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European Online Travel Market Holds Steady in 2009

European Online Travel Market Holds Steady in 2009

European online travel bookings are projected to grow slightly by 0.6% in 2009 according to PhoCusWright’s European Online Travel Overview Fifth Edition. Internet distribution channels continue to outperform the European travel market as a whole, which is projected to decline by 10% in 2009.

Guidebook Economist Style: Doing business in Sydney

Guidebook Economist Style: Doing business in Sydney

The Economist is a regular podcast listen of mine. This week “Doing Business in Sydney” by the Economist appeared in my iTunes podcast feed. Is a ten minute Sydney guide by the Economist (odeo player with audio below) covering airport practicalities, business culture, restaurant and hotel recommendations and side trips if you have a moment.

2010 Hotel Management Training Courses Launched

2010 Hotel Management Training Courses Launched

Following the success of 3 years of hotel management training on topics like revenue management, online distribution, internet marketing and travel 2.0, Xotels has launched its 2010 training course program for Europe.

Travelocity Shakes Things Up

Travelocity Shakes Things Up

Travelocity just announced the departure of Paul Nelson who is leaving the company at the end of the year. Filling his shoes as President, Global Partner Marketing is long-time Travelocity vet Noreen Henry.

CHH CEO on EXPE: LRA and MFN

CHH CEO on EXPE: LRA and MFN

Choice Hotels’ CEO Steve Joyce just spoke with Hotels Magazine about the current issues at hand - taking the fight into the streets.

Travel Industry Preps for IPOs

Travel Industry Preps for IPOs

Wall Street is ready to put it’s money on travel again, with a rash of IPOs scheduled for the coming months. Here’s an overview of the major public offerings that are going to hit the markets late this year or early next year.