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    All-inclusives continue to grow in popularity in the UK.

    Peter Long, CEO of Tui, owners of Thomson and First Choice, spoke out at the Family Holidays Association about the importance of families being able to take a family holiday together. Speaking about Britain he said back in October there are “2 million children for whom even a day trip is unaffordable. Given that we are the world’s 7th largest economy; this is an appalling indictment on our society.” Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that since 2008 there has been an “unprecedented erosion of household living standards” thanks to rapid inflation and flat-lining wages. They argue that the freeze in child benefit, the decision to uprate tax credits by…

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    Los Premios Xavier 2013 galardonan a Jesuïtes Sarrià, al ICRT y a Hilton Worldwide

    It was an honour to receive a Xavier Award from Turismo Sant Ignaci, Universitat Ramon Lull on behalf of the International Centres for Responsible Tourism El International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) es una comunidad de profesionales del sector privado, público y de organizaciones no gubernamentales que tiene como principal objetivo que el turismo genere mejores lugares para vivir que, a la vez, sean mejores lugares para visitar. Su director, Harold Goodwin, ha insistido, en el momento de agradecer el galardón, en la importancia de asumir responsabilidades con el turismo y con las personas porque “la cuestión es si el turismo debe ser usado por las comunidades y las lugares, o…

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    How should we judge the performance of Tourism Ministers?

    We have had many years of judging the performance of Ministers of Tourism by the increase in international arrivals while they hold office, although many of them hold the post only briefly. As a measure it has the advantage of being a simple indicator and of being cheap to collect, often immigration does it on behalf of tourism and from a national government perspective foreign exchange earnings may be of primary importance. Rarely do we see headline coverage of the net contribution of tourism to foreign exchange earnings and often there seems to be little or no awareness of the foreign exchange costs involved in importing capital equipment and supplies…

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