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Most Americans plan to travel for summer vacation this year

Most Americans plan to travel for summer vacation this year

6 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.

Smash-hit figures for UK visitors to Germany

Smash-hit figures for UK visitors to Germany

29 June 2013 Press Release Tourism News

With the start of Wimbledon, tennis fans will be focusing on the UK and the world’s most famous tennis tournament for two weeks of high-speed skill and world-ranking sportsmanship. It seems the UK’s latest figures for overnight stays of visitors to Germany are also world-ranking! No faults here – it’s a clear win, thanks to a rise of +16.3% for the month of April 2013, compared with the same period in 2012.

Air ticket sales by U.S. travel agencies still run flat in 2013 vs. 2012

Air ticket sales by U.S. travel agencies still run flat in 2013 vs. 2012

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 stayed relatively flat at -0.58 percent year-over-year in the five months of 2013 compared to the same period last year, totaling $39.0 billion vs. $39.3 billion in 2012 and $36.7 billion in 2011.

1/3 of Americans less likely to travel this Summer due to economic outlook

1/3 of Americans less likely to travel this Summer due to economic outlook

21 June 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Many people have fond memories of those summer vacations of their youth – hanging out at the beach with siblings, getting told by Dad to be quiet or he’ll pull the car over, and just relishing the time with friends and family. But is it still the same? With most schools now out for the year and Fourth of July around the corner, summer travel is set to kick into high gear for this season.

Britons will waste £684m during their summer holiday

Britons will waste £684m during their summer holiday

12 June 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Three quarters (75%) of Britons will be going on a summer holiday this year and in preparation for their annual break 52% of these holidaymakers will dedicate around seven hours packing their holiday essentials. Across the nation this adds up to a staggering 138 million man hours. However despite spending a full working day packing, British holidaymakers will collectively splash out £684 million during their holiday on an essential item they have left behind at home. These findings have been revealed in a new travel report out today.

Korea arrivals to Guam set to hit record high

Korea arrivals to Guam set to hit record high

10 June 2013 Press Release Tourism News

Calendar year 2012 proved to be a record-breaking year for arrivals to Guam. The island welcomed over 1.3 million visitors, a level not seen since the mid to late 1990s. Out of the total arrivals last year, 182,829 came from Korea, one of which was the millionth visitor for the year.

Travel industry set for a boost

Travel industry set for a boost

8 June 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

With the UK narrowly avoiding a much feared triple dip recession, international research1 from communications experts, Pitney Bowes, has revealed that the travel industry is set to be the first to prosper once the British economy finally stabilises into a period of solid growth once again.