22
Jun

Under-Vacationed America: States And Cities That Need To Take A Day

Americans are taking more vacation. Last year, vacation usage rose to an average of 16.8 days, the second year of growth after bottoming out in 2014 at 16.0 days. Despite the improvement over the last two years, there are still 54 percent of Americans who did not use all their vacation time last year. These workers left a collective 662

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22
Jun

Gulf Carriers Brought Nearly 1.7 Million Visitors; $7.8 Billion In Spending

Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways contributed significantly to U.S. job and economic growth in 2016, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Travel Association.  The report comes amidst a renewed push from the Big Three U.S. carriers (American, Delta and United) to convince the U.S. government to freeze Open Skies agreements with Qatar and the United Arab

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15
Jun

Chocolate Tourism Relaunched In Brazil

The population aims to “spark once again” the cultivation of the “fruit of the gods” across the region, working closely with the recovery of historic sites such as Rio do Braço, the very first district of Ilhéus, and the region’s former train station, through which cocoa was traded between 1920 and 1930. The site is currently in shambles and the 2016

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15
Jun

Mixing Work & Play: New Study Profiles The Bleisure Traveller

In the past year, over one-third (37 percent) of North American business travellers extended a work trip for leisure, according to a new study released by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Millennials (48 percent) did so at a much higher rate than Gen-X travellers (33 percent) and Baby Boomers (23 percent) The study, Extending

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15
Jun

Australia Retains Claim To Reign As The “Ultimate” Dream Destination For Americans

Travel Leaders Group released its latest nationwide survey findings in which Australia remains the most dreamed about destination for American travellers, followed by Italy, Bora Bora, Ireland and New Zealand. Survey participants also weighed in on how they believe Americans might be perceived while travelling abroad – 68% of respondents have some level of concern. Additionally, the newly released data highlights Hawaii, California and Alaska as

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1
Jun

USA: Favourite Road Trip Destination For Chinese Tourists

The United States is Chinese tourists’ top destination for road trips overseas.  Chinese are increasingly preferring road trips overseas as the preferred way to travel and soak in sights and cultures. The United States remains their top destination with Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco being particularly popular.  The US is followed by New Zealand, Germany, Thailand, and the

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1
Jun

How One Attraction Used Virtual Reality to Increase Their International Business

“Virtual Reality” is one of the hot buzz-word expressions for sales and marketing professionals in the tour and travel industry—especially for international markets, where its 360-degree imagery speaks far more effectively than any language—and it will be on full display at IPW, where it first made an appearance two years ago in Orlando. One challenge for those who seek to

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25
May

Travel Planning & Purchase Via Mobile: Three Realities Brands Should Consider

As travel planning shifts to mobile, consumers expect to find relevant information faster than ever before. Today, having a fast, easy-to-use mobile experience is critical. And the marketers who provide the best travel websites and apps are more likely to drive bookings and create long-term value. Consumers rely on mobile devices for more travel-related information than ever before. Recent Google

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24
May

2017’s US Best Summer Vacation Spots

The Las Vegas metro area is the most attractive destination on the West Coast and the New York metro area on the East Coast. With summer approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2017’s Best Summer Vacation Spots to supplement its Best Travel Credit Cards and Currency Exchange studies. To help travellers plan the perfect summer getaway, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the

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18
May

American Parents Are Spending Cautiously On Summer Vacation

A new summer vacation budgeting survey released by Coinstar, a leader in self-service coin counting, shows that 68% of U.S. families with children who plan to go on vacation this summer intend to use cash on hand to fund it, and 44% have funds already earmarked for vacation. Of the 17% of respondents not planning to take a vacation, budget limitations are cited

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