The move away from desktops towards smartphones and tablets is changing how the travel industry uses technology to connect with today’s multi-device consumer, concluded board-level travel industry participants at the recent World Travel Market Round Table into the Future of Mobile.
Are we really the lucky country? Last night leading business people David Hutton, (Lend Lease), Greg Hywood (Fairfax Media Limited) and Alex Malley (CPA Australia), shared insights and a few home truths about opportunity in Australia – Do we take it for granted? Is it a blessing or a curse? – at Business Events Sydney’s [...]
VisitBritain kicked-off its flagship international travel trade event, Destination Britain 2013, in Bangkok. Celebrating its 10th year, the tourism gathering will open with a record 35% of new suppliers, showcasing their strongest UK travel and tourism offerings.
Madrid, Spain/ Bangkok, Thailand: Advancing economic diversification, cultural and environmental preservation through tourism are the key objectives of a new Strategic Partnership signed between UNWTO and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on the occasion of the PATA Annual Summit (April 26) in Bangkok, Thailand.
The latest survey by the US company Community Marketing Inc., whose results have been presented by ITB Berlin, reveals higher spending by gay travellers –
The future of exhibitions and events according to generations X & Y Trend report Amsterdam RAI generates valuable insights and ideas
Transparency, honest information and a sense of exclusivity? Or co-creation, guided tours and knowledge exchange?
New research from British Airways has uncovered some distinct patterns when it comes to where people prefer to sit on a plane.
Women-Owned Businesses are Second Only to Publicly-Traded Firms in Job Creation Since the Great Recession
Businesses Owned by Women of Color Skyrocket in Number and Economic Stature The Third Annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, Commissioned by American Express OPEN, Examines U.S. Census Data to Update and Expand on 2011 and 2012 Studies
Emirates opens submission ideas for the ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ initiative DUBAI, U.A.E., April 2013: Emirates announced today its ‘A Greener Tomorrow’ initiative and has allocated funds of US$150,000 to support environmental or conservation projects.
China’s expenditure on travel abroad reached US$ 102 billion in 2012, making it the first tourism source market in the world in terms of spending. Other emerging markets as well as most traditional tourism source markets also showed positive results in 2012.
Over the past 10 years the travel and tourism industry has embraced the need to go green; so much so that it is now the norm and not a fad or a unique selling proposition.
The luxury specialist is offering customers the chance to experience an authentic Greek tradition with a new range of offers on luxurious hotels
TCEB partners with TGO to prepare the direction on carbon footprint assessment for the exhibition industry, primarily supporting MICE operators to stage events with more consideration towards the environment and embarking on a journey for a low-carbon society
IMEX Group Announces Sustainability and APEX/ASTM Standard Compliance Results from IMEX America 2012
Cites Collaboration With Key Suppliers & MeetGreen® as Critical Success Factor
Despite a difficult 2012 for the tourism industry, Brussels is very much holding its own. The BrusselsCapital Region welcomed around 3.2 million visitors in 2012, adding up to around 6 million overnight stays.
Positive regional GDP outlook triples corporate buyer attendance at business travel and meetings show – corporate hotels and meetings destinations upbeat
The findings of a comprehensive review of how Australian tourism product is distributed internationally have been published by Tourism Australia and its state and territory tourism partners.
Adventure seeking Australians hoping to win one of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ have less than a month to apply and submit their 30 second video and convince judges why they deserve A$100,000 to land one of six dream jobs.
The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) announced the 2012 visitor attraction figures revealing that nine of the top ten attractions are found in the capital.
Vancouver was well represented in BestCities’ Brand Health Monitor for 2012, an annual survey that polls international clients about their experiences with the alliance.
Sustainability and technology among key issues discussed at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Association Seminar
KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) annual Association Seminar this year brought together local association executives,
Brazil Currently Ranks 8th in the Business Travel Global Index
Three is the magic number, according to Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), the international corporate services company, when corporates are choosing whether to travel by air or rail.
The Twelfth Meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics commended the UNWTO Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism Initiative and praised the growing number of signatory businesses who pledged to uphold responsible conduct in the tourism sector (Madrid, Spain, 4-5 March).
Unspoilt nature is not the only thing that is supposed to attract holidaymakers to the Baltic region. This year Estonia and Lithuania are promoting themselves first and foremost as wellness destinations. Speaking at ITB Berlin, Tarmo Mutso, Director of the Estonian Tourist Board,
Defying the global recession, 2012 was Spain’s third most successful year in tourism to date, surpassed only by 2006 and 2007. At ITB Berlin the Spanish Tourist Board presented a survey by the Spanish Institute for Tourism Studies (IET).
Winter Olympics in a subtropical region: for anyone unacquainted with Sochi, located in the Krasnodar district on the Russian Black Sea coast, it is hard to believe.
In the past the tourism infrastructure of the Russian capital, Moscow, did not have a reputation for being particularly efficient or good value. Now this is all changing. The signs indicating the main sights and traffic routes are now in two languages, it was pointed out by Sergei Schpilko, Director of the Moscow City Committee [...]
Tourism agency taps into burgeoning ‘friends and relatives’ market witnessing ten year record levels
The likes of Wimbledon, Westfield UK and Historic Royal Palaces are in India this week, encouraged by the emergence of the country as a major player in terms of visits to friends and loved ones across Britain.
Global Travel & Tourism industry defies economic uncertainty by outperforming the global economy in 2012
The Travel & Tourism industry has outperformed the global economy in 2012 – growing faster than manufacturing, retail, financial services and communications.
Leisure Market Rivals Performance with Substantial Gain in Global Booking Volumes
Southwest, Expedia and Marriott Led Respective Travel Sub-Categories in 2012 Web Page Views
Award-nominated films offer inspiration for travel to Philadelphia, Paris and Washington, D.C.
Hajj and Umrah visitors driving region’s largest hospitality market to the tune of US$16.5 billion in 2012; 46% of international tourist arrivals into GCC visit Kingdom; domestic tourism also growing