ITB World Travel Trends Report forecasts rise in travel to and from Europe. As expected, bookings by holidaymakers from southern Europe are down. However, the number of visitors to these countries has increased.
New partnership enables users to easily compare hotel prices, availability and traveller ratings – all from Bing’s search results page. TripAdvisor also launches new app for Windows 8.1, with Deep Bing Smart Search Integration.
Free wireless or internet services remains top of the list for the third year running by European business travellers. An overwhelming 93% of European hoteliers voted it the top business traveller amenity.
With technology adoption on a rise, the expectations of travellers have also increased manifolds. Thus a hotel’s technology offerings play an important role for guests when they are booking an accommodation.
The report, "A New Breed of Traveller", says the impact of rising affluence, globalization and technology has led to modern hotel guests valuing experiences and the feeling of "being connected" over traditional hotel luxuries.