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OVERVIEW OF 2014 EIBTM TRENDS WATCH REPORT PRESENTED BY ROB DAVIDSON

| November 18, 2014
OVERVIEW OF 2014 EIBTM TRENDS WATCH REPORT PRESENTED BY ROB DAVIDSON

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.

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Russian Travel Market Trends Report

| November 17, 2014

ITB World Travel Trends Report: Russian travel market remains stable despite crises – positive forecasts for the coming year

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Twitter tells Travel Tech Show at WTM to target moments not markets in travel

| November 6, 2014
Twitter tells Travel Tech Show at WTM to target moments not markets in travel

Themes on Day Three of the Travel Technology Show at WTM picked up on ways to get your brand past the noise on social media as well as peer-to-peer trends. Kicking off the WTM Travel Perspective sessions was a keynote from Aoife Desmond, Twitter Head of Travel Strategy, EMEA. She described travel as one of […]

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Hotelbeds expects over 19% global sales growth for 2014 at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014

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 […]

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New LGBT2020 Research Data Released by ONBC at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014 Favourite 20 cities for LGBT tourism market revealed by ONBC: Out Now Business Class at World Travel Market

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Messaging Apps Become Transactional in China

| November 3, 2014
Messaging Apps Become Transactional in China

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.

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Peer-to-peer Dining on the Menu in Europe

| November 3, 2014
Peer-to-peer Dining on the Menu in Europe

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.

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Post-Sochi Winter Olympics leaves Russian tourism out in the cold

| November 3, 2014
Post-Sochi Winter Olympics leaves Russian tourism out in the cold

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).

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Generation Y Business Community Says Travel is Essential and Would Consider Shared Accommodation Reveals Amadeus Study

| November 3, 2014

LONDON, November 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Travel reviews most requested new feature by business travellers New research conducted on behalf of Amadeus UK by Audiencenet,

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International tourism shows continued strength

| October 31, 2014
International tourism shows continued strength

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.

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22nd World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Global tourism remains on course in spite of crises

| October 29, 2014

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

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Three quarters of Hong Kong travelers use both online and offline touch points when making travel bookings: GfK

| October 28, 2014

Japan, Australia and Taiwan top three destinations; 80 percent of all trips are at least 4 nights or more

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Hotelbeds presents its intrapreneurial success story at Cornell University’s Hospitality Research Summit

| October 14, 2014

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

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Tablets and Smartphones to Drive Next Phase of Online Travel Growth, WTM Vision Rimini Delegates Discover

| October 9, 2014
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.

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European holiday trends: Leaving the cold winter months behind

| October 7, 2014

ITB Berlin and IPK International examine European trends in winter holidays abroad – increase in wintertime holiday trips – winter sports holidays suffer market losses

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Organisers continue to rely on social media marketing

| August 19, 2014
Organisers continue to rely on social media marketing

· The event industry increases its social media measures · Facebook and XING are the most important social media channels · More than half of all organisers were able to reach their goals · Matchmaking is becoming more important

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ABTA: Most MPs to holiday abroad this summer

| August 5, 2014

ABTA’s Annual MP Holiday Survey reveals MPs’ foreign holiday plans

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TripAdvisor Shines Its Headlights On America’s Top Drive-In Movie Theaters

| July 31, 2014

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.

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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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