“As we head towards the final countdown for IMEX in Frankfurt, there’s a quietly confident attitude radiating throughout the meetings and events sector. Although the first quarter of this year has been marked by some extraordinary and unsettling events around the globe, IMEX 2017 will be a reflection of an international market that’s extremely resilient, […]
Dubai Government outlines plans to combine Dubai’s rich cultural and latest attractions to build on Q1 2017 visitor numbers of 4.57 million – travel technology to play major role
ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions each day shared its latest analysis of the negative impacts of the travel ban on the US travel industry with the White House prior to the new ban coming in to force.
More visitors – despite security concerns
It’s Showtime at the City’s New Entertainment Precinct A new era of live entertainment was born to Sydney last night, as ICC Sydney Theatre launched to the public with a spectacular concert from world famous music legend, Keith Urban, joined by the sensational Carrie Underwood.
2016 was no slouch of a year for the meetings industry nor, indeed, for the world at large. Dramatic forces were at play and many of us shared a sense that, even if we wanted to grasp the pace or nature of change taking place, we barely had the time or the head space to […]
Small Business Saturday® Results: 112 Million Consumers Shop and Dine Small on Small Business Saturday – More Than Ever Before
More than 6,700 small businesses and organizations signed up to be Neighborhood Champions, a 63% increase from approximately 4,100 in 2015
24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: US outbound travel speeds up – Brazil crashes, but upturn expected
Strong dollar boosts US outbound travel – Brazilians cut international trips – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor®
International arrivals in Europe are declining on second quarter of 2016 despite slight growth of long haul travellers
The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys highlight that terrorist fear is weakening arrivals in Europe for Q2 2016.
LONDON, UK – Euromonitor International and World Travel Market (WTM) London collaborated for the 11th year to predict future trends shaping the travel industry in the annual WTM Global Trends Report. In 2015, two of the most popular trends from the WTM Global Trends Report were:
Beijing, August 30, 2016 – The Association of Corporate Travel Executives today released a landmark study titled “The Role of Traveller Centricity In Business Air Travel” during the group’s recent Global Conference in Beijing.
Beijing, August 26, 2016 – A new study, The Evolution Of Airline Agreements, released by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives shows the concept of the “strategic airline” is on the rise among business travel managers and will factor into carrier negotiation over the next two years.
More than 5 million Brits are planning a holiday at home for the August Bank Holiday weekend this year according to a VisitEngland survey released today.
The threat of terrorism significantly influences holiday planning –major differences in the safety image of individual destinations –ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global changes in travel behaviour – enthusiasm for travel is nevertheless unbroken
A new Global Sport Tourism Summit will be launched at World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, in association with sport tourism company W2 Consulting.
With over 150,000 Greeks, Melbourne is the biggest Greek city in the world – outside of Greece (and even then it’s still the sixth largest Greek city in the world). The image here shows Melburnians celebrating Greek Independence Day at the city’s Greko-style Shrine of Remembrance, which is modelled on the Tomb of Mausolus (Google […]
LONDON, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As the summer holidays begin, 49% are worried about the cost of travel 44% of Britons say they will turn to sharing economy websites like TrustedHousesitters to make travel more affordable 14% believe the Brexit decision will prevent them from travelling as much After finances, the biggest factor stopping […]
Dominant online platforms gaining market share in travel trade – 3 big OTAs are dominating with a common market share of 92%
No signs of increased competition between online travel agents – unveils European hotel distribution study–
Europcar research reveals that grandparents go the extra mile to keep grandchildren entertained during the summer holidays
Willebroek/Vilvoorde – Event agency Event Masters establishes a new division called Entertraining : a brand-new concept in Belgium with a multi-faceted approach to teambuilding and training. Living Tomorrow (Vilvoorde) strongly believes in the entertraining concept and signs an exclusive partnership with Event Masters for its team trainings. Drawing on its yearlong experience in teambuilding, Event Masters […]
The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys reveal that in Q1 2016, International trips were down by -0.7% due to Intra-European travels down by -2.8% (compared to Q1 2015). Conversely, long haul travels are up by +3.4%.
Forty-five per cent of people on a city break are there for a celebration: London, Paris and Barcelona are their top choices (www.postoffice.co.uk/celebrationdrinks) Drinks cost least in Prague – less than half the price of 10 other top cities Palma offers the cheapest prices for drinks of those surveyed in Western Europe Tallinn, Barcelona […]
Two thirds of people planning a summer holiday have already booked as Western Mediterranean destinations surge in popularity
London’s budget hotel sector has experienced significant growth since the city hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, a new report reveals.
Records have been set in 2015 for inbound visits with strong growth from Britain’s major inbound markets including the US and Europe and double digit growth from newer markets China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A new Connections report sponsored by Amadeus looks at luxury travel trends until 2025 to help the travel industry better target and service its fastest-growing segment.
Oxford Economics Report Reveals TripAdvisor’s Impact on Travel Spending; TripAdvisor’s $85.7 Billion Influence Equivalent to Two-Thirds of All U.S. Auto Exports in 2014
Launch of dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge at ATM 2016 to highlight rapid growth of high value tourism market across the region
Value of wellness trips across MENA region hit US$7.3 billion in 2014 according to Global Wellness Institute report MENA region second-fastest growing global market for spa and wellness Health-focused tourists spend 130% more than regular travellers
2015 has been an interesting year in many ways – Political unrests were dominating the newsworldwide, there was and still is an ongoing dramatic drop in oil prices potentially destabilizingthe oil-rich countries, the Euro remains weak, and also the GDP development, while still moderate,was below the average of the last few years. Nevertheless, for the […]
Hotel prices paid by travellers worldwide rose by 3% during 2014, as the global economy improved, according to the latest Hotels.com™ Hotel Price IndexTM (HPI®)
New report from PATA describes how destinations can capitalise on the boom in outbound travel from Asia BANGKOK, March 1, 2016 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA)
25 February 2016 Toronto, ON – While an uptick in business travel spending is reflected by a slight majority of companies (39 percent) responding to the ninth annual benchmarking survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and The Conference Board of Canada, a near equal number of firms (34 percent) is citing travel program […]
Survey Shows More Than Half Say an OBT is Preferred Channel, But 3 of 5 Booked Through Alternative Channels in Past Year
(22 February 2016 – Hong Kong) Amidst the noise in the market, East & Partners Asia’s (E&P Asia) ‘Asia Corporate T&E Index’ shows that travel and entertainment expenditure of the Top 1000 corporations from 10 Asian markets has gone up from US$1.52 billion to US$1.69 billion, a 11 percent growth versus 2015.
Alexandria, VA – More than 90 percent of U.S. and European business travel buyers now report that their company’s travel to and within Europe has remained largely unaffected by the Paris terrorist attacks, according to two new polls conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its European partner associations.
Sojern’s Q4 Global Travel Insights Report: Brazil Is a Rising Destination in 2016 with US and European Travelers
Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Sydney and Reykjavik all gain popularity with US travelers this year, while US cities remain top long-haul destinations for Europeans
Latest figures out today show that jobs in tourism in the UK have grown more than twice as much as other sectors of the economy in the five years to 2014.