The international booking portal hotel.info has analysed the critical comments of its customers since 2012. The result: poor service, lack of cleanliness and a poor selection on the breakfast buffet are the main points criticised.
In Europe, for the second time in a row, Italy ranks as the top destination for meetings and events in the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) region, followed by Spain and Greece, two new top destinations for different sort of meetings and events.
Panos Fotiadis's insight:
All top 3 EMEA destinations are in the Mediterranean...makes sense, right ?
The recently presented 10th Edition of the European Cities Marketing Benchmarking confirms the positive growth trend of the previous years by leading a robust European tourism industry in 2013. European Cities achieved an average relative change of 3.5% in total bednights and 5% in international bednights.
One of the most popular topics of discussion on Facebook is travel. People love posting vacation photos, as well as using Facebook’s structured status updates to say where they’re going. Ampush, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, put together an infographic showing how advertisers can target these Facebook users filled with wanderlust.
Growth has been widely spread with nearly all subregions recording increases in international arrivals of 4% or higher. By region, the strongest growth was registered in Asia and the Pacific and the Americas (both +6%), followed closely by Europe and Africa (both at +5%).
Results uncover planning and traveling insights for National Family Reunion Month. Planning a family reunion and choosing the reunion location takes time. In fact, according to survey results, more than half (55 percent) travelers begin planning their reunion trip six months to one year in advance, making this month a good time to get started for next year’s travels.
Express, city-to-city bus services like megabus.com experiencing fastest increase in technology use during past year, according to study by DePaul University. Ability to use devices throughout trips continues to stimulate demand for bus and train travel.
Figures released by the specialist, which launched a mobile site in October 2013, show there is a clear bias towards researching on mobile devices, but the majority continue to use a desktop to complete their holiday booking. Specialist predicts 50% of bookings on mobile or tablet within 12 months.