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WHAT'S NEXT?: How we travel, where we travel and whether we travel at all will mean tremendous change in the decades ahead.

  • [New] The Red Sea Project is an ambitious regenerative tourism project, covering 28,000 square kilometers on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, of which less than 1% will be developed. Breaking Travel News
  • [New] Saudi Arabia, which aims to host 70 million tourist visits in 2022 after drawing 62 million in 2021, according to a tourism official, will experience growth in a number of related industries to cater to the influx of visitors. The National
  • [New] Saudia Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy: With a goal to attract 100 million tourists a year by 2030, Saudi Arabia realizes that it will have to promote itself aggressively as a leisure destination. Skift
  • [New] The World Trade and Tourism Council is forecasting that the contribution to GDP from Canada's travel and tourism sector could rebound to $157 billion in 2023, just 0.8% below pre-pandemic levels. CBC
  • [New] The tourism situation is continuing to improve and is expected to return to pre-pandemic levels in 2023 for domestic trips, with 11 million anticipated, and 2025 for international tourists, with seven million expected by then. The Star
  • [New] Pride Group of Hotels presently has 44 properties in India and has embarked on an ambitious expansion plan to open 100 hotels by 2030. Skift
  • [New] CDC is urging healthcare providers in the U.S. to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox, regardless of whether they have travel or specific risk factors for monkeypox and regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Centers for Disease Control and PRevention
  • [New] The Travel & Tourism sector in the UK is expected to create nearly 700,000 new jobs over the next decade. Hotel News Resource
  • [New] The UK travel and tourism sector is expected to create nearly 700,000 new jobs over the next decade, new data projects. Travel Weekly
  • [New] The Norwegian group Wilhelmsen is developing two hydrogen-powered ro-ro vessels that will travel short routes. Imeche
  • [New] Green hydrogen, ammonia and biofuels could be important technologies - with electrification proving practical only on smaller vessels that travel short routes. Imeche
  • [New] Beyond energy, Saudi Arabia has made a concerted push to diversify its exports and investment potential in tourism and other non-oil areas. Franklin Templeton Investments
  • [New] Japan will start conducting test tourism in the form of limited package tours in May ahead of a full reopening to tourism. The Guardian
  • [New] Japan's government announced Tuesday it will begin allowing small package tours from four countries later this month before gradually opening up to foreign tourism for the first time since it imposed tight border restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. AP News
  • [New] Travel & Tourism's GDP is forecasted to grow at an average rate of 6.8% annually between 2022-2032, more than twice the 3.3% growth rate of region's overall economy, to reach nearly US$ 279 billion (7.2% of the total economy). Hotel News Resource
  • [New] The key assumptions are that there is a rapid take up of electric vehicles over the next decade, associated with an overall reduction in car travel (about 17% of car miles by 2050). REA
  • [New] International travel is back, and Nuffield Australia is seizing the opportunity to send farmers abroad to bring innovative ideas home. Nuffield Australia
  • [New] The Mexican government has not only announced plans for a new international airport at Tulum but is also planning a new Mayan Railway that will take tourists to Mayan ruins not currently on the tourist track. The Baffler
  • The UK's Travel & Tourism's contribution to GDP is forecasted to grow at an average rate of 3% annually between 2022-2032. Hotel News Resource
  • Visitors to Wales will not have to pay a tourism tax for years as fears were growing about the levy coming in during the cost of living crisis. Business Live

Last updated: 28 May 2022