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International travel-related news all in one place – travel trends, traveller statistics, and worldwide issues affecting travel patterns.

01 December 2009

In a move that mirrors many others already taken across the US, the University of Washington (UW) is overhauling how its students and professors interface with foreign countries - the rule change is a reaction to the continuing case of an American student, Amanda Knox, who is being held in Italy charged with alleged murder

19 October 2009

A survey conducted by Which? Holiday magazine has revealed that British travellers are cutting down the length of their breaks, with 86 per cent of those surveyed claiming that they still get the same value for money on a shorter holiday

13 October 2009

Statistics have shown that global airline capacity for September has shown positive growth for the second consecutive month

05 October 2009

On 21 August, the Australian and New Zealand governments announced a new trans-Tasman agreement to improve customs and border processing between the two countries

24 September 2009

Tourism Cares, Gap Adventures and Cyrene, Libya, have been named 2009 World Award Honorees by Tony Potter, chief executive and managing director of CHI Hotels and Resorts

21 September 2009

A recent survey has revealed that 98 per cent of travel firms have lost, on average, revenue of £11.5 million a year in failed transactions for, amongst others, failure of reservations, bookings and check-ins

03 September 2009

British holidaymakers are expected to spend over £43 billion on holidays this summer, according to new research from Sainsbury's Travel Insurance

11 May 2009

A range of studies have revealed a dramatic decrease in business travel expenditure for 2009, as employers seek ways to reduce costs in the current economic climate. The studies were conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), consultants KPMG, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and the Amadeus Hospitality Group, and have cohesively shown that business travellers will be making fewer, shorter and cheaper corporate trips this year.