As the tourism industry continues to evolve, new travel trends pop up as people explore the world, themselves, and their interests. The World Travel & Tourism Council believes that the number of international travellers will increase in the coming 12 years from 1.3 billion to 1.8 billion.
It might seem as if sustainability is a relatively new concept, but the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the United States declared sustainability a national policy in The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The country’s commitment to sustainability was in order “to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations.”
When Professor Tiffany Rhodes isn’t teaching travel and tourism courses on-campus and online at Johnson & Wales University, she’s traveling all over the world for recreation, work, and sport. Not only is she an adventure expert, former research biologist, and humanitarian, but she’s a competitive mountain biker who ranked sixth overall in the Eastern States Cup Downhill series this year.
Here is a little bit more about Rhodes, who uses her unique experiences to make an impact on her students in the online classroom.
If you’re looking for a travel destination that is—quite literally—out of this world, perhaps you’ll consider booking a trip through outer space. “Space tourism” has become a trending topic in the travel industry, as several companies, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, sprint to perfect their intergalactic flight plans.
Here are five things you should know about recreational space travel.
When you think about the hospitality field, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most, it is working in and around hotels. While this is a key area of employment, for sure, hospitality management careers span much more than just the hotel industry. Here’s a closer look at the opportunities available to those who pursue hospitality management careers.
As a one-time consultant for Carnival Cruise Line and long-time cruiser myself, I’ve picked up a bevy of tips along the way. Whether it’s your first time aboard a big ship or you’ve been on more boats than you can count, here are my best tips for making the most of your time at sea.
Consider Your Itinerary Before You Pack
Remember to carefully review the itinerary that you received from the cruise line. Are there formal nights? Dining dress codes? etc.
The international tourism industry is booming; according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the sector saw direct growth of 4.6 percent in 2017 — exceeding the global average for the seventh year in a row. Tourism is a top employer, with one in ten global jobs supported by the travel industry.
Contrary to popular belief, cruising can still be a bargain, however some hidden costs may surprise you. More and more onboard activities revolve around the almighty dollar: Shopping “bargains,” wine/alcohol tastings, bingo or other games, exercise classes — all require additional fees, however nominal.
Summer is traditionally the time most people reserve for some well deserved rest and relaxation (R & R). New Englanders and those in Northern climates, in particular, fantasize about the warmth of the sun throughout long, often harsh and seemingly endless, winters. In fact, winter is the busiest planning season for such desirable destinations as all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Florida, the Gulf Coast, and, everyone’s favorite—cruising to a tropical destination. This segment of the hospitality industry continues to grow annually and to expand in popularity.
We’re nearly halfway through the year, and it’s summer vacation time for many. We thought we’d take a deeper dive into one of the top travel trends for 2018 that we highlighted back in January: voluntourism.