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31 10, 2010

The threat of interdependency

By |October 31st, 2010|Aviation, International Tourism Context, Markets, Regional developments|0 Comments

The current record in domino toppling is 4 491 863 (www.recordholders.org, 31-10-2010)

2007 was the year when the first global financial crisis of the third millennium took off. Three years later the world is still recovering from it. This blog entry will touch upon the impact it had on the tourism industry but stresses out […]

28 09, 2010

The Benefits of Space Tourism

By |September 28th, 2010|Aviation, International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management|21 Comments

“What beauty. I saw clouds and their light shadows on the distant dear earth…. The water looked like darkish, slightly gleaming spots…. When I watched the horizon, I saw the abrupt, contrasting transition from the earth’s light-colored surface to the absolutely black sky. I enjoyed the rich color spectrum of the earth. It is […]

3 12, 2008

Global downturn hits tourism Australia

By |December 3rd, 2008|Australia, Aviation, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

As can be read in an article in The Australian by Steve Creedy (October 28, 2008), the tourism industry is bracing for hard times as international airlines post their worst global traffic results since the 2003 SARS epidemic. Although failing oil prices and the lower Australian dollar, consumers prefer to keep their wallets closed. […]

1 10, 2008

Air service liberalization; What a laugh!!

By |October 1st, 2008|Aviation, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|1 Comment

Introduction

The emergence of International trade on the world arena has seen the introduction of bilateral and multilateral agreements in many sectors of the world economy. In the tourism sector for example, many believe that such agreements will help expand the benefits of this already viable sector. One of these agreements is the  much talked […]

30 09, 2008

Liberalization in aviation; is there too much freedom for airlines?

By |September 30th, 2008|Aviation, International Tourism Context, International trade and law, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

Introduction

A call out to increase regulation of the U.S. airline industry has been made by a prominent investment bank, arguing that a financially healthy industry is crucial to the well being of the United States’ economy. The airline industry’s myriad problems have been well documented, Hector J. Cuellar, president of RSM EquiCo Capital Markets, […]

10 07, 2008

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Deloitte indicates big success story for Middle East tourism

By |July 10th, 2008|Accommodation, Aviation, Markets, Middle East|Comments Off on REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Deloitte indicates big success story for Middle East tourism

BI-ME , 03-07-2008

Tourism indicators show that 2008 will be a slower year but the Middle East is demonstrating incredible resilience. Despite the financial turmoil of the past months, global tourism is thriving and is expected to generate some US$8 trillion during 2008. There will be years of growth ahead in the emerging markets of India […]

9 07, 2008

INDIA – Boost for Rajasthan

By |July 9th, 2008|Accommodation, Asia, Aviation, India|Comments Off on INDIA – Boost for Rajasthan

TTGasia.com, Jul 4 – 10, 2008

RAJASTHAN is streng­thening its long-term position as the tourist capital of India. Tourism minister, Ms Usha Puniya, said: “We are committed to improving the state’s infrastructure. While this year’s budget is US$15.53 million, we are also counting on private investments.” Rajasthan is popular with international tourists as a culturally […]

9 07, 2008

BALI – Japan comes to Bali’s rescue

By |July 9th, 2008|Asia, Aviation, Bali|Comments Off on BALI – Japan comes to Bali’s rescue

TTGasai.com, Jul 4 – 10, 2008

According to Bali Rasa Sayang, a grouping of tourism organisations that specialises in the Japanese market, Japan is Bali’s top market. Between January and April this year, Indonesia received 163,018 Japanese visitors, a nearly 13 per cent gain from the 144,330 arrivals reported for the same period last […]

7 07, 2008

INDIA – Hit by airlines, travel portals try new revenue options

By |July 7th, 2008|Aviation, India|Comments Off on INDIA – Hit by airlines, travel portals try new revenue options

eTN, Jul 02, 2008

Indian travel agents have begun reworking their revenue streams after a funds crunch forced three leading airlines to scrap their commission. The aviation industry, struggling to cling on to competitive pricing despite increased overhead costs, is now faced with the prospect of a Rs.80-billion ($1.86-billion) loss because of the recent […]

24 06, 2008

PHILIPPINES – Local airlines stick to plans for expansion

By |June 24th, 2008|Asia, Aviation, Markets, Philippines|Comments Off on PHILIPPINES – Local airlines stick to plans for expansion

Manila times, 23-6-2008

Iyog said the airline’s business strategy is to entice more passenger traffic to offset the rising expenses. “We want to grow the market amidst high oil prices. It’s not about market share, but growing the entire market . . . We cannot afford flying empty. Flying with an empty seat is not […]