IATA Forecasts Passenger Demand to Double Over 20 Years

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7% annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast.

“People want to fly. Demand for air travel over the next two decades is set to double. Enabling people and nations to trade, explore, and share the benefits of innovation and economic prosperity makes our world a better place,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

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Say ‘Hi’ To Mighty Moscow

In my previous Moscow post, I told you how I explored and completely enjoyed this mighty city.  However, three days were not enough to know the city. During my trip, I captured hundreds of images of this beautiful city. So, I would like to take the opportunity to help you feel Moscow by viewing these images.  Hope these images inspire you to visit this historic city in future.

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Win A Trip To Vienna

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It is a simple vote and win contest !

One city – three teams – three short films !

Who is your favorite? Vote for your favorite film and with a little luck you could win a trip to Vienna for two people.

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Win A Trip To Basel

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Yep ! You read it right !

You can win a free trip to Swiss city Basel, including flight tickets and hotel stay.

Just watch the video and answer few simple questions.

You and your companion will fly to Switzerland with Swiss and stay at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel for three nights. We will also provide you with an 8-day first class Swiss Travel Pass* with which you can explore the rest of Switzerland by train, bus and boat.

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International Tourist Arrivals Up 4%

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International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 4% between January and June 2016 compared to the same period last year. Destinations worldwide received 561 million international tourists (overnight visitors), 21 million more than in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Asia and the Pacific demonstrated renewed strength this first half of 2016, receiving 9% more international arrivals, the highest growth across world regions. In the Americas, international arrivals increased by 4%, led by Central America and South America. Europe (+3%) showed mixed results, with solid growth in many destinations offset by weaker performance in others. In Africa (+5%), Sub-Saharan destinations rebounded strongly, while North Africa continued to report weak results. Limited data for the Middle East points to an estimated decrease of 9% in international arrivals this six-month period, though results vary from destination to destination.

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