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Thursday 17, June 2010

Global travel industry to experience “multi-speed” recovery
The global travel and tourism industry will experience a “multi-speed” recovery taking up to a further four years to fully recover to pre-global downturn levels, reveals a report launched today at the WTM Vision Conference.

Wednesday 16, June 2010

Site International Foundation Announces German Market Study
The Site International Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce a new research initiative: the 2010 Study of the German Motivational Experiences Travel Market. In harmony with the mission of the Foundation, this study will focus specifically on buyer perspectives and behaviors of the motivational experiences and incentive travel market for Germany.

Wednesday 16, June 2010

New study stresses on the importance of speed and usability of travel websites
A new research study, examining consumer response to travel site performance, has indicated that there is a direct correlation between consumer satisfaction and site performance.

Saturday 12, June 2010

The cost of holidaying in Spain and Portugal falls dramatically in the wake of the Euro crisis
Latest research has revealed that the cost of holidaying in Spain and Portugal has tumbled by up to 40%. Local shops and restaurants have dropped their prices to attract customers on the back of the Euro crisis.

Saturday 12, June 2010

Hotel growth continues worldwide
Despite global economic challenges, hotel developments continue to progress, with 432,000 new rooms injected into global supply by both independent hotels and groups.

Friday 11, June 2010

Bad weather impacted on operational conditions at most UK airports
In the first quarter of 2010 there were 304 thousand scheduled flights and 18 thousand charter flights at the ten UK airports monitored, which represents a decline of six and eleven per cent respectively, compared with the first quarter of 2009. In January 2010, bad weather impacted on operational conditions at most UK airports, generating cancellations and delays.

Thursday 10, June 2010

Act now to secure your future, hotels told in new industry report
A new report launched today, titled Invent the future: the new normal for hotels in 2010 and beyond, argues that changes in the last decade are creating a new environment in which hotels need to do more with less if they are to secure growth and competitive differentiation in 2010 and beyond.

Wednesday 9, June 2010

Shanghai Expo Brought a Tourism Peak to Zhouzhuang in May
As Shanghai Expo is gradually welcoming its visiting peak, Zhouzhuang, an ancient town in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, is also becoming crowded, with its reception number hitting the history.

Wednesday 9, June 2010

The Death of the Travel Agent as we know it?
A recent survey into holiday plans for this summer shows the Package Holiday is no longer first choice and the travel agent is being bypassed in favour of the internet.

Wednesday 9, June 2010

Thai tourism steadies, readies itself for bounce-back
Two weeks after a sense of calm and normalcy replaced political tensions on the streets of Bangkok, the Thai travel and tourism industry is pursuing a measured renewal of Asia’s most vigorous tourist market.

Tuesday 8, June 2010

Ten top hotel deals in luxury destinations
Booking a dream vacation is rarely easy - planning usually starts months in advance, and exorbitant travel costs can make certain distant or exotic destinations impossible or unpalatable. Yet the sights and sounds of these spectacular cities offer unforgettable memories and experiences.

Tuesday 8, June 2010

Global aviation returns to profitability - but Europe still in the red
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects airlines to post a global profit of $2.5 billion in 2010. This is a major improvement compared with IATA’s previous forecast released in March of a $2.8 billion loss.

Monday 7, June 2010

Hotel market for corporate travelers remains soft
Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, unveiled its 2010 Corporate Travel Global Benchmarking Study, evaluating the current business travel landscape and corresponding supply environment for air, hotel and car inventory.

Thursday 3, June 2010

Skyscanner Flight Trends May 2010: Top 50 Flight Destinations
With the ash cloud still casting a shadow over European airspace during the early part of May, a major, (though short lived) British heat wave, as well as Thailand's civil unrest dominating headlines, May has been an unsettled month for the UK travel industry.

Tuesday 1, June 2010

Business travellers favour hotel experience over home comforts
Eighty-six per cent of business travellers would prefer to spend a night in a hotel rather than stay at home before an early meeting, according to an independent survey of over 1,000 business people.


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