Tag: trends

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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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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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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Agoda Study Reveals Fastest Growing European Destinations for Asian Travelers

| March 30, 2016
Agoda Study Reveals Fastest Growing European Destinations for Asian Travelers

Agoda, one of the world’s leading accommodation sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smart study, which shows the top growing European destinations for Asian travelers. Though Asian travelers still love Paris and London, bookings in smaller European cities are growing at a much […]

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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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GSMA Intelligence Forecasts 72% Global Unique Subscriber Penetration by 2020  

| February 22, 2016
GSMA Intelligence Forecasts 72% Global Unique Subscriber Penetration by 2020  

Barcelona: Almost three-quarters of the world’s population will be connected to a mobile network by 2020, according to the latest study from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. The new study indicates that an additional one billion people will become mobile subscribers over the next five years, bringing the total to 5.6 billion […]

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Partnerships Key to Securing Aviation’s Benefits

| February 18, 2016
Partnerships Key to Securing Aviation’s Benefits

Singapore – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed partnerships among all stakeholders, including governments, to help aviation fulfil its important role as a catalyst for global economic growth and development.  

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International Tourist Arrivals to Europe Increased by 5% in 2015

| February 11, 2016
International Tourist Arrivals to Europe Increased by 5% in 2015

According to latest European Travel Commission‘s “European Tourism 2015 – Trends & Prospects“, 2015 marked the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth for the most visited region in the world. This positive performance is attributed to the on-going economic recovery of the Eurozone, the decrease in oil prices and favourable exchange rates that make the […]

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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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MEA results for year-end, December

| January 29, 2016
MEA results for year-end, December

Compared with 2014, the Middle East subcontinent reported a 2% decrease in occupancy to 67.4%. ADR for the year was down 2.6% to $192.82 and RevPAR dropped 4.6% to $129.98. 

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TripAdvisor Community Awards Honor the World’s Top Reviewers

| January 25, 2016

-Awards, Dubbed The “Ollies”, Given to Top Contributors from Community of More than 90 Million TripAdvisor Members  -San Francisco Bay Area Member Susan Kaiser Recognized as Top Reviewer in U.S.; Most Reviewed U.S. and World Cities Also Revealed 

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More than One Third of U.S. Travelers Plan to Spend More on Vacations in 2016

| January 25, 2016
More than One Third of U.S. Travelers Plan to Spend More on Vacations in 2016

  TripAdvisor® announced the results of the TripBarometer1 study, the world’s largest accommodation and traveler survey, highlighting key travel trends for 2016. Conducted on behalf of TripAdvisor by independent research firm Ipsos,

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International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015 

| January 18, 2016
International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015 

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.4% in 2015 to reach a total of 1,184 million in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 50 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled to international destinations around the world last year as compared to 2014. 

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40 per cent of meetings professionals think smartphones and tablets should be banned from meetings, according to IMEX America/MPI research findings

| January 12, 2016

Harvard Business Review agrees Few would argue that the powerful urge to view smartphone and tablet content and messages often disrupts people’s discussions, attention spans and trains of thought. But to what extent are these devices a negative influence on meetings and educational sessions, and should having them on and checking them constantly be forbidden?

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Travelers perceive Greece as a safe holiday destination

| January 8, 2016
Travelers  perceive Greece as a safe holiday destination

Online travel agency LoveHolidays surveyed clients from across the UK and found out that the majority of people would not be affected by a financial crisis when choose their holiday destination.  As Emily Finlay at LoveHolidays Blog reports:

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Asia Pacific outbound travel maintains strong growth

| November 19, 2015

ITB World Travel Trends Report predicts 6.1 percent growth in 2016 – High travel confidence in China despite economic slowdown – Latest surveys by the IPK World Travel Monitor® published exclusively by ITB Berlin

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Technology Start-ups to Boost African Tourism

| November 3, 2015
Technology Start-ups to Boost African Tourism

Technology start-ups are flourishing across Africa which is helping to boost the economy and offer a fresh image to international tourists, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International, released (Monday 2 November) at World Travel Market London.

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Let’s Get Personal: Smart Technology Redefines Tailor-Made Travel

| November 3, 2015
Let’s Get Personal: Smart Technology Redefines Tailor-Made Travel

Smart technology is transforming the tourism industry with personalised services that suggest richer and more enjoyable experiences suited to a traveller’s individual preferences, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International, released (Monday 2 November) at World Travel Market London.

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Indian Travellers Bank on ‘Cash-on-Delivery’ Payments

| November 3, 2015
Indian Travellers Bank on ‘Cash-on-Delivery’ Payments

Travel firms are adopting ‘cash-on-delivery’ payments to cater for the half a billion Indians without a bank account, says the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International.

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The UK’s Over 50s Bucket List Revealed

| October 21, 2015
The UK’s Over 50s Bucket List Revealed

From celebrity selfies to falling in love: the nation’s ‘50 over-50′ bucket list revealed

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Events industry not using sensory experiences to their full potential, according to new study

| October 20, 2015
Events industry not using sensory experiences to their full potential, according to new study

Just 27 per cent of event professionals believe the five senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch are being used effectively by the industry, according to new research from London & Partners, the official convention bureau for London, and CWT Meetings & Events, the award-winning global meetings and events agency.

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Travel agent expertise sought for higher value trips

| October 14, 2015
Travel agent expertise sought for higher value trips

Holidaymakers continue to value wide variety of booking methods New research* from ABTA suggests holidaymakers are most likely to use a travel agent when booking higher value, last minute and longer holidays, but are more likely to book directly with the service providers for city and domestic breaks. Part of ABTA’s Holiday Habits Report 2015, […]

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Booking via tablets surges as ABTA reveals online holiday booking habits

| October 14, 2015
Booking via tablets surges as ABTA reveals online holiday booking habits

 Booking on smartphones remains static  According to research* by ABTA there has been a significant increase in the use of tablets to book holidays online¹. One in four (24%) of online bookers said they secured at least one getaway via a tablet compared to 18% in 2014, however the use of mobile phones remains flat […]

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Early indications are positive for 2016 holiday bookings

| October 14, 2015
Early indications are positive for 2016 holiday bookings

Forward bookings up and almost a quarter say they will spend more next year According to new ABTA research* almost a quarter (23%) of the population is expecting to spend more on their holidays in 2016, up slightly from 20% who said the same this time last year. Industry figures¹ also point to many consumers […]

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ABTA reveals regional differences in British holiday habits

| October 13, 2015

Londoners took more than twice as many holidays in the last year as people in Northern Ireland  New research* from ABTA has revealed wide regional differences in the habits of UK holidaymakers.  According to ABTA’s Holiday Habits Report 2015, people living in London said they took a total of 4.4 holidays per person in the last […]

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Widening gap between the “holiday haves” and “holiday have-nots”

| October 13, 2015
Widening gap between the “holiday haves” and “holiday have-nots”

Research shows volume of holidays increases while volume of holidaymakers decreases 

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WTM London 2015 Boasts Industry Leading Research and Reports

| September 24, 2015
WTM London 2015 Boasts Industry Leading Research and Reports

World Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, will unveil an array of research in to a variety of sectors within the global travel industry when it opens its doors between Monday 2 – Thursday 5 November.

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A quarter of Brits have been on a cruise and four in ten would like to try one

| September 21, 2015
A quarter of Brits have been on a cruise and four in ten would like to try one

Ahead of National Cruise Week (19-27 September), new research* for ABTA reveals that a quarter (25%)* of people have been on a cruise holiday. A further four in ten (40%) have not been on a cruise but are interested in going. A third (30%) of people stated that they are not interested in cruising.

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Travel bookings from China slow during stock market fall

| September 11, 2015
Travel bookings from China slow during stock market fall

Air travel bookings from China have slowed sharply over the past three months, especially to Europe and the US, closely mirroring a decline in the country’s stock market, according to ForwardKeys.

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UNWTO: 21 million more international tourists in the first half of 2015

| September 10, 2015
UNWTO: 21 million more international tourists in the first half of 2015

The number of international tourist arrivals grew by 4% in the first half of 2015 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 538 million international tourists between January and June 2015, an increase of 21 million compared to the same period of 2014.

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Great expectations at TTG INCONTRI 2015 for the analysis of Euromonitor of the major trends causing changes in the travel sector

| September 8, 2015
Great expectations at TTG INCONTRI 2015 for the analysis of Euromonitor of the major trends causing changes in the travel sector

Rimini Fiera, 8-10 October 2015  Rimini, September 2015 – World tourism is continually growing.This in brief is the point from which one starts to talk about future destinations, markets and also strategies. 

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Britain: Record inbound tourism visits while spend flattens in first six months of 2015

| August 24, 2015
Britain: Record inbound tourism visits while spend flattens in first six months of 2015

· Highest recorded first six months of year for overseas’ visits · Strong growth from North America market and Business visits

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T&E budgets for Indian Corporates grew by 7 percent in Q2

| August 24, 2015
T&E budgets for Indian Corporates grew by 7 percent in Q2

Hong Kong – The travel and entertainment (T&E) budgets of Indian corporates are accelerating rapidly as they expand their export markets and international trade, according to new research from East and Partners (E&P Asia).

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More Guests for Bed & Breakfasts Worldwide

| August 7, 2015
More Guests for Bed & Breakfasts Worldwide

EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands, August 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Bed & breakfasts worldwide experience strong growth. During the first half of 2015, the number of reservations at B&Bs was 39% higher than in the same period last year, and the number of accommodations increased by 18%. Especially couples without children choose bed & breakfast, statistics of […]

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ITB Berlin and IPK International: Chinese take shorter trips and choose luxury hotels more often

| August 4, 2015

Rapid growth in short trips – Strong above-average rises in Asia and North America trips – Europe loses market share – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse the travel flows of Chinese tourists

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