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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Online travel agent Directline Holidays reports package holiday bookings are up for summer 2013 following a surge of last minute bookings as holidaymakers snap up reduced price holidays, many with discounts of up to 50%, caused by Britain’s heat wave.
“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.