Australia will be the home port for Royal Caribbean's newest billion-dollar mega-liner - Ovation of the Seas- when it arrives in December 2016, making it the biggest ever ship ever based here. The $US1 billion ($A1.3 billion) ship, currently under construction in Germany, will be the length of more than three football fields and tower at 50m tall. It will house over 18 decks and have a capacity to hold almost 5000 guests and 1500 crew members. The mega-liner will be the largest cruise ship to be based in Australia to date. Voyager of the Seas is the current title holder for the largest ship to be based in Australia. Ovation of the Seas will be based at Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay for its maiden 2016/17 Australian summer season. Ovation of the Seas is said to 'completely redefine' the experience of cruising in Australia with features and technologies described as first-time offerings for ships worldwide.
Le design de services invite à développer des occasions d’innovation et d’amélioration du service en adoptant une approche centrée sur l’utilisateur. Il permet aux entreprises d’améliorer l’expérience du client tout au long de son parcours.
Brand USA has fielded a study in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and the United Kingdom to better understand the influence and importance of various traits on travel decisions. The desire to visit the U.S. is most strongly driven by natural landscapes and cultural landscapes while Australia attracts visitors for its beautiful natural landscapes and beaches. Spain's special events draw the interest of travellers while Italy and France are known for their cultural and historical attractions. Natural features and landscapes are the top draw for most markets, followed often by cultural attractions. While dining is not considered the strongest attraction for any country, travellers interested in visiting Italy are the most likely to be motivated by food. U.S. visitors are the least likely to be motivated by its food. Click here for more information.
IHG has released a report detailing Chinese travel trends over the next decade. The report presents some interesting findings:
Annual arrivals from China will total nearly 97 million by 2023.88 million Chinese households will be able to travel overseas by 2023.In the next decade, over 60 million Chinese households will cross the annual income threshold of $35,000, at which point international travel becomes more affordable.Cities are the primary destinations for Chinese outbound travellers, with 85% heading for major cities around the world.Nearly 95% of total Chinese outbound travel spending is received by major global cities.Destinations with easier access, including simpler visa policies will gain most.
Three key trends in Chinese travel will emerge over the next decade:
Chinese demand for long-haul travel will experience huge levels of growth.Chinese travellers will mix business with leisure.Chinese travellers will spend more during overseas trips.
The arts and culture are the third most popular attraction in Australia for international tourists, only behind shopping and visiting the beach, according to new research by the Australia Council for the Arts. The study has revealed that 38% of overseas visitors to Australia in 2013 did at least one arts activity during their stay, compared with 76% who went shopping and 61% who hit the beach. 14% visited casinos and 6% attended organised sporting events. International arts tourism grew by 10% between 2011-12 and 2013-14 and now represents 19% of the market, with 2.4 million visitors. It reveals an extremely high participation - 94% - among Australians in cultural pursuits, with reading the most popular pastime. Click here to read the full report.
Gironde. Le complexe hôtelier Le Relais de Margaux vendu à un groupe Chinois - Placé en redressement judiciaire depuis mai 2014, l’établissement situé dans le Médoc a été cédé au groupe hôtelier chinois Huayu pour 5,3 millions d’euros. Le tribunal de commerce de Bordeaux a...
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.
TripAdvisor has marked International Women’s Day with a refreshing survey, showing solo female travellers are on the rise. The Women's Travel Survey, which looked at over 9000 women globally, and almost 2000 women from Australia, showed that independent travel is growing. A significant 44% of Australian women say that they have travelled solo in the past, compared to 33% in 2014. Unsurprisingly, the women of Australia, along with the females of the UK, rank among the most independent female travellers in the world. 81% of Australian females say they are planning to travel alone this year, with approximately half fitting in between two and four solo getaways in 2015. The top reported reason for female travel was the freedom of doing whatever they want, an answer that ranked around 56%. Click here to read the rest of the study's findings.
HOW'S this for a terrible neologism: “bleisure”. It is a portmanteau of business and leisure, and is used to describe what some people claim is a new type of business traveller: one who fits in leisure travel while on the road.
In truth, this is hardly new. Skift, a travel website, has published something called “The Bleisure Report”, which you can read here. It is produced by the folks at Bridgestreet Global Hospitality, a company that provides serviced apartments—short-term rentals with housekeeping and utilities included. It conducted a survey to back up their “bleisure” claims, although there is no historic data from which to assemble a discernible trend.
In fact, there has long been a segment of the business travel population that has the means and professional flexibility to add leisure days onto business trips. Travel-related businesses, including Bridgestreet, are no doubt eager to attract these customers, who will spend more money per trip than those who like to keep their travel strictly professional. And terrible marketing neologisms such as “bleisure” can help companies think more carefully about how to attract certain subsets of customers.
When looking for information, Chinese tourists go from basic information to specialised platform to e-reputation check on the search engine. They’ll use mainly Baidu to the almighty IWOM, internet word of mouth and video platforms to get a better idea of the destination or resort.
174 million Chinese tourists are tipped to spend $264 billion by 2019 compared with the 109 million who spent $164 billion in 2014, according to a new analysis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. To put that in perspective, there were just 10 million Chinese outbound tourists in 2000.
Millennials, or 25- to 34- year olds, are expected to make up the bulk of Chinese tourists at 35% of the total, followed by 15- to 24- year olds accounting for around 27%.
Only about 5% of China's 1.3 billion populace are thought to hold passports, meaning the potential for outbound tourism is vast.
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