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29
Jun

Chinese Luxury Travellers: Travel Trends For The Next Three Years

According to the report ‘The Chinese Luxury Traveller 2017’ by Hurun Report and International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTM Asia), around world travel and polar exploration are the most anticipated travel trends for Chinese luxury travellers in the next three years, accounting for 43% and 36% of respondents, while outdoor adventure (26%) follows immediately behind. In contrast with data from two years ago, luxury travellers are expanding their horizons,

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28
Jun

Long Haul Travellers Propelled International Arrivals In Europe

The latest results from the Air Travellers’ Traffic Barometer* produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys highlight the persistence of recovery for International arrivals in Europe on Q1 2017, marked by the return of positive performance by all subcontinents and very good progression by long haul travellers. Number of long haul travellers increased by 8.3% in Q1 2017 compared to

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28
Jun

Winter Holiday Sales Surge As Summer Bookings Stagnate

Germans snapped up early winter holiday offers in May but summer sales tailed off, according to new figures. Travel agencies in Germany increased their overall holiday sales by 4% in May after an 8% decline in April, the latest representative sales analysis of 1,500 agencies by market researchers GfK found. Bookings for summer 2017 stagnated at last year’s levels in

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28
Jun

Italy: New Tourism Strategy Based On Digitalization

The tourism strategy, that was adopted last February by the Council of Ministers, is based on the integration of tourism policies with those of Industry 4.0 and the adoption of advanced technologies to improve the supply of services. Italy’s Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, has identified actions and priorities. Italy needs sustainable tourism, not only the environmental variation. The country’s Foreign Minister

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28
Jun

Female-Only Travel Made Easier

Women travelling alone are growing in number and hand in hand goes the need to provide safety for single travellers. The issue of safety is what has made women to steadily patronize every female floor in the hotels close to them. One of the new trends attempting to provide solution to female-only travel security issues is a form of a peer-to-peer

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28
Jun

Timed Ticketing At Machu Picchu To Tackle Over-Tourism

Tourists at Machu Picchu will now have a timed entry permit to access the site from July. Ill – effects of over tourism has long affected Machu Picchu. The Peruvian Ministry of Culture made the announcement of time bound entry in order to keep visitor levels sustainable at the UNESCO World Heritage site. Presently, tickets for the site must be

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28
Jun

Two-Thirds Of Americans “Will Fly For Food”

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), announced the findings of its “Will Fly for Food” survey, pointing to growing interest among Americans in culinary travel. According to the survey, two-thirds (66 percent) of Americans would select a travel destination based solely on its culinary offerings, while more than half (52 percent)

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28
Jun

The Rise, Duping Consumers, Translating To Nearly $4 Billion Each Year

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is announcing the launch of a new consumer awareness campaign, Search Smarter, aimed at helping consumers avoid online travel booking scams and misleading advertising practices as they book their summer travel season. Every 60 seconds, Americans make 500 hotel bookings online. And new research reveals that online scams and fraudulent sites are on the rise. In

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28
Jun

Astroport Sariska: India Does A First In South Asia

Source: Astroport Sariska Astroport Sariska, a small resort in the Aravali range in Alwar district of Rajasthan, is a haven for those who think that astronomy is their top hobby. The resort which overlooks the historic Tehla Fort is just a five-hour drive away from the light pollution of Delhi. The resort, which is located next to the Sariska Tiger

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28
Jun

Chef Kunal Kapur’s Travelogue Series Features Culinary Trails Across Australia

Celebrated chef and restaurateur, Kunal Kapur has announced the launch of #TravelWithKunal – a seven episode web series capturing his food and wine experiences in Australia. The web series features a journey covering Australia’s culinary, cultural, historical, wildlife and iconic experiences. Every Friday the episodes will be aired at 11 am on Chef Kunal Kapur’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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