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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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Europe’s upswing in tourism continues

| December 2, 2013

ITB World Travel Trends Report forecasts rise in travel to and from Europe. As expected, bookings by holidaymakers from southern Europe are down. However, the number of visitors to these countries has increased.

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Hoteliers Prepare for Russian Travel Boom

| November 26, 2013
Hoteliers Prepare for Russian Travel Boom

Global study of hoteliers by Hotels.com underlines Russia’s status as the world’s fifth biggest travel market

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British Tourism – A powerhouse for job creation

| November 21, 2013

 Tourism economy set to grow 3.8% per annum – faster than manufacturing, construction and retail • Currently worth £127bn and growing to £257bn by 2025 – 10% of UK GDP • Supporting 3 million jobs throughout the UK in 2013 (9.6% of UK employment) • Accounted for one third of net increase in UK jobs [...]

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IBTM GLOBAL RESEARCH PRESENTED AT EIBTM 2013 REVEALS A POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR 2014

| November 20, 2013
IBTM GLOBAL RESEARCH PRESENTED AT EIBTM 2013 REVEALS A POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR 2014

  European Buyers Optimistic with 54% predicting an increase in Conference and Events Business over the next 12 months 93% of European Suppliers predict volume of events will increase or stay the same over the next 12 months New Technologies and use of Social Media becoming even more prominent in Meetings and Events 

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Theatre scores tourism points over Sport

| November 6, 2013
Theatre scores tourism points over Sport

10% more international holiday visitors go to the theatre than live sport events Theatre tourists splash £2.7 billion when in Britain VisitBritain research has revealed that more overseas visitors go to the theatre, musicals, the opera or ballet (2.8 million) than to a live sporting event (1.3 million) when visiting in Britain.1 These 2.8 million visits include [...]

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Holiday industry put in tailspin by further APD rises

| November 5, 2013
Holiday industry put in tailspin by further APD rises

The Government’s seemingly limitless appetite for increasing Air Passenger Duty (APD) is continuing to impact the holiday industry, reveals the World Travel Market 2013 Industry Report released today (Monday 4 November).

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London Cabs First in Taxi Rank

| November 5, 2013

Global travellers vote London taxis as top cabbies in the world; Vancouver ties for 8th

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Half of UK hospitality businesses now marketing on mobile and social media channels

| October 31, 2013

Nearly a third plan to expand their mobile offering Half of UK hospitality businesses are now devoting marketing spend to mobile and social media channels as online marketing continues to capture share from offline spend, according to the findings of the TripAdvisor® TripBarometer Mobile and Social trends released today. Less than one in ten UK hospitality [...]

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Public relations sector increases Somerset House event bookings by 32%

| October 30, 2013
Public relations sector increases Somerset House event bookings by 32%

Somerset House has reported a significant increase in bookings by PR agencies, noting an overall growth in event business of 32%.

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Hotel Benchmark Reveals Bangkok as Best Value Major City

| October 24, 2013
Hotel Benchmark Reveals Bangkok as Best Value Major City

24th October 2013 JacTravel, the UK-based B2B wholesaler best known for its extensive range of hotels online and inbound travel services,

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Hoteliers concerned about the long-term impact of discounting on brand

| October 23, 2013

81% of hoteliers discount more than five years ago

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The Future of Travel: How Millennials are Shaping Business and Leisure Travel Trends

| October 17, 2013
The Future of Travel: How Millennials are Shaping Business and Leisure Travel Trends

Expedia and Egencia Unveil the Future of Travel Report

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TagungsBarometer Köln 2012 study: Five per cent increase in the number of events; medical and pharmaceutical industry organizes the greatest number of events in Cologne

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

COLOGNE. According to the results of the latest TagungsBarometer Köln study, a total of 45,069 events were held in Cologne in 2012, attracting 3.38 million participants.

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International associations anticipate strong meetings growth in 2014

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

4 September 2013 Another generally positive performance by association meetings in 2013 has created the foundations for significantly stronger future growth,

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IBTM Global Meetings Industry Research: Asia takes 23.7% of the world’s total international meetings

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The results of the fifth IBTM Global Meetings Industry Research China and Asia have been launched at CIBTM 2013 (www.cibtm.com) and the research is promising, indicating that Asian economies continue to show higher growth figures than elsewhere in the world.   

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UNWTO: International tourism demand exceeds expectations in the first half of 2013

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
UNWTO: International tourism demand exceeds expectations in the first half of 2013

International tourist arrivals grew by 5% during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period of 2012, reaching almost 500 million, according to data just released by UNWTO.

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The travel preferences of young and old: beach holidays or a city break?

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse the holiday preferences abroad of Germans and Britons – Germany is Europe’s most important source market for young travellers – the UK’s over-fifties are particularly keen to travel

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Chinese Become World’s Biggest Travel Spenders

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hotels.com’s CITM 2013 highlights big shift towards independent travel

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Asia Pacific on Track For Another Record Year in International Visitor Arrivals

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bangkok, 21 August 2013 – International visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations have expanded at better than eight per cent over the first part of the year according to preliminary estimates released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today.

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Britain: First half of 2013 sees record spend and 4% increase in visits

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

A year after Britain hosted some of the largest events in the world, inbound tourism continues to prove it is one of the UK’s key export growth markets,

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Passenger growth trend continues in the first half of 2013

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the first six months of 2013, passenger numbers of the Association of European Airlines’ (AEA) members increased by 2.9 million, a growth of 1.7% compared to the results of last year.

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Hotel Searches Fall Overseas and Rise in the UK Following Heatwave

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hotel Searches Fall Overseas and Rise in the UK Following Heatwave

Hotel searches to popular overseas summer resorts have decreased following high temperatures in the UK, according to new data from hotel comparison website www.trivago.co.uk.

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Ukraine – Cheapest Tourist Destination Among UNWTO’s Top 20

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

On average, a tourist visiting Ukraine in 2012 spent little over USD 200. This is the absolute lowest among the 20 most popular tourist destinations, according to the UN World Tourism Organization.

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Over $50 Billion – Where did it all go?

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Over $50 Billion – Where did it all go?

Concur Analysis of $50 Billion in Business Expenses Reveals SMB Travelers are More Active on the Road, Resulting in Higher Spend than Enterprise Counterparts Access to Spending Insights, Negotiating Power and Mobile Tools Key to Managing Expenses for Businesses of All Sizes Bellevue, Wash. – Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense [...]

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Russians prefer to book their holidays at the last moment

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse last-minute and early booking habits on the international market

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Vienna sets new record

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vienna sets new record for overnight stays: From January to June of 2013, about 5.7 million overnight stays were registered, that is 3.1% more than during the same period in 2012.

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European tourism needs joint efforts to stimulate growth

| July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Brussels, 24 July 2013   Data for the pre-Summer period points to a tempered growth for European tourism. The vast majority of destinations reporting figures through March-June post positive growth, according to the just released report on ‘European Tourism in 2013 –

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Mayor welcomes record tourism figures for London

| July 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mayor welcomes record tourism figures for London

A record number of tourists from overseas visited London in the first quarter of 2013 according to the latest International Passenger Survey (IPS) figures. 

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Women go Barking Mad for their Pets on Holiday, Reveals Skyscanner

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Far from being a ‘man’s’ best friend, it is women who go barking mad for their dogs on holiday.

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Food sector performance boosts overall retail sales and drives demand for events

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Evolve Events, the award winning full service event planning company, has reported an increase in retail business being placed at Kent House Knightsbridge.

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Germans are travelling more often

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Germans are as keen on travel as ever – almost 50 per cent plan a second trip besides their main annual holiday – according to the latest ADAC Reisemonitor survey Italy and Austria have become increasingly popular for extra breaks

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HostelBookers Reveal Their Sexiest New Design Accommodation

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you think that ‘Standard’ and ‘Dorms Only’ are the most common words associated with contemporary Hostels, you may want to think again!

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