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How Zika Is Affecting Tourism

How Zika Is Affecting Tourism

Despite concerted efforts to raise awareness about the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease continues to have a negative impact on tourism in affected countries and territories, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, Mexico, Brazil, and Panama. Many travelers began rethinking ...

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Can Travel and Tourism Drive Peace?

With the attacks in Paris, Brussels, Turkey, and elsewhere, terror and security scares have filled many headlines in the past few months, raising challenges for the travel and tourism industry. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a ...

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Chinese Tourists Spent $229 Billion in 2015

The Chinese markets might be all over the place, but the country’s GDP is still forecast to grow about 7 percent, which is on track with Beijing’s target of 6.5 percent GDP growth through 2020. While China’s full GDP report will ...

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Strong Dollar Impacts U.S. Tourism

By all indications, the dollar will remain strong for the foreseeable future, which means that it will continue to create headwinds for foreign visitors interested in coming to the United States. International travelers often stay longer and spend more than ...

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