Best days to book flights?

December 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, TRENDING

BELLEVUE, Washington, 14 December 2017: Expedia and ARC unlock tips on how to save money on travel even including the best days to book flights.

Expedia and ARC, an air travel intelligence and commerce platform, released the findings of the fourth annual ARC Air Travel Outlook Report, Wednesday.

Expedia and ARC experts analyzed flight data, drawing on billions of data points for domestic and international air travel globally to identify patterns travellers can use to secure airfare savings in 2018. Read more

Meeting costs rise in 2018

December 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, TRENDING

BANGKOK , 8 December 2017:  The overall cost per attendee per day for meetings and events, worldwide, increased in 2017 and is expected to continue rising next year, according to the 2018 Meetings and Events Future Trends report.

Released  by CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), a division of global travel management company, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the report shows regional differences and cost projections as well as the latest industry trends and top destinations.

“Costs are rising in key M&E markets, globally,” said, CWT M&E senior vice president and global head, Cindy Fisher. “With a 3.7% increase in hotels and 3.5% rise in air fares projected for the coming year, that trend is likely to continue.” Read more

Expedia: Travel by generation gaps

November 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 24 November 2017: Travel trends in European markets gain an airing in the latest Expedia Group’s research with a focus on travel to Southeast Asia.

Including AirAsiaGo.com, Hotels.com, wotif.com and other leading online travel brands, the Expedia insights reveal the multi-generational travel habits of European travellers booking travel in Southeast Asia.

European travellers are considered highly valuable as they book way in advance and tend to stay longer when compared to the average traveller. Read more

Business travellers stay in touch

November 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, TRENDING

SINGAPORE, 22 November 2017: Just 31% of travellers from Asia-Pacific contact their families when on a business trip according to the CWT Connected Traveller Study.

That compares with half of business travellers from the Americas and around a quarter (27%) of Europeans.

The survey of more than 1,900 business travellers revealed that travellers from the Americas are also more likely to check-in more than once a day (47%), whether by phone, text, email, or other methods, compared with travellers from Europe (37%) and APAC (32%). Read more

Scott Dunn names 10 top hot spots

November 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, tour company, TRENDING

SINGAPORE, 21 November 2017: A tour operator that started its career specialising in luxury ski tours has branched out into naming the top hottest destinations in 2018.

Scott Dunn opened for business in 1986 in the UK offering sky holidays in Europe. The tour operator has since branched out to offer the full gamut of luxury “tailored holidays” and opened a base in Singapore.

Claiming there is a growing demand for authentic experiences the company identifies 10 hidden gems and with just two exception they have nothing to do with ski slopes. Scott Dunn identifies its top trending luxury spots. Read more

Automated airports top wish list

November 14, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, TRENDING

BARCELONA, 24 October 2017: Airline passengers expect technology to give them more personal control over their travel experience according to the International Air Transport Association’s 2017 Global Passenger Survey (GPS).

Based on 10,675 responses, worldwide, the survey provided insight into what passengers want from their air travel experience. Topping the list was a demand for more automation of airport processes.

Other items of the wish-list included the dissemination of information to mobile devices. Read more

What freaks out business travellers?

November 6, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, PACIFIC, South Asia, TRENDING

AMSTERDAM, 6 November 2017: Asia Pacific travellers are likely to worry more about safety and security than their counterparts from other regions recent research by Carlson Wagonlit Travel concludes.

Findings showed Asia Pacific 56% of travellers worry about their safety and security compared with 37% of European travellers and 47% American travellers.

There were considerable geographical differences when it comes to identifying what scares travellers the most.  For example only 19% of Australians surveyed said they worried about terrorist attacks. In contrast, 59% of Singaporeans said they worried most about terror attacks. Indians shared the same concern with 46% claiming terror attacks were their main worry. Read more

Focus shifts to young Muslim travellers

October 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, TRENDING

SINGAPORE, 30 October 2017 – The increasing influence of technology and a desire to explore the world are just a few of the reasons young Muslims are fuelling a USD100 billion market, according to a new report.

Released last week, Mastercard-HalalTrip Muslim Millennial Travel Report 2017 (MMTR2017) revealed the growing importance of the next generation of Muslim travellers.

The research forecasts expenditure from Muslim millennial travellers will surpass USD100 billion by 2025, while the overall Muslim travel segment is estimated to reach USD300 billion by 2026. Read more

Business travel: How to rein in rogue bookers

October 30, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, TRENDING

BELLEVUE, Washington, USA, 30 October 2017: Rogue bookings, or business travellers booking outside of their travel programme parameters, remain a major issue for companies, a recent study* by Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group.

While 60% of companies have a travel policy in place, more than half of the business travellers surveyed still ignored the company’s travel policy, and a full 46% for their hotel bookings, the 4th edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey stated.

Egencia is a travel management tool that allows business travellers to make their own bookings that have been fine-tuned to adhere a company’s travel policy. Read more

Filipinos love to travel close to home

October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Philippines, TRENDING

MANILA, 12 October, 2017: Travel statistics have hinted at it for years – Filipinos are not prolific leisure travellers. Now the latest Agoda.com’s research suggests they much prefer to explore their own country than travel overseas.

It’s the wealth of scenic getaways in the home country that grabs the attention of Filipino vacationers, according to Agoda’s Travel and Tech Study, based on the site’s booking data.

In contrast, Filipinos travel the world to work in various industries including hospitality and the cruise industy, but when they are planning holidays nothing quite beats the lure of their homeland. Read more

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