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Intense heat wave ushers in tourism to NJ beach towns

Intense heat wave ushers in tourism to NJ beach towns

20 July 2013 Press Release Tourism News

“The Shore is OPEN,” the official tourism website of New Jersey touts, assuring tourists that the Sandy-battered coastline is back up and running after months of recovery. As parts of the East endure the fourth heat wave of 2013, tourists are flocking to New Jersey’s coastline to cool off in the ocean and enjoy newly reconstructed parks, water rides and concessions.

UK holiday spending higher in the north than the south

UK holiday spending higher in the north than the south

15 July 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

People in the north of England are spending almost £200 more than their southern counterparts on their holiday this year - according to research* released today by lastminute.com. With house prices in the south of England up more than twice that of the UK as a whole, and typical London house values hitting an all-time high of £318,214, the cost of southerners’ homes may be affecting their time away.

33% more Brits plan to take their car abroad than three years ago

33% more Brits plan to take their car abroad than three years ago

10 July 2013 Press Release Car Rental News

The number of Brits planning to take their car abroad over the next 12 months has increased by a third (33%) in just three years, according to new research from Sainsbury’s Bank car insurance. Around 8.5 million Brits (23% of drivers) plan to drive abroad this year yet many could inadvertently break the law if they don’t know the rules of the road in the country they are visiting.

Most Americans plan to travel for summer vacation this year

Most Americans plan to travel for summer vacation this year

5 July 2013 Press Release Tourism News

Americans will be sky-bound this summer when they take a vacation but will tend to stay stateside, according to a survey by John Hancock.  Eighty percent of those surveyed said they plan to travel for pleasure this summer, up from 77 percent in the summer of 2012. Of those who plan to travel during this summer, half (49 percent) plan to tour a U.S. city. About one-third is headed to the beach, and 22 percent plan an international destination. Those who aren’t taking a trip this summer plan to do so at another time.

Brands account for 61% of online searches for cruise holidays

Brands account for 61% of online searches for cruise holidays

UK consumers made 1.7 million searches online for cruise holidays in May, reveals a new independent “Cruise Sector Report – Issue 1”, published by award winning digital marketing agency, Greenlight. Seemingly, the negative publicity suffered by the sector following on from a succession of incidents – from the Costa Concordia disaster, the engine room fire on the Carnival Triumph to the Carnival Legend’s propulsion failure, has done little to deter holiday makers from considering cruise vacations.