FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

International Tourism Above Average

Jul 31, 2016
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In the first quarter of the year, worldwide destinations welcomed 348 million tourists, an increase of 4.6 percent over 2015. According to data from the World Tourism Organization, this year is possibly the seventh consecutive year of above-average growth. “Results show a strong desire to travel and this continues to drive tourism grown, “ said Taleb Rifai, secretary-general, UNWTO. “Destinations keep benefitting from solid demand across all world regions despite ongoing challenges, showing that tourism is a dynamic and resilient economic sector.” “Yet, despite these good results, the tragic events of recent months remind us that safety and security remain a major challenge for all,” Rifai added. Asia and the Pacific saw the highest increase in international arrivals, enjoying a growth of more than 9 percent. When regions were broken down into sub-regions, sub-Saharan Africa saw the largest growth, at 13 percent. In the Americas, Central and South America led growth, both at 7 percent, with the Caribbean and North America following closely behind, at 6 and 5 percent, respectively. However, the Middle East saw a decline in international arrivals, by 7 percent. In the second quarter of the year, UNWTO expects approximately 500 million individuals to travel internationally, accounting for 41 percent of the year’s total arrivals. Newsletter sign-up

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August 2020
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Aviation Industry Faces Airspace Issues

All airplane flights begin on the ground. An airport is the starting point, but airspace issues continue to expand from the terrestrial to the aerial. Altitude is no barrier when countries claim sovereignty from the Earth to beyond the stratosphere.

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Destinations / Europe
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August 2020
Aug 5, 2020

San Juan Better Than Ever After Hurricane Maria

It’s been almost three years since Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, wreaking havoc on the island and leaving most residents without electricity and clean water. Tourism, which accounts for 6.5 percent of Puerto Rico’s gross domestic product, took a beating, with hotels closed for year-long repairs, airlines cutting service and cruise lines shifting itineraries to other Caribbean destinations. Timing for the hurricane couldn’t have been worse, coming on the heels of the government’s announcement in May 2017 that it was unable to pay more than $70 billion in public debt and thus forced to file for bankruptcy. Large protests and a change of government would follow. Then, in January 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the south side of the island, forcing San Juan restaurants to close while power was restored. And as we write this story, coronavirus runs rampant across the globe with severe economic implications for all destinations, including Puerto Rico.

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eFlyer Reviews
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Hotel Mousai Review

Climbing along the coast, I was trying to snap pictures of the cool-blue Puerto Vallarta waters outside my car window (I know, it never works) when we started winding along stone walls draped in jungle-like foliage. Annoyed my view was blocked, I looked around to see where we were just as we were parking at Hotel Mousai — I audibly gasped. The all-glass, chic and incredibly grand entrance was so well-secluded, it somehow snuck up on me.

eFlyer Lead
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Destinations / Asia
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Mix Work and Play in Bangkok

The 1985 song “One Night in Bangkok” mentions many of the overindulgences of this city. One of them is massage parlors. Today, however, a Thai massage is considered an activity that improves one’s physical and mental well-being. The city has shed its former reputation as a place of wild nightlife and decadence, over the past few decades emerging as a major center for international commerce, wellness initiatives and tourism.