TRAVEL TRENDS AND FOCUS

  • US travel ban causes uncertainty and fear among travel buyers

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    Over 250 travel buyers were surveyed by Association of Corporate Travel Executives who voiced their concern about President Trump’s immigration ban on travellers who have citizenship in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The ban also closed U.S. …

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  • High hotel rates cause summer holiday packages to rise by 9%

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Post-referendum slump in sterling and rate-hikes by Spanish hoteliers has splurged the holiday package price rates by 9 per cent than previous year.   Partly because of the prevailing high prices in Spain, bookings to Greece for summer 2017 are …

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  • UK airports have parking costlier than a flight to Abu Dhabi

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    A study by Spacehopper showed that it costs lesser to fly to the United Arab Emirates than what it takes to park the vehicle at some UK airports.   Spacehopper, a peer-to-peer parking service revealed that London City has the …

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  • Uber, Lyft and more than 100 companies join legal brief against travel ban

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Silicon Valley has joined the protest against the Trump administration’s travel ban. Technology giants like Apple, Facebook, Uber, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Lyft and many others have filed a legal brief opposing the administration’s contentious entry ban.   The joint brief, …

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  • U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider for term-time holidays

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    A case, which began with a disagreement over a term-time holiday to Florida, is now on the roll with the concern whether a parent will be allowed to take a child out of school for a term-time holidays given the …

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  • US judge orders airlines to allow banned travellers to US

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    A federal judge in Seattle ordered a temporary halt on Donald Trump’s travel ban for refugees and people from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Following the order, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told US airlines that they could board travellers who …

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  • Airbnb finds family travellers prefer new destinations each year

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Perhaps 2017 is the year to move on from the annual trip to the lake house, or at least shake things up a bit with a second family vacation to Kyoto or Bordeaux. According to a recent survey by Airbnb, …

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  • Orbitz reveals 2017 travel forecast projects including hotspots and new trends

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Orbitz.com travel experts anticipate global powerhouses Washington D.C. and the United Kingdom to be the hottest destinations for travel this year. The Orbitz Insider Index also names Iceland a popular yet affordable escape and recognizes Canada and the central coast …

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  • EU to reduce phone and internet roaming charges from June 2017

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Good news on the way for the domestic European travellers as officials in Brussels confirmed they are on course to put an end to roaming charges.     According to the new agreement, which still needs to be confirmed by …

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  • A mobile app made regional Australian tourism a hit

    Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Couchsurfing, an app that links the travelers looking for free accommodation with the host has more than four million users with 400,000 hosts across the globe. It began in 2004. A central Queensland host used this app to bring her …

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  • Global DMC Partners Offers Event Tech Solutions Through Giant iTab

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Global DMC Partners, the largest global network of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), and Giant iTab, the award-winning touchscreen solution for digital engagement at events, announce a new strategic partnership. Global DMC Partners will now offer Giant iTab solutions as an …

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  • Airbnb doubled business travel transaction since 2014

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    According to a new research from Certify, it has shown that Airbnb bookings in corporate travel might be changing the lodging and staying landscape in the future.   A look at 2016 travel and entertainment expense trends from Certify showed …

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  • Celebrating Chinese New Year in a Rooster-Worthy Ranch

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    Celebrating the much anticipated Chinese New Year, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, presents seven stays to experience a taste of the cowboy, ranch life.     1.Tanque Verde Guest …

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  • ATPI Griffinstone announces latest tech innovation for shipping and energy sector

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    ATPI Griffinstone has released the latest version of ATPI CrewLink a workflow management platform which has been upgraded and rebranded.   The system is vital for businesses who manage the many challenges for those involved in the day to day …

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  • Amadeus appoints Rajiv Rajian to lead global business travel

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    Amadeus today announces that Rajiv Rajian is appointed Executive Vice President of Global Business Travel, effective immediately.   With global business travel spend set to reach $1.6 trillion in 2020*, Rajian will be tasked with driving continued growth worldwide across …

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  • New global leaders appointed for SITA in Singapore

    Published on : Monday, January 23, 2017

    SITA, the air transport IT provider, announced the appointment of Sumesh Patel as SITA President Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for developing and driving the strategic direction for SITA in the region.   Sumesh is a global leader in …

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  • Airbnb hires Beth Axelrod as VP of Employee Experience

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    Airbnb has recently announces that Beth Axelrod has joined Airbnb as the new Vice President of Employee Experience. Beth will bring her incredible passion and deep expertise to building out the essential aspect of the business.     Beth’s career …

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  • Climate change to induce turbulence in flights

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    After closely monitoring the aviation industry and climate change, a scientist from the University of Reading has revealed that the aviation insurers might face crisis in near future as drastic climate change is affecting flights in a negative way and …

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  • Enhanced accommodation features from TripAdvisor for travellers

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    TripAdvisor announced additions to its subscription products, enabling accommodations and restaurants to attract, engage and influence customers. Developed to reflect the specific needs of accommodation and restaurant businesses, these new products allow subscribers to access industry-leading tools to help them …

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  • Expedia’s airplane etiquette study reveals in-flight behaviours

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Expedia.com released the results of the Airplane Etiquette Study, an examination of American conduct in mid-air. In particular, Airplane Etiquette identifies passenger behaviors that most infuriate fellow travelers. Out of all behaviors, including boozing, excessive chatting, undressing and inattentive parenting, …

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