Pinoys Among ‘World’s Fastest Growing Travel Spenders,’ Says UN

Pinoys Among 'World's Fastest Growing Travel Spenders,' Says UNRecords from the United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO), Filipinos are among the fastest growing travel spenders in the world last year.

Philippine outbound expenditures, which measures how much Filipinos spend while in transit, grew by 18 percent in 2013.

The Philippines was tied with Qatar. Turkey was at 24 percent, while Kuwait, Indonesia and Ukraine all posted growth rates of 15 percent.

Overall, international tourism grew ahead of expectations in 2013, with tourist arrivals around the world growing 5 percent or 52 million more arrivals from 2012.

This year, the UNWTO has a modest growth projection of 4 to 5 percent.

Impeccable Guest Service

Impeccable Guest ServiceOne’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. Well, it has been noted that many people, who travel abroad, tend to do the same things they do in their home country. For instance if they work at a museum, they want to visit museums and historical sites abroad. And if they’re fun of collecting art, they’ll go on a hunt for unique art abroad. While this is completely understandable and there’s nothing wrong with this type of cultural tourism, they’re getting the same standard cultural consumption they get at home, but only in a new location.

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Yes, their vacation packages are available nearly every day of the week, all summer long, and every month of the year. Las Vegas, of course, has become synonymous with world-class entertainment, ultra cool nightlife, renowned restaurants and luxe shopping venues. Stunning hotels have raised the bar for service and entertainment. Amazing venues showcase world-class entertainers, and there’s so much to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. But just take a look at their hotel packages and they’ll make it easy for you.

Precious Vacation Time

Precious Vacation TimeConsider what happens when you go for a week or less to a city made of tourist? There really is so much to see in going to Paris, such as the wonderful museums to their wonderful gardens among others. But first and foremost, why figure it out on your own? Why risk your precious vacation time? Yes, paris luxury apartments truly represents the best Paris has to offer. And while it will be of most interest to those intending to rent an apartment in Paris, others on more traditional trips will find plenty of useful tips and psychological strategies for enjoying Paris more fully.

Cancun’s Hotel Building Boom

I don’t spend a lot of time in Cancun, but I do spend a lot of time in the Yucatan; I usually make a stop in Cancun and occasionally spend a night or two. In the past couple of years, the proliferation of huge stacks of concrete with rebar sprouting in every direction and unfamiliar names on familiar grand(iose) entrance gates have made me feel like a recent arrival from a distant planet. If you doubt all the reports of Mexico’s feat of defying a tenacious worldwide recesses ion and the scourge of drug-related violence to accomplish record tourist growth, you need look no further for evidence than the Caribbean island that put southern Mexico on the travel map in the first place.

New kids on the block

The big buzz has settled on two new properties from well-known purveyors of luxury. Secrets the Vine Cancun officially moved into the Ritz-Carlton’s neighborhood in October 2011. The adults-only luxury brand’s first foray into Cancun’s hotel zone (the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, despite its name, is in Playa del Carmen) is a 495-room all-inclusive resort with a wine theme, offering sommelier-led wine tastings and a wine wall housing more than 3,000 varieties of wine. It features 24-hour room and concierge service, seven restaurants and seven bars and lounge areas. [Read more...]

Greece ‘To Pay Costs For Stranded Tourists’

Tourism accounts for one in every five jobs in Greece

Greece says it will cover the extra costs for any tourists stranded in the country as a result of industrial action or natural disaster.

The offer is part of an effort to improve Greece’s image, which has been damaged by strikes and protests over government austerity measures.

Tourism generates almost 20% of the nation’s income, but bookings are down by about 10%, industry experts say.

Strikes are continuing, although the number of violent clashes has eased.

Greek tourism has also suffered the effects of the eruption of a volcano in Iceland, which spewed vast quantities of ash into the sky for days, blocking air routes.

‘Signs of recovery’

“We are guaranteeing to pay any extra room and board any visitor in Greece pays even if stuck here because of a volcano in Iceland,” said Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos. [Read more...]

A Romantic Getaway

Take the stress out of your adventure and enjoy the ride. Once you figure out where you want to go in Germany, plan your trip with daily itineraries. And just in case you’re not bringing your computer with you, you can print everything out for easy access to all your travel plans. Don’t bother going anywhere else for your travel needs; at Hotel Deutschland, you’ll have everything you need, everything you want, and everything you’re looking for.

Moreover, ease into your day, the world is waiting and there’s no need to rush. If a great hotel with a view is what you seek to set the stage for a romantic getaway, you may want to feel the amazing atmosphere at Hotel Munchen and enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast just for you, and when you’re ready to make a move, experience local life and all of its ingredients with unique local packages.

Furthermore, how about strolling into the bohemian nightlife in the former East Berlin which has never been more vibrant, and thousands of restaurants and stores and nightclubs from one end of Germany to the other awaits you, many of them just steps from the Hotel Berlin. So whatever your next move will be, it’s still much better to stay at the above mentioned and experience all the sights, sounds and flavors of this diverse central European country.

The Unique & Pure Aruban Atmosphere

aruba vacations_While may be having a retreat to the shoreline or pool deck, imagine yourself walking through a lush tropical rain forest amidst flowers and trees, ponds and a trickling waterfall with butterflies flying overhead and all around you in their own natural paradise. Well, that’ll be a dream come true for you, if you’ll now be making your aruba vacations or simply have it anytime soon.

Nevertheless, the ultimate white sand beach, breezy, sunny days with its lush, tropical gardens offering an exciting variety of flowering plants, exotic palms and shrubs, find comfort and relaxation surrounded by parrots, hummingbirds, butterflies and iguana’s and take in the unique and pure Aruban atmosphere. Do as little or much as you choose, it’s all included