The TripBarometer survey by TripAdvisor has revealed the leading travel and hospitality industry trends, according to over 19,000 travellers and over 10,000 accommodation business owners around the world
International travel-related news all in one place – travel trends, traveller statistics, and worldwide issues affecting travel patterns.
The new Travel Money Activity Barometer by the UK Post Office has shown that 75-per-cent of holidaymakers aged between 18 and 64 plan to take part in so-called ‘have a go’ activity holidays, rather than spending their whole trip lounging by the pool
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced that a total of 298 million international tourists travelled around the world in the first quarter of 2013, a full 12 million more than in the same period of 2012, which translates to a 4.3-per-cent increase
Mark Lee, partner in charge of the Travel Law Team at Penningtons Solicitors LLP in the UK, considers the impact a recent change in French law will have for winter sports tour operators and their insurers
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger air traffic results for February, showing that, as a result of stronger business confi dence – particularly in emerging economies – growth is accelerating, with passenger demand showing a 3.7-per-cent rise compared to February 2012.
The new Frequency and Capacity Trend Statistics (FACT) report from aviation intelligence and information provider OAG has shown that Dubai International Airport is the fastestgrowing airport in the world, based on annual seat capacity growth.
Despite increasingly belligerent rhetoric from Kim Jong-un’s government, UK-based Regent Holidays has recorded a 400-percent increase in enquiries from travellers wishing to make a trip to North Korea, presumably driven by interest in what many see as the regime’s eccentric behaviour.
The Economic Survey 2012-2013 recently tabled by India’s parliament has suggested that the country’s tourism sector is in urgent need of an image makeover and much higher investment in its infrastructure – for example, through public-private partnerships that would capitalise on opportunities provided by the overall growth in world tourist arrivals.
Europe’s Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre has revealed the safest airlines in the world, based on the analysis of safety occurrences and comparing serious incidents suffered by airlines over the past three decades to the revenue passenger kilometres that were fl own over the same period.
Research released by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has shown that the UK travel and tourism industry outperformed the UK economy in 2012, with a 0.5-per-cent increase in GDP contribution, compared with total GDP growth of 0.1 per cent.