We’ve rounded up the best news from October, including the impact of the current inflation on the travel industry, how affordability is a major factor when choosing potential study-abroad destinations, and the delays that the U.S. tourism industry faces in issuing visas, among others.
- Spain dropped all COVID-19-related entry rules, becoming one of the last European countries to do so. Learn all about it in Travel+Leisure’s last article.
- The U.S. tourism industry is still struggling to fully get back to pre-Covid levels. The following news report highlights a major reason — the U.S. State Department’s protracted delays in issuing visas. Our friends at Skift talk about this issue in their podcast.
- Inflation is a concern among Americans. Here’s how it impacts the holiday travel season in an article by TravelPulse.
- If you want to see the world and still be responsible for the environment, the New York Times has shared a guide on How to Be a More Sustainable Traveler.
- If you’re not a big reader, Sustainable Travel International has released a new documentary series that showcases stories of transformation in travel, Sustainable Travel: Where Next?, where you can explore the sustainability initiatives transforming tourism worldwide.
- The UNWTO has launched its first World Tourism Day Report, which contains updates on the agency’s activities in key areas, including gender equality, sustainability and climate action, tourism governance, investments, and innovation.
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- Amid the large-scale rebound in global tourism this year, the travel industry has changed enormously since the pandemic. Nevertheless, at Skift they suggest 5 ways to rethink global tourism. We recommend you learn more on their podcast.
- A study suggests that traveling by train will become a more attractive possibility over the next year. BTN Europe talks about it in their latest article.
- We just learned in TourismReview News’ newest report that Cuba has received 1M international tourists up to august, showing an increase in the number of international arrivals by 593.3% during the first eight months of 2022.
- A survey conducted by ICEF Monitor shows that affordability is a rising factor in international students’ choice of destination. In their article, they go deeper into the matter.
- Once your proposal has been approved, it is time to start the promotion. Promotion and recruitment are essential parts of a study abroad trip. Here’s How to Recruit Students for your Study Abroad Trip by yours truly, Alandis Travel.
- The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is launching the 2023 IDEAS grant competition, which assists U.S. colleges and universities in creating, diversifying, and expanding their study abroad programs in support of U.S. foreign policy goals. Learn all about the competition on IDEAS’ website.
- 77% of travelers want to travel in the next year, with Europe reigning as the top destination, as research by Amadeus shows.
- Our friends at Lilos Reisen have recently interviewed Reinhold Messner, the famous Italian mountaineer who made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest. In their interview, they talked about Nanga Parbat, climate change, and his plans for the future. Learn all about it. (Article in german)
- To understand how travel will be reimagined in 2023, our friends at Hospitality On have compiled a list of Which Travel Trends Will Gain Ground in 2023.
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