Tourism top of the Thai pile

June 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, TRENDING

LONDON, 23 June 2017: Thailand’s tourism sector is one of the strongest performers out of nine of the country’s industry sectors covered in a new study released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

The WTTC Benchmarking Report 2017 compares Travel & Tourism to eight other sectors, which are considered to have similar breadth and global presence, across 27 countries and six regions.

The section on Thailand showed that business and leisure travel directly contributed THB1.3 trillion (USD37 billion) to Thailand’s GDP in 2016, which is higher than all other eight sectors researched in the study. Read more

Where foodie tourists go

June 20, 2017 by  
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NEW YORK, 20 June 2017: Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Tokyo are the top cities for food fans worldwide, according to the latest Booking.com report.

With three quarters (75%) of global travellers saying that they would likely travel somewhere renowned for its great food and drink when choosing their next travel destination[i], culinary travel is a trend on the rise.

The joy of tasting new dishes while travelling is tagged as growing trend by Booking.com, global travel booking website. Read more

Road to Mandalay leads to Bagan

June 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Myanmar, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 6 June 2017: Myanmar’s Bagan with its ancient temples and pagodas is benefiting  from improved airline access from Mandalay, the nearest international gateway.

A new report by C9 Hotelworks ‘Bagan Myanmar Tourism Market Review’ highlights the fact that better road and air access from Mandalay the nearest city with an international airport is driving tourism growth.

This has encourage more travellers from the top five markets, US, UK, Germany, France and Japan. Read more

Luxury is a snooze

June 5, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, TRENDING

LONDON, 5 June 2017: A good night’s sleep proves to be most important factor for US and European consumers purchasing a luxury travel experience according to a survey of consumer sentiment regarding luxury travel.

The findings are featured in a Travelzoo and Global Hotel Alliance joint survey of 4,800 people chosen from their respective membership bases.

The conclusion was simple enough. Hotels, cruise ships and airlines should focus on delivering comfort, cleanliness and exemplary service in order to win over customers seeking a luxury experience. Read more

Like it or not China drives Asia’s tourism

June 1, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 1 June 2017: Greater China will remain the main source of Asia Pacific arrivals growth through 2021 with Russia also showing strong promise, according to latest findings in the PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017 to 2021.

Released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association, Wednesday, the report identifies China and the Russian Federation as the key source markets to watch over the next five years.

Other key takeaways include estimates of tourism receipts, income and price variations. Read more

Millennials travel and talk about it

May 31, 2017 by  
Filed under TRENDING

BANGKOK, 31 May 2017: Authentic travel experiences and the ability to share them on social media are two integral drivers for Millennial generation travellers, according to 2017 Expedia Millennial Traveller Report.

Released Tuesday, the report surveyed 21,000 consumers from 21 markets on motivations and aspirations driving the demand for travel among Millennials in Thailand and around the world.

Millennials, according to media pundits are born between 1982 and 2004 and tend to place higher value on investing in experiences such as travel, than on owning high-value possessions such as a car or a home. Read more

Krabi becomes a rising star

May 23, 2017 by  
Filed under News, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 23 May 2017: For those looking for new Asian resort success stories, look no further than Krabi, according to the latest C9 Hotelworks report.

A high velocity growth which has seen airport passenger arrivals multiply by 5.4 times over the past decade, has further accelerated during last five year by a remarkable 33% compound annual growth rates.

From a mere 376,000 who arrived at the airport ten years ago, last year the number exceeded 2 million according to C9 Hotelworks recently released Krabi Hotel Market Update. Read more

Singapore top veggie spot in ASEAN

May 19, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 19 May 2017: Globally, Dubai, the UK and Singapore were the top choices for vegetarian travellers, according to a Cox & Kings survey.

Third placed Singapore came out ahead over ASEAN rivals Malaysia and Singapore in the Veggie ranking commissioned by one of India’s top travel firms.

Indian Express quoted the Cox & Kings survey results, Thursday, saying that due to the high vegetarian population in the country, outbound travellers choose a destination based on accessibility to vegetarian food. Read more

Chill out holidays win

April 28, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, TRENDING

NUREMBURG, GERMANY, 28 April 2017: In a 17-country online survey conducted by market research specialist GfK, well over half (59%) of people say they prefer a vacation “where I relax and take it easy”.

Just 35% preferred an active holiday of which teenagers were the most energetic, with 43% preferring active vacations.

Only 6% were not sure which type they prefer. Read more

How US airlines score in consumer index

April 26, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Aviation, TRENDING

ANN ARBOR, MICH, US, 26 April 2017: Passenger satisfaction is up compared to a year ago, but airlines remain in the bottom third of industries tracked by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

As the legacy airlines lower their fares to compete with discount carriers, the industry gains 4.2% to 75 on a 100-point scale. The ACSI results are based on thousands of customer interviews conducted over 12 months, ending in March 2017.

United Airlines had the lowest score of all legacy airlines in the index. Read more

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