The big trend in hotels this year was the move away from full-service five-star properties to budget hotels. So which players are reaping the rewards in this new age of austerity?
The groups and meetings market has been deeply affected by the economic downturn.
Etihad Airways is on a roll, having won “World’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards 2009 Grand Final, capping a year in which it has continued to expand its network at a relentless pace. BTN met its chief executive, James Hogan, to find out more about the man behind the world’s leading airline, and what he has planned for 2010.
The global recession may have diverted attention from the impressive growth of the Chinese travel market, if only temporarily.
As 2009 is coming to a close, the big question on the minds of many is the outlook for 2010 and 2011
New PhoCusWright report examines key trends in technology, procurement and spend management that are dramatically reshaping a hobbled corporate meetings landscape.
Companies no longer need to sell travel to be a major online travel player. Over the past several years, the online travel marketplace has evolved to include a full range of nontransactional Web sites that complement and at times compete with transactional sites for consumer attention.
Buyers at this year’s International Luxury Travel Market are taking the show “much more seriously”, according to the suppliers. The impact of the recession on luxury travel habits means that buyers need to show a definite return on investment and are much more open to negotiation than in previous years.
PhoCusWright’s European Online Travel Overview Fifth Edition reveals key trends facing the travel industry.
Would it be tempting fate to say that the luxury travel sector is actually doing rather well? The International Luxury Travel Market has just kicked off in Cannes with more than 1,200 suppliers, 214 stand holders and 1,100 buyers.
The large number of broadband Internet users in China, combined with an exponential increase in mobile subscribers, is paving the way for travel-related companies to introduce rich media and mobile applications.
Opened in 2007, Molori Safari Lodge has become top choice for a string of A-list safari fans, from Kate Moss to Lily Allen. BTN takes a peak inside South Africa’s most talked about luxury lodge.