23
Mar

World Wealth Trends 2017: Countries That Have The Highest Ultra-Wealthy Population

The year 2016 had uncertainties prompted by a series of seismic political events and, in particular, by the unexpected outcomes of the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU and the US presidential election. Yet, despite this uncertainty, wealth creation gathered some momentum during 2016, resulting in a modest rise in the global population of ultra-wealthy people and reversing last year’s

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23
Mar

Amadeus Cautions Online Travel Players Against Potential ‘Black Swans’

A white paper on travel technology trends  – Online Travel 2020: Evolve, Expand or Expire – released by Amadeus, world’s  leading  travel technology provider for the travel sector,  recently   cautioned Online Travel Companies  against ‘Black Swans’ who could disrupt the industry with innovative “consumer facing” technology  in coming years.   New trends are emerging in the online travel space and online

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23
Mar

Facebook: Travelling Companion For The Next Decade?

As the social giant continues to make inroads into the travel industry, Sally White finds that the big shifts in the future will be a by-product of mobile What more concrete a reminder of the importance of travel media than the weight of the weekend newspapers! Which works best? On the one hand the likes of Facebook, with explosive growth,

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23
Mar

Preparing For The Future Of Travel

The tourism and hospitality industry is changing at an exponential rate. The new products being added everyday and the ever-evolving technology has put travel agents at the precipice of evolution. Ashwini Kakkar, Past President, TAAI, outlines various changes in the industry and suggests the way forward. Aviation According to Kakkar, the introduction of low cost carriers (LCC) has brought a

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16
Mar

Class Of 2020 ‘May Be Able To Close Gender Pay Gap’

Women graduating from university in developing markets in 2020 could be the first generation to close the gender pay gap in their lifetimes, according to new research from Accenture. The report, Getting to Equal 2017, reveals that within decades the pay gap could close if women take advantage of three career equalisers and if business, government and academia provide critical

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7
Mar

Where And When To Travel For Hotel Savings

TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, announced the results of its 2017 Hotel Pricing Report, revealing global accommodation trends based on TripAdvisor hotel shopping data. Designed to help travellers discover destinations that offer great year-over-year accommodation value, the report also highlights the most affordable months to stay at hotels in popular travel destinations worldwide. “With its Hotel Pricing Report, TripAdvisor

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23
Feb

Ancillary Revenue Goes Mobile: The Best Methods Used By The Top 25 Airlines

The latest report from IdeaWorksCompany applies the rise of the mobile age to the ancillary revenue revolution.  IdeaWorksCompany researched the in-path booking capabilities of the mobile applications offered by the world’s largest 25 airlines.  It’s a varied list which includes traditional global network airlines and eight low cost carriers.  Here are a few topline observations from the report: 24 of

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23
Feb

Top 10 Trends For Meetings, Incentives & Events

Pacific World, one of the world’s leading global destination and event management companies, in collaboration with Access Destination Services has announced its 2017 Annual Destination Index. The Destination Index provides insight on the top industry trends for both clients and meetings and events professionals. In addition to the types of meetings and destinations groups are seeking, the index features details

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23
Feb

Booking.com Offers €500,000 For Startups In Sustainable Tourism

Booking.com launched its new accelerator programme, Booking.com Booster, a three week programme taking place in June 2017 in Amsterdam which will culminate in a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500,000 from Booking.com. The program is designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the

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23
Feb

Most Expensive And Cheapest Holiday Destinations In The World

Airport transfer company hoppa has updated its annual report showcasing the cheapest and most expensive destinations across the world, with some surprising results. The research reveals the priciest and lowest costs for accommodation, meals, drinks and taxi fares, as well as sightseeing bus tours and top attractions. Overall hoppa’s research for 2017 has revealed a variety of results – some

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