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Strong American dollar driving European travel

Strong American dollar driving European travel

12 April 2015 Tourism News

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.

Samsonite launches pioneering Lite-Locked range

Samsonite launches pioneering Lite-Locked range

22 July 2014 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.

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

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

17 July 2014 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & 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.

Antler delivers the Sterling in green for summer 2014

Antler delivers the Sterling in green for summer 2014

16 July 2014 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.

Nearly two thirds of holidaymakers use debit cards abroad

Nearly two thirds of holidaymakers use debit cards abroad

26 June 2014 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & 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.

Staycations on the cards for Brits this summer

Staycations on the cards for Brits this summer

26 June 2014 Press Release 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.

Antler reveals key spring collections

Antler reveals key spring collections

30 May 2014 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.