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Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

| April 27, 2017
Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

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

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ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

| March 6, 2017
ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

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.

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Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

| January 5, 2017
Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

More visitors – despite security concerns

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Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

| December 20, 2016
Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

US will be the top destination, Dubai the busiest airport

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ICC Sydney Theatre Launches with Keith Urban

| December 15, 2016
ICC Sydney Theatre Launches with Keith Urban

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.

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The IMEX A to Z of 2017: 5 trends to watch as the year unfolds

| December 7, 2016
The IMEX A to Z of 2017: 5 trends to watch as the year unfolds

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 […]

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Small Business Saturday® Results: 112 Million Consumers Shop and Dine Small on Small Business Saturday – More Than Ever Before

| December 5, 2016

More than 6,700 small businesses and organizations signed up to be Neighborhood Champions, a 63% increase from approximately 4,100 in 2015

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24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: US outbound travel speeds up – Brazil crashes, but upturn expected

| November 29, 2016

Strong dollar boosts US outbound travel – Brazilians cut international trips – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor®

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International arrivals in Europe are declining on second quarter of 2016 despite slight growth of long haul travellers

| September 8, 2016
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.

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Hipster Holidays and China’s Uberisation: TWO travel predictions that came true

| September 1, 2016
Hipster Holidays and China’s Uberisation: TWO travel predictions that came true

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:

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ACTE Reveals The Role Of Traveller Centricity in Business Travel During Landmark Event in Beijing

| August 31, 2016

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.

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“Strategic Carrier” Concept Gains Traction In New Report On Airline Agreements According to ACTE…”

| August 26, 2016
“Strategic Carrier” Concept Gains Traction In New Report On Airline Agreements According to ACTE…”

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.

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Family trips are on the rise

| August 25, 2016
Family trips are on the rise

IPK International and ITB Berlin examine trends in family trips abroad – steady growth despite declining birth rates in many countries – Spain is the most popular destination for families

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More than five million Brits holidaying at home this August Bank Holiday weekend

| August 24, 2016
More than five million Brits holidaying at home this August Bank Holiday weekend

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.

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Tourism in times of terror

| August 10, 2016

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

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How exhibitors can enhance their event presence via social media – valuable advice to be shared in etouches webinar

| August 9, 2016

With social media allowing exhibitors to expand their reach greatly at any type of event, it is important for exhibitors to make the most of the opportunities.

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WTM London 2016 Champions Sport Tourism with new Global Summit

| August 2, 2016
WTM London 2016 Champions Sport Tourism with new Global Summit

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.

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Athens-Melbourne is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” 260,000 searches last year

| July 28, 2016
Athens-Melbourne is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” 260,000 searches last year

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 […]

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UK-wide Survey Reveals 44% Turn to Sharing Economy to Keep Travel Costs Down

| July 25, 2016
UK-wide Survey Reveals 44% Turn to Sharing Economy to Keep Travel Costs Down

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 […]

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Dominant online platforms gaining market share in travel trade – 3 big OTAs are dominating with a common market share of 92%

| July 25, 2016

No signs of increased competition between online travel agents – unveils European hotel distribution study–   

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Grandparents Spend Over £1,000* Extra Looking After Grandchildren in the Summer Break

| July 12, 2016
Grandparents Spend Over £1,000* Extra Looking After Grandchildren in the Summer Break

Europcar research reveals that grandparents go the extra mile to keep grandchildren entertained during the summer holidays 

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Event Masters and Living Tomorrow: introducing novel entertraining concept

| June 27, 2016
Event Masters and Living Tomorrow: introducing novel entertraining concept

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 […]

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Long haul travels in 1st quarter 2016: high resilience of Europe despite terrorist attacks

| June 3, 2016
Long haul travels in 1st quarter 2016: high resilience of Europe despite terrorist attacks

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%.

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Celebration Breaks Drinks Barometer

| May 31, 2016
Celebration Breaks Drinks Barometer

  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 […]

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ABTA urges people not to leave it too late to book popular destinations

| May 24, 2016
ABTA urges people not to leave it too late to book popular destinations

Two thirds of people planning a summer holiday have already booked as Western Mediterranean destinations surge in popularity

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London experiences boom in budget hotel growth as developments move East

| May 24, 2016
London experiences boom in budget hotel growth as developments move East

London’s budget hotel sector has experienced significant growth since the city hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, a new report reveals.

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China moves into UK’s top 10 most valuable inbound markets

| May 24, 2016

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).

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Luxury travel outpaces the rest of the travel industry, new report finds

| May 18, 2016

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.

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IAPCO Annual Survey results

| May 10, 2016

The 9th IAPCO Annual Survey 2015 produced no surprises. With the economic turnaround, and the recession hopefully confined to history, IAPCO members were busy in 2015, organising an average of 113 events per member.

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10 Percent of Global Travel Spend Influenced by TripAdvisor

| April 8, 2016
10 Percent of Global Travel Spend Influenced by TripAdvisor

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

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Launch of dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge at ATM 2016 to highlight rapid growth of high value tourism market across the region

| March 30, 2016
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

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How will tourism fare in 2016?

| March 10, 2016

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 […]

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Higher Global Hotel Prices For The Fifth Year In A Row

| March 8, 2016
Higher Global Hotel Prices For The Fifth Year In A Row

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®)

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Living like a local is the key to ‘Stepping Out of the Crowd’ for Asian Millennials

| March 1, 2016
Living like a local is the key to ‘Stepping Out of the Crowd’ for Asian Millennials

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)

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New Survey from ACTE and the CBOC Shows  Canadian Travel Spend Down by 2.6 Percent for 2016

| February 26, 2016

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 […]

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New GBTA Survey Reveals Booking Behaviours of UK, German and French Business Travellers 

| February 23, 2016
New GBTA Survey Reveals Booking Behaviours of UK, German and French Business Travellers 

Survey Shows More Than Half Say an OBT is Preferred Channel, But 3 of 5 Booked Through Alternative Channels in Past Year

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China and India continue to power Asian corporate travel

| February 22, 2016
China and India continue to power Asian corporate travel

  (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.

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GBTA Polls Show Increased Business Travel Resiliency Following Paris Attacks

| February 8, 2016
GBTA Polls Show Increased Business Travel Resiliency Following Paris Attacks

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. 

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Sojern’s Q4 Global Travel Insights Report: Brazil Is a Rising Destination in 2016 with US and European Travelers  

| February 4, 2016
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

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Jobs in tourism up 12% in last five years, more than twice as much as other sectors

| February 3, 2016
Jobs in tourism up 12% in last five years, more than twice as much as other sectors

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.

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