23
Mar

U.S. Business Travellers Rate How Safe Travel Feels To Top Developed And Emerging Destinations

Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, London, New York and Munich are the top destinations travellers feel most safe.   Business travellers view terrorism as the greatest safety risk they face on the road, according to a new study released today by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Almost half (45 percent) rank it as their

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16
Mar

Hosts with Multiple Units — A Key Driver of Airbnb Growth

Short-term rental companies like Airbnb – by far the dominant player among its peers – claim they simply help regular folks occasionally rent out a spare room in their home to make some extra money. But in reality, a growing body of research reveals a significant – and rapidly growing – portion of Airbnb’s revenue in major U.S. cities is

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16
Feb

Research Firm Quantifies Impact Of Trump Presidency On Tourism To USA

At about the same time that a U.S. Appellate Court panel of three judges ruled on Feb. 9 against President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven mostly Muslim countries entering the USA, data measuring the impact of the measure, which was implemented in a Jan. 27 executive order signed by Trump, showed that the President and his policies appeared to be a deterrent

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16
Feb

How Badly Will Exchange Rate Woes Affect Tourism Arrivals?

It is the strong U.S. dollar and its impact on the change rate between the dollar and other major currencies—not the hostility toward U.S. President Donald Trump—that presents the principal obstacle to sustaining or increasing growth in visitor numbers from key overseas markets in 2017 and in the short term future. This is what the Inbound Report picked up during the RTO Summit West,

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9
Feb

U.S. News & World Report Releases 2017 Best Hotels Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, announced the 2017 Best Hotels. The rankings evaluate more than 3,000 luxury hotels across the USA, the Caribbean (now including Havana, Cuba), Canada and Mexico. In the Best Hotels in the USA rankings, Chicago’s The Langham jumped to No. 1, followed by Hawaii’s Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

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3
Feb

US Travel Ban Spreads Uncertainty

Twenty percent of companies responding to a survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives report that the current US travel ban is causing their travellers difficulty. Of that group, 25 percent cite “fear of traveller harassment, fear of reprisals,” and “new uncertainty factors” as contributing to those difficulties. Thirty-nine percent of the 260 respondents stated the travel ban

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25
Jan

Heavy Drop In Brazilian Outbound Travel

  Brazil, in a deep recession and with high inflation and unemployment, is expected to show a 3.3% fall in GDP this year after a 3.8% drop in 2015. However, the IFO experts predict an improvement to 0.5% growth in 2017 and 1.5% in 2018. More positively, various other countries in South America, including Peru and Chile, are continuing to

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18
Jan

2017 Weekend Getaway Trends: Has The “Staycation” Run Its Course?

New Enterprise survey shows that weekend Getaways are on the rise in 2017. Variety, family fun, relaxation will define weekends away in the coming year. Several years ago, the term “staycation” was coined to describe the rising number of people who vacation in their own backyard – staying close to home while spending time away from their daily routines. A

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18
Jan

Americans Will Head To Beach And International Destinations In 2017

AAA Travel experts share what’s in store for the millions of Americans planning vacations in the new year. According to a recent AAA survey, 42 percent of Americans are planning to take a vacation in 2017 – with most planning trips to warm-weather destinations in the U.S. and abroad. All signs are pointing to a busy year for vacationers and

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11
Jan

Olympic Games Help Brazil Break Record Of Visitors: 6.6 Mn

Brazil saw a record number of international tourists in 2016, boosted by the first Olympic Games held in South America, official data showed on Wednesday. A total 6.6 million international travellers visited Brazil last year, the tourism ministry said, 4.8% higher than the year before. They injected US$6.2 billion into the Brazilian economy, compared to US$5.84 billion in 2015. Brazil

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