International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7% increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourism to grow by 3% to 4%, further contributing to the global economic recovery.
In the run up to Spain’s most important travel trade fair, FITUR in Madrid, JacTravel, the UK-based wholesaler best known for its range of hand-picked, city centre hotels, has released booking data that explains last year’s recovery in hotel occupancy – low prices.
New figures released today (¹), for the first eleven months of last year, suggest that 2014 will be another record year for inbound tourism – beating VisitBritain’s original growth forecast. During January to November 2014 there were 32.4 million visits to the UK, 7% more visits recorded than at the same juncture in 2013. These […]
The affluent lead recovery whilst value for money will dominate travel market says ABTA
International tourism is set to hit a new record by the end of 2014 with over 1.1 billion international tourists travelling the world in one single year.
ITB Berlin Business Travel Days 2015 address hot business travel topics – among them the sharing economy, compliance and mobility scenarios of the future – special travel offer at low prices for trade visitors
Nearly half visited at least one country in Southeast Asia
UK Cities Among the World’s 15 Most Expensive for an Airbnb Property, According to GoEuro’s 2014 Accommodation Price Index
BERLIN, December 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As part of the travel price index series, GoEuro.co.uk has compiled an impartial accommodation price index covering 150 cities and over 60,000 properties to understand the effect of new trends in accommodation on the hotel industry. The increasing popularity of Airbnb and continued growth of the hostel industry are […]
Asia is a global driving force – China is out in front spearheading the boom – ITB World Travel Trends Report analyses current developments in Asian source markets
London School of Economics and HomeAway Economic Impact Report of Holiday Rentals Reaches £4.5 Billion Conclusion
LONDON, December 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Total spent by holiday-rental clients in the UK is estimated at £4.35 billion, creating over 95,000 jobs
The 2014 EIBTM Trends Watch Report will be presented by Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge this year as it reflects the upbeat tone of confidence widely demonstrated this year by companies and organisations operating in the global meetings and events industry.
The company has announced solid growth figures in all its regions, with Europe remaining the best-selling region and the MEAPAC region registering, once again, the highest growth rates. Mallorca, Tenerife, Barcelona, London and Paris were the travellers’ most-chosen spots in Europe. London, 4 November 2014 – Hotelbeds, the No.1 Global B2B Bedbank, has announced over […]
Tuesday 4 November 2014 Favourite 20 cities for LGBT tourism market revealed by ONBC: Out Now Business Class at World Travel Market
WeChat, an instant messaging service owned by Chinese Internet service provider Tencent, has emerged as a viable sales channel for travel companies, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released today (Monday 3 November) at World Travel Market.
Monday 3 November 2014 The success of peer-to-peer players such as Airbnb is driving a number of start-ups in Europe which give visitors the chance to eat local food with local people, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released today (Monday 3 November) at World Travel Market.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games failed to deliver in terms of tourism interest to Russia, reveals the World Travel Market 2014 Industry Report, released today (Monday 3 November).
Generation Y Business Community Says Travel is Essential and Would Consider Shared Accommodation Reveals Amadeus Study
LONDON, November 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Travel reviews most requested new feature by business travellers New research conducted on behalf of Amadeus UK by Audiencenet,
International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5% during the first eight months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Despite geopolitical challenges and a lingering economic recovery, tourism demand was strong during the northern hemisphere high season of June to August.
Growth in private accommodation and bookings by smartphone – rise in foreign tourism market figures – MICE segment continues to expand – findings of the World Travel Monitor®to be published exclusively by ITB Berlin in early December
Three quarters of Hong Kong travelers use both online and offline touch points when making travel bookings: GfK
Japan, Australia and Taiwan top three destinations; 80 percent of all trips are at least 4 nights or more
Hotelbeds presents its intrapreneurial success story at Cornell University’s Hospitality Research Summit
Joan Vilà, founder of Hotelbeds and Managing Director of TUI Travel Accommodation & Destinations, presents a case study analysing the success factors that have driven the company to become a leading global business
Tablets and Smartphones to Drive Next Phase of Online Travel Growth, WTM Vision Rimini Delegates Discover
Attendees at today’s WTM Vision Conference Rimini will hear how the rapid adoption of tablets and smartphones by consumers around the globe is creating a new business environment for the travel and tourism industry.
ITB Berlin and IPK International examine European trends in winter holidays abroad – increase in wintertime holiday trips – winter sports holidays suffer market losses
NEWTON, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the 10 top drive-in movie theaters in the U.S., ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews on TripAdvisor.
World’s Largest Travel Site to Add Global Leader in Online Bookings for Attractions
Nuremberg, 24. July 2014 – Hotel evaluations on the internet are gaining in importance in the final selection of the travel destination.
- 63% of UK population say they choose road trips to enjoy a sense of freedom and adventure * – Scientific formula helps bring out the fun and adventurous side of your journey
Brussels, 14 July 2014. Data for the pre-summer period confirm handsome growth for European tourism in 2014 and there is growing optimism that the upcoming peak-summer season will consolidate preliminary positive expectations.
Asian Travel infographic_Jun2014 Online research and word of mouth are most used resources; Southeast Asian countries are most popular destinations
Youth tourism generated over 182 billion dollars in tourism receipts in 2013, representing 200 million international trips a year
European Cities Marketing (ECM), the network of leading Tourist Offices and Conventions Bureaux in Europe added youth travel into their strategy during their annual conference on June 4-7 in host city Dresden, considering the opportunity they present for the leisure and meetings industry. The conference, held at the International Congress Centre Dresden and moderated by […]
Mobile booking is more popular than ever for business travellers. Now 80% of smartphone users don’t leave the house without a smartphone so it’s easy to understand why travel apps are so important for the average business traveller.
LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The duty free & travel retail community assembled last month in the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center, Singapore for their annual regional summit, a highly successful event which reflected the strength of the industry in the region.
London is the best rated major destination in Europe for shopping and nightlife, the results of the second annual Cities Survey by TripAdvisor have revealed. However, London fared less well when assessed on the helpfulness of its locals – ranking a lowly 32 out of the 37 tourist destinations featured.