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Samsonite launches pioneering Lite-Locked range

Samsonite launches pioneering Lite-Locked range

22nd Jul 2014 in Tourism News

Samsonite, the world’s largest luggage brand, has introduced Lite-Locked, the pioneering light-weight collection that merges two key features deeply embedded in Samsonite’s brand DNA: a three-point locking system and the revolutionary Curv material. The three-point locking system, launched as a Samsonite patented innovation in 1986, has continued to evolve over the last 30 years, and now offers travellers even greater security, practical travel use and facilitated opening and closing. → Read More

U.S. travel agencies’ air ticket sales rise 5.14%

U.S. travel agencies’ air ticket sales rise 5.14%

Press Release | 16th Jul 2014 in Tourism NewsOrganisations & Operators

ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies rose 5.14 percent year-over-year in the first-half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totaling $48.5 billion versus $46.1 billion in 2013. → Read More

Antler delivers the Sterling in green for summer 2014

Antler delivers the Sterling in green for summer 2014

16th Jul 2014 in Tourism News

Global premium luggage label Antler continues to celebrate 100 years of British design and innovation, introducing the celebrated, best-selling Sterling suitcase in a brand new colour-way. One of the most celebrated Antler designs, the Sterling, is now available in green for summer 2014, exclusively at on the official Antler website. → Read More

Taiwan sees 48% increase in UK visitors in Q1 2014

Taiwan sees 48% increase in UK visitors in Q1 2014

Press Release | 12th Jul 2014 in Tourism News

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has announced a nearly 50 per cent increase in UK visitors in the first five months of 2014, when compared to the same period in 2013. → Read More

MasterCard predicts injection of over £11billion into UK economy

MasterCard predicts injection of over £11billion into UK economy

Press Release | 11th Jul 2014 in Tourism News

London tops the list as the destination of choice for international travelers for the third time in four years, according to the annual MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index released today. → Read More

Antigua and Barbuda to see sharp increase in UK visitors

Antigua and Barbuda to see sharp increase in UK visitors

The twin island destination of Antigua and Barbuda is set to see more development in the world of tourism with an increase in UK tourist visits of 22% since this time last year, the announcement of a new Minister for Tourism following the recent elections and the completion of the new terminal at the V.C. Bird International Airport by November 2014. → Read More

Nearly two thirds of holidaymakers use debit cards abroad

Nearly two thirds of holidaymakers use debit cards abroad

Press Release | 26th Jun 2014 in Tourism NewsOrganisations & Operators

According to a new report on debit and credit card spending abroad, spending on debit cards is worse than spending on credit cards.  Responding to this new investigation, leading payments innovator, Ukash, which has just launched the best value Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard® card, reveals the findings of its own research into the spending behaviours of Brits abroad. → Read More

Staycations on the cards for Brits this summer

Staycations on the cards for Brits this summer

Press Release | 25th Jun 2014 in Tourism News

Summer is officially here and that means one thing – holiday season. With this in mind, TripAdvisor can today reveal travel trends that have emerged for Brits during the peak summer travel period, based on TripAdvisor searches. → Read More

Smirnoff White launches exclusively to global travellers

Smirnoff White launches exclusively to global travellers

9th Jun 2014 in Organisations & Operators

Smirnoff has announced a pioneering new super-premium vodka - Smirnoff White - available exclusively to travellers. The liquid has been freeze filtered at -6°C which results in an exceptionally smooth taste. → Read More

Antler reveals key spring collections

Antler reveals key spring collections

30th May 2014 in Focus

This spring/summer season, global premium luggage and British heritage label Antler has introduced its new casual range, the Eros Collection. The global premium travel label is also celebrating 100 years of British design and innovation with the luxury Brompton Collection for him, led by the Brompton Doctors Bag. → Read More

Mobile booking on the up in Asia, but global uptake still slow

Mobile booking on the up in Asia, but global uptake still slow

Press Release | 27th Apr 2014 in Travel Technology NewsOrganisations & Operators

Globally, travellers are attached to their mobiles, with 91 percent saying they use their smartphones on holiday. One in three (37%) use their smartphone to find things to do, and just over a quarter (27%) are searching for hotels. Despite the increasing number of travellers using their mobile to plan and research, the trend has not yet crossed over to the booking stage. → Read More

Brits holiday spending set to fall

Brits holiday spending set to fall

Press Release | 26th Apr 2014 in Tourism NewsOrganisations & Operators

TripAdvisor, today announced the results of the third instalment of TripBarometer, the world’s largest accommodation and traveller survey. This biannual study, conducted on behalf of TripAdvisor by independent research firm Ipsos, highlights country, regional and global travel trends, according to more than 61,000 travellers and hoteliers around the world, with over 5,000 respondents from the UK. → Read More

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