Here is a roundup of the latest travel news from Europe and around the World.
GERMAN CITY MARKETING and HAMBURG IS THE LEADER
Efficient city marketing is crucial in building positive image, even in the face of political or economic crisis. Hamburg is one of the German cities that has consistently managed to maintain positive reputation thanks to prudent city marketers.
LODGING TAX IN QUEBEC INCREASED TO 3.5%
The lodging tax imposed on overnight stays in tourist establishments has now been standardized across the entire province of Quebec to rise to 3.5%. Previously, each region could choose to impose on clients a flat fee or a percentage of the total amount of the rent of a hotel room.
THE RISK OF WINTER TOURISM – AVALANCHES HAVE THEIR VICTIMS EVERY YEAR
On the Swiss ski slopes and in protected areas, the number of avalanche victims has declined markedly, according to the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF). In open terrain, the number of victims remained constant since the mid-1980s, although snow sports off the slopes are booming and have become a huge attraction of winter tourism.
PARIS REVEALS A NEW TOURISM PLAN TO BOOST TOURISM
The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, released her new tourism plan to boost the sector after the hard blow of terrorist attacks. The Mayor presented 59 concrete actions spread across four major axes, focusing on renovation, promotion, as well as online services for the visitors.
TOP 5 ECO TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN MEXICO
Nature tourism in all its forms represents an excellent opportunity to escape from the routine and enjoy new experiences. Its popularity is increasing and eco travel is thriving at unexpected levels. According to reports, this sector is growing at an annual rate of 17%. According to the WTO, by 2030 over half of trips will go to developing countries whose main domain is the countryside, landscape and natural beauty. Mexico is a country, whose nature tourism generates a turnover of about 280 million dollars per year. Tourism-Review.com introduces the top 5 Eco Travel Destinations.
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MASS TOURISM AFFECTS MAJOR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE
Over the past years, Turkey, Tunisia or even Paris became dangerous places for tourists, at least for some time. However, the truth is that in some destinations travelers themselves cause harm to the cities and cultural heritage – mass tourism is a growing problem.
— Escape Houston (@EscapeHouston) November 21, 2016