Frankfurt, 20 May 2013 After presentations from the two shortlisted destinations, Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Czech Republic capital Prague, ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone on behalf of the ICCA Board of Directors today announced at the mid-year ICCA meeting held alongside IMEX,
With 362 million delegates, the meetings industry is becoming increasingly important to the German economy
Frankfurt am Main, 21st May 2013. Outstanding business results and cautious optimism for the future. These are the main themes emerging from the Meeting & EventBarometer 2013,
The European Travel Commission (ETC) announced that the first quarterly report on European Tourism in 2013 – Trends & Prospects has just been published.
JacTravel, the UK-based B2B wholesaler best known for its extensive range of hotels online and inbound travel services,
Women-Owned Businesses are Second Only to Publicly-Traded Firms in Job Creation Since the Great Recession
Businesses Owned by Women of Color Skyrocket in Number and Economic Stature The Third Annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, Commissioned by American Express OPEN, Examines U.S. Census Data to Update and Expand on 2011 and 2012 Studies
April 2, 2013, Bangkok: Under the theme, “Search, Connect, Experience – the Future of Tourism,” the PATA Youth Forum will tap into the insights of industry leaders on how consumers will find, search and connect to travel in the future. Hosted by the College of Innovation at Thammasat University, the Forum will take place Thursday [...]
While most travelers still prefer to use their accrued frequent flyer miles toward additional airline travel, a small percentage have switched to using them for hotel stays.
Despite a difficult 2012 for the tourism industry, Brussels is very much holding its own. The BrusselsCapital Region welcomed around 3.2 million visitors in 2012, adding up to around 6 million overnight stays.
The findings of a comprehensive review of how Australian tourism product is distributed internationally have been published by Tourism Australia and its state and territory tourism partners.
The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) announced the 2012 visitor attraction figures revealing that nine of the top ten attractions are found in the capital.
Research revealed at GIBTM, opened today by H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), forecasts surge in meeting volumes and budgets
Vienna’s conference balance sheet shows new record figures in 2012: 7% more conferences and corporate events, 8% more overnight stays and 9% more added value across the state than in the previous year.
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.
Global Travel & Tourism industry defies economic uncertainty by outperforming the global economy in 2012
The Travel & Tourism industry has outperformed the global economy in 2012 – growing faster than manufacturing, retail, financial services and communications.
Leisure Market Rivals Performance with Substantial Gain in Global Booking Volumes
Southwest, Expedia and Marriott Led Respective Travel Sub-Categories in 2012 Web Page Views
Award-nominated films offer inspiration for travel to Philadelphia, Paris and Washington, D.C.
Big Jumps Anticipated for International Airfares and Hotel Rates Alexandria, VA (February 13, 2013) – Companies in North America are more optimistic about business travel in 2013 but also bracing for higher travel costs only partially offset by modest budget increases.
February tHPI: Hotel Prices increase by up to 38% following last month’s decrease Last month saw hotel prices decrease to their cheapest since December 2010. This month, hotel prices have increased by up to 38%.
– Fast cars and fancy clothes top the list of hired or borrowed items to impress prospective partners
Brussels, 11 February 2013 – The European Travel Commission (ETC) has just published its last quarterly report on European Tourism in 2012 – Trends & Prospects. Inbound travel to Europe is expected to have grown by a solid 4% in 2012, following a year of strong growth (+7% in 2011).
By 2015, the way we travel will change significantly fuelled by innovation in IT – used by airlines, airports and passengers. This is according to SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, in its report published today - Flying into the Future.
Palma de Mallorca – 8 February, 2013 – Hotelbeds, the leading global accommodation wholesaler, announces that it has acquired JBS (www.jbshotels.com) a US based company dedicated to the Chinese accommodation wholesaler market.
When digital and live experiences are brought together, i. e. in hybrid events, event targets can be reached better and more effectively. In doing so, however, meeting the different requirements of the generations is a balancing act. How to enthuse digital natives and digital immigrants alike is the topic of the current whitepaper “Hybrid Events: [...]
Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said that to achieve 6.1m international arrivals and annual growth of 4.6% was a very creditable performance, against the backdrop of a fiercely competitive global tourism marketplace, a persistently high dollar and economic stagnation in a number of Australia’s key traditional source markets.
TravelSupermarket reveals how age influences the British holidaymaker New research from TravelSupermarket has found average holiday budgets differ by up to £280 per person depending on their age as Brits’ holiday requirements change throughout their adult life.
Young travellers and new ideas transform the hotel market – 8th ITB Hospitality Day points in a new direction and presents four exceptional hotel concepts
NEW YORK – Reflecting stronger lodging demand and economic activity that exhibits less retrenchment than expected, an updated lodging forecast released by PwC USanticipates stronger revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) recovery in 2013, compared to the previous outlook.
Bankruptcies of tour operators had the greatest impact on the market in 2012, this opinion was expressed by 23% of ATOR portal’s respondents. In 2012, tourism market experienced a lot of turmoil. The year began with tragic event – the collapse of the Costa Concordia cruise liner- which led to a loss of confidence to [...]
Larger display areas for India and Indonesia, the partner country of ITB – Travel Technology and Gay &Lesbian Travel continue to grow. Berlin, 18 January 2013 – Worldwide demand for floor space at ITB Berlin is high, no more so than from exhibitors representing Arab and Asian countries and South America. The Travel Technology Hall [...]
Tourism Australia is building on the momentum of recent growth in US visitor numbers to Australia by showcasing Australia’s destination appeal at this year’s 10th anniversary of G’day USA 2013.