Blog Latest

DialAFlight on Facebook

Find out what’s hot right now for some last minute winter sun breaks

DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

There's still time to catch Ray Mears exploring Ningaloo Reef. Warning: May cause extreme cases of wanderlust! itv.com/hub/australian…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

What better way to get #MondayMotivation than with #TravelGoals? For an unforgettable trip, the Madikwe Safari Lodg… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Autumn leaves are here & it makes for a wonderful sight to see all over the world... Where's your favourite Autumn… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

It's getting colder outside, so we want to know what you find more fun in the snow: skiing or a husky dog sled ride… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

To mark #InternationalSlothDay here's a cute sloth being active for once - by doing yoga!! He's got that… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

It's been a colourful week with the #RedSun hanging over us earlier in the week. So here are… instagram.com/p/BabPQqDHexh/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Two incredible sights on two different sides of the world. #NorthernLights or #SouthernLightsinstagram.com/p/BaYhiaOnGMn/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Ever thought about exploring Australia's Northern Territory? It's not all about #ayersrockinstagram.com/p/BaWhmrHHABu/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Exciting times Kirsty! 😍😍😍 twitter.com/kirstyteasdale…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Three beautiful sights, three incredible sunsets. We want to know, where you go for the… instagram.com/p/BaTg0kPnjPl/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

A soothing sight for Sunday, imagine the relaxing sounds at the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia for our #DailyEscape pic.twitter.com/RnYnyu6V0c
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

We're off to Queensland's Rainbow Beach for today's #DailyEscape It's a way to go, but boy is it worth it! #Traveltwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Fancy heading to the Big Apple in style? Stay at the 5* Carlyle and start 2018 right! #DealOfTheDaytwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

We've got that #FridayFeeling and thinking holidays! So where to this Winter? The sunshine of #Australia or the ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 

Blog Authors

Clemmie

Clemmie

Victoria Hampton

Victoria Hampton

Kathy McLeman

Kathy McLeman

Ree Saunders

Ree Saunders

Marisa Thomas

Marisa Thomas

Jan Moys

Jan Moys

Mike Potter

Mike Potter

Nicola Chapman

Nicola Chapman

Drew Hendricks

Drew Hendricks

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson

Dave Balow

Dave Balow

Anastasia Miari

Anastasia Miari

Steven Gyford

Steven Gyford

IL1

Italy targeting luxury travel market with new hotels

The Italian tourism sector is looking for a boost from abroad with the development of a raft of new luxury hotels aimed at attracting business from the emerging markets of international tourists.

Internal travel and tourism has been on a downward spiral within Italy over recent years due to the country’s economic struggles, so a renewed interest in visitors arriving from abroad has been essential to maintaining its status as a top tourist destination.

In total, there are currently 44 new hotels, rated “first class”, under construction across Italy, offering more than 7,500 new hotel rooms for visitors looking to add a touch of the luxurious to their holiday plans.

Tourism in Italy is a crucial industry, generating €136 billion for the economy in 2011, 8.6 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product. The new tourism plan, named "Turismo Italia 2020" is aimed at increasing that figure, and tapping into the potential for more high-end tourism and the growing numbers of visitors from emerging countries with massive economic growth, such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Italy’s appeal to tourists endures, with such a diverse offering of destinations and holiday types to choose from, and in Rome, it can boast one of the world’s greatest cities for tourism. In 2012, Rome was voted the third best destination in the world in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice 2012 awards. 

Indeed, Italy’s rich cultural heritage, great food and spectacular scenery make it the ideal country for luxury travel, and the new focus on the very highest quality accommodation looks set to increase Italy’s status as a destination of the utmost decadence.

Image sources: 1 2 3

 

 

Close