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TripAdvisor Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Viator

| July 26, 2014

World’s Largest Travel Site to Add Global Leader in Online Bookings for Attractions

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Tips for hoteliers : What to do about negative hotel evaluations

| July 24, 2014
Tips for hoteliers : What to do about negative hotel evaluations

Nuremberg, 24. July 2014 – Hotel evaluations on the internet are gaining in importance in the final selection of the travel destination.

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When the World Cup Ends, Bookings Begin

| July 18, 2014
When the World Cup Ends, Bookings Begin

When it comes to the Football World Cup, the word on the street in the travel industry is that people stay at home to watch their team compete in the World Cup finals. When the team is knocked out they go away.

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Hertz Joins Forces With Expert To Crack The Code For The Perfect Road Trip

| July 15, 2014

- 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

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Pre-summer results point to persistent appetite for European destinations

| July 14, 2014

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.

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Over three in four in Singapore plan their leisure trips less than a month in advance: GfK

| June 23, 2014

Asian Travel infographic_Jun2014 Online research and word of mouth are most used resources; Southeast Asian countries are most popular destinations

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Youth tourism generated over 182 billion dollars in tourism receipts in 2013, representing 200 million international trips a year

| June 19, 2014
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 […]

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The rise of mobile booking: How travellers use smart phones, tablets and apps to reserve hotels

| June 11, 2014
The rise of mobile booking: How travellers use smart phones, tablets and apps to reserve hotels

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.

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Asia Pacific is Most Vibrant Region for Duty Free and Travel Retail

| June 5, 2014

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.

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International visitor spend reaches almost $30bn

| June 4, 2014

International visitors to Australia spent A$29.6 billion in the 12 months ending March 2014, a boost of 6% over the previous year, according to the quarterly International Visitor Survey released today by Tourism Research Australia.

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Survey of more than 54,000 global travellers also reveals London as Europe’s top spot for shopping

| May 27, 2014
Survey of more than 54,000 global travellers also reveals London as Europe’s top spot for shopping

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.

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Geneva’s the most expensive city for a Club Sandwich globally, while New York City leads in U.S.

| May 27, 2014
Geneva’s the most expensive city for a Club Sandwich globally, while New York City leads in U.S.

Geneva has retained the top spot as the most expensive city in the world to order a Club Sandwich, at an average of $32.60 USD, according to research released by Hotels.com®. Using the classic hotel staple of a chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich as a barometer of affordability, the Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index […]

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British Families Getting Less Than Three Hours of Quality Time Together in a Working Week

| May 23, 2014

LONDON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Research prompts expert to warn that ‘us time’ as a family or couple has never been more important Parents from the ‘Globetrotting Generation‘ struggling to balance time with kids with time together The pressures of modern life are meaning British families are getting on average just 169 minutes of […]

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2014 Report Reveals Online Event Adoption and Attendance Growing

| May 21, 2014

Chicago, May 21, 2014 – A new report conducted by the Virtual Edge Institute [VEI] and sponsored by Digitell Inc. analyzes trends at face-to-face and online events, and the numbers show that attendees are increasingly turning to both hybrid extensions and digital events [non-hybrid] to engage with their organizations. The 2014 Digital Event Benchmark Report […]

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Meeting & Event Barometer 2014: Growing internationality of meetings and larger budgets

| May 20, 2014
Meeting & Event Barometer 2014: Growing internationality of meetings and larger budgets

German meetings industry – still growing Frankfurt am Main, 20 May 2014. The German meeting and events market continues to grow: German meeting and event venues counted 371 million participants last year, 2.5% more than the year before. Since 2009, visitor numbers have been growing continuously. The number of events, 3.01 million meetings, conferences and […]

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The Four Ps of Mobile #Travel

| May 20, 2014
The Four Ps of Mobile #Travel

Mobile technology is a constantly evolving piece of the travel technology puzzle. For travel companies who are active in multiple regions, navigating variations in technical capabilities and changes in consumer preferences makes devising a mobile strategy even more challenging. A new PhoCusWright Innovation Edition publication, The Mobile Travel Landscape: A Multi-Region Spotlight, compares the status […]

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European Tourism Set to Grow for the Fifth Year in a Row

| May 15, 2014

Brussels, 15 May 2014. Early results provide optimism for another strong year for European tourism. In its latest quarterly “European Tourism 2014 – Trends & Prospects” the European Travel Commission (ETC) reports about Europe’s sustained growth for the fifth year in a row, an encouraging momentum that calls for bold actions, to strengthen European tourism […]

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Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Portugal are the Top 5 most popular European destinations for this summer #ttot

| May 15, 2014

Greece and Turkey are the fastest growing destinations in terms of roomnight bookings

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International tourism generates US$ 1.4 trillion in export earnings

| May 15, 2014
International tourism generates US$ 1.4 trillion in export earnings

Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached US$ 1.4 trillion. Receipts earned by destinations from international visitors grew by 5% to reach US$ 1159 billion, while an additional US$ 218 billion was earned by international passenger transport. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, receipts in destinations worldwide from expenditure by […]

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Chinese visitor spending projected to hit A$13 billion by 2020 | #ttot

| May 14, 2014

Figures released by Tourism Australia at the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE14), being held this week in Cairns, suggest that annual spending by Chinese visitors to Australia could rise to A$13 billion by 2020. The latest projections represent an increase of nearly 50 per cent on the previous estimate of A$9 billion, a spike which Tourism […]

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Bungee Jumping, Taking a Safari and Flying First Class: Survey Reveals Game Plan for #Travel Bucket Lists #ttot

| May 14, 2014
Bungee Jumping, Taking a Safari and Flying First Class: Survey Reveals Game Plan for #Travel Bucket Lists #ttot

SpringHill Suites by Marriott’s fifth annual travel attitude survey reveals that Americans are looking to step outside of their comfort zones to achieve their travel bucket lists. According to the survey, conducted by Kelton Global, 48 percent say vacationing to see new places is important to them.

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U.S. Leisure #Travelers Leave Recession Behind

| May 12, 2014

Americans are finally coming out of their great recession hibernation and spending on travel again, according to an upcoming Global Edition report by PhoCusWright. U.S. travel incidence, or the percent of adults 18 and over who traveled for leisure, jumped four percentage points in 2013 – topping out at 65%. This is a big turnaround […]

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Expedia “High Fliers Survey” Reveals Inside Tips on Travel Heading into the Summer: Best/Worst Airports, Best/Worst Food & Drink, Top Destinations and More

| May 11, 2014

Dallas/Fort Worth a Rising Airport Star; LAX Ranked as Worst for Food & Beverage; Atlanta Beloved and Loathed in Equal Measure BELLEVUE, Wash. /PRNewswire/ — Expedia.com, the world’s largest full-service travel site*, recently asked more than 6,000 of the company’s most frequent travelers for their perspective on business and leisure travel just in time for […]

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American Express #Travel Survey Reveals Demand for Summer 2014 is Up, But So Are Costs | #ttot

| May 8, 2014

London, Paris and Rome still Top Picks; Brazil and Santorini Emerge as Popular Destinations NEW YORK — American Express Travel recently surveyed a group of its experts – nearly 300 travel counselors –

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VIRTUOSO® Announces Top Destinations Trending for 2014

| May 8, 2014

BERLIN – Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, harnessed the data of its worldwide travel agency members to reveal 2014’s top destinations during its annual Symposium taking place in Berlin this week. Sharing year-over-year growth for first quarter sales as well as the destinations trending for this summer, Virtuoso proved that travelers seeking unique experiences are not […]

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Top Brands for Travel Identified by TripAdvisor Community

| May 6, 2014

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its third annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Travel Favourites –highlighting the top brands that travellers around the world prefer for their trips. In the UK, winners from car rentals and coffee to travel magazines and tablet computers were named in 46 categories. Traveller’s Choice […]

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HRS Price Radar: London becomes most expensive European city

| May 5, 2014
HRS Price Radar: London becomes most expensive European city

New research by HRS, The Hotel Solutions Provider, has revealed that London has become Europe’s most expensive capital to stay in, seeing an increase of more than 13% compared to Q1 2013. With average room rates in London reaching nearly £116, this places the UK’s capital ahead of Zurich and Moscow which both have average […]

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U.S. Travelers Hot To Trot For Summer In 2014

| May 5, 2014

-According To TripAdvisor Survey 89% of U.S. Respondents to Take Summer Trips and Nearly 10% Cite Polar Vortex as Motivation for an Escape -Myrtle Beach Tops Most Popular Destinations U.S. Travelers Researching for Summer TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the results of its annual summer travel survey of more than 2,500 U.S. respondents, […]

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TripAdvisor Acquires Vacation Home Rentals

| May 5, 2014

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), announced it has acquired Vacation Home Rentals, a Massachusetts-based vacation rentals website. Vacation Home Rentals features more than 14,000 properties around the world. “We’re thrilled to welcome Vacation Home Rentals to the TripAdvisor family,” commented Dermot Halpin, president, TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals. “The team delivers a great experience for both homeowners and […]

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MCI Launches 2013 Annual Report

| April 29, 2014

Geneva, 29th April 2014. MCI today launched its 2013 Annual Report, a 20-page printed publication and interactive digital version which summarises the company’s performance during the business year ending 31st December 2013 and outlines its vision for the future. Financial Results Thanks to an ever-growing business mix, in 2013 MCI once again delivered on its […]

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tHPI April 2014: Hotel Prices Increase in Seville, Prague, Florence and Rome

| April 29, 2014
tHPI April 2014: Hotel Prices Increase in Seville, Prague, Florence and Rome

The most significant hotel price increases can be found in Seville, where prices are up by 48 per cent compared to last month. One night in April will cost an average of £96, compared to £65 in March. Also showing increases of 40 per cent or more are Prague (up 43 per cent to an […]

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International Trips On The Rise For U.S. And Global Travelers In 2014

| April 28, 2014

Italy, Australia and Ireland Top U.S. Travelers’ List of “Dream Vacations” TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the results of the third installment of the TripBarometer, the world’s largest accommodation and traveler survey. This bi-annual study, conducted on behalf of TripAdvisor by independent research firm Ipsos, highlights country, regional and global travel trends, according […]

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Hotelbeds Announces over 20% growth in the Americas region during International Pow Wow 2014 #ttot

| April 3, 2014

Chicago – April 2nd, 2014 – Hotelbeds, the No. 1 Global B2B bedbank, has announced its growth plans for the Americas region at the International Pow Wow 2014 trade show in Chicago.

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Price alone not key for Middle Eastern meeting planners

| March 25, 2014

New survey at GIBTM reveals that on average only 55% of regional meeting planners ranked price as the key driver when choosing a venue 

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Meeting Professionals Expect a Stronger Year Ahead

| March 13, 2014

Respondents to PCMA Convene’s 23rd Annual Meetings Market Survey reported continued improvement in key meeting metrics and higher expectations for 2014 — although challenges remain.

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ECM Benchmarking report 2013-14 : Russia, China continue to show explosive growth as source markets for European cities

| March 13, 2014
ECM Benchmarking report 2013-14 : Russia, China continue to show explosive growth as source markets for European cities

Preliminary figures indicate that while USA, UK, and Germany maintain their positions as the leading bednight source markets for European cities, Russia and China exhibit the highest growth rates among the leading source markets in 2013.

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European Tourism Maintains Growth Momentum

| February 27, 2014

Brussels, 27 February 2014. European destinations grew by a robust 5% in 2013, which is well above the most optimistic projections. According to the latest ETC report “European Tourism in 2013 – Trends & Prospects“, confidence is growing in the sector, as some of the factors underlying growth will persist into the next year. The ETC […]

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ABTA publishes 2014 Travel Trends Report

| January 7, 2014

ABTA – The Travel Association, released its Travel Trends Report 2014, developed in association with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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comScore Reports November 2013 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share

| January 7, 2014

Number of Americans Who Own Smartphones Surpasses 150 Million

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Tourism uplift from all World Regions

| December 12, 2013

10% more visits and 23% more spent than October 2012 Holiday visits on track for a record year

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