Inbound travel to the United States from China has come under increased pressure from the ongoing US-China trade war. Escalating tariff coverage and rates, punitive travel advisories, critical media coverage, restrictive visa policies, and surging exchange rates have stifled flows of tourists and tourism spending in the US:
Inbound visits to the US from China to the US fell 5.7% year-over-year in 2018, ending 14 consecutive years of arrivals growth between 2004-2017.
Through six months, 2019 inbound visits are down by 2.2% compared to the same period in 2018.
Visa issuance to mainland China fell 13.3% year-over-year in 2018, leaving it 44.2% below its peak in 2015.
Through six months, 2019 visa issuance is down 12.5% compared to the same period in 2018.

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Lisbon’s airport transfers are the cheapest, costing only €5.79. Amsterdam is the most expensive city – to reach Amsterdam Airport Schiphol costs a shocking €52.07.Costing €50.6 to reach Heathrow, London has the second most expensive taxi fare.Stockholm has the third most expensive taxi services, costing €49.76. There is a lot to consider when planning your perfect city getaway: the accommodation, sightseeing, travel and more.
But what remains vital to the smooth-running of a holiday, which many of us seem to overlook, is the airport transfer. Travelling to your hotel in an unknown city can be daunting, not to mention expensive.

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Helen Marano, founder of Marano Perspectives and special advisor for the World Travel and Tourism Council, has been appointed as a trustee of the Travel Foundation for the next three years. Her appointment was unanimously supported by the charity’s board of trustees at its last meeting.
Helen has a wealth of experience as an advocate for tourism on the international stage, having previously served as Executive Vice-President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and led the National Travel & Tourism Office of the United States.

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MITT 2020 – better venue, better show
The move to a bigger venue comes as MITT continues to grow and provide the very best opportunities for travel industry professionals from across the world.
MITT annually attracts around 22,200 visitors and 1,500 exhibiting companies and organisations from all corners of the world showcasing their travel opportunities to the Russian outbound market.

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According to International Telecommunication Union, 5G is a fifth generation cellular network technology that boasts a maximum network speed of 20Gbps. The technology’s 4G LTE is twenty times faster and its capacity is 100 times greater. It also facilitates the operation of fourth industrial revolution technology, such as virtual reality, automatic driving, and IoT technology. With increasing emphasis on data collection, analysis, and utilization in ICT technology, the ability to gather and process massive amount of data has grown to become critical in order to compete and survive in the fourth industrial revolution.

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The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket received 5 prestigious awards at the 2019 World Luxury Spa and Restaurants Awards including; Spa Naka – The award-winning 770-sqm spa offering a variety of amenities dedicated to the well-being of all guests;Country Winner for Best Luxury Destination Spa category, Country Winner for Best Luxury Island Resort Spa category

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