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DR ROB DAVIDSON HIGHLIGHTS WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS YEAR’S ibtm world TRENDS WATCH REPORT

| September 19, 2016
DR ROB DAVIDSON HIGHLIGHTS WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS YEAR’S ibtm world TRENDS WATCH REPORT

OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND DEVELOPMENTS Dr Rob Davidson, Managing Director, Mice Knowledge will present this year’s Industry Trends Report as part of the Knowledge Programme on Tuesday 29thNovember at 11:45am and again on Wednesday 30th November at 9am. (www.ibtmworld.com/knowledge).

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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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“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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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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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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