International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable seven per cent in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of four to five per cent.
The sharp decline in the value of the British pound thanks to uncertainty surrounding the Brexit referendum means that UK cities are at their cheapest level internationally in decades. That is according to the latest findings of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.
Antler has designed a range of functional, stylish cases for spring and summer 2017. With a plethora of features, each case defines its own benefits for both long and short haul travel; each a desired possession, to have and to hold all summer through; and with a ten year global guarantee, a further ten summers to follow.
International mass tourism is a relatively new phenomenon, growing form a low-base in the 1960s into the global juggernaut it is today. But which countries enjoy the most tourism and which countries spend the most on travel? Take a look at two new maps from How Much to find out where money from inbound and outbound tourism flows.
The current strength of the dollar, coupled with declining gas prices and transportation costs, means that more Americans can afford to travel outside of the U.S. – some for the first time. New research findings from PayPal* show that the strong dollar is having an impact on Americans’ travel plans, though more could be taking advantage of the golden opportunity.
Brighter Group, one of the UK’s leading travel and leisure marketing and public relations consultancies, has appointed former World Travel Market chief, Fiona Jeffery, to its board as a non-executive director. Jeffery steered World Travel Market for over 20 years developing it into the global brand it is today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.