Holiday pick is child’s play

December 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Travel Logs

SINGAPORE, 19 December 2016: Children are playing an important role in deciding where families go and what they do when on holiday, a recent Holiday Inn® survey discovered.

A resounding seven in 10 respondents of the Holiday Inn ‘Do More of What You Love’ survey said it was important to get their little one’s input when choosing how and where to spend precious family breaks.

The Holiday Inn sponsored survey covered family with a history of travel in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Read more

Trending: Busy but free to travel

December 9, 2016 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Travel Logs

NEW YORK, 9 December 2016: Americans will spend more on travel in 2017 despite being busier than ever, reaffirming the view that travel matters to most people according to a Travel Trend Outlook by Choice Hotels.

As for preferred international travel destinations, Australia heads the wish-list leading South America and Cuba.

Asian destinations failed to make the priority travel list for those travellers surveyed. Read more

Bangkok residents ready to travel

December 8, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 8 December 2016: Kasikorn Research Centre estimates   Bangkok residents will generate THB44,000 million in tourism-related revenue, up 5% on Q4, last year,  as they spend their end-of-the-year holidays up-country during the last quarter.

The bank’s think-tank unit conducted a survey of 982 Bangkokians questioning them on travel plans in Q4. The survey was carried out 10 October to 18 November this year.

According to the survey, 66.0% of respondents plan to travel in the country at least one time mostly with their families and friends. Read more

Time Out names fun cities

December 1, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

LONDON, 1 December 2016: Chicago, a city credited with having the highest murder rate in the US, has been declared the world’s most fun city to live in, while Melbourne comes in second, Lisbon third and New York fourth, according to the Time Out City Index.

The annual survey asked 20,000 people in 18 cities, worldwide, 80 questions to measure a city’s food and drink scene, inspiration, vibrancy, community, sociability and affordability.

Chicago came out top in the survey by Time Out, a global brand that claims it inspires and enables people to make the most of their city. Read more

Emerging trends in events business

November 30, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, Hospitality, MICE, News

SINGAPORE, 30 November 2016: A new survey on the state of the meetings industry suggests delegates are looking for teambuilding activities and intend to combine business events with time-out to enjoy a travel experience.

US-based Destination Hotels, a collection of upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences now part of Two Roads Hospitality, released key findings in its fifth annual “State of the Meetings Industry” survey, Wednesday.

Based on responses from 400 corporate, association, government and independent planners, the survey concluded that Millennials were keen to join more team building events. Read more

Thai travel trends from Expedia

November 1, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Surveys, Thailand

BANGKOK, 1 November 2016: Thai beachgoers would rather postpone a holiday if they are not in good shape, according to Expedia.co.th® 2016 Flip Flop Report.

They are also the lowest spenders on beach holidays, worldwide, according to the survey.

The annual study highlights the behaviour and preferences among beachgoers, worldwide, but are also broken down into national studies. Read more

Wi-Fi tops guest demands

August 23, 2016 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Hospitality, News

NEW YORK, 23 August 2016: Hotel guests in the US can’t agree on whether tip or not, but they all agree free Wi-Fi is a must according to the latest Expedia Hotel Etiquette Study.

The study asked 1,018 Americans to identify features and amenities they prioritised when booking a hotel, as well as guest behaviour they found most aggravating.

The study was commissioned by Expedia and executed by GfK, an independent global market research company. Read more

Luang Prabang tops Lao attractions

May 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Laos PDR, News

LUANG PRABANG, 18 May 2016: Around 83% of all travellers to Laos will visit Luang Prabang according to a survey by Lao PDR’s Tourism Development Department, which comes under under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

It confirms what travellers have known for decades; Luang Prabang outshines even the capital Vientiane in recognition and popularity.

Vientiane Times quoted department officials who provided details of the survey that was part of a tourism report on trends in 2015 that included a survey of 2,800 overseas visitors on travel itineraries. Read more

Travel breeds trust

April 20, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

LONDON, 20 April 2016: A global survey demonstrates that travel creates a more positive attitude to new cultures and people.

It confirms the long-held and popular assumption that travel brings people closer and fosters understanding.

The global study was conducted by travel search engine momondo.co.uk, which confirmed travelling makes us more open to other cultures. Read more

2020: Robots run hotels

March 10, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News, Trade Talk

LONDON, 10 March 2016: A survey of more than 6,000 travellers in Asia, Europe, North America and South America reveals nearly 80% of respondents expect robots to play a big part in their lives by 2020, with three quarters believing they will make their lives significantly better.

Almost two thirds of respondents would be comfortable with robots being used in the travel industry.

Travelzoo a global media commerce company, conducted the research as part of its Future of Travel project exploring consumer acceptance of robots in the travel and tourism industry. Read more

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