Thailand’s bookings looks bright

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, TRENDING

BANGKOK, Thailand, August 22, 2017: Interest in booking Thailand holidays is as robust as ever with the country heading for a great last quarter season, TripAdvisor senior director key accounts APAC, Grant Colquhoun, told a press briefing, Tuesday.

Commenting on TripAdisor’s latest inbound travel data for Thailand he said “barring anything disruptive Thailand tourism is looking robust… there is a wish-to-visit driven by low-cost airlines, new air access and emerging beach resorts.”

He argued that there was no sign of Thailand’s popularity waning, or bookings dampened by a strengthening of the Thai baht against the US dollar and UK pound. Read more

Weak pounds pulls travellers

July 31, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

LONDON, 31 July 2017: The weak pound is doing wonders for international air travel to London, according to the latest Forward Keys assessment.

Tourists are arriving in greater numbers and the relative strength of their currency, making the city on average 9% better value, the report says.

Also travellers are apparently overcoming any concerns about recent terror attacks. Read more

Rise and fall of pound and dollar

January 18, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News

NEW YORK, 18 January 2017: The dollar tumbled Tuesday after President-elect, Donald Trump, said the American currency was too strong, while the pound rallied after British Prime Minister Theresa May released her Brexit blueprint.

The fluctuations in foreign exchange came as most larger equity markets fell as markets look ahead to Friday’s inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump.

The greenback fell sharply against the euro, pound and other major currencies following a Trump interview, published in Monday’s Wall Street Journal, in which he called the dollar “too strong” and said China’s comparatively cheap currency was “killing us.” Read more