Tourism Innovation
4.7K views | +0 today
Follow
Tourism Innovation
tourism innovation
Curated by Andrea Rossi
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

Luxury is the new black

Luxury is the new black | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it

Tourism Australia is upping its luxe game, signing a brand new partnership with a world leader in luxury travel. Tourism Australia's Managing Director and Virtuoso's CEO and Chair launched the partnership at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas this week. Australia is one of the top destinations for the US market, with an impressive 137% growth in year-on-year bookings from Virtuoso's network of luxury travel agencies across the US. The latest tourism data shows that US visitors have spent close to AU$2.95 billion, an increase of 14% over the year. The agreement, which includes Destination NSW, the South Australian Tourism Commission, Tourism Northern Territory and Tourism Tasmania, will last through 2016 and will include a digital and print marketing campaign with a focus on trade engagement and agent training.


Via Tourism Australia
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

5 of the world's top 100 restaurants are in Australia

5 of the world's top 100 restaurants are in Australia | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it

Sydney is the fifth best city in the world for fine dining according to an annual poll of the world's most exclusive jetsetters. The harbour city was just behind New York, Paris, London and Tokyo, in US-based lifestyle magazine Elite Traveller's annual ranking of the best places to eat. Sydney had three restaurants, Melbourne two, in the Elite Traveller Top 100 Restaurants in the World dining guide. Sydney stalwart Tetsuya's was the best Australian performer at 64, just ahead of Ben Shewry's cult Melbourne restaurant, Attica at 72. Mark Best's Surry Hills fine diner, Marque ranked at 80, while Shannon Bennett's Vue de Monde, atop Melbourne Rialto tower, is at 81. Quay at Sydney's overseas passenger terminal just scraped on to the list at 97. Elite Traveller says the Sydney trio ranks the city alongside San Francisco and Spain's San Sebastian, with Melbourne's pair ranking it 15th. Melbourne meanwhile makes the top fifteen cities in the world for fine dining with two restaurants. Click here to view the complete list.


Via Tourism Australia
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from Travel Tech and Innovation
Scoop.it!

The Online Travel Booking Game in Europe Is About to Get Really Interesting

The Online Travel Booking Game in Europe Is About to Get Really Interesting | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it
Despite contracts between hotel chains and online travel agencies that mandate all distributors get the same room rates as displayed on the hotels' own web

Via Federico Lucchini, Luis Costa
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

Capital cities vie to be Australia's wifi hotspot

Capital cities vie to be Australia's wifi hotspot | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it
Australian capital cities are fighting it out to be the nation’s top wifi hotspot, according to the latest research from Roy Morgan.

Via Tourism Australia
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

Marketing to the female traveller

Marketing to the female traveller | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it
A look at the female travel market and how to effectively market to women travelers

Via Tourism Australia
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from Travel Tech and Innovation
Scoop.it!

Food foraging the next travel trend in Australia, says gastronomic tourism expert David Scott

Food foraging the next travel trend in Australia, says gastronomic tourism expert David Scott | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it

GASTRONOMIC tourism continues to be a hot commodity in the travel industry, as Australians search for more in-depth cultural experiences.

 

Southern Cross University lecturer David Scott believes food and wine festivals and foraging for food will be the next big things.

He says people are moving away from passive tourism, such as gazing at historic monuments and natural attractions, to a deeper engagement with locals for authentic experiences.

"Western tourists are looking for something that is transformational; something that will change them," says Scott, who teaches the SCU and Le Cordon Bleu online Master of Gastronomic Tourism.

"These experiences happen through the culture of a destination and the consumption of food.

"You're not just going to a vineyard to look at the wine but also to understand the culture.

 

"It's (about) the engagement with the grower, hearing stories (and) knowing that it's local food. "The ethical consumer is becoming more interested in sustainability, where farmers are getting a fair go." The growth of farmers' markets and market tours in Australia and worldwide is proof of this.


Via Tourism Australia , Luis Costa
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

Travel Boom: Young Tourists Spent $217 Billion Last Year, More Than Any Other Group

Travel Boom: Young Tourists Spent $217 Billion Last Year, More Than Any Other Group | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it

Backpackers may finally be getting some respect – at least from an economic standpoint.Young people are traveling more, staying away for longer periods of time and spending more money, a new report indicates.

 

In 2012, $217 billion of the $1.088 trillion tourism “spend” worldwide came from young travelers, an increase that vastly outstripped that of other international travelers, according to a new study of youth and student travel released by Amsterdam-based World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation. Young travelers now represent 20 per cent of international tourism, making the group an important economic force.


Via Tourism Australia
Andrea Rossi's insight:

"The change in motivation behind traveling is one of the starkest shifts in trends the youth travel sector has seen in the last five years"

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from ALBERTO CORRERA - QUADRI E DIRIGENTI TURISMO IN ITALIA
Scoop.it!

Booking.com Finally Enters the Corporate Travel Business

Booking.com Finally Enters the Corporate Travel Business | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it
With millions of business travelers already using its websites to book hotels, Booking.com decided to finally seize the opportunity and has quietly launche

Via Federico Lucchini, Luis Costa, Arnaud Desmarest & Pierre Le Moël, ALBERTO CORRERA
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

Loyalty in travel isn’t dead - it's evolving and it's personal

Loyalty in travel isn’t dead - it's evolving and it's personal | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it

Loyalty used to be simple - a guest stays, they get points, you give them a room upgrade or a free breakfast. Not any more, says Revinate. Guest expectations are changing and generic loyalty perks are no longer enough to impress and retain your best customers. Of the 238 million US companies who are members of a hotel loyalty brand, only 44% are considered active members, according to Sabre's report, 'Traveller Loyalty and the Modern Brand.' 50% of a loyalty program member's annual spend is not with his or her preferred brand, and 30% of members are at risk of switching programs entirely. It's not that the idea of loyalty programs is dead - more than 83% of loyalty program members believe they should be rewarded for loyalty - it's that the experience falls short. 71% say they receive irrelevant perks from their preferred brands. So the problem isn't that consumers are disenchanted with the concept of loyalty, but that consumer expectations have changed. Hotels need to rethink what loyalty means to the modern-day traveller. Click here for more information.


Via Tourism Australia
more...
DTS000's curator insight, March 12, 2015 1:21 PM

Are you getting the best deal you can on your travel?
You are if your booking it here: http://provencashback.com

Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

Chinese online travel agents get 10x more reviews than actual review sites

Chinese online travel agents get 10x more reviews than actual review sites | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it
Perhaps a surprise - user review giant TripAdvisor's Chinese brand DaoDao has fewer hotel reviews than online travel agencies in China.

Via Tourism Australia
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

The changing face of Chinese tourism

The changing face of Chinese tourism | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it
Australian tourism businesses need to become more sophisticated about how they market to this segment.

Via Tourism Australia
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

Info graphic by @IBTimes takes a snapshot of International Chinese Tourism

Info graphic by @IBTimes takes a snapshot of International Chinese Tourism | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it
#Infographic by @IBTimes takes a snapshot of international #Chinese #tourism industry http://t.co/PzXSG2SlDK #travel #abroad #overseas

Via ATECToday, Tourism Australia
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from The Insight Files
Scoop.it!

95% of air travelers don't use mobile for check in, booking, or other services

95% of air travelers don't use mobile for check in, booking, or other services | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it

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.


Via Tourism Australia
Andrea Rossi's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Andrea Rossi from Tourism : Network Analysis
Scoop.it!

Travel and Tourism Digital Index 2012 overview

More info: http://info.text100.com/travel-tourism-digital-index-2012


Via Tourism Australia , Tourism:Collaterals
more...
No comment yet.