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• Corporate Confidence Still High in International and National Response • Industry Split on Travel Bans
Hotelbeds presents its intrapreneurial success story at Cornell University’s Hospitality Research Summit
Joan Vilà, founder of Hotelbeds and Managing Director of TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations, presents a case study analysing the success factors that have driven the company to become a leading global business
ITB Berlin and IPK International examine European trends in winter holidays abroad – increase in wintertime holiday trips – winter sports holidays suffer market losses
The tourism sector’s contribution to communities’ empowerment as one of the pillars of sustainable development was at the heart of this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations.
International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
- 63% of UK population say they choose road trips to enjoy a sense of freedom and adventure * – Scientific formula helps bring out the fun and adventurous side of your journey
Brussels, 14 July 2014. Data for the pre-summer period confirm handsome growth for European tourism in 2014 and there is growing optimism that the upcoming peak-summer season will consolidate preliminary positive expectations.
· Overall visits in the first five months of 2014 reach new record – up 7% on 2013 · Record holiday visits in May for fourth out of five months · 13% increase in visits from areas outside Europe and North America
Worth of market in first four months of 2014 totaled USD 12.5 million
‘Tourism and Community Development’ is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD).
St James’s Park named UK’s #1 Park, According to Millions of TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews and Opinions
Royal Yacht Britannia has been named as the best rated landmark in the UK in the Travellers’ Choice TM awards for Attractions, announced by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*.
Patricia Yates, Director of Strategy and Communications at VisitBritainsaid: “Chinese tourists are already coming to Britain in record numbers and staying here longer than our European neighbours. Today’s welcome changes build on the already significant improvements introduced previously by the Home Office. “Recent streamlining of the visa processing has made a big difference, with Chinese […]
London is the best rated major destination in Europe for shopping and nightlife, the results of the second annual Cities Survey by TripAdvisor have revealed. However, London fared less well when assessed on the helpfulness of its locals – ranking a lowly 32 out of the 37 tourist destinations featured.
Protea Hotels Go Live on Marriott.com – 40 percent of Marriott.com traffic came from mobile devices #ttot
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced that Protea’s portfolio of hotels will be available for booking on the Marriott.com website, as well as through Marriott Global Reservations Offices. Marriott recently completed the approximately US$200 million acquisition of Protea Hotels and its sub-brands, African Pride Hotels and Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! in a move that […]
Geneva has retained the top spot as the most expensive city in the world to order a Club Sandwich, at an average of $32.60 USD, according to research released by Hotels.com®. Using the classic hotel staple of a chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich as a barometer of affordability, the Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index […]
OSLO, Norway, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The most beautiful coastline in the world will once again be the spectacular backdrop for the world’s cycling elite when they meet in Norway to compete in the northernmost bike race in the world; The Arctic Race of Norway. North Cape sets the stage for intense action Last […]
LONDON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Research prompts expert to warn that ‘us time’ as a family or couple has never been more important Parents from the ‘Globetrotting Generation‘ struggling to balance time with kids with time together The pressures of modern life are meaning British families are getting on average just 169 minutes of […]
Shopping tourism has emerged as a growing component of the travel experience, either as a prime motivation or as one of the major activities undertaken by tourists at their destinations. UNWTO’s recently released Global Report on Shopping Tourism analyzes the latest trends in shopping tourism, providing insight into key success factors for destinations aiming to […]
Chicago, May 21, 2014 – A new report conducted by the Virtual Edge Institute [VEI] and sponsored by Digitell Inc. analyzes trends at face-to-face and online events, and the numbers show that attendees are increasingly turning to both hybrid extensions and digital events [non-hybrid] to engage with their organizations. The 2014 Digital Event Benchmark Report […]
German meetings industry – still growing Frankfurt am Main, 20 May 2014. The German meeting and events market continues to grow: German meeting and event venues counted 371 million participants last year, 2.5% more than the year before. Since 2009, visitor numbers have been growing continuously. The number of events, 3.01 million meetings, conferences and […]
The latest hotel.info Price Barometer: Change in Greece – Crimean crisis in the east – the strong Pound helps long-haul trips
London, 15 May 2014 – Whilst hotel prices in Greece are increasing once more the strong Pound is good for long-haul travellers. The hotel price barometer of hotel.info demonstrates how hotel prices have changed both domestically and abroad. Overnight costs in London remain at the level of last year The Crimean crisis has an influence […]
Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached US$ 1.4 trillion. Receipts earned by destinations from international visitors grew by 5% to reach US$ 1159 billion, while an additional US$ 218 billion was earned by international passenger transport. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, receipts in destinations worldwide from expenditure by […]
The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) is bringing back their popular Virtual Edge Summit May 21, 2014. The Summit delivers premier education to meetings professionals who produce hybrid or digital meetings. Attendees will participate virtually in an online environment with facilitated discussions occurring throughout each of the 5 sessions. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to […]
Figures released by Tourism Australia at the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE14), being held this week in Cairns, suggest that annual spending by Chinese visitors to Australia could rise to A$13 billion by 2020. The latest projections represent an increase of nearly 50 per cent on the previous estimate of A$9 billion, a spike which Tourism […]
Bungee Jumping, Taking a Safari and Flying First Class: Survey Reveals Game Plan for #Travel Bucket Lists #ttot
SpringHill Suites by Marriott’s fifth annual travel attitude survey reveals that Americans are looking to step outside of their comfort zones to achieve their travel bucket lists. According to the survey, conducted by Kelton Global, 48 percent say vacationing to see new places is important to them.
Americans are finally coming out of their great recession hibernation and spending on travel again, according to an upcoming Global Edition report by PhoCusWright. U.S. travel incidence, or the percent of adults 18 and over who traveled for leisure, jumped four percentage points in 2013 – topping out at 65%. This is a big turnaround […]
Expedia “High Fliers Survey” Reveals Inside Tips on Travel Heading into the Summer: Best/Worst Airports, Best/Worst Food & Drink, Top Destinations and More
Dallas/Fort Worth a Rising Airport Star; LAX Ranked as Worst for Food & Beverage; Atlanta Beloved and Loathed in Equal Measure BELLEVUE, Wash. /PRNewswire/ — Expedia.com, the world’s largest full-service travel site*, recently asked more than 6,000 of the company’s most frequent travelers for their perspective on business and leisure travel just in time for […]
London, Paris and Rome still Top Picks; Brazil and Santorini Emerge as Popular Destinations NEW YORK — American Express Travel recently surveyed a group of its experts – nearly 300 travel counselors –
BERLIN – Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, harnessed the data of its worldwide travel agency members to reveal 2014’s top destinations during its annual Symposium taking place in Berlin this week. Sharing year-over-year growth for first quarter sales as well as the destinations trending for this summer, Virtuoso proved that travelers seeking unique experiences are not […]
Georgia, North Carolina and Texas Top List of U.S. States for BBQ, Based on Reviews and Opinions of TripAdvisor Travelers Austin’s Franklin Barbecue is the Top-Rated BBQ Joint in the Country NEWTON, Mass., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the highest-rated restaurants and top U.S. states for barbecue, […]
Medical tourism experts see Poland as potentially significant player in this industry. The country’s popularization as a hotspot for foreign patients is the result of implementation of the Ministry of Economy’s program: “Promotion of the Polish economy on international markets”. Promotion is underway in Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Russia, and the USA.
UNWTO African Members States, gathered on the occasion of the 56th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa, highlighted the need to have better coordination between tourism and air transport policies to fully explore the tourism sector’s capacity to deliver on growth and development in the continent.
TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its third annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Travel Favourites –highlighting the top brands that travellers around the world prefer for their trips. In the UK, winners from car rentals and coffee to travel magazines and tablet computers were named in 46 categories. Traveller’s Choice […]
Last year the Meetings and Conventions Industry lost over 50,000,000.00 in international housing alone due to ‘Around the Block’ booking. It’s time the industry fought back. Miami, Florida (May 5, 2014). Around the Block Booking or Pirate Booking is when your attendees are tricked into booking rooms outside of the official conference room block. For […]
-According To TripAdvisor Survey 89% of U.S. Respondents to Take Summer Trips and Nearly 10% Cite Polar Vortex as Motivation for an Escape -Myrtle Beach Tops Most Popular Destinations U.S. Travelers Researching for Summer TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the results of its annual summer travel survey of more than 2,500 U.S. respondents, […]