World Tourism and World Sports will be in Russia beginning from June 14, 2018.32 national teams will be competing to end up the number one on the planet of football. It will be a period of fun, excitement and Russia will show it’s best. Russian cities hosting the FIFA World Cup, all of which except one are in European Russia. The 80,000-seater Luzhniki stadium, one of the two venues in Moscow, is useful to set to organize the grand opening on June 14 and the final on July 15.

Four years after Germany won the world champions at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the world’s most significant games scene has gone from the samba land to the opposite side of the globe. 
A ticket isn’t sufficient to get you into the stadium. You also require a Fan ID from the Russian government. That means sending individual data such as passport information, address and telephone number to the Fan ID site. The data is processed by Russia’s FSB, a successor agency to the Soviet-period KGB.

The Fan ID serves as a Russian visa and transport pass. It can be delivered by post or gathered at special centers in the host cities. A few tickets are likewise still accessible on the FIFA site. Tickets are registered to an individual purchaser, so purchasing from a reseller or scalper is probably not going to get you into the stadium.

There will be free train services for fans between cities, introducing supporters with Russia’s affection for overnight train journeys. You’ll have to book in advance via a dedicated tournament site utilizing the Fan ID. Making a trip from Moscow to Kazan can take 12 hours, or from St. Petersburg to Sochi a tiring 37 hours on a sleeper train for the truly adventurous. There are additional non-stop flights during the competition between host cities, enabling fans to stay away from a delay in Moscow. However, those choices could be costly. When foreigners arrive in Russia in another town, they need to register within three days with the authorities.

Hotels enroll visitors automatically — and fans must keep registration paperwork and passports on them consistently — however, those staying at rental flats should contact landlords to arrange the printed material. Not being enlisted can result in a fine. Flying drones without the correct documents can result in a fine, and smoking is prohibited around stadiums and transport offices.

Expect tight security around stadiums and transport centers, with a large number of police and National Guard, in addition to airport-style scanners. Russian law implementation uses racial profiling routinely, particularly at rail and subway stations. Authorities are cautioning many local hardcore fans to avoid them from the tournament. However, there’s potential for the inconvenience if local people feel disrespected by fanatics of different groups.

Bringing food into Russia isn’t as simple as fans may anticipate. Sanctions on imported food from the European Union and different nations — though not strictly enforced for little amounts — could trip you up. Most Russian cities offer a scope of worldwide top choices such as pizza and sushi, while numerous local people incline toward spicy, filling food from Georgian restaurants. At the stadiums, hope to find burgers, fries, and sponsor-branded beer. Non-sponsor liquor deals will be restricted in shops and different areas close to stadiums.

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Istanbul, Turkey – June 12, 2018 – AccorHotels and HotelsPro announced that they will take their partnership one step further to make AccorHotels selected properties accessible in the HotelsPro instant booking marketplace. Beginning in 2018, travel professionals around the world are now able to make a reservation at hand-picked AccorHotels properties quickly and easily without leaving the HotelsPro site.

AccorHotels is building on its long track record of industry-leading insight and innovation with HotelsPro, the leading provider of advanced hospitality solutions for the global travel industry. This partnership will involve scoping out and create a roadmap for potential and solutions that will drive change in the industry.

AccorHotels is a consumer-driven company. They use insight to anticipate consumer trends and behavior. They also have a long track record of investing in relevant technologies to support their brand promise and build a closer relationship with their guests. Partnering with HotelsPro will help them continue their growth.

AccorHotels has a deep understanding of guests and how technology can enhance their experience and adapt to their changing needs and could not be a better partner for HotelsPro. The partnership of AccorHotels’ unique insight and world-class guest care with HotelsPro’s technology vision and infrastructure capabilities has the potential to deliver a step change in hotel solutions.

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HotelsPro is one of the leading marketplaces for the travel professionals globally. With the strength it gets from its in-house developed technologies, HotelsPro helps travel professionals to access hospitality products with accurate results and steady prices immediately with one click. HotelsPro has a far-reaching portfolio of 600,000+ hotels, 15,000+ tours & activities, 25,000+ transfers in 205 countries.

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AccorHotels, on the other hand, is one of the most reputable hotel chains in the world. AccorHotels provides its guests quality service and opens new ways toward positive hospitality for years. This partnership has the ability to strengthen our ties with the travel industry. We have 500 select AccorHotels in our portfolio including several brands such as Sofitel, MGallery, Rixos, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, Ibis, and others. These hotels are ready to be offered to your clients to make them receive quality service.

The constant stream of travel photographs on Instagram can give endless inspiration to your client’s next trip, however they may see that specific destinations are topping off their feed. Fortunately, we are here to enable voyagers to find the next big destination by singling out spots that offer a new twist on destinations that have just surged in popularity. These alternative destinations that will get them a lot of Instagram likes.

Hainan (instead of Singapore)
China’s biggest tropical island has shoreline vibes and some significant luxury resorts. We are pitching the spot as an alternative option to Singapore, taking note of that the Chinese government has as of late allowed 30-day visa-free access to the island for voyagers from 59 nations including the United States.

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Wrocław (instead of Prague)The Polish city shares Prague’s wonderful architecture, yet with a more casual vibe. Wandering the lovely central square will give a wonderful and beautiful setting for every one of those photographs you need to take.

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The Azores (instead of Costa Rica)You’ll get all the beautiful shorelines, greenery and volcanoes you want on these Portuguese islands. They are additionally a less-than six-hour flight from the East Coast.

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Montenegro (instead of Croatia)Stunning coastlines and historic cities have prompted a massive tourism blast in Croatia. However, neighboring Montenegro presents a similarly wonderful experience. The city of Kotor was named as the best city to visit in 2016 and its profile has kept on rising.
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Marrakesh (instead of Dubai)Dubai has style and charm, however, Marrakesh has more exquisite colors than the eye can deal with. You won’t have the capacity to quit snapping while wandering the winding alleyways and it’s additionally an extraordinary place to go to visit the Atlas Mountain range.

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The present travel scene is radically different from decades earlier as digital has given voyagers better approaches for finding new ways of discovering, booking, and experiencing destinations. But, this doesn’t really imply that travel agents and consultants have turned out to be irrelevant and unnecessary, in spite of the regular recognition that digital tools and content have completely replaced the requirement for them.

A new study found that as travelers — whether millennials or baby boomers — hope to set out on more one of a kind, curated and adventurous trips, they’re open to turning to travel consultants to help them to design, as long as the cost is correct and their experiences can still be unique.

It’s nothing unexpected to discover that the dominant part of travelers starts arranging trips by investigating on the web. As indicated by the study, about 70 percent of leisure voyagers begin by gathering travel data online, with women being somewhat more likely than men to do as such. In any case, the study surprisingly demonstrated that millennials are twice as likely as those of other generations to contact a travel consultant as the initial phase of their research procedure. Fourteen percent of millennials, contrasted with 6 percent of baby boomers and 7 percent of Gen Xers said that reaching a travel consultant is the initial step they take toward gathering data about a leisure trip. While it’s encouraging to hear that millennials are more likely to first turn to a travel consultant right on time in the planning stage, the fact is, it’s still uncommon for voyagers to use them. Regardless of how old they are, voyagers still have various generally held perceptions about travel agents and consultants. The most widely recognized worry among voyagers is that using a travel agent to design a trip will cost more than arranging the vacation themselves, with about half of travelers surveyed agreeing with this.

Voyagers are additionally careful about using travel agents because of the concern that doing as such will make it hard to take remarkable, customized trips that fit their individual needs. The study found that about 33% of travelers said that not having the capacity to alter their vacations was the best reason they wouldn’t use a travel consultant and that 28 percent of voyagers were worried that using a travel consultant means they will be sold a travel package that isn’t unique to them.

Millennials specifically need their travel experiences to be genuine and privately engaged. Knowing this, it makes sense that these younger travelers are more worried than older voyagers that using a travel consulting will bring about having an excessively “touristy” experience. As indicated by the study, millennials were more than twice as likely as the baby boomer and Gen X voyagers to state that being not able to experience the local culture was a top worry about using a travel expert. There are a couple of things travel operators can do to interest voyagers, young and old. In the first place, travelers need the agents and experts they work with to offer to value and motivating incentives. The greater part of voyagers said that special pricing on trips would completely persuade them to contact a travel agent to get more data, while 44 percent said that data in regards to how much money can be spared by using a travel expert would convince them to do same. Then, more than 33% of travelers said that special amenities like free breakfast or other upgrades would persuade them to contact a travel consultant.

Travel operators looking to appeal to voyagers, particularly those on the younger end of the range, ought to likewise ensure their informing gets over the way that trips arranged with the assistance of travel agents and experts can meet the individual needs, and also give local, authentic experiences. Travel specialists and advisors hoping to catch the eye of millennial voyagers specifically should center around marketing across social media, other digital platforms, and work with HotelsPro for better pricing options. The study found that 58 percent of millennials would be persuaded to follow a travel specialist on social media by awesome photographs of places to visit, while another 56 percent would be convinced by links highlighting cool spots to visit.

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Who says you can’t mix business and leisure travel?

Employees traveling to fascinating and far-flung destinations for work are beginning to make a higher amount of their journey by consolidating business and leisure, prompting a pattern that specialists are calling “bleisure” travel.

In any case, this trend, which is for the most part determined by millennials, makes a challenge — and a chance — for travel and hospitality brands. As corporate and leisure travel turns out to be more interwoven, the problem for online travel agencies will be to offer the two kinds of travel to the same person, mainly when corporate travel isn’t typically set-up to accommodate leisure trips or split charges between the company and the traveler.The Rise of “Bleisure” Travel
Research by the Global Business Travel Association found that 37 percent of North American business travelers took a bleisure trip in 2017. More were millennials (48 percent), and just 23 percent were baby boomers. It is predicted that 2018 will be the year that bleisure becomes the norm.

Distinctive factors are driving this trend. Some bleisure voyagers are slightly stretching out business trips to decrease the general cost of taking a vacation, while others are taking advantage of adaptable corporate travel policies. Forbes reports that 57 percent of companies presently have an approach for employees to broaden a business trip into vacation time. That trend will surge in 2018 as ‘bleisure’ turns out to be more acknowledged by companies.Millennials Are Changing Business Travel
Generational shifts are driving the continuous increment in bleisure travel. Many millennials are attempting to accomplish as much as they can in their professional life and as soon as possible. They appear to see full excursions during their young adulthood as luxuries they can’t afford. Bleisure travel gives them the best of the two worlds. It permits them to locate their own harmony between work satisfaction and individual enlightenment.

Experts say companies that need to improve employees’ bleisure travel experience should enable them to understand what assets are accessible in regards to the leisure part of their travel and make strategies about preferred providers and booking channels. Technology, particularly artificial intelligence, is one way they can make this process more seamless.

As frequent travelers search for approaches to improve their opportunity and get the most out of their travel experience, online booking companies need to depend now like never before on innovative tools like AI to automate travel search and booking process. Experts say AI can upgrade human capabilities and enhance how travel and hospitality brands connect with clients by embedding AI technology into travel search and chat platforms, which can improve client service and engagement.

Taking the Agony out of Travel Planning
The bleisure travel trend has prompted a few ongoing mergers helping companies make the combination of corporate and individual travel more seamless. They offer their employees the seamless end-to-end travel shopping and booking experience, particularly for the today’s business voyager.

Around the similar time, some online travel companies that work in companies and lodging searches and have AI-powered travel arranging assistants. This blend implies they can do a stunningly better job for frequent travelers, in both their leisure and business travel. They remove the agony from travel and travel arranging by using their travel search and cost management tech to make a more coordinated experience for frequent travelers and to effortlessly enable employees to find the best hotel and flight alternatives.

As voyagers’ interests and employer strategies keep on evolving, bleisure travel should see more development. Also, a millennial workforce that needs more harmony amongst work and plays in all probability will drive this. Millennials are genuinely reshaping the corporate and leisure travel space since they have this massive desire for work-life balance. Employees are driving expectations that their work life should empower them to have new experiences and explore in culminate arrangement with their career necessities and goals.

With more than 28 million guests to Denver every year, of which 16 million are overnight guests and 12 million same-day visitors, tourism has played a vital part in forming the city into the thriving community it is today. Denver’s tourism industry has made employment supporting the development of billions of dollars in new infrastructure and services. In any case, the development should take a measured approach. The Metro Vision 2035 Plan, built up by the Denver Regional Council of Governments, gives systems that energize a practical and feasible arrangement for future economic growth. With VISIT DENVER as the destination’s architect, the tourism industry can align itself with these sustainable principles for the long-term.

Historically, Denver took a back seat to other destinations, serving primarily as a passage to the Rockies. With the development of a Convention Center and other meeting and exhibit facilities, sports and social facilities, restaurants, and attractions, the city started to welcome individuals from around the globe. With a developing list of amenities and services, the city has risen as an incredible city to live in and visit. The standpoint for tourism is splendid for destinations in the U.S., and around the globe. Denver can additionally use this chance to draw in more guests to the region, making more occupations, and impelling more business and investment to the advantage of the region.
Denver has the chance to use tourism as a catalyst for the future of Denver inhabitants, businesses, and guests alike. With several groups now seeking after the social and financial advantages that are proportional with the strong tourism industry, a new saying is emerging: sustainable and enduring community tourism industries no longer happen solely by great marketing and geographic good fortune; they now must be designed and planned.

Denver also takes a big major step forward this year, by hosting an important travel exhibition between the dates of May 19-23, 2018. As HotelsPro, we are ready to greet our partners with “One Big Welcome” at IPW with our technologies and far-reached inventory at booth no: 346. Join us in Denver between the dates of May 19-23, 2018 and get information regarding our products in order not to remain in the background of the global travel industry.

As HotelsPro, we are ready to greet our partners with “One Big Welcome” at IPW with our technologies and far-reached inventory at booth no: 346. Join us in Denver between the dates of May 19-23, 2018 and get information regarding our products in order not to remain in the background of the global travel industry.

IPW is the impressive work of the US Travel Association. Brand USA is its main sponsor. This year’s participation will not only be an excellent opportunity for us to meet our partners in the city of Denver but also will be important for being the 50th anniversary of IPW.

As indicated by a report distributed by a Chinese market leader about traveling, the market of Chinese medical tourism has developed by a stunning 500%, achieving a total of 500,000 outbound medical travels in 2017. According to this study, the type “Medical tourism” is positioned as the fourth most attractive in the “travel” sector among Chinese travelers, and was, in 2017, the market segment with the highest level of growth.

For Chinese traveler destinations, there is a possibly exceptionally lucrative market to consider, as indicated in the research, the Chinese medical visitor spends an average of 7,000 $ for their trips. Also, Chinese travelers spend 3,500 $ on average, during trips in Europe, 2,500 $ for travels in Asia. In fact, the only type of trip with an average level of higher spending it’s tourism to the Poles, with every other kind of tourism, the average spending for each trip, is lower.

Referring to inside data, the periodic medical check-ups have been the most significant slice of the market in regards to the medical tourism in 2017, which represents to over the 50%of all trips made to “general tourism.” The higher revenues from medical tourism products were obtained, for the most part, with cosmetic surgery and genetic testing broadly practiced in South Korea. As indicated by a review by Hurun (Institute of Chinese hunt) health care is one of the issues that are most dear the wealthy Chinese class, in fact, over half of respondents say that health care is a subject of primary interest. The interest for wellbeing shown by the wealthy Chinese class goes far beyond that expressed for shopping and “generic tourism”, additionally underscoring the significance of the healthcare market.

Japan was the most popular destination in 2016, followed by South Korea, the United States, Taiwan, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, Switzerland, Thailand, and India. Japan, which we could characterize it as a forerunner in this field, has seen his government inclıding medical tourism in its official development strategy as of now in 2010, while in 2011, was one of the first destinations to present a particular visa for medical stays. From that point forward, Chinese travelers populate Japan; the Japan National Tourism Administration has also published a language guide in Chinese on how to make use of health services in Japan.

The primary source of medical tourists in outbound in China comes from most essential Chinese cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, alongside the smaller cities like Tianjin and Hangzhou, all this, probably is a reflection of the average level of well-being, rather high, of the residents of these cities.

Most likely, with the growing interest in medical care by Chinese population and the advancement of particular products devoted to the medical tourism sector, the outbound market of patients, couldn’t reach the 2017 numbers.

As HotelsPro, we are excited to announce that we are attending the three-day B2B travel exhibition exclusively focused on the Chinese Travel Market. As one of the leading B2B travel solutions and technology provider at ITB China, we will be showcasing our latest in-house developed travel technologies, which make other travel professionalsbusiness life a lot easier.

ITB China is between the dates of May 16-18, 2018. We will take our place at Stand no: 350, in this unmissable 3-day event for all professionals in the industry. We would like to invite the travel professionals to our stand to take the opportunity to develop long-term business partnerships with HotelsPro, the leading marketplace that seamlessly offers the fastest access to the most relevant and competitively priced hospitality products on a global scale.

The third largest nation (after Russia and Canada), it has everything that can be fascinating to a visitor: architectural landmarks of one of the most ancient civilizations, national parks with different climate and nature, modern metropolises of the present day and small provincial towns which figured out how to protect their unique culture, astonishing sand beaches and out of reach snow-white peaks.

Over the past 30 years an inrush of visitors has grown by many times, and today China positions the world’s sixth in the number of tourists. Nonetheless, China was used to be one of the most shut off countries for vacationers. It was not until the end of the 1970-s when the circumstance impressively changed, the government even took profound measures. Today China continues to attract travelers, implementing reforms in the circle of visa regime, etc. Cultural tourism in the tourist sphere in China, as in numerous different nations, holds a high position. The country with the history numbering more than one thousand years has a large number of monuments belonging to different dynasties ruling as far back as BC, pilgrimage destinations of Buddhism and different religions, colossal sculptures and temples, and the Great Wall of China, one of its visiting cards. Moreover, the architecture and cultural features within the country vary extensively depending on the region.

A fundamental part of cultural tourism in China is ethnic tourism. The country is inhabited with many ethnos featuring their national costumes, traditions, cuisine and even languages. Despite the fact that the Chinese themselves represent 93 percent of the nation’s total population, they differ province by province. The travelers will have the capacity to take in more not just about the lifestyle of the Chinese, yet also about their unique life philosophy, which is so different from the West.
Like the mentality of the East contrasts from that of the West, so does the Chinese folk medicine from the western one. This fact reflects a particular interest in health tourism in China. The knowledge accumulated by Chinese healers for a huge number of years, even now, help many thousands of individuals who experience the ill effects of acute and chronic diseases. Chinese doctors are equipped with medical herbs, healing springs, different kinds of massage, acupuncture and so on. Moreover, you can merely support immunity and keep the body in tone.

Alongside with that, China, though cannot be considered as an environmentally stable nation, because of the various plants and power stations, has its national parks, which figured out how to protect unique nature. Flora and fauna of the Heavenly Empire contrast from those of other parts of the world; there, you can see distinctive native zones and unusual animals. A few types of animals are under exclusive control: needless to state that panda is one of China’s national symbols.
Moreover, ecological tourism in China works amazingly with active tourism. One of the popular tourist places is the National park in Zhangjiajie, with vertical mountain cliffs rocketing sky-high. There, you can get a supply of adrenalin, having gone out for a stroll by a glass path, running along the Tianmen mountain Krantz, or by a thin wooden way on holy Hua Shan mountain.

For the individuals who wish to travel among the snowy mountains, there is a road in Tibet. Also, a railroad service between Beijing and Lhasa has been recently arranged. So a trip to the world’s highest peaks has been considerably simplified.Domestic tourism must be specially considered in China. Since most of the nation’s working population has no free leave schedule, the government has made an arrangement of festive occasions, when the general population can travel in the country. Three periods within a year called as “golden weeks” fall on New Year, 1 May (Labor Day) and 1 October (PRC National Day). These days the costs for tickets and inns increase a few times, and cultural and historical spots are overflowed with local tourists. Foreign tourists need to think about these days when arranging trips to China. At last, shopping tourism in China should likewise be considered. Everyone knows that a significant part of the world’s goods and products are labeled “Made in China,” naturally, every one of these goods’ cost should be cheaper in the source country. Indeed, many things at the best quality-value proportion can be found in major cities of China overflowed with boutiques and shopping malls. Along with this, an extensive variety of souvenirs to fit each taste: objects of the interior in Chinese style, different vases, and figures, knickknacks, accessories can be purchased there as a remembrance to recall the trip to the Heavenly Empire. In a specific sense, China can be called “Mecca” for shopaholics.
Business travel to China has become more important as the years pass. In recent years, a record number of business people from abroad traveled to China to looking for business opportunities, visiting suppliers, business partners in ITB China. This year, ITB China will be between the days of May 16-18, 2018. As HotelsPro, we will take our place at Stand no: 350 to take the opportunity to develop long-term business partnership with our visitors.