Favela Tourism in Rio de Janeiro Facing Increased Violence

The inhabitants of the favelas have long been rolling in a circle of poverty and social inequality, entangled between the absence of public power and criminality. Favelas are, on one hand, known for drugs and crime, but on the other, they are the birthplace of the city’s Carnival parade, samba music, and street art. As such, […]

Hotel Esplanade Zagreb named Historic Hotel of the Year

Hotel Esplanade in Zagreb, Croatia has won the title of Historic Hotel of the Year at the 2019 European Hotel Awards in Geneva, Switzerland. It was built in 1925 in order to provide luxurious accommodation to passengers of the famous Orient Express. Ever since it has been an icon of art deco that is enchanting […]

Amsterdam Banning Guided Tours in the Red-Light District

Amsterdam has been fighting over-tourism for quite some time now. According to the newest research, the negative impact of tourism has spread beyond the city center. The most endangered part of the city is, of course, the most famous one – the red-light district. There the prostitutes sit in red-lit windows and offer their services. […]

Be Taken by Albania: Liam Neeson as the New Face of Albanian Tourism Campaign

Hey Liam… Albania recently launched an unusually bold tourism campaign “Be taken by Albania” directly addressing the movie Taken (2008). For the few of those who haven’t seen the movie, Liam Neeson plays a former CIA agent whose daughter is kidnapped by an Albanian sex trafficking ring. The campaign aims to overcome the existing negative […]

“Be a Booker” – New Ad Campaign for the U.S. Market by Booking.com

Booking.com is the world’s #1 choice for booking accommodation. On February 25th it launched a new ad campaign “Be a Booker” empowering consumers to get off their social media feed, take things in their own hands and finally hit that confirmation button they’re staring at. The ad campaign was specifically designed for the U.S. market […]

Best MICE Destinations in 2018

Business Destinations, a luxury magazine for corporate travelers has recently published a list of the most innovative and adaptable travel facilitators across the world. The list includes everything from the best business class airlines to the top boutique hotels. Today we bring you the list of world’s best destinations for MICE: Croatian National Tourist Board, Croatia […]

Travel From USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan to Brazil Soon Without Visa

This week the Brazilian government announced that visa-free entry will soon be allowed to all USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan residents, whether travelling for business or pleasure. Tourists will be able to stay up to 90 days per year, with a possible extension to 180 days. The government hopes this initiative will boost inbound tourism. […]

7 Key Technology Trends in the Travel Industry for 2019

Technology plays a major role in the tourism industry. It has the capacity to increase the efficiency of a business and improve the customer experience. Therefore, it is very important to be up-to-date with the emerging technology trends that are as follows: Internet of Things (IoT) Internet of Things (IoT) involves internet-based inter-connectivity between everyday […]

Airbnb Expanding in the Hotel Sector, Air Travel and Restaurants

Ambitions of Airbnb to broaden their offer and become an “end-to-end travel platform” are gradually becoming a reality. Earlier this year, Airbnb acquired Gaest.com, a platform that allows users to find and book a place for meetings. Just this month, they acquired HotelTonight’s last minute hotel reservation service which offers daytime bookings at preferential rates. […]

Germany Is the Number One Cruise Nation in Europe

The latest cruise industry analysis was presented by industry association Clia Deutschland and the German Travel Association at the ITB fair in Berlin last week. In 2018, 2.26 million German travelers used this means of travel, making Germany the number one cruise nation in Europe. Compared to the previous year, that’s an increase of 3.5%. […]