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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.

Friday 28, May 2010

British holidaymakers voted among the most adventurous in Europe
British travellers are among the most likely to take an extended break around Europe this summer with 30 per cent planning to visit more than five locations on their holidays.

Friday 28, May 2010

Travel a la carte instead of package holidays
Germans confidently prefer to make their own holiday choices – long-haul travellers continue to book package tours.

Friday 28, May 2010

Smokeless Zones: best "smoking" and smoke-free destinations
With World No Tobacco Day (31st May 2010) encouraging smokers around the globe to stub out their cigarettes, Skyscanner reveals the best countries to escape the smoke and the countries where stubborn smokers can light up in peace!

Thursday 27, May 2010

Germany's image as a meeting and event destination is constantly improving
Despite a strong decline in demand both suppliers and organisers from Germany and abroad still consider Germany the number one meeting destination by far.

Friday 21, May 2010

Eastbourne UK’s most holiday-friendly town - new research from Virgin Money Travel Insurance
Eastbourne is the UK’s most holiday-friendly area edging out competition from Manchester, Birmingham, The Cotswolds and Leeds, new research from Virgin Money Travel Insurance shows.

Thursday 20, May 2010

Iceland among Top 10 safest countries and Reykjavík is the winner of Tripadvisor Awards
Online magazine Tourism Review has announced Iceland as one of the top ten safest countries in the world to travel to. Reykjavík also consistently scores very high on safety, but Visit Reykjavík's 2009 survey showed that 93% of visitors to Reykjavík agree or strongly agree that Reykjavík is a safe destination.

Saturday 8, May 2010

Skyscanner Flight Trends April 2010: Top 50 Flight Destinations
April 2010 has been an interesting month for the UK travel sector which has experienced a five day closure of airspace, a first in aviation history; a month of unsettled weather, with everything from snow storms to heat waves, and some of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations, Greece and Thailand, were hit by civil unrest.

Friday 7, May 2010

Hidden hotel fees upset customers
According to a new study by PhoCusWright, 43% of online travel shoppers have abandoned a booking because the final product price and/or fees were higher than they were willing to pay.

Wednesday 5, May 2010

Tripadvisor unveils travellers’ best destinations
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest and most popular travel community, today unveiled the winners of its 2010 Travellers’ Choice Destination Awards, honouring the world’s top destinations based on the reviews and opinions of millions of travellers worldwide.

Tuesday 4, May 2010

Tourists more put off by epidemic than by terrorist attack
New research from Skyscanner reveals a third of travellers (31%) felt an epidemic would put them off of a destination for longest with 21% citing a terrorist attack, 20%, civil unrest and 17%, a natural disaster.

Monday 3, May 2010

International Tourism: First Results of 2010 confirm Upward Trend
International tourism is steadily gaining momentum following an extremely challenging 2009. International tourist arrivals grew by 7% in the first two months of 2010 worldwide, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Growth was particularly strong in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. UNWTO forecasts international tourist arrivals to grow by 3% to 4% in 2010.

Thursday 22, April 2010

SAS Showcases New Social Media Analytics Solution
SAS, the leader in business analytics, will demonstrate SAS® Social Media Analytics in Booth 39 at Forrester’s Marketing Forum 2010, April 22-23. SAS Social Media Analytics is the first enterprise solution designed to meet the needs of marketers in medium and large companies, and was introduced at SAS Global Forum on April 12, 2010.

Monday 19, April 2010

The travel recovery is underway but remains fragile
The report, compiled for ETC by Tourism Economics, shows that overnight visits to European destinations declined 6% in 2009 while international travel around the world fell an estimated 4.7% against the headwinds of the global recession.

Friday 16, April 2010

Best free attractions in world’s most wealthy cities
Fed up with the global recession? Then forget all about it in one of the world’s most wealthy cities where you’d never know.

 

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