Tourism Trends News
Breaking Travel News investigates: International tourism expenditure
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.
Strong American dollar driving European travel
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 appoints Jeffery to board of directors
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 launches pioneering Lite-Locked range
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%
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
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.
Taiwan sees 48% increase in UK visitors in Q1 2014
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.
MasterCard predicts injection of over £11billion into UK economy
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.
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.
Nearly two thirds of holidaymakers use debit cards abroad
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
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.
Smirnoff White launches exclusively to global travellers
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.