Asia sustains Thai travel agency bookings

December 8, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Tour Companies

BANGKOK, 8 December 2017:  Thailand’s inbound tour companies are enjoying a 5.76% increase in clients using their ground services, January through to 30 November.

The latest data from the Association of Thai Travel agents shows member companies handled 5,330,881 clients at Bangkok’s two gateway airports.

ATTA does not provide figures for clients handled at airports elsewhere in the country. Read more

Hong Kong Airlines buys into Sabre data

November 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, North Asia

SINGAPORE, 8 November, 2017: Sabre Corporation signed a multi-year agreement to provide Sabre MIDT Network Plus data to Hong Kong Airlines.

The purchase is expected to be pivotal in providing the airline with intelligence as they chart their expansion plans into North America.

Hong Kong Airlines will now have access to booking data from Sabre agents, worldwide, for all traveller origins and destinations where Hong Kong Airlines operates at least one segment of the traveller journey. Read more

Thailand’s September arrivals positive

October 20, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 20 October 2017: Thailand registered 26,100,782 tourist arrivals, January to September, ensuring it remains on course to hit the 35 million mark by year-end.

The first nine months saw an increase in arrivals of 5.40% year to date.

Ministry of Tourism and Sports data, released Tuesday, confirmed a relatively strong September performance with 2,55,689 arrivals up 5.75% year on year. Read more

STR renews partnership with PATA

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 4 October 2017:  STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist, has renewed its preferred partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit membership association that represents travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.

“I’m very excited to continue this partnership between STR and PATA,” said STR’s regional manager for Southeast Asia, Bernard Kee. “This collaboration outlines strategic cooperation that reinforces the values of the Asia Pacific’s visitor economy and promotes the importance of data and analytics in the hotel industry.”

With the partnership, PATA will benefit from STR’s reporting sample and marketplace insights, covering more than 8,700 hotels in the Asia Pacific region. In turn, STR will receive opportunities to drive further awareness of its range of products and services for hotels across the region. Read more

Vietnam’s travel arrivals soar

September 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HANOI, 11 September 2017: Vietnam welcomed 1,229,163 international visitor arrivals in August, an increase of 18.5% over July and a substantial 35.1% increase over August last year.

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism released performance details sourced from the General Statistic Office, last week,  during the International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh City.

During January to August, international visitor arrivals reached 8,472,379, representing an increase of 29.7%. Read more

Data partnership supports airports

September 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, News

LONDON, 8 September 2017: Airports are about to receive an enhanced insight on their travellers’ profile following a new collaboration between ForwardKeys and Skyscanner,

ForwardKeys predicts future global travel patterns by analysing more than 17 million booking transactions a day, while Skyscanner the award-winning global travel search site.

The agreement to share data will enable airports to see the catchment areas of their travellers and discover whether they are suffering from “leakage” to other airports. It will help airport executives decide which new routes to develop. Read more

Agents face spotty performance

September 6, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 6 August 2017: For large-scale travel firms in Thailand’s inbound travel business the message in the numbers is far from reassuring, according to the latest data from the Association of Thai Travel Agents.

ATTA presents the most accurate data on guests handled by tour firms, through the monitoring of meet-and-greet service at Bangkok’s two gateway airports.

The running total for January to August, this year, indicates ATTA member companies handled 3,904,731 clients, compared with 4,122,817 in the same months last year. That’s a decline of 5.43% on a difference of 218,086 clients. Read more

New service to unlock China travel data

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under North Asia, TRENDING

LONDON, 5 September 2017: Businesses looking for much-needed data on Chinese travel patterns will soon be able to access analysis from two leading companies in the field – ForwardKeys and COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute.

Both organisations are already supplying considerable intelligence on Chinese travel.

ForwardKeys predicts future global travel patterns by analysing over 17 million booking transactions a day. COTRI is the leading independent research institute for information, training, quality assessment and consultancy relating to the Chinese outbound tourism market. Read more

Travel agents see market shrink

August 31, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Tour Companies

BANGKOK, 31 August 2017: Thailand’s inbound travel companies continue to face declines in tourists using their services, based on the latest data from the Association of Thai Travel Agents.

Based on a meet-and-greet tally at Bangkok’s two gateway airports, ATTA members provided services for 3,740,187 travellers, January to August 20, this year, down by 6%.

ATTA provides the most accurate barometer of the state of health of the inbound travel agency scene, but limited to guests met at Bangkok’s two gateway airports. Read more

PATA bullish on Asia Pacific travel

April 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Trade Talk, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 4 April 2017: Collective foreign tourist arrivals to 39 Asia Pacific destinations will grow by 5.9% over 2016 and add around 35 million additional foreign arrivals in 2017, according to Pacific Asia Travel Association’s latest forecast for the Asia Pacific visitor economy.

Bundled into a comprehensive data package for members under its PATAmPOWER brand, PATA released, Monday, highlights of the arrival trends for 2017 to 2021.

It estimates that during 2017 to 2021, foreign arrivals into the Asia Pacific region will grow at an average rate of 5% per annum, reaching a combined foreign inbound count of close to 758 million trips. Read more

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