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Airbnb’s Country Pub Project aims to revitalise travel to Australia’s Beloved Pubs

Airbnb has launched The Country Pub Project, a new initiative designed to encourage more Australians to explore regional communities, whilst breathing new life into local pubs. … Continue Reading

Americans’ Summer Vacation Spending Expected To Hit Record $101.7 Billion In 2019

Americans are planning to spend more on their summer vacations this year than they have in at least a decade.  … Continue Reading

Holiday hackers hone in on Aussie favourite Thailand

McAfee has revealed how cybercriminals are capitalising on consumers’ risky holiday booking habits for their favourite destinations. … Continue Reading

Baby Boomers’ Use Of Sharing Economy Services On The Rise

Sharing economy services are cooling off with Millennial travelers, just when they’re heating up for Baby Boomers. … Continue Reading

AME handset subscriptions set to reach 1.4bn by 2023 with smartphones accounting for 81% of subscriptions, says GlobalData

Total AME (Africa and Middle East) handset subscriptions of 733m in 2018, is set to reach 1.4bn by 2023, with smartphones accounting for 81% of handsets in 2023 from 54.4% in 2018, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. During the same period, feature phone subscriptions will decline at a CAGR of -11.7%. … Continue Reading

Younger demographics key to optimizing online brand sales and product discovery, says GlobalData

According to the latest research by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, 82% of global consumers claim to own and use a smartphone every day, however just 38% of them say that they use it to make online purchases. … Continue Reading

Outbound traveller departures from Russia to reach 50.2 million by 2023, says GlobalData

After years of uncertainty due to economic instability, the number of outbound travellers departing from Russia is set to increase overall by 10.4% by 2023 from 45.3 million in 2018 to 50.2 million in 2023, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

Slowing Demand and Rising Costs Squeeze Airline Profits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to a $28 billion profit (from $35.5 billion forecast in December 2018). … Continue Reading

New data reveals 68% of Aussies will still travel despite a recession

Although Scott Morrison’s re-election has put a renewed focus on economic growth – and that means doing whatever is needed to avoid a recession – new data reveals that most Aussies believe an economic downturn is on its way. Even so, two-thirds of Aussies would not cancel any holidays they had planned. … Continue Reading

UNWTO/IPSOS Global Survey – Local Residents Remain Largely Positive to Urban Tourism

 A global survey conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS shows a positive picture of local residents’ perceptions towards urban tourism. … Continue Reading

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