg) News & Advance BEDFORD — Visitors and residents of the city of Bedford can now explore the Big Step area in an interactive scavenger hunt-style experience through an app called Traipse. Part of the city’s tourism initiatives, Traipse creates scavenger hunts with puzzles to promote local tourism and small businesses …

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