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 [...]

Facebook versus Google Travel, the upcoming travel wars?

With Expedia, Orbitz, and other online travel stocks hovering just above the basement, news of Facebook and Google dancing around the travel niche cannot be thrilling. Online travel is about to take off like a rocket. For some that is.

Google’s announcement of the acquisition of ITA signaled the cocking of the proverbial hammer, if you [...]

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 [...]

lastminute.com reveals the future of travel

UK’s lastminute.com has partnered with think-tank Future Foundation to understand how the way we travel and spend our free time will be changing in the future.
Trekking the landscape of a brand new country, staying in a technological black hole where your phone will never ring, and pushing the limits of ‘extreme adventures’ further than ever [...]

The power of social media “massive”, says AirAsia

Last November’s “free sale” through its Facebook fan page broke two daily records and saved the airline millions of ringgit in advertising spend. Regional head of commercial Kathleen Tan tells Yeoh Siew Hoon about AirAsia’s social media strategy.
Kathleen Tan, AirAsia’s regional head of commercial, herself did not know how massive social media would become when [...]

Travelocity Business seeks growth in changing industry

“Clearly 2009 was a tough year,” Yannis Karmis,  president of Travelocity Business, said in an interview with Travel Agent. “Among other things it focused businesses attention on their travel expenses and how effectively travel was being managed to produce a return on invested assets. Cost pressures will remain in 2010, as will pricing volatility.”
Karmis, a 12-year Sabre Holdings veteran [...]

Hawaii tourism’s signs of recovery reach Neighbor Islands

the Neighbor Islands, hardest hit by the state’s prolonged tourism slump, are finally beginning to see signs of recovery.
Visitor arrivals and spending rose statewide in January for the second month in a row, led by gains on the Big Island, Maui and Kaua’i, the Hawai’i Tourism Authority reported yesterday. It was the first time since [...]

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 [...]

What travel shoppers want from hotel videos

People connect with video. When researching hotels online, travel shoppers want to see two types of videos: professionally shot and guest produced. They want to be enticed but they also need validation.
Based on a study that Google recently conducted, where they asked travel shoppers at what stage of the planning process do you watch video [...]