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U.S. Drops in Tourism Rankings

According to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, the U.S. has fallen two slots as a desirable tourism destination. Japan and the U.K. surpassed the U.S., which is now ranked sixth. To learn more about these ...

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Los Angeles Announces Record Tourism in 2016

Los Angeles Announces Record Tourism in 2016

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) president and CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. today announced Los Angeles welcomed 47.3 million visitors in 2016, surpassing mid-year forecasts and breaking visitation records for the ...

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New Zealand’s Top Export is Tourism

Even though there are twice as many cows as people in New Zealand, tourism has overtaken dairy as the country’s top earner of overseas dollars. Spending by international tourists was up 20 percent over the previous year, with “The Hobbit” ...

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Hawaii Tourism Hits a New Record in August

Hawaii attracted a record number of tourists in August, topping 780,000 visitors and marking 19 consecutive months of gains. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, 3.1 percent more travelers came to the islands in August compared to the same month ...

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Global Tourism Resilient in 2016, Despite Challenges

Despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, the travel and tourism sector is still expected to grow by 3.1 percent in 2016, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council. This ...

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