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Foreign visitors to Murcia up 8.1%

Foreign visitors to Murcia up 8.1%

4 September 2013 Press Release Tourism News

Murcia welcomed 342,054 foreign tourists in the first seven months of 2013, up 8.1% on the same period last year.  25,589 more visitors have so far selected the region for their holidays in 2013, with the French and British leading the charge.

Record-breaking bank holiday for Devon

Record-breaking bank holiday for Devon

28 August 2013 Press Release Tourism News

Visit Devon celebrating bumper bank holiday weekend and on track to see £35million spent in the county - thanks to the great weather, great hospitality and some smart use of tourism budgets.

Devon predicts £35m bank holiday weekend

Devon predicts £35m bank holiday weekend

27 August 2013 Press Release Tourism News

The growing trend for the ‘Staycation’ has been successfully marketed through Visit Devon’s online Active Devon Campaign, encouraging people to holiday at home and experience all that Devon has to offer, all year round.

Caribbean hotels trending upward

Caribbean hotels trending upward

21 August 2013 Press Release Hotel News Tourism News

Atlanta PKF Consulting , announced today that the average Caribbean hotel that participated in the survey enjoyed a 10.9 percent increase in net operating income (NOI) in 2012, according to its newly released 2013 edition of Caribbean Trends® in the Hotel Industry.

Small airports flying high

Small airports flying high

17 August 2013 Press Release Airline News Tourism News

The latest Which? airport passenger survey reveals smaller airports are, on average, outperforming larger ones. We also reveal that queues at bag-drop desks often cancel out any benefits of using online check-in.

European passenger traffic up in first half of 2013

European passenger traffic up in first half of 2013

9 August 2013 Airline News

European airport trade body, ACI Europe this morning released the first comprehensive report of airport traffic performance for H1 2013. The report includes all scheduled air traffic at Europe’s airports, including networks carriers, low cost carriers, charter and others.

Global leisure daily hotel rates achieved a new growth record

Global leisure daily hotel rates achieved a new growth record

2 August 2013 Press Release Hotel News Tourism News

Global leisure daily hotel rates achieved a new growth record of +5.1% over prior year in June, according to second quarter data released today by Pegasus Solutions in The Pegasus View. The single largest processor of electronic hotel transactions reported that along with solid performance for holiday travel, business travel maintained prior year levels for both bookings and rates during the off-season.

Columbus survey reveals top 10 items Brits have to take on holiday

Columbus survey reveals top 10 items Brits have to take on holiday

28 July 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

A survey conducted by travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct has found some surprising statistics on which item Brits cannot do without on holiday. The top three items that Britons insist on taking with them on holiday are smartphones (33%), books or an ebook reader (22%) and sunglasses (16%). Surprisingly, only 6% said that expensive gadgets such as tablets or an iPad was their essential holiday companion and only .5% said they couldn’t do without their camera.

Brits find holiday build-up distressing

Brits find holiday build-up distressing

27 July 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Jetting off on holiday should be the easiest thing in the world. However, according to recent research by Holiday Extras, a combination of worries about the journey, anxiety about passports, flight delays and uncertainty over excess luggage fees, spoils the start of the getaway for 94% of British holidaymakers.

Intense heat wave ushers in tourism to NJ beach towns

Intense heat wave ushers in tourism to NJ beach towns

21 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.