Document of :http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_34821.shtmlSpain could lose four milliontourists this yearlarger | smallerBy h.b. - May 29, 2012 - 11:22 AMThere is concern about Egypt and Tunisia being back on themarket, and a worry that many Britons will stay in the UK forthe Olympics.Juan Molas - Photo EFESpain could lose this year as many as four million tourists which it attracted in 2011, withindustry sources expecting 1.9 million tourist visitors of the summer.Lower prices in Tunisia and Egypt, which are now back on the market, have taken a quota fromthe British market say the hoteliers.The alarm was sounded in April when the numbers of visitors fell 1.7% compared to last yearover the Easter break. The average stay has fallen to 8.1 days, which is an all time low.The President of CEHAT, the Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Apartments, Juan Molas,warned that the preliminary figures show that they could be a 6% fall in numbers over thesummer.The main concern is the British market, with one in four tourists who visit Spain coming from theU.K. be it off season or in the summer. In addition to the recovery of Tunisia and Egypt he drewattention to the Olympics in London and the campaign in the UK for national tourism this year.
Document of :http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_34821.shtmlBrits save the Benidormseasonlarger | smallerBy h.b. - Apr 19, 2012 - 6:23 AMBritish tourists are remaining faithful to the Costa BlancaThe hoteliers association on the Costa Blanca, HOSBEC, has said British tourism is saving the summerseason with 133,400 package holidays already purchased.Sales from Brits in Benidorm are up 3% on last year, although in December it was 15% higher.Local hoteliers are thankful for their faithful British public amid headlines of falls in tourist numbers with thecrisis, and are not helped by the news of higher airport taxes.They are concerned however about cuts in the Government’s holiday program, Imserso, for pensioners.They say if those cuts go ahead then they will be forced to close about 50 hotels in Alicante province in thelow season.The good news is that Jet2.com is in Benidorm today to launch a new link between Alicante andEdinburgh.
Document of :http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_34821.shtmlAndalucía wants to attract amillion Germanslarger | smallerBy h.b. - Mar 7, 2012 - 11:15 AMA team from the Junta de Andalucia are in Berlin andDusseldorf this weekThe Junta de Andalucía says it wants to attract a million German tourists to the region and has travelled tothe ITB tourism fair in Berlin.Councillor for Tourism, Trade and Sport, Luciano Alonso, is there and the team are promoting whatAndalucía has to offer, from sun and beach to cultural heritage and its attractiveness as a destination forsport and nature. Highlighted are the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Cádiz Constitution, andthe Holy Week processions.Turismo Andaluz has even organised a mini feria in the Arcaden Commercial Centre in Dusseldorf thisweek, where people can watch flamenco, and enjoy ham and manzanilla.Read more: http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_33947.shtml#ixzz1y4r361yz
Document of :http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_34821.shtmlIberia pilots announce morestrike actionlarger | smallerBy h.b. - Jan 13, 2012 - 8:24 PMThe SEPLA union are angry at Iberia plans to launch a newlow-cost airline, Iberia ExpressPilots from the SEPLA union who work for Iberia have announced three more days of strike action onJanuary 25, 27 and 30. It follows four days of previous action in protest at the plans by Iberia to establish anew low-cost carrier, Iberia Express.SEPLA say that they have picked the dates with care, so as not to affect the Spanish tourism fair, FITUR,which runs in Madrid between the 18th and 22nd of this month.Meanwhile cabin crew and ground staff are also considering taking action, and are reported to be lookingat striking on Mondays and Fridays from February 2. A meeting will be held on Tuesday to confirm thataction which could affect 21,000 workers on the ground in handling, cargo, maintenance, trade andoperational activities.Read more: http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_33359.shtml#ixzz1y4reLGO9
Document of : http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/nyc-company-announces-new-tourism-goal-and-plans/NYC & Company announces new tourism goals419th Mar 2012NYC & Company has announced a new annual visitation goal of 55 million visitors by 2015 and will focuson attracting the youth market (ages 18–29) with plans to draw an additional one million youth visitors fromaround the world in the next five years.New York City’s youth travel market continues to grow, with 15.1 million visitors estimated in 2011—almost30 per cent of the city’s total visitor volume.To reach this new target, NYC & Company announced plans to launch NYC<30, along with an upcomingpartnership with MasterCard to create “priceless” NYC experiences exclusive to MasterCard cardholders.At the announcement, NYC & Company chief executive George Fertitta was joined by MasterCard Vicepresident of marketing for Germany Dagmar Nedbal; a delegation of youth travellers; and EspenFalkenhaug, World Youth Student Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation director general.“We believe that the continued success and momentum of global visitation to New York City will beenhanced by opening our arms and welcoming the world’s youth to experience all of what our City has tooffer,” said Fertitta.“With the City’s commitment to the youth visitor experience and MasterCard’s access and globalprogramming, we are confident that together we can achieve great success.”NYC<30 encourages youth to travel to New York City with special value offers and by highlighting whatmakes the five boroughs a hub for young travellers.NYC<30 will be promoted through a micro-site on nycgo.com, social media and a commitment to workingwith the WYSE Travel Confederation, the world’s largest network of youth and student travel operators.Details regarding NYC<30 will be revealed at International Pow Wow in Los Angeles, April 21–25, andWorld Travel Market in London, November 7th–10th.For more information in the meantime, visit the website.Priceless New York is part of a global program that provides MasterCard cardholders extraordinaryexperiences, exclusive offers and privileged access to the things they are most passionate about, includingtravel, sports, shopping, culinary experiences, and arts and entertainment.New York City welcomed nearly 14.5 million young visitors (11.9 million domestic and 2.6 millioninternational) ages 18–29 in 2010.
These numbers are forecast to have grown to 15.1 million visitors (12.4 national and 2.7 international) in2011.In addition, more than 50 per cent of international travellers who visit the United States also visit New YorkCity during their trip.An estimated one out of every three visitors to New York City is under the age of 30 and is expected tomake up a large percentage of New York City’s repeat visitors in the years to come, as more than 25percent of youth and students are forecasted to return.