ANZAC DAY INSPIRES FREE TRAVEL INITIATIVE BETWEEN AUS AND NZ
Australians and New Zealanders might soon not need passports to travel to each other’s countries, as the local tourist industry backed an informal initiative proposed by the New Zealand Internal Affairs Minister, who suggested a strengthening of the relationship between the neighboring countries to Aussie PM Tony Abbott, in celebration of the Anzac Day’s centenary.
TURKISH TOURISM ABOUT TO FACE A DIFFICULT YEAR
Expensive liquor licenses, increasing European fear of terror and a massive drop of bookings by Russian tourists startle the Turkish tourism industry. Some regions close to the Mediterranean Sea.
BUSINESS TRAVEL IN INDIA EXPECTED TO GROW
India is likely to become world leader in business travel. This is the result of a report by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). BTI Outlook India is the third semi-annual analysis, which compares the current economic events locally and abroad with the impacts they have on the business travel industry in India.
JAPANESE MAGLEV TRAIN BREAKS SPEED RECORD AT 603 KM/H
Japan’s magnetic levitation (Maglev) train from the JR Tokai rail company broke the world speed record for rail vehicles by travelling at 603 km/h (375 mph) for about 10 seconds during a test run on an experimental track in the Yamanashi prefecture, according to local media reports.
GOOGLE TO RULE HOTEL SEARCHES
Google plans on developing a proprietary Google Hotel Finder, which compares hotel prices. Now, whenever you make a Google search you will find its hotel advertisements popping up on its entire organic search results pages.
ITALY: FOREIGN TOURISM IS WORTH 34 BILLION EUROS A YEAR
Foreign tourism in Italy is worth 34 billion Euros a year, and it keeps growing, with an average increase of one billion per year. Moreover, Italians started traveling abroad again. These are some of the incoming and outgoing trends of 2014, according to Bank of Italy, published in a report focusing on tourism and the upcoming Expo.
ZIMBABWE: NEW LOW-COST OPERATORS TO BOOST TOURISM
Industry experts said that the growth of low fare airlines in Zimbabwe is expected to help spur the growth of the tourism sector as connectivity improves and the cost of traveling becomes more affordable.
10,000 TOURISTS VISIT NUCLEAR EXPLOSION-HIT CHERNOBYL ANNUALLY
With dark tourism being on the rise, the interest in Chernobyl for holiday tours is also rising with more than 10,000 visitors annually.