27
Apr

World’s Top Tourism Spenders 2016 & Potential Source Markets

2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France as top five spenders. “The latest data on outbound tourism

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27
Apr

How Important Is Localisation Of Online Communication For NTOs

European Travel Commission (ETC) report provides an overview of the actual state of online localisation processes and activities at eleven National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) that are members of the ETC. Localisation has been defined as “the process of modifying products or services to account for differences in distinct markets” (LISA, 2007). The number of international tourist arrivals in Europe is

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11
Apr

Which Are The Most Tourist-Friendly Countries?

In 2016, the travel and tourism industry contributed an astonishing $7.6 trillion to the global economy – that’s 10.2% of global GDP. It also generated a total of 292 million jobs, which means that 1 in 10 people work in the sector. The numbers of international arrivals are just as impressive, reaching 1.2 billion in 2016, 46 million more than

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11
Apr

Millennials Redefine Luxury And Spur Changes In Marketing

The sea change taking place in luxury hotel marketing is being driven by Millennials as they redefine what the parameters of luxury means to them. First-class accommodations and amenities are just the beginning of this new-style luxury that Millennials crave. Hotels are compelled to create and offer extras including life-fulfilling experiences, adventure, and even educational enrichment – think cooking or wine

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11
Apr

Eight Trends Driving Travel & Tourism Industry Transformation: World Economic Forum

The industry’s ability to continue generating growth, creating jobs and enabling national development and regional integration is dependent on whether it recognizes and adapts to key trends and transformational issues that will affect the industry in the short, medium and long term. Here is an overview of key trends shaping the future of the industry: 1.Yesterday’s Tourists Aren’t Tomorrow’s While,

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11
Apr

The New Travel Boom: Why Your Next Holiday Won’t Be Where You Expect

Today, the number of people on the move is unprecedented, with international tourist arrivals increasing from just 25 million in the 1950s to 1.2 billion in 2016. Historically, travel was a luxury, but thanks to lower barriers to travel and falling costs, it is now within the reach of millions. These factors, combined with the growth of disposable income, the rise

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6
Apr

Consumer Attitudes On Emerging Technologies And Their Impact On Future Hospitality Experiences

Oracle announced the findings of two research initiatives aimed at identifying consumer attitudes to new technologies and how their implementation will shape consumer behaviour in the years to come. Insights from both the Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025 highlight that consumers are most willing to engage brands with new technology if they feel that they are in control of their experience and that

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29
Mar

Tourism And Hospitality: How Will Generation Y And Z Affect The Future?

HotelsPro, a global technology and hotel reservation solutions provider for travel industry professionals investigated the possible effects of Generation Y and Z to the tourism sector. Generation Z is also known as Post-Millennials, the iGeneration. The Generation Y is considered as people born during the 1980s and early 1990s. Dwelling upon several suggestions on how tourism industry can touch Generation

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29
Mar

MMT Forecasts Up To 75% Of Its Overall Top-Line To Come From Hotels & Packages

MakeMyTrip (MMT), is gearing up to take on smaller rivals Treebo and FabHotels in the budget hotels space and is forecasting up to 75% of its overall top-line to come from hotels and packages segment over the next three to four years. Speaking to ET, Rajesh Magow, CEO at MakeMyTrip India, said the Nasdaq-listed OTA, which acquired Naspers and Tencent-backed

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29
Mar

World’s First Video-based Travel Safety Learning App

eTravelSafety has launched the world’s first video-based, personal Travel Safety Learning App, to help keep travellers and their loved ones safe. Whenever and wherever anyone travels, safety should be their top priority. Unfortunately, many people do not have the training or skills to make sure that they are travelling safely. This is why eTravelSafety has created the video-based Travel Safety

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