Category: Americas

LAWA, Delta flags-off USD 1.86 billion project

Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have formally kicked off the Delta Sky Way at LAX project — the USD 1.86 billion plan to modernise, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B). Construction is expected to begin this fall. The project kick-off follows the Los […]

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Mexico witnesses 10.6 million travellers in the first quarter of 2018

Mexico welcomed more than 10.6 million international travellers in the first quarter of 2018 as compared to 9.4 million travellers in the same period previous year. The large number of international tourists helped Mexico to earn USD 6.217 billion in tourism revenue, an increase of 12.6% Y-o-Y. The tourism ministry of Mexico said in a […]

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Ohio breaks tourism records; hosts 219 million travellers

In 2017, Ohio welcomed more 219 million travellers from across the globe creating a new record in the travel industry. Meanwhile, in the year 2016 the state received 212 million travellers. The direct spending by the tourists rose from USD 1 billion to 35 billion. The tourism employment grew slightly along with the industry, 428,000 […]

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Avanti promotes new experiences of South America

As South America continues to welcome a solid number of visitors, holidaymaker Avanti Destinations is increasing its offerings in the region. Patagonia spanning Chile and Argentina is one of the hot selling tourism areas in the continent and its new offerings highlight the unique opportunities in the area. Avanti showcased new product and offerings of […]

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Orlando received record-setting 72 million travellers last year

According to tourism officials, Orlando in the state of Florida has welcomed a record-setting 72 million tourist last year. The 5% year-over-year increase in visitors was powered by domestic travellers which help Orlando to hold its title as the most visited destination in the United States. “The success in Orlando is great, not just for […]

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Alberta tourism to promote products in China

In order to strengthen tourism ties with China, Alberta’s tourism board recently announced their strategic plans for targeting the Chinese market as part of the China- Canada tourism year. The proposal outlined a comprehensive plan for marketing and publicity in China. It also highlighted the province’s commitment to enhancing bilateral relations with China. Speaking about […]

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US witnessed more than 20 million Canadians in 2017

Recently, Brand USA officials confirmed that in 2017 record number of travellers from Canada visited the US. Chris Thompson, CEO, Brand USA said, “It’s our number one international market, with some 20 million visitors, the good news is that in 2017 the Canadian numbers are actually up.” The US government figures show that 20.2 million […]

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Peru becomes one of the preferred outbound destinations for Indians

With record-breaking tourists arrivals from India, Peru is gaining momentum amongst the Indian travellers who are evolving in their tastes, and who are on the look-out for exclusive experiences. According to the statistics received from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) of Peru, in the first two months of the year 2018, the […]

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Los Angeles Tourism launches online agent training programme – LA Insider

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board launched the ‘LA Insider,’ an online training tool for travel trade professionals. The mobile and tablet operating programme is the first of its kind for LA Tourism. It has been designed to help travel trade better sell the city and stay updated with its latest information. In 2017, a […]

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Brazil receives 6,588,770 international tourists in 2017

The tourism industry is one of the major economic generators for Brazil and in 2017 Brazil welcomed 6,588,770 international tourists, beating the records of 2016 with 6,546,696 tourists and 6,429,852 tourists in 2014. The increase in Brazil tourism last year can be mostly attributed to visitors from Brazil’s South American neighbours. In 2017, the number […]

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