Alan French, who’s the new head of Thomas Cook, says “Greece is currently the destination with the highest sales for our company.”
The “Charming Beijing” promotion event, kicked off on Monday at the Promenada Mall in northern Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The event headlined officials from both China and Romania bent on informing Romanians about China.
Greece will be the first European country to host the UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism, a collaborative initiative designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road route.
Beginning in April, visa-free travels between Belarus and China will be allowed for organized tourist groups. According to Vadim Karmazin, Director of the Tourism Department of the Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry, a new protocol has been set up in between the two countries, to allow for mutual visa free travel.
Where growth in the hotel business is concerned, the Asia hospitality sector is overdue for even more spiraling expansion. Believe it or not, China and India are the most underdeveloped hotel markets in the world outside the US, according to a report from STR Global. Accordingly, there are over 100,000 rooms under construction in China and 30,000 in India.
The Far East is proving to be the Promised Land for many Indian travelers nowadays. After decades of fascination with North American and European destinations, travelers from the Sub Continent are now turning their attentions to Southeast Asia, lured by the pull of perfect weather, low cost flights and straightforward visa rules.