Only 29% of Hotels are Fully Leveraging Guest Intelligence

Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday 6 April – Increasingly, savvy hoteliers are using guest feedback to make operational and service improvements on property to deliver better guest experiences. ReviewPro, leaders in guest satisfaction improvement, recently surveyed 2,877 hospitality professionals across the globe to gain a better understanding of how hotels manage guest satisfaction and to highlight current [...]

The Global Hotel Construction Pipeline Tops 11,000 Projects

April 6, 2016 – PORTSMOUTH, NH – According to the latest Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the worldwide Pipeline is at 11,130 Projects/1.9 million Rooms, the highest level LE has ever recorded. The Global Pipeline is up 9% Year-Over-Year (YOY) by both projects and rooms, led by significant growth in the [...]

Offline travel now growing faster than online

In 2010, offline travel distribution will grow faster than online for the first time since the rise of online travel, according to a new report, PhoCusWright’s “US Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition.”

Another perhaps surprising finding: Corporate travel led the US travel market’s 2009 plummet and is now fueling its recovery, in a dramatic swing that [...]

Kiwi Collection Launches Refreshed WOW Travel: A Digital Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

To coincide with its new brand and website launch, Kiwi Collection has re-imagined WOW Travel as an inspirational travel and lifestyle publication for those looking to expand their horizons.
Continuing to stand as a trusted resource for discovering and booking the world’s most exceptional hotels, Kiwi Collection has set out to create a new industry standard [...]

Dubai: Press releases and resources for travel agents

The Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is headquartered in Dubai with 18 overseas representative offices.
The UK and Ireland representative office is based in London and is responsible for marketing activities promoting Dubai both as a destination for tourism and inward investment.
For the travel trade in the UK, the DTCM is [...]

Madeira floods: ‘Business as usual’ say tour operators

Operators are reassuring customers that it is “business as usual” in Madeira after the island was hit by severe storms and floods at the weekend.
One British woman and more than 40 locals were killed as muddy water coursed through the streets of the capital Funchal on Saturday. A clean-up operation is now underway as the island [...]

New York City Becomes a Beach Town

With a total of more than 2.5 acres of sand, steps away from the world’s busiest financial center, the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan and within view of the United Nations, New York City’s three (3) Water Taxi Beaches have transformed the Big Apple from a concrete jungle into a Beach town!
By day, Water [...] Travel Professionals Benefit From 130% Increase in Consumer Leads as Portal’s Growth Streak Continues

In January 2010, (, the world’s largest online travel resource, has seen a 130% increase in consumer travel leads from December 2009 – as well as a 60% increase since the summer – and is encouraging agents and tour operators to take advantage and become part of the fastest-growing all-in-one travel magazine, research and [...]

WTTC Announces Shortlist of Finalists for 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the 12 finalists for the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Under WTTC’s stewardship since 2003, the prestigious Awards recognise best practice in sustainable tourism in four different categories – Destination Stewardship, Conservation, Community Benefit and Global Tourism Business. Over 160 entries were received this year from over [...]

Kingdom seeks 20% increase in Indian visitors

Jordan is targeting a 20 per cent increase in the number of Indians visiting the Kingdom this year, the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) said on Thursday.
According to JTB Director General Nayef Fayez, some 29,000 Indian tourists visited Jordan in 2009, following the opening of a JTB office in New Delhi last April.
Last year, the government [...]