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Mobile booking on the up in Asia, but global uptake still slow

Mobile booking on the up in Asia, but global uptake still slow

Globally, travellers are attached to their mobiles, with 91 percent saying they use their smartphones on holiday. One in three (37%) use their smartphone to find things to do, and just over a quarter (27%) are searching for hotels. Despite the increasing number of travellers using their mobile to plan and research, the trend has not yet crossed over to the booking stage.

Brits holiday spending set to fall

Brits holiday spending set to fall

27 April 2014 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

TripAdvisor, today announced the results of the third instalment of TripBarometer, the world’s largest accommodation and traveller survey. This biannual study, conducted on behalf of TripAdvisor by independent research firm Ipsos, highlights country, regional and global travel trends, according to more than 61,000 travellers and hoteliers around the world, with over 5,000 respondents from the UK.

Cruise industry continues to battle unfavorable tides

Cruise industry continues to battle unfavorable tides

13 April 2014 Press Release Cruise News

There’s an old saying that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. While it may not be applicable across all industries in practice, from a perceptual standpoint a single brand’s negative publicity can often have repercussions for its industry competitors as well.

Samsonite brings new Pro-DLX4 range to market

Samsonite brings new Pro-DLX4 range to market

9 April 2014 Tourism News

Samonsite has launched its latest Pro-DLX4 range, perfect for business travellers in a hurry. The iconic business range is the epitome of a power briefcase for people who make things happen. Building on over 100 years of unrivalled luggage know-how, the collection is tough enough to handle the modern globetrotter’s hectic schedule, smart enough to organise his belongings effortlessly, and stylish enough to keep him looking his business best in all circumstances.

Animal launches new 2014 summer collection

Animal launches new 2014 summer collection

8 April 2014 Tourism News

Animal, the UK’s leading action sports lifestyle brand, has unveiled its men’s spring and summer range for 2014. The new collection boasts an impressive line up of tees, shirts, vests, sweat tops, board shorts and much more - all pieces inspired by Animal’s passion for beach life and action sports.

Hotel openings target families in 2014

Hotel openings target families in 2014

20 February 2014 Press Release Hotel News

With nearly 90% of parents reporting that their children’s preferences influence vacation destination decisions, hotels are targeting families through new kid-friendly programs, initiatives and outreach.

Fourth record year in a row for destination Germany

Fourth record year in a row for destination Germany

For the fourth year in a row, the German National Tourist Board has registered record numbers of overnight stays by international visitors to the country. Figures for 2013 have exceeded the projected target of 70 million overnights and provisional figures released by the Federal Statistical Office show that 71.6 million overnight stays by international visitors were recorded.