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Global Reach of China Luxury 2013 KPMG study

KPMG has launched its sixth annual report on China’s luxury market, conducting a survey of 1,200+ Chinese middle class consumers on their luxury spending patterns and additionally interviewed CEOs and other senior executives for their views on current opportunities and challenges for the luxury sector.

Some key findings are:
• A key highlight of this year’s survey is the increased impact of the travelling Chinese consumer. Our survey notes the number of Mainland Chinese respondents travelling overseas has increased to 71 percent in 2012, from 53 percent in 2008, a significant change.

• A majority of survey respondents (72 percent) said they purchase luxury items during overseas trips, with cosmetics, watches and bags winning the top spots.

• For purchases of cosmetics and perfumes, a majority (60 percent) of respondents said Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau were their top locations; this is a significant increase from 43 percent in 2009. Mainland China was voted their second choice,whilst Europe also saw a marked increase due to the rising number of travelling Chinese, up from 3 percent in 2009, to 20 percent in 2012.

• Chinese consumers are increasingly engaging via online forums in discussions around luxury brands; our data shows that around 70 percent of potential consumers search for luxury brands on the internet at least once a month. Additionally, it also notes a surge in online shopping intentions, with 40 percent of respondents indicating they are interested in purchasing luxury goods on the internet, a substantial increase from 22 percent in 2011.


Via Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)
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More Airports Adopt Free Wi-Fi

More Airports Adopt Free Wi-Fi | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it

Of the nation’s 30 busiest airports, 12 offer all-free Internet, up from nine in 2007, according to Boingo Wireless, a leading provider of airport wireless services. A dozen others opt for a tiered plan, with some free access. The shift is also playing out at smaller locations, where the financial and operational challenges are less daunting.


The roll call of free arrangements — entirely at some airports, in combination with premium-paid levels at others — is growing, both domestically and abroad. As airlines tack on fees for ever-fading courtesies, from checked baggage to advance seat selection, airports are headed in the opposite philosophical direction when it comes to Wi-Fi.


For much of society, free Wi-Fi has evolved into a something of a right, and the trend at airports is to treat it as an amenity no different from water fountains, trams and Muzak.



Via Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)
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Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)'s curator insight, June 10, 12:12 PM

A new basic need among passengers... and a possible access to location-based services and information, when retailers will wake-up...


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Last-Minute Hotel Bookers Prove More Moderate Than Spontaneous

Last-Minute Hotel Bookers Prove More Moderate Than Spontaneous | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
Necessity, not spontaneity, might be the real reason that last-minute hotel booking apps and features have grown so quickly.

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Hospitality Net - Starwood Expands Industry- Leading Loyalty Program with Launch of SPG Pro

Hospitality Net - Starwood Expands Industry- Leading Loyalty Program with Launch of SPG Pro | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), is breaking new ground in customer loyalty and personalization with the debut of SPG Pro, an all-new, comprehensive loyalty program for meeting and travel professionals. Set to debut in October 2014, this new program will offer meeting and travel professionals SPG elite status, upgrades and Starpoints for B2B business booked at any of Starwood's nearly 1,200 properties around the world. Plus going forward, any SPG member who books a group stay, event or corporate business meeting, regardless of if they are a travel professional or not, will earn Starpoints and status for the business they influence.

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Yahoo Tells SEC: 31% Of Our Revenue Comes From Microsoft

Yahoo Tells SEC: 31% Of Our Revenue Comes From Microsoft | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
Yahoo has revealed in a US Securities & Exchange Commission filing that nearly one-third of its revenue last quarter — 31% — came from its search deal with Microsoft, according to a Bloomberg report.
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Crowdfunding crawls into hotel industry

Crowdfunding crawls into hotel industry | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding has emerged as a new way for small investors to finance big deals, including hotels.
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The Shift in Hotel Bookings from Desktop to Mobile Accelerates. - Monday, 9th December 2013 at 4Hoteliers

The Shift in Hotel Bookings from Desktop to Mobile Accelerates. - Monday, 9th December 2013 at 4Hoteliers | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
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Forget Desktop - are developing your developing sites being 1st optimized for Mobile?

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HomeAway Unveils Luxury-focused Vacation Rental Website - MarketWatch

HomeAway Unveils Luxury-focused Vacation Rental Website - MarketWatch | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
HomeAway Unveils Luxury-focused Vacation Rental Website MarketWatch Curated by the international luxury travel experts at Andrew Harper - best known for their luxury travel publication, Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report - the site will have one of...
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Rentals That Are Local, and Luxurious - New York Times (blog)

Rentals That Are Local, and Luxurious - New York Times (blog) | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Rentals That Are Local, and Luxurious New York Times (blog) “Andrew Harper has been in the luxury travel business for more than 35 years and has developed the highest standard of excellence when it comes to travel...
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INFOGRAPHIC: iPhone's Passbook App Has Already Attracted Some Of The World's Most Powerful Brands

INFOGRAPHIC: iPhone's Passbook App Has Already Attracted Some Of The World's Most Powerful Brands | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
What is Passbook? The short answer is that it's a place for large retailers and brands to connect with consumers.
Digital Viscosity's insight:

Has your company considered Apple's Passbook? We suggest this platform should be an integral component to any loyalty plans you are contemplating,

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8 hotel fees that may surprise you

8 hotel fees that may surprise you | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
We've come to expect fees for hotel WiFi and parking, but as lodging fees pile up, there are some that may come as a surprise to even the seasoned traveler.
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Morgans Chief Marketer Preps for Global Expansion | CMO Strategy - Advertising Age

Morgans Chief Marketer Preps for Global Expansion | CMO Strategy - Advertising Age | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
morgans hotel group attracts discerning guests who shun cookie-cutter experiences in favor of cutting-edge design and local flair
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Identifying Meth Lab Red Flags / Alissa Ponchione / April 2013

Identifying Meth Lab Red Flags / Alissa Ponchione / April 2013 | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
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Whew, thats a relief!


Read this story with interest but was concerned about their graphical representation. The Good News is that HotelNewsNow DOES have an infographic for Meth Labs in Hotels!

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SFO Serves Cease-And-Desist Letters To Keep Ride-Sharing Companies From Operating At The Airport | TechCrunch

SFO Serves Cease-And-Desist Letters To Keep Ride-Sharing Companies From Operating At The Airport | TechCrunch | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Best Travel Ads This Week: Hotels and Destinations Make Their Case

Best Travel Ads This Week: Hotels and Destinations Make Their Case | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
Every week we profile five new travel ads to keep track of industry marketing trends and which destinations and companies are investing in digital and TV video ads.

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Six Degrees of separation, possibly less at a Marriott

Six Degrees of separation, possibly less at a Marriott | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
Forget social seating on planes, Marriott Hotels has been working with MIT Mobile Lab Experience on a social network for hotel lobbies.

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Starwood launches Guest Gallery system using Instagram photos

Starwood launches Guest Gallery system using Instagram photos | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
With recent integration of Starwood Hotel properties with Instagram, guest pictures will be displayed under "Guest Gallery" section in all property sites.
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10 travel technology and distribution trends

10 travel technology and distribution trends | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
Technological advancement has continued undeterred, and hotel companies must keep pace to stay relevant, according to a recent PhoCusWright report.
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15 Travel Apps To Log Your Globe-Trotting Trips

15 Travel Apps To Log Your Globe-Trotting Trips | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
“Wish you were here!” won’t work anymore. Now, you can share your journeys and trips with pictures, social updates, blogs and videos. Make new travel memories with your friends and family and revisit them in your travel blogs.
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#Bookaroom: Top 5 Hotels Using Social Media

#Bookaroom: Top 5 Hotels Using Social Media | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
Looking for hotels that allow for ultimate customer convenience? Here’s a list of the top five hotels utilizing social media.
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Online travel in Saudi Arabia to exceed USD1.9bn in 2014 - Zawya

Online travel in Saudi Arabia to exceed USD1.9bn in 2014 - Zawya | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
The online travel industry in Saudi Arabia is developing at a rapid rate with online bookings expected to exceed USD1.9bn in 2014, according to Travelport co-sponsored research.
Digital Viscosity's insight:

Wow! International’s where the real growth is. Saudi online travel bookings set to double in three years!

 

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Where Is the Best Value and Growth Combination in Online Travel? - Motley Fool

Where Is the Best Value and Growth Combination in Online Travel?
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The world's most hi-tech hotels

The world's most hi-tech hotels | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
iPhones instead of room keys and an elevator that plays tunes according to the number of passengers -- futuristic features in the world's most hi-tech hotels.
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At DV, we believe in the convergence of digital technology and operations that when properly married, will invariably evolve the tradtional hotel brands and product lines.

 

This article illustrates some of the ways hoteliers are starting to make that shaft.

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Google+ for Brands: 4 Reasons your Brand Should Be on it - HootSuite

Google+ for Brands: 4 Reasons your Brand Should Be on it - HootSuite | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
In this two part article, discover 4 reasons your brand should be on Google+ and how to showcase your brand, drive followers and engage with your community.
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Wondering where you should start on your Social Media. At Digital Viscosity, for B2B we're drilling LinkedIn AND G+. Read more on why....

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Hotel giant Blackstone plots a future for Hilton — with billions in backup

Hotel giant Blackstone plots a future for Hilton — with billions in backup | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
Blackstone is a very savvy, metrics-oriented hotel investor, and with $10 billion available to invest in real estate, the world's largest hotel operator is a lodging force to be closely monitored.
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For those of you not as personally familiar, DV has had some experience with this Hilton transition.... an "interesting" story to follow.

 

 

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More OTA Angst

More OTA Angst | Digital Travel PRIMER  by Digital Viscosity | Scoop.it
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Great Article on Expedia's new Travel Preference program. Page 1/2 of 2 only. (Due to Publisher - Hotelsmag.com - limitation)

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