The U.S. travel industry appeared to be on the back burner for policymakers...
While Europe is far and away the most enticing getaway destination for luxury travelers from the United States, the top 'up and coming' luxury experiences and destinations for 2015 include Africa Safaris, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Croatia, Vietnam and Cuba.
Chinese tourists spent a record $164.8 billion overseas last year -- a 28 percent increase over 2013 -- as disposable income rose and more people ventured abroad.
Expedia has acquired online travel agency Travelocity from technology company Sabre for $280 million in cash, as consolidation in the online booking industry continues.
The UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer reports that international tourist arrivals (measured as overnight visitors) reached 1,138 million last year for a 4.7 percent increase over 2013; and 2015, promises to continue the trend.
As Chinese New Year approaches, global tourism entities are scrambling to attract the Chinese traveller to their countries.
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