The European Travel Commission (ETC) announced that the first quarterly report on European Tourism in 2013 - Trends & Prospects has just been published. International arrivals and nights to Europe for the first months of 2013 point to a slower, but continued growth for most of the reporting destinations. As 2012 was a strong year for tourism, Europes modest upward trend confirms the health of its tourism sector against overall economic turmoil.
MGM National Harbor, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), today filed a proposal for a license from the State of Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to develop a world-class destination resort in Prince George's County.
Published in conjunction with STR (Smith Travel Research) and endorsed by the Hotel Association of Canada. This publication summarizes weekly occupancy and average room rates from major cities in Canada.
Overall, the U.S. hotel industrys occupancy rose 0.4 percent to 63.7 percent, its average daily rate was up 4.2 percent to US$110.57 and its revenue per available room increased 4.6 percent to US$70.39.
Visitors to Las Vegas increased (over 39,700,000 in 2012), exceeding 2007s previous record. Clark County annual gaming revenue also increased in 2012 as the industry continues its modest recovery, and the lodging market exhibited positive trends.