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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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Four in five in Japan complete their international travel booking at least two months in advance: GfK

| June 22, 2015

Top three popular destinations are Taiwan, Hawaii and Korea

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Strong growth for luxury travel

| June 10, 2015
Strong growth for luxury travel

Luxury travel is booming: high-price trips are the strongest-growing market segment worldwide, according to ITB Berlin and IPK International – The most popular luxury travel destinations in Europe are Germany and Italy – Most luxury travellers come from the USA and China

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IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015

| June 8, 2015
IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015

Following extensive research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe.

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Germany’s international meeting guests reach 25.6 million

| May 19, 2015

Germany meeting delegates increase for the sixth year, international participants grow nine percent as industry expertise and other compelling factors resonate for meeting planners

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PATA ATM 2015: Half a Billion International Visitor Arrivals and Still Growing Strong

| May 14, 2015
PATA ATM 2015: Half a Billion International Visitor Arrivals and Still Growing Strong

BANGKOK, May 14, 2015 — International visitor arrivals into the Asia Pacific region exceeded 550 million during calendar year 2014, an annual increase of close to six percent.

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Fierce Competition Brings Visitors Back to Spain

| January 28, 2015
Fierce Competition Brings Visitors Back to Spain

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.

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Britain’s inbound tourism sector on course to beat 2014 forecasts

| January 15, 2015
Britain’s inbound tourism sector on course to beat 2014 forecasts

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 […]

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ABTA’s Travel Trends Report 2015 reveals ‘destinations to watch’

| December 29, 2014
ABTA’s Travel Trends Report 2015 reveals ‘destinations to watch’

The affluent lead recovery whilst value for money will dominate travel market says ABTA

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International tourism on track to end 2014 with record numbers

| December 19, 2014
International tourism on track to end 2014 with record numbers

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.

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Understanding new structures, taking forward-looking action

| December 15, 2014

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

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Highs and lows in the Americas

| December 15, 2014

North American foreign travel increases again – after the boom years South American growth declines

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Over 9 in 10 luxury travellers from China travelled to Asian countries in the past 12 months: GfK

| December 10, 2014

Nearly half visited at least one country in Southeast Asia

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