Amadeus takes the lid off Thai travel.

November 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, trends

BANGKOK, 29 November 2017: Thai traveller are open to sharing personal data if they can obtain a more personalised service or better price deal.

The findings released in an Amadeus study appear to go against the dominant growing distrust for sharing data of any sort that is often open to cyber attacks and hackers.

It was just one finding identified in the Amadeus publish report on Thai travellers titled “The Journey of Me Insights:  What Thai Travellers want”. Read more

Singapore airfares fall

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, trends

SINGAPORE 17 November 2017: CWT Solutions Group, the consulting division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and CAPA identified that the Average Ticket Price (ATP) for Singapore on several key business routes has decreased over the past year.

Airfares between Singapore and destinations such as Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and New York fell more than 5% year-on-year.

These findings were published in Business Travel Pulse, a recent report focusing on Singapore one of Asia’s major aviation gateways. 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

CWT: Cost of meeting rises

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Hospitality, TRENDING

AMSTERDAM, 20 September 2017: The cost of attending meetings and events is increasing and the latest research suggests they will continue to rise through 2018.

The cost evaluations are part of the latest 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 the regional differences and cost projections as well as the latest industry trends and top destinations. Read more

What makes us click buy?

September 12, 2017 by  
Filed under TRENDING

BANGKOK, 12 September 2017: Product, service and convenience are elements travellers value when they are researching their next trip rather than just the bottom-line price.

Amadeus’s latest report explores what drives travellers to click “buy”, particularly for airlines striving to secure loyalty.

Released on Monday it charts a range of changes taking place as digital is becoming a driving force in the airline industry. Read more

Push for Phang Nga airport

August 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, TRENDING

PHUKET, 7 August 2017: Thailand’s Phang Nga province recorded an all-time record high 4,475,223 visitors in 2016 as tourism revenue topped USD1.16 billion according to a new report by consulting group C9 Hotelworks.

While the numbers are impressive, the destination’s lack of a gateway airport remains a stumbling block to broader success.

Phang Nga and its leading resort area Khao Lak heavily rely on Phuket’s overloaded international airport as a lifeline. With over 12,000 registered hotel rooms in the province and a burgeoning pipeline of new projects, something has to give. Read more

Exchanging urban for rural

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under TRENDING

HUZHOU, CHINA, 3 August 2017: Interest in Asia’s  rural tourism has spiked in recent years as a growing urban Asian population seek to escape their stressed-filled city life, through a relaxing holidays in the countryside.

Huzhou City, China, partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to host The Second International Rural Tourism Conference last month in Anji County.

During the opening ceremony, PATA chief operating officer, Dale Lawrence, presented the International Rural Tourism Destination Base Award to Anji County Magistrate Chen Yonghua. Read more

Asia cities draw US and UK tourists

June 27, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, EUROPE, TRENDING

BANGKOK, 27 June 2017: Asian cities are gaining in popularity with tourists from the United States and the United Kingdom, according to Expedia.co.th that reported increased bookings from these two markets during the summer.

The report based on data from the first quarter of 2017 showed bookings for June to August increased when compared with trends monitored last year.

Cities in China and India are key destinations for US travellers this summer. The most popular mainland China cities are Beijing and Shanghai, with Hong Kong also in the mix. Read more

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

More jobs in travel

June 13, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

LONDON, 13 June 2017: According to a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global Travel & Tourism sector directly sustains twice as many jobs as the financial sector, and five times as many jobs as the chemicals manufacturing sector.

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.

In 2016, Travel & Tourism supported 108 million jobs directly, and 292 million in total, taking the direct, indirect, and induced impact into account. The report shows that both on direct and total level, Travel & Tourism employs more people than the automotive manufacturing, banking, mining, chemicals manufacturing, and financial services sectors. Read more

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