More leg room, wi-fi and bars topped a poll of onboard facilities that business travellers would like on new jumbo jets.
A survey of 1,000 business travellers by the Business Travel Show, which starts tomorrow, revealed they are ‘torn between a desire to let go and have fun on and a nagging sense of duty to work hard, sleep well and arrive ready for business’.
When asked: ‘What would you most like to see on the new jumbo jets?’, the top answer was a desire for more leg room (69%), then wi-fi (54%) and bars (31%).
The poll showed 28% cited showers, 13% would like onboard cinemas, 8% fancy a flutter on a flying casino, 7% would like a hairdresser, and 5% opted for a double bed.
The annual Holiday Trends survey from market research agency BDRC Continental showed that 58% of respondents are seriously considering taking their main holiday in the UK – more than twice as many (23%) as those considering Spain and over four times as many as those considering the US.
Meanwhile, the proportion of families seriously considering spending their main holiday in the UK has increased from 38% in 2009 to 70% in 2012.
The survey was carried out among 1,008 UK adults and shows that the ‘lure of the staycation has never been stronger’.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts is reinventing the way that consumers visit luxury hotels through increased loyalty offerings including 24-hour check-in and check-out, lifetime status and Starwood ambassadors for its most frequent guests.
This four-star hotel in Paris is a biographical hotel that is dedicated to Juliette Récamier, a beautiful and accomplished Parisian who had strong influence on French literature and politics in the early 19th century. You can stroll through Hotel La Belle Juliette to learn more about this French icon where each floor is inspired by Juliette’s favorite travel destinations and friends.
With an addition of CHF (Swiss Franc) 1 million to its promotional budget for the Indian market, Switzerland Tourism is planning to unleash an aggressive destination promotion campaign in the country this year. According to Michael Maeder, Managing Director, Switzerland Tourism, the National Tourism Office (NTO) will focus both on B2B and B2C promotions in India. Switzerland Tourism has an overall budget of CHF 2 million for India, this year. In 2012, the NTO will be focusing primarily on tier-II and tier-III cities and will take its promotional activities to 20 cities.
The UK’s biggest domestic tourism campaign is being led by VisitEngland with support from VisitScotland, VisitWales, Northern Ireland Tourist Board and London & Partners.
It will showcase the country and highlight the key events taking place this year, including the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, the Torch Relay, the Cultural Festival and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
In addition to the main TV advert, which will run for two months from 8 March, a series of ten-second clips will be shot in several destinations.
In return for £100,000 funding – to be matched by VisitEngland – Blackpool, Skegness, Yorkshire, Merseyside and Birmingham will be showcased as part of the campaign.
A campaign for travel app HotelTonight, which combined promotional videos shown on digital screens with the ability to download the app via NFC, QR code, Bluetooth or WiFi, saw a small but promising number of interactions via NFC, says the mobile...
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