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Sunday 21, February 2010

Germany is on Top Four of the Best Places to Live
InternationalLiving.Com recently released their rankings for this year's best places to live and Germany takes the 4th spot, just a few points shy of the top three: France, Australia, and Switzerland. This position is truly deserved as Germany has a lot to offer, both for its residents and visitors.

Friday 19, February 2010

Egencia Releases Global Hotel Study
Egencia®, an Expedia, Inc. company, today previewed results from a global study “Hotel Cost Control: Savings and Opportunities,” finding that companies risk tremendous annual budget losses through unmanaged travel activity. Pairing insight from corporate travelers, travel executives and real-world travel programs, the study also examines common areas of loss, ways to prevent leakage and emerging opportunities for cost savings in an effort to establish industry best practices.

Friday 19, February 2010

Spain no longer foreign enough for Brits
Sunny Spain is no longer growing in popularity, whilst the USA and Egypt should be preparing for more and more tourists, according to new statistics from the UK’s fastest growing online independent travel agent, sunshine.co.uk. Tourist’s reasons for their destination likes and dislikes are also revealed.

Friday 19, February 2010

CWT Performance Indicators for 2009 Reflect Clients’ Cost-Cutting Measures and Their Satisfaction with the Company
Key performance indicators for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, testify to the unusual challenges the travel industry and most other businesses confronted during the global recession of 2009, the company reported today.

Friday 19, February 2010

Skyscanner reveals the world’s biggest spenders
Flight comparison site Skyscanner investigates which countries like to flash their cash the most when they travel – Germans in the lead, but China is hot on their trail.

Friday 19, February 2010

Aircraft Accident Rate Drops In 2009
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the aviation safety performance for 2009 showing that the year’s accident rate for Western-built jet aircraft as the second lowest in aviation history.

Thursday 18, February 2010

Significant increase in intent to travel this year: Poll
A recent poll initiated by Travelocity has indicated that there has been a dramatic increase in travel intentions, indicating traveller confidence is on the rise.

Thursday 18, February 2010

13% happy to sleep with strangers on flights says Skyscanner
13% of people would be happy to share a Skycouch with a stranger they met in queue, according to the latest poll from flight comparison site Skyscanner.

Thursday 18, February 2010

Forget Facebook and Twitter, focus on payment systems
The travel industry is putting entirely too much faith and energy into online social networking when there is little demonstrable positive return on investment. There is another issue that should be moved to the top of the agenda. That issue is payment systems, which is the real driver for online sales. Says Feature writer Ken Smith.

Thursday 11, February 2010

Hotel rates are back on the rise
The trivago Hotel Price Index shows that European hotel prices have increased by three percent in February in comparison to the previous month. Hotel accommodation in the United Kingdom is eight percent more expensive than January 2010.

Friday 5, February 2010

Londoners take off for international travel
New research from First Rate Exchange Services Limited (First Rate) has revealed some positive signs for the travel industry with 58 per cent of UK adults stating they intend to take at least one holiday overseas this year. A further 22 per cent are still considering their travel options.

Thursday 4, February 2010

Customers set to cut their holiday spend by as much as 50% this year
The latest e-Customer Service Index (eCSI) survey conducted by IMRG and eDigitalResearch reveals that one in four people are looking to spend less on their holidays by as much as 50% this year. Also according to the survey, 48% of people are more likely to shop online to capture online holiday best deals to save money.

Wednesday 3, February 2010

First ITB Media Summit – are blogs, Facebook & othersocial media replacing travel publications?
Leading figures from politics, the media and the travel sector to discuss the challenges posed by Web 2.0 at the world's largest travel trade show.

Wednesday 3, February 2010

Hotel industry relies on innovation and ideas
Target groups and guest loyalty reassessed, along with climate change and new technologies, the main themes of the ITB Hospitality Day on 11 March 2010 - International experts to discuss current trends and future concepts - Concentrated knowledge free of charge

Friday 29, January 2010

WTO launches discussion forum for World Trade Report 2010
The WTO has launched a discussion forum in the run-up to publication of the 2010 World Trade Report in July. The theme of this year’s report is “Trade in Natural Resources: Challenges in Global Governance”.

 

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