Tuesday, November 24
A series of terror attacks around the globe, including Paris, Egypt and Mali led the U.S. State Department to issue a “Worldwide Travel Alert” late today for all US citizens who may decide to travel abroad.
Thursday, October 24
On the eve of a weeklong public holiday Su Hua makes a final stop at an office building in Beijing. He leaves ten minutes later, clutching tickets and visas for an eight-day Greek Islands tour for himself and his wife, a $6,500 treat. For Su, a 36-year-old electrical engineer, it’s his third vacation in Europe but the first time that he’s booked online. “Last time I had to make lots of phone calls. Now it’s all done online. This is much more transparent and convenient,” he says.
Wednesday, October 23
It’s been roughly 50 years since foreign tourism–a hallmark of an educated middle class–took off in much of the world. The growth since then has been nearly exponential, and emerging Asia today is driving much of it. Asia-Pacific is also the destination of choice for much of the new mass travel, especially when you include domestic trips across the vastness of China and India.
Monday, October 14
Mauritius, which is positioning itself to become an ocean economy, has expressed interest in signing an Air Services Agreement with Sri Lanka to boost bilateral trade between the two countries, a communiqué by Sri Lanka’s Industry and Commerce Ministry quoting Mauritius Foreign Minister Avin Boolell said.
Tuesday, October 08
Tumble for Mauritius. While the island was included in the top three of the most popular destinations for Indian travelers, it has lost its place in favor of Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand and Dubai. At issue: the depreciation of the Indian rupee and the price of the ticket rising steadily, among others.
Monday, October 07
With the boom of Internet booking sites, the traditional travel agent was, we were told, an endangered species.
Sunday, September 15
Not every minute of a business trip needs to be work.
Saturday, August 17
The CNN Travel staff has put in some hard miles.
Thursday, February 07
Plenty of so-called conventional wisdom isn’t really wisdom, especially when it comes to travel spending.
Saturday, December 08
The latest Pulse Survey of 246 incentive buyers and suppliers by the Incentive Research Foundation saw a downturn in how respondents are feeling about the economy and future incentive travel plans.