Category | Destinations

Las Vegas Attracts Second Highest Visitor Total in History in 2011…

Posted on 15 February 2012

For Las Vegas travel, 2011 was almost a record-breaking year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that Las Vegas attracted 38.9 million visitors in 2011, the second highest total in history and just shy of the all-time record high of 39.2 million set in 2007.   “We were just shy of 39 million […]

Hawaii Tourism by the Numbers…

Posted on 10 February 2012

Hawaii‘s tourism numbers for 2011 are on the rise, according to several reports. The Seattle Times is reporting that the state saw nearly 7.3 million visitors in 2011, which is well below 2006 numbers, but certainly better than during the worst of the recession.   Tourism statistics released January 30 showed that the state’s visitor […]

State Department updates Mexico travel warning…

Posted on 09 February 2012

The U.S. State Department has updated and expanded its travel warning for Mexico, providing a more detailed, state-by-state security assessment and noting any restrictions on U.S. government workers traveling within the country.   No U.S. travel advisories are in effect along Mexico’s Rivera Maya, home to Mayan ruins such as Tulum.   The warning, dated […]

Seven Cancun Hotels, Restaurants Nab AAA Five Diamond Awards…

Posted on 08 February 2012

The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that seven of Cancun’s hotels and restaurants received the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award for 2012.   The AAA Diamond Award is one of the most thorough and trusted rating systems for restaurants and lodgings in the U.S., and Five Diamond status is the highest award level […]

Chinese travelers are seeing the USA in record numbers…

Posted on 31 January 2012

The Chinese are coming. And the U.S. travel industry couldn’t be happier.   Eager to spend their growing disposable income, travelers from mainland China’s wealthy and rising middle classes are traversing the globe in search of iconic destinations they can cross off their bucket lists.   That wanderlust has increasingly brought them to a dream […]

Mexico projects 52 million tourists in 2012…

Posted on 30 January 2012

More than 52 million tourists will visit Mexico this year, forecasted the Mexican Ministry of Tourism.   Predictions followed a solid holiday season and strong winter occupancy thus far, particularly in the resort areas.   The number of air arrivals in December was was up 13% over December 2010.   A total of 1.07 million […]

Top 10 Los Cabos Travel Trends for 2012…

Posted on 24 January 2012

A new visitor survey by Starwood Hotels and Resorts reveals that family-friendliness, inclusiveness and authentic food are all qualities clients looking to travel to Mexico will be looking for this year. Here are the top ten trends from the survey:     Family Travel: Hotels are less expensive in Los Cabos than other resort destinations, […]

Rome to Restore Colosseum…

Posted on 13 January 2012

CNN is reporting that plans to restore Rome‘s nearly 2,000-year-old Colosseum are “causing rumblings” among heritage workers and restorers. According to reports, small amounts of powdery rock had fallen off the monument in October.   Restoration of the monument, which attracts up to two million visitors a year, is due to go ahead in March […]

A Growing Trend for Caribbean Resorts, Destinations…

Posted on 12 January 2012

When airlines lose money, it comes out of you and your clients’ pockets. If fuel goes up, so does the cost of your clients’ lengthy flights. But clients will still pay for expensive flights if the pay off is worth it when they arrive.   Now, more and more Caribbean resorts and destinations making an […]

What’s New in Las Vegas for 2012…

Posted on 05 January 2012

2011 was a big year for Las Vegas, as travel agents saw group travel demand return along with increased air capacity to Sin City. What should you keep in mind to better sell Las Vegas to your clients in 2012?   While no new hotel properties are set to open, Caesars Palace has a new […]

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