23
Mar

BA Launching New Long-Haul Budget Airline Called Level

The parent company of British Airways, International Airlines Group (IAG), announced it will launch a new low-cost, long-haul brand called Level. The new airline will officially launch in June and it will operate out of Barcelona, Spain. Level will travel to destinations including Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The new carrier

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16
Mar

Stagnating Turkish Tourism Looking For Alternative Source Markets

Turkish Tourism has been stagnating for the past months. Safety concerns, political instability and terrorism are some of the issues connected to the fall of the once top summer destination. However, all may not be lost just yet, as Turkey aims to revive its main source markets like Russia, as well as concentrate on new regions. According to the data

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7
Mar

Europe Business Humming, But Ending Visa-Free Travel Would Hurt

Key stakeholders in the U.S. travel industry said that a reinstatement of visa requirements on Americans travelling to Europe would have dire consequences just as the European travel market is starting to rebound from post-terrorism drops in visitors. In the latest development in a three-year transatlantic dispute, the European Parliament called on the EU to reinstate visa requirements for Americans

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23
Feb

European Cities Hotel Forecast – Most Expensive, Fullest & With Highest Revpar

European Cities Hotel Forecast – Most Expensive, Fullest & With Highest Revpar PwC’s European cities hotel forecast analyses the main trends and future performance outlook for the hotel sector in 19 key gateway European cities and destinations. PwC’s research and forecasts show that growth remains the dominant theme in 2016 and 2017 – albeit weaker than in 2015. The highest

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16
Feb

Germans Switch To More Domestic Holidays

Germans travelled more and longer, and also spent more on their holidays in 2016, the 33rd annual Tourism Analysis by the market research organisation Stiftung für Zukunftsfragen (Foundation for Future Studies) found. The outlook for 2017 is also generally very positive, Prof. Dr Ulrich Reinhardt, the institute’s head researcher, said at the study’s presentation. Overall, 57% of Germans went on

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16
Feb

UK Targets Indian Travellers In Latest Campaign

VisitBritain is aiming to lure more Indian travellers to the UK as part of a major new campaign. The seven-week ‘OMGB (Oh My Great Britain): Home of Amazing Moments’ marketing campaign features digital and billboard advertising aimed at showcasing the experiences visitors can have in the UK. Outdoor advertising will be positioned at key locations in Delhi and Mumbai, including

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9
Feb

2017 To Be The ‘Year Of Eastern Europe’

Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo is forecasting 2017 to be the ‘Year of Eastern Europe’, with the region gaining popularity largely due to the shift in tourism away from other destinations that have been affected by acts of terror. The region is also appealing to British tourists concerned about the value of the British pound. Travelzoo deal experts say holidays

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9
Feb

How Can Travel Marketers Connect With Online Travel Shoppers In The UK

The booking journey for online travel shoppers in the UK is complex. Travel continues to be a thoughtfully considered financial decision.  For travel marketers, understanding it can inform how, when and where to most effectively connect with British digital consumers. Snapshot Of The British Digital Travel Consumer Destinations and travel companions Online travel shoppers in the UK are two times

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3
Feb

Are Millennials Different – Or Just Young?

Technology-savvy Millennials are seen by many in the international tourism industry as a new key market to generate much of the industry’s targeted growth in the coming years. Tourism experts discussed at the Pisa forum whether today’s young generation is fundamentally different to previous generations or not. Often defined as people born between 1980 and 2000 (and thus currently aged

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3
Feb

European River Cruises Rebound with Luxury Travellers

Travel Leaders Group released its top luxury travel trends for 2017 in which European river cruises rank as the top international luxury “destination” outside North America that is being booked among its most affluent travellers. Italy, Mediterranean cruises, Australia and France are also among the top five luxury destinations, while Cuba is now among the top 15 overall. The Luxury

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