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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22
Jun

Top Destinations To Indulge In Global Delicacies

With three quarters (75%) of global travellers saying that they would likely travel somewhere renowned for its great food and drink when choosing their next travel destinationi, culinary travel is a trend on the rise. The joy of trying and eating delicious new dishes while travelling can make a trip to remember. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with

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22
Jun

Marriott And Starwood Flexible Hotel Rates: No More

Booking Marriott or Starwood Hotels for a flexible rack rate in the United States, Canada, Caribbean and Latin America?  You may be in for a surprise  A big company can be a trendsetter. Marriott and its Starwood company became a trendsetter changing free cancellation for expensive “flexible hotel rates” to make them less flexible. You now have to cancel 48

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22
Jun

Consumption Patterns, Opinions, Media Habits Of The World’s Most Frequent And Affluent Travellers

A ground-breaking new study delivers profound insights into the consumption patterns, opinions and media habits of nearly 10 million of the world’s most frequent and affluent travellers. International research consultancy BDRC Group has launched an innovative new study that surveys travellers at their point of purchase through traditional travel agencies, online travel agents (OTAs) and corporate travel management companies (TMCs). With a

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22
Jun

Weddings Take The Luxury Turn

Seemingly unaffected by the precarious economic times that have organisations witnessing a decline in consumer spending, the wedding industry continues to grow expeditiously with couples splurging on overseas weddings like never before. The luxury destination wedding segment is currently valued at $ 80 billion, representing a mammoth market share of the $300 billion global wedding industry. Sponsors and creative partners

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22
Jun

Travel Industry Not At Risk From Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is a hot topic at the moment, and particularly so within the travel industry. Virtual reality is already playing an increasingly popular part in the industry with virtual reality headsets allowing customers to experience 360° views of hotel rooms and holiday resorts. As VR technology continues to develop and take on a bigger role, the question arises –

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15
Jun

Is ‘Authenticity’ The New Buzz-Word Of Luxury?

The new-age luxury consumer hankers after the ‘real’ and ‘authentic’, while still expecting to be pampered; are hospitality brands ready to deliver? When the Tata-owned behemoth Taj Hotels embarked on a massive-repositioning exercise in 2016, to find relevance among an evolving customer-set, it decided to dip into history for answers. In an earlier interview with BE, a Taj Hotels spokesperson said, “We

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15
Jun

Global Tourism Supports Twice As Many Jobs As Financial Sector

According to a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global Travel & Tourism sector directly sustains twice as many jobs as the financial sector, and five times as many jobs as the chemicals manufacturing sector. The WTTC Benchmarking Report 2017 compares Travel & Tourism to eight other sectors, which are considered to have similar breadth

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15
Jun

No More Hassle Paying For Ancillary Services At The Airport

In today’s hyper-connected world, airports can take a toll on the traveller. Have you ever wondered why, after queuing to check a bag in, you have to walk to an airline ticket office to pay for excess luggage or a flight upgrade? This usual scenario is because shared check-in desks cannot accommodate the specific payment needs of multiple airlines and

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7
Jun

The Consumer Behaviours Shaping the Next Generation of Mobile Experiences

Jason Spero, Google’s VP of Global Performance Solutions is keeping an eye on the consumer behaviours shaping the next generation of experiences. We’re living in the golden age of user experience. Startups are upending entire industries with their focus on simplicity, while traditional companies reinvent themselves on mobile to stay relevant. But it’s not the technology that gets me most

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