Tag: U.S.

Sun, sand and U.S. Virgin Island

Situated in the Caribbean, U.S. Virgin Island is synonymous with sandy beaches, pristine blue waters and sunny shores. The island is also known for its rum distilleries and sugar cane plantations. Source: Expedia

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U.S. witness 2% increase in international visits in January

The U.S. Department of Commerce witnessed a two percent increase as compared to last year, with roughly 5.6 million visitors in January 2017. Mexico and Canada still continue to dominate the top inbound market visit with over 1.5 million visits to the U.S. The People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong) (+16.6%), Japan (-3.2%), and […]

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U.S.-Caribbean partnership will result in greater effectiveness in tourism

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has called for a formal partnership between the region’s tourism sector and those responsible for implementing the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act. The act, which was designed to increase the security, prosperity and well-being of the people of the United States and the Caribbean was passed in December last year, mandates […]

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Indian visitors to U.S. spent $13.6 billion in 2016

A record $13.6 billion was spent by Indian visitors in the U.S. last year, placing India on the sixth spot among the top 10 international markets for the U.S. in terms of visitor spending. In 2016, as many as 1.17 million Indians visited the U.S., with India ranking 11th in terms of number of international […]

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Hilton launches an integrated All Suites collection

Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to create the new ‘All Suites’ collection by merging three of its long stay brands. Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton will be combined under the new single brand, creating a new portfolio of more than 600 all-suite hotels across the Americas. The vast majority of the […]

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Philippines brands radio cabs and BEST buses in Mumbai

The Department of Tourism of Philippines recently branded 100 radio cabs and 100 BEST buses in Mumbai. This was recently inaugurated by Rajshree Birla, Consul General (A H), Consulate General of Republic of Philippines. The Indian market has continued to be one of the important contributors of international visitors to the Philippines. India has jumped […]

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United Airlines celebrates the 10th anniversary of its service to India

United Airlines celebrated the 10th anniversary of its inaugural service to India. The U.S. carrier launched its services to the country in November 2005 with the launch of Boeing 777 flights from New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport to Delhi. United, which merged with Continental in 2010, now operates daily flights from Newark to both […]

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Low airfares to entice winter tourism in Antigua and Barbuda

It is during the busiest tourism season that the twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda are experiencing record low airfares to the destination. Travellers can now find inexpensive fares to Antigua and Barbuda for as low as $280 round-trip including taxes and fees on United, American Airlines and JetBlue from both New York (JFK) and […]

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California recorded 27.9% market share of Indian tourists to the U.S.

California has recorded more than 273,000 visitors from India in 2014, with spends standing at $527 million. This account for 27.9% market share of the total Indian arrivals to the U.S. With last year’s Indian visitor arrivals, there has been a 13.8% increase over 2013, forecasting an additional growth of 9.5% in the current year. […]

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Euromonitor International releases 10th anniversary edition of WTM Global Trends Report 2015

The 10th anniversary edition of WTM Global Trends Report 2015 by Euromonitor International was launched on the inaugural day of WTM London looking at how the travel industry is developing in a rapidly changing landscape and predicting future trends that will shape the industry. The key findings suggest: 1) a small but growing number of […]

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