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Global business travel spend approached $1.3 Trillion in 2016

Global business travel spend approached $1.3 trillion USD in 2016, advancing only 3.5 percent over 2015 levels, according to the GBTA BTI Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast, a new report released at GBTA Convention 2017 by the GBTA …

  • Global business travel spend approached $1.3 Trillion in 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Global business travel spend approached $1.3 trillion USD in 2016, advancing only 3.5 percent over 2015 levels, according to the GBTA BTI Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast, a new report released at GBTA Convention 2017 by the GBTA …

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  • Travelport and Mobacar extend partnership to drive car rental revolution

    Published on : Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, announced an extended partnership with car rental and ground transportation technology specialist,  Mobacar, to deliver innovation in car distribution.     Today’s travellers expect a seamless and comprehensive booking and travel experience, offering multiple …

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  • Yatra attains leadership position in corporate travel with the Acquisition of Air Travel Bureau

    Published on : Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Yatra Online, Inc. (“Yatra” or the “Company”) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement, through its subsidiary, Yatra Online Private Limited, under which it will acquire Air Travel Bureau Ltd. (“ATB”), which is India’s largest independent corporate travel …

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  • Disney’s Epcot to get a transformation

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

      Epcot, the second wing of Florida’s sprawling Walt Disney World Resort will add more adventurous components like the speedy Test Track, the multi-sensory Soarin, the blastoff simulating mission: Space; the widely popular movie based Frozen Ever After.     …

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  • Australian Airbnb hosts will face fine for rowdy guests

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    The government in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has proposed a regulation for the Airbnb hosts. Residents who willingly let out their spare rooms to noisy guests could be forced to pay a fee as compensation for the inconvenience caused …

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  • New travel company, Pepper, launches in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

    To boost the tourism in Srilanka, Pepper is the newest addition. It is an online travel company, based in Colombo. This online travel company will offer the best services for the people and also offer the authentic experiences while visiting …

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  • Study finds wine tourism thrives in Napa Valley

    Published on : Thursday, July 20, 2017

    The supervisors of Napa County discovered that tourists represent a major group that contributes to a significant boost to the regional economy of Napa Valley.   The local wineries feel that they require tourists to sustain themselves financially. The county …

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  • MH370 search maps enlighten about Indian Ocean mysteries

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Detailed ocean-floor search maps created during the unfruitful hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that was released by Australia on Wednesday are likely to raise the knowledge of fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the southern continents of …

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  • The average contribution to GDP was around 6.7% in 2009-2013

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    This was a reply to the letter written by BJP MP from Andhra Pradesh, Hari Babu Khambhapati, where he asked for the growth of GDP from the tourism sector. The reply was not negative, but it is constant.     …

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  • Travel insurances cost sky high for cancer patient travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    A cancer charity is calling on the insurance industry to cut the huge costs which stop many patients going abroad. Thanks to the outdated holiday insurance travel policies which view cancer as a “death sentence”.   According to Macmillan Cancer …

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  • CWT: Global airfare and hotel prices to rise in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Global travel prices are expected to soar sharply next year, reaching almost 4% increases in certain sectors as revealed by the fourth annual 2018 Global Travel Forecast.   The survey has been produced in partnership with the GBTA Foundation that …

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  • Milan authorities levy fine on banned items, includes tourists too

    Published on : Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    The authorities of Milan have banned food trucks, glass bottles and selfie sticks.   This ban has come into effect from 14th July, 2017 onwards. It aims to curb the practice of littering and anti-social behavior, according to the local …

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  • Tech-led focus gives holiday makers the ultimate first 24 hours

    Published on : Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    The first 24 hours of a holiday are crucial, with nearly half of travellers (46%) believing that the first day sets the tone for the rest of the holiday, and just over one in three (36%) going as far to …

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  • Gulf carriers brought 1.7M visitors and spent $7.8 billion in U.S. in 2016

    Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

    Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways contributed significantly to U.S. job and economic growth last year, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Travel Association.   Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways contributed significantly to U.S. job …

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  • Booking.com reveals top destinations for foodie travellers

    Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

    Almost half (44%) of global travellers consider exploring global cuisines a hobby of theirs, so digging into the local delicacies of a culinary capital of the world is a treat many travellers can’t wait to enjoy. With over half of …

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  • NYC Hotel Association Members can now book hotels through FindHotels.nyc

    Published on : Saturday, July 15, 2017

      Findhotels.nyc, a new platform launched by the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC) in association with Kognitiv allows around 300 member hotels with a direct consumer platform, giving them the option of advertising deals on rooms and other …

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  • US and Gulf visitors are highest spenders in UK shows report

    Published on : Saturday, July 15, 2017

    According to a new research, the visitors from USA and Gulf states spend the most among the visitors to the UK.   UKinbound and VisitBritain tourism board revealed the data by studying the spending habits of UK inbound visitors.   …

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  • 23 new addition in UNESCO biosphere reserves promoting ecotourism

    Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

    The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme meeting in Paris has added 23 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere, including four that straddle national boundaries. These additions were made during the MAB Council’s …

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  • Airbnb eases business travel via Concur integration

    Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

    Since quite a long time, Airbnb has been posing certain challenges for corporate travellers triggering leakage and subsequent safety concerns when they decide to reside in an apartment rather than a conventional hotel room.   Now, it appears that Airbnb …

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  • Middle East is becoming the tourism hot spot

    Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

    The Middle East, a transcontinental region centred on Western Asia and Egypt in North Africa is now booming in tourism despite having travel ban and laptop ban.   The State Department of USA had issued some warnings regarding travelling to …

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