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.
New research from British Airways has uncovered some distinct patterns when it comes to where people prefer to sit on a plane.
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.
Southwest, Expedia and Marriott Led Respective Travel Sub-Categories in 2012 Web Page Views
Hertz study finds the average Brit will travel 887 miles to be with their loved one on February 14th
LONDON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ), the world’s largest general car use brand, has revealed that the average Briton is prepared to travel 887 miles to be with their loved one this Valentine’s Day – far enough to cover a trip from London to Rome.
New ETC-UNWTO Study “Understanding Chinese Outbound Tourism – What the Chinese Blogosphere is saying about Europe”
Brussels, 17 January 2013 The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have just published a ‘netnographic’ study Understanding Chinese Outbound Tourism – What the Chinese Blogosphere is Saying About Europe.
Slower growth in 2013, with no cities expected to report double digit growth Paris tops the rankings for fullest, most expensive and highest RevPAR in 2013 London will see negative growth but will still enjoy high absolute trading and profitability levels
Orbitz 2012 year in review lists most-booked destinations, busiest travel weeks and most popular vacation activities
2012 was a year of milestone events domestically and internationally that helped set the tone for travel in 2013. New Orleans,
BRIC tourists shop 30% more than other markets in average…
Skyscanner reveals the shocking truth behind 21 of the most hotly debated air travel mysteries. Are all pilots rich? Can you get sucked down a toilet? And what is rule 240? Everything you wanted to know about air travel but were too afraid to ask. 1. Is it true that you get drunk quicker on a plane? [...]
A survey of more than 700 international cabin crew members, from 85 countries by Skyscanner has revealed their perfect airline passenger, and it’s a surprising result. The perfect passenger according to cabin crew is male; he travels alone for pleasure rather than business and he’s in his 30s. And, sorry Beckham but he’s not a celebrity, or [...]
-Research suggests customers are more comfortable shopping around, and in the future they’ll be able to do it in 3D- How much research do you do before purchasing a holiday? This can be the most important step before packing your bags, booking leave from work or finding pet sitters – and according to Holiday Hypermarket, [...]
With three years of extensive input from AIPC members all over the world and a new approach that enabled a comparison of both regional perspectives on key issues with those held by the global group as a whole, the AIPC Annual Member Survey has delivered a highly detailed insight into convention centre issues and prospects [...]
Results from the latest IMEX America Index of Optimism suggest that North American buyers and suppliers remain firmly optimistic about future business prospects despite having to face up to continued economic challenges. Just over 312 buyers and suppliers responded to the survey which was undertaken by the IMEX Group in July. (Total respondents: 312. Buyers [...]
The cost of withdrawing cash abroad, tourist trips and the cost of hotel wifi are the three biggest holiday rip-offs according to a survey of more than 600 travellers conducted by Skyscanner; Europe’s leading travel search site. Last week, international hotel group Accor announced it will make in-room internet and WiFi free of charge for [...]
Following on from a successful AIBTM (www.aibtm.com), Reed Travel Exhibitions conducted an independent survey amongst over 6,000 buyers and suppliers within the IBTM Global Events Portfolio database to identify trends for the US as a destination for a trade show for the meetings and events marketplace. When asked to consider the most important criteria for [...]
Discriminatory travel taxes and fees enacted on travel-related services impose an average increased cost on visitors of 57% over general sales tax, according to new research released by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Findings from the 2012 annual study of car rental, hotel and meal [...]
PhoCusWright’s European Consumer Travel Report Third Edition – 69% of U.K. and French travelers with mobile phones, followed by 57% in Germany, accessed the mobile web in the past year – about a 10% increase across markets from the prior year New PhoCusWright study reveals gap between mainstream and tech-savvy European travelers Sherman, CT USA, August [...]
Louis Armstrong’s “It’s a wonderful world” voted most uplifting and positive song in latest IMEX America Index of Optimism
Apple devices accounted for almost 80% of respondents favored technology platforms. When asked “which device would you most want to be stranded on a desert island with – given a good signal?” – the iPhone triumphed with 39% of respondents, whilst the iPad came a very close second for 37% of those surveyed. Although the [...]
Inside the minds and carry-ons of frequent business travelers. According to new research that captured data from more than 1,000 of the nation’s most frequent business travelers, time on the road adds value to their lives beyond business and is a source of personal happiness. The first-of-its-kind study, conducted by Fairfield Inn & Suites by [...]
Washington, August, 2012 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 2012 Lodging Survey, the most comprehensive industry-wide survey of its kind, polled more than 52,000 U.S. hotel properties regarding in-room amenities, security and technology features, food and beverage options, guest services, sustainability, property offerings, and much more. Funded by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) [...]
J.D. Power and Associates Reports: As Guests Return to Hotels, Rates Increase and Industry Fundamentals Improve, Hoteliers Are Falling Further Behind in Meeting Guest Expectations Drury Hotels; Omni Hotels & Resorts; Holiday Inn; Homewood Suites; Hilton Garden Inn and SpringHill Suites (in a tie); Jameson Inn; And The Ritz-Carlton Each Rank Highest in Guest Satisfaction [...]
TOULOUSE, France, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Survey highlights opportunities to improve passenger experience On the eve of the Farnborough International Airshow, Airbus reveals the latest findings in a two-year global consultation with more than 1.75 million people which spells out what passengers want from flying in the future: more sustainable; less stressful; and more of it, [...]
VOLUME OF EVENTS WILL GROW BUDGETS WILL DO MORE WITH LESS CENTRAL, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE ARE FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS The IBTM global meetings industry research presented its first report on the Americas at AIBTM last week with the highlights concluding that whilst the majority of US business tends to stay in the US, albeit widespread [...]
To co-inside with VisitDenmark’s brand new branding platform “Come and join us!” it appears that close to 1 million foreign delegates have already chosen to do so, with more expected to follow… A new in depth analysis highlights “The Economic Contribution of Meeting Activity in Denmark” and now it’s official; 928,000 commercial foreign delegates visited Denmark [...]
A new survey of international travellers by Skyscanner has found that 39% of travellers have developed friendships with someone they met on a flight, with 6% even admitting to a romantic liaison with a new acquaintance on-board. The poll of over 700 flyers found while the majority of these connections were short lived, 5% spent time on [...]
A trip to the Ukraine to support their team at Euro 2012 is going to hit Englanders’ wallets hard. And it’s not tickets to the games, which are still reasonably priced, that will be their financial undoing. Rather, it’s the cost of a hotel room, which has risen substantially in anticipation of the June competition [...]
SINGAPORE, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – A poll conducted by international travel search site Skyscanner reveals the French have taken the title as the rudest nation in the world. Taking 19% of the vote, the French have been known by many of their European neighbours for their abrupt and curt nature, especially when dealing with [...]
Customization is the No.1 success factor for incentive programmes – this is the most important key finding of the current trend study of VOK DAMS.Consulting, the consulting agency of the event specialists of VOK DAMS. A total of 142 marketing managers from 58 companies were interviewed for the study. The study supports the point that [...]
Its not just kids who need a bed time cuddle from their favourite teddy to send them to the land of nod. Over a third of British adults also rely on a bear hug, to send them to slumber; new research has revealed. The survey conducted with 6,000 Britons by Travelodge revealed 35% of adults [...]
This Valentine’s Day, love struck Britons will boost the economy by £880 million on romantic gifts (Men will spend £611m and women will spend £269m) For decades, British men have suffered a bad rap for being less romantic than women but new research released today has revealed a new movement in the British male species. Findings [...]
Less than One Third of Companies Have Updated their Travel Policies within the Last Year According to New Research from American Express Global Business Travel NEW YORK, NY – February, 2012 – New research by American Express Global Business Travel outlines gaps and opportunities for companies to strengthen managed travel programs by focusing on their travel and [...]
* /Internet is now the main holiday planning tool for over half of Brits/ * /Online reviews sites relied upon by 40 per cent of Brits to help guide decisions/ * /42 per cent say price is their number one holiday consideration/ With the cold weather finally arriving, it comes as little surprise that Brits are dreaming of [...]
Exclusive Study of Global Opinion Leaders Reveals that Travel Breaks Down Cultural Barriers and Promotes Soft Diplomacy. DAVOS-KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND – In a global study released today at the World Economic Forum, it was revealed that international travel is considered even more important than the Internet, TV/movies, or political diplomacy at stimulating the economy and breaking [...]
The travel and tourism industry could do more for responsible and sustainable tourism, reveals a survey that took place at World Travel Market 2011 – the leading global event for the travel industry – by exhibitor SustainIt. As the travel and tourism industry continues to grow there is an increased emphasis on responsible travel. During [...]