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BCD Travel Industry Forecast Predicts a 1% Rise in Airfares, and Hotel Rate Increases of 2-4%

Airfare prices are slowly climbing in markets with the strongest demand, according to BCD Travel’s midyear update to the 2018 Industry Forecast. Meanwhile, the outlook for global hotel rates in 2018 remains unchanged with a 2-4% increase predicted over last year. … Continue Reading

‘Trump Slump’ leads Spain to overtake US in Global Tourism; says GlobalData

Spain is expected to become the second most popular tourist destination in the world, overtaking the US, as the so called ‘Trump Slump’ cause a dip in the US tourism industry; says GlobalData a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

‘Living Spirits’ debuts light installation at i LIGHT MARINA BAY 2018 in Singapore

Thai interactive art creators, ‘Living Spirits’, debuts its light installation, “Chandelier of Spirits”, inspired by the morning beverage habits of office workers and to symbolize Singapore’s workforce. … Continue Reading

With almost 191 million Chinese tourists by 2021, global brands should embrace WeChat, says GlobalData

China is the largest outbound market in the world with 136.5 million Chinese traveling abroad in 2017. The country’s outbound market is substantially larger than the US, which currently ranks second in terms of international departures. … Continue Reading

Airlines for America Forecasts 151 Million Flyers for Record-High Spring Travel Season

 Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, expects an all-time high of 150.7 million passengers – 2.47 million per day – to fly globally on U.S. airlines between March 1 and April 30, a four percent increase from 145 million passengers in the spring of 2017. … Continue Reading

Demand For Travel Security Advice Increases By Over 800% In A Decade International Sos And Control Risks Predicts This Trend To Continue As Globalisation And Business Travel Increase

As global business travel continues to increase at a rapid pace, International SOS and Control Risks, the alliance that brings together two of the world’s leading medical and security specialists, today reveals insight into the importance of travel security support to the business traveller. … Continue Reading

Fundamentals point to growth for Australia’s tourism industry

The performance of the Australian tourism sector has again outperformed both global and local economic growth. … Continue Reading

American Travelers Lose Confidence In Cruise Ships’ Ability To Handle Medical Emergencies

A new  survey* from travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance, reveals that a majority of Americans (55.5 percent) do not feel cruise ships are equipped to handle serious medical emergencies. … Continue Reading

Yoga and thongs – Aussies’ holiday essentials revealed

Aussie holidaymakers are more active, outgoing, adventurous, social and health-conscious than ever before, according to Hostelworld’s latest survey of 1,500 Aussies, aged 18-65+. … Continue Reading

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2017. … Continue Reading

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