Tourism Trends News
Americans budgeting for “nearcations” due to inflation
With Americans searching for affordable travel alternatives this summer in the wake of inflation, new research shows “nearcations” and vehicle rentals may be the way to go — especially for those who are scaling back on vacation plans to stay closer to home and setting up a vacation budget in the wake of inflation and rising costs.
Tourist boards look to national cuisine to gain rival destination edge
As the travel industry’s recovery gathers pace, many tourist boards are looking to differentiate themselves from rival destinations by focusing on their cuisine rather than traditional natural hotspots, cities or coastal locations, argues GlobalData, the data and analytics company.
Tourist traps among biggest travel nightmares for consumers
Travel booking platform GetYourGuide.com, has announced the results of a new survey aimed at uncovering what ‘unforgettable’ experiences mean to U.S. travelers in today’s world, which revealed consumers are in search of authentic experiences, avoiding tourist traps when planning itineraries and opting for domestic destinations in 2022.
GlobalData: Subscription services set to transform travel industry
Subscription services have disrupted almost every industry, but the customer-focused model remains relatively nascent in the travel industry, observes GlobalData in a new report.
Briggs & Riley appoints new UK representation
Briggs & Riley, the independently-owned, premium luggage brand, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ruiz Global to handle public relations in the UK.
OECD launches tourism recovery blueprint
OECD ministers have endorsed an initiative to promote safe travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative involves a safe travel blueprint and a temporary international knowledge sharing forum.
The Adapters seeks to help travel overcome Covid-19
The Adapters, written by Sean Worker, with Glenn Haussman, does more than showcase a handful of hardworking and smart leaders in the sector.
History partners with tour guide associations to promote members
History, a factual entertainment channel and part of A+E Networks UK, has partnered with the World Federation of Tourist Guide Association and the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations to promote their tourist guide members around the world.
New report urges destinations to uncover invisible burden of tourism
A report published today describes how destinations must uncover and account for the hidden costs of tourism, referred to as the “invisible burden”, to protect and manage vital destination assets worldwide.
Breaking Travel News investigates: Tourism hits highest peak in seven years
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.
UK cities cheapest in decades for visitors as pound slides
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 launches 2017 summer collection
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.