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The five trends changing luxury travel today

MyTravelResearch.com has identified five trends and characteristics defining luxury travel.   The trends are the emergence of the new luxury consumer, the trend to learning and enrichment, the need to put something back, the rise of the ephemeral and instant, …

  • The five trends changing luxury travel today

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    MyTravelResearch.com has identified five trends and characteristics defining luxury travel.   The trends are the emergence of the new luxury consumer, the trend to learning and enrichment, the need to put something back, the rise of the ephemeral and instant, …

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  • UNWTO appoints Ambassador of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    The President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and Chairperson of the Board of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Shaika Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, has been appointed as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable …

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  • TripAdvisor names 10 most popular spring break destinations for Americans

    Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017

    TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, unveiled its inaugural TripMaximizer Report, revealing how far a traveler’s dollar can stretch in 10 of the most popular destinations on TripAdvisor this spring. The report, designed to help U.S. travelers plan a …

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  • Canada witnesses 13.2% rise in Indian tourist arrivals

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    According to Destination Canada’s latest year-end highlights, this region has been a spectator to a remarkable increase in the Indian tourist arrivals who visited the region in large numbers in the year 2016.   Over 215,664 Indian visitors had arrived …

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  • Global DMC Partners launches Global Standardization Program

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Global DMC Partners, the leading global network of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), announces their Global Standardization Program to offer meeting professionals a more effective and streamlined way to procure destination management services worldwide. Working closely with its Customer Advisory Board …

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  • ATPI announces new management team for Australia

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Leading global travel management and events business ATPI Voyager – part of the ATPI Group – announced the appointment of a new management team for Australia.   The new team structure follows the recent relocation of chief operating officer, Peter …

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  • Airbnb plans to triple its China presence as ‘Aibiying’

    Published on : Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    In its new name in Chinese as “Aibiying” (爱彼迎), which translates into “welcome each other with love,”Airbnb is doubling down on China’s rapidly-growing travel sector. The expansion of its trips service and more aid for Mandarin speakers, this new step …

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  • Tourico Holidays joins Hotelbeds Group

    Published on : Monday, March 20, 2017

    Hotelbeds Group, a global bedbank and business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry, has announced plans for Tourico Holidays to merge with its Bedbank business unit.   Commenting on the news, Joan Vilà, Executive Chairman of Hotelbeds Group said: …

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  • USA’s nine most highly-rated destinations for prudent travellers

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    As it nears the end of winter hibernation, many of the travellers are eager to begin planning their vacations for the months ahead. The experts at Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places …

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  • Amadeus invests in start-up FLYR to help travellers lock price of flight tickets before booking

    Published on : Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    How many times have you found a flight ticket with a great price and the next time you look for it, the price has increased? Imagine you could lock the ticket price and protect it from further increases to buy …

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  • Study reveals the darker side of Airbnb’s growth from ‘illegal hotels’

    Published on : Saturday, March 11, 2017

    The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released a new report that examines the rise of commercial activity taking place on Airbnb nationwide. This study, Hosts with Multiple Units – A Key Driver of Airbnb Growth, reveals that Airbnb’s business …

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  • Third largest US vacation rental, TurnKey raises $21 Million

    Published on : Thursday, March 9, 2017

    TurnKey Vacation Rentals, Inc., which has become the third-largest vacation rental management company in the United States in only three years of operation, has secured $21 million in funding to support the company’s expansion into new markets and the continued …

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  • ATPI Griffinstone celebrates two year milestone

    Published on : Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Two years on since the formation of the ATPI Group’s expanded specialist shipping, offshore and energy sector brand – following the acquisition of Griffin Travel – ATPI Griffinstone’s commitment to making savings and streamlining processes has ensured the global provider …

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  • Sustainable tourism most popular among French and German tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    A research by TUI Group reveals, sustainable tourism faces major challenges even though eco-friendly travel is becoming popular among holidaymakers in Europe.   Eco-friendly travel is already very popular among many European holidaymakers – however, sustainable tourism also entails major …

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  • Airbnb brings trips to Paris

    Published on : Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Airbnb announced the launch of its new Trips platform in Paris, adding 100 bookable local experiences, almost 50 insider recommendations and social meet ups to the thousands of homes available to stay in.   For visitors, Trips is a way …

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  • Rule to disclose airline baggage fees alongside headline fares suspended

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    According to the new legislation, the US airlines and travel agents were forced to disclose baggage fees on their websites alongside headline fares; however, the rule has been suspended.   The rule was proposed during the presidency of Barack Obama …

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  • Responsible Travel launches new collection celebrating female entrepreneurs

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Online travel company and responsible tourism pioneer, Responsible Travel, has announced a new collection of holidays on its site, all run by small local tour operators owned by women.   From trekking trips in the Indian Himalayas to cultural tours …

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  • Adelaide Airport and Amadeus rolls out Australasia’s fully automated airport management system

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    With more than 8 million passengers annually, a forecast of more than 18 million passengers by 2034, and a vision to become a top tier business centre in Asia Pacific, Adelaide Airport is committed to scaling its airport operations and …

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  • How 2017 will be for global adventure tourism industry?

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    A recent report added with titled, “Adventure Tourism”, is a comprehensive analysis of the Adventure Tourism market. It offers useful market insights such as the market share, size and growth. The current trends, growth opportunities and challenges in the Loyalty …

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  • U.S. President expected to sign new travel ban

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    President Donald Trump is supposed to sign an updated travel ban after a federal appeals court blocked his earlier order.   Trump was scheduled to sign the order last week but pushed it back after his joint address to Congress …

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