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1. China tops bucket list for Brits
According to a recent survey by Air China, British tourists have their sights set on China as their top bucket list travel destination. Nine out of ten people have yet to travel there, with the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army in Xi’an proving popular draws.
2. US hotel market benefits from ADR growth in October
The US hotel industry enjoyed increased occupancy, up 0.8%, and ADR rising 2.7% in October 2018, with data analysts STR predicting further record breaking results for the rest of the year.
3. Japan’s tourism industry recovering in wake of natural disasters
Overseas visitors to Japan grew 1.8% last month according to the Japan Tourism Agency, showing steady signs of recovery following earthquakes in Hokkaido and Osaka earlier this year. The majority of visitors came from China with 715,300 arrivals.
4. Middle East travel slows
Research undertaken by ForwardKeys has revealed minor travel growth in the Middle East during the first ten months of 2018, with international arrivals growing just 1% from January 18th to October 18th compared to the same period of 2017.
5. Phuket to ban foam and plastic from February 2019
Public and private sector stakeholders on Phuket have agreed a ‘No Foam, No Plastic’ initiative as part of the island’s Sustainable Tourism Blueprint. Foam containers will be phased out from 14 February 2019, with visitors and locals encouraged to switch to paper or eco-friendly bags from October 2019.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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