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"A new survey released today by Chase Card Services reveals that millennials are more likely than older travelers to seek out hotels with luxury services such as dry cleaning (32%), massage or spa services (30%) and pet-friendliness (23%). Furthermore, the survey shows millennial travelers are more likely to say it’s a ‘deal breaker’ if a hotel is not near public transportation (19%)."
"A landmark Cornell University study has compiled and analyzed industry-wide data to develop sustainability benchmarks for hotels in 30 geographic areas in China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Using these benchmarks, hotels in and near these 30 locations can see how they stack up against their peers. With data contributed by nine global hotel companies, the benchmark data collection and analysis effort focuses on two key components of sustainability: energy usage and carbon emissions. The report, "Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking," by Howard G. Chong and Eric E. Ricaurte, is available at no charge from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) and the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF)."
"Travel marketers take note: Americans are tired of worrying about the recession and are ready for a vacation, according to Mintel.
Mintel’s annual comparative audit report, American Lifestyles 2014, suggests that renewed consumer spending is in line with pre-recession trends and consumer optimism is higher than it has been in years.
Over the course of one year, the share who say they spend extra money on vacations nearly doubled. This is the greatest gain for any one area of consumer spending and is a sign of improved finances -- or at least optimism since, when money is tight vacations are often one of the first discretionary areas to be cut from the budget."
"Australian tourists tend to consider South-Pacific destinations as largely similar, notes Dr Stephen Pratt of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in a recently published research article. Destinations, he shows, are broadly substitutable for each other. Yet there is sufficient scope to enhance the attractiveness of less well-known islands to this, the region’s largest tourist group. Dr Pratt assesses Australian tourist perceptions of similarities and differences among four South-Pacific destinations, and argues that marketing organisations need to strike a balance between promoting the region as a homogeneous whole and highlighting the distinct attractions of particular destinations."
“The Ready, Set, Go! app transforms a person’s smartphone into a disaster management headquarters. Essentially, it’s like having a digital business continuity plan which holds all the essential information to get a business up and running again after an incident or crisis.”
"Although the economics of the LGBT tourism market have been known for some time, and even the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) published its first report on LGBT Tourism in 2012, only a few destinations have understood the enormous opportunity and have put in place strategies, plans, operations and budgets to make it happen."
##°"The rise of Asian economies and the associated boom in international travel is grabbing the attention of the global travel and tourism community. The way young consumers plan, book and experience travel today offers destinations and businesses a valuable insight into how families, business travellers and seniors will travel in the future."
It’s rare to see a mobile usage survey that’s based on a representative sample of global travelers, but the annual SITA/Air Transport World Passenger IT Trends Survey is precisely that — a statistically valid representation of the 299 million passengers who pass through the world’s half-dozen largest airports.
This year’s survey finds that airlines and airports still aren’t seeing a payoff in mobile services. Three out of every four passengers carry a smartphone, yet fewer than 5% of them use mobile devices to access check-in, booking, and other air travel services, says SITA (Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques), the industry consortium.
Airlines and airports might be better off investing in information services via mobile devices, given that 63% of global travelers say they would use their mobile for flight search and 58% to check flight status.
Australians are the second-heaviest spenders on overseas travel, according to a new study.
The Visa Global Travel Intentions Study 2013 reveals that Aussie travellers are second only to those from Saudi Arabia when it comes to holiday spending.
We cough up an average of $A4265 on each trip, the study has found.
That's roughly twice what travellers from the Asia Pacific spend ($A1980), and far above the global average ($A2475).
Saudi Arabians spend the most when travelling abroad, with an average of $A6905 per trip. In third spot are Chinese travellers, spending approximately $A3961.
Social media has had a huge impact on every industry and travel is not excluded. The role of social media now plays a key part in the consumers travel experience; from how they research and book their holiday, on-going engagement while they're travelling to post review.
The Travel and Tourism Industry depends heavily on word-of-mouth and the spread of opinions-social networks provide the perfect platform to do this.
Social networking is one of the most powerful forces driving Travel Planning today (PhocusWright), failure to adopt could be fatal.