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Booking.com is driving half of European online hotel reservations - New Media Trend Watch Latest News

Booking.com is driving half of European online hotel reservations - New Media Trend Watch Latest News | Travelled | Scoop.it

Details of booking.com place in European online hotel reservations market.

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The 5 Stages of Travel | Think Insights with Google

The 5 Stages of Travel | Think Insights with Google | Travelled | Scoop.it
Explore our interactive infographic to understand how travelers move through the five stages of travel, from Dreaming to Sharing.
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Shiroube, Trip Advisor, Wander / Trends in the travel industry / Contagious Magazine

Shiroube, Trip Advisor, Wander / Trends in the travel industry / Contagious Magazine | Travelled | Scoop.it

Shiroube, a Japanese start-up hopes to provide highly personal and emotional journeys through cities, by creating an online marketplace for tourists in search of tour guides. The service claims to be to tour guides what AirBNB is to hotels. By allowing any individual to advertise as a guide on the site, Shiroube wants to create an alternative to the predictable jaunts through tourist trap that tour guides currently tend to offer and give travellers an authentic and unique trip. Prospective tour guides describe the tour and price on the site, and tourists can contact then contact them and pay using PayPal.

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VisitScotland campaign gives £90m boost

VisitScotland claims its £3.5m Surprise Yourself campaign has raised £90m in extra economic benefits.

The tourism agency said the figures were the best ever results for a domestic campaign.

For the first half of 2011, domestic visits, which account for 84% of all trips to Scotland, were up 6% to 5.9m, with Scotland outperforming the rest of Britain.

Launched in March, the Surprise Yourself campaign featured a television advert, website and Scotland-wide marketing activity, including money-saving vouchers.

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e-tid - Hotel rates reflect global turmoil

‘We have been following the rebound of business travel closely, and were pleasantly surprised by the findings of our most recent Hotel Price Index,’ said Victor Owens, vice president of marketing North America for hotels.com...

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Survey suggests staycation is over

Survey suggests staycation is over | Travelled | Scoop.it

Most UK holidaymakers will still be heading overseas for their next trip – bucking the industry’s staycation trend.

The vast majority – 88% – of those questioned said they intended to go abroad.

City breaks, mid and long haul destinations are all being considered for the next holiday. Only 12% said they would stay in the UK.

The forecast comes from travel club Voyage Prive following research among its members.

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Gowalla becomes a social travel guide | tensnyc.com

Gowalla becomes a social travel guide. October 14, 2011 AlanSamuels Cruise Lines. Now it doesn't take a plane because they don't need and will not be for your price ranges of flights due to the fact today we are able to find quite a few ...
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The ups and downs of couch surfing

The ups and downs of couch surfing | Travelled | Scoop.it
When you tell someone that you’ll staying with complete strangers during your travels, you will instantly be met with a plethora of concerned looks that let you know your friends think you’re absolutely insane.
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Tourist spaceport unveiled

Tourist spaceport unveiled | Travelled | Scoop.it

A spaceport where spacecraft carrying tourists will be assembled and tested is unveiled in the Mojave desert in the US.

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trendcentral New hotels and resorts respond to the rise in gay tourism

trendcentral New hotels and resorts respond to the rise in gay tourism | Travelled | Scoop.it
As initiatives that promote and legalize same-sex marriage continue to gain steam across the country, hospitality companies are paying attention to a growing clientele: gay honeymooners. As such, several new hotels and resorts aimed at gay travelers are offering LGBT-friendly conveniences and activities in safe and welcoming atmospheres.
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How mobile changes the web travel business

How mobile changes the web travel business | Travelled | Scoop.it
Mobile is turning travel on its head, and much like it's changing the way thousands of other companies do business, it's also changing how Expedia thinks about its product.
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Internet Retailing » Virgin Trains uses mobile payments to let customers purchase wifi access on the move

Internet Retailing » Virgin Trains uses mobile payments to let customers purchase wifi access on the move | Travelled | Scoop.it
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A third of Google mobile searches in France are travel-related - New Media Trend Watch Latest News

A third of Google mobile searches in France are travel-related - New Media Trend Watch Latest News | Travelled | Scoop.it

Google France data on Google mobile searches in France.,Latest News...

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App Store - Hailo - The Black Cab App (London Taxi & Travel Service)

App Store - Hailo - The Black Cab App (London Taxi & Travel Service) | Travelled | Scoop.it

Hailo is the Black Cab app for LONDON! Use Hailo to get a black cab wherever you are, whenever you want. All it takes is two taps on your smartphone. Pay cash or card, with no charges above the meter.

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Bleak outlook for UK travel industry

Bleak outlook for UK travel industry | Travelled | Scoop.it

Research by Tourism Intelligence International, to be unveiled at World Travel Market next month, partly blames the decline on the economic downturn, but says ‘more critically… the British travel market is already fully saturated and will not experience any significant growth in the future’.

The report, How the British will Travel 2015, says the UK is one of the most important travel markets in the world.

It currently ranks as number four in terms of outbound arrivals (55m) and tourism expenditure ($48.6bn) after losing third spot to China in 2010.

However, the British market still remains critical to the lifeblood of international travel and tourism.

The results show that China will be one of the main future destinations for the British traveller, while Egypt tops the list.

Respondents who took part in research for the report said cultural trips are the most important type of holiday, followed by sun, sea and sand breaks.

Other important holiday types are luxury trips, cruising, city tours, short breaks and all-inclusive holidays.

The main motives for travel were to gain ‘new experiences’ (71%), to relax (57%) and for entertainment (43%).

The greatest growth in terms of traveller types will come from the over-50s market.

The ‘young seniors’ market (aged 50-64) is expected to experience the greatest growth, according to 71.4% of respondents.

A further two-fifths of respondents indicated that the over 65s will produce significant growth between now and the year 2015.

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Thomson creates ‘Family Charter’

One in five parents cannot take enough time off work to have a holiday, claims new research from Thomson Holidays.

The research also reveals 49% of workers have not used their holiday allowance, while 72% are home late from work so cannot spend time with their children.

The research coincides with the publication of a new All Party Parliamentary Group report Giving Britain a Break, which studies the benefits of ‘social tourism’.

The report highlights that if the UK were to replicate the economic successes achieved in Europe, the Treasury could see a return of £1.50 in tax revenues for every £1 it invests in social tourism.

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Report highlights need for more runway capacity...

Report highlights need for more runway capacity... | Travelled | Scoop.it

New research by FTI Consulting, claims that the ‘do nothing’ approach to runway capacity expansion in the South East ‘will stifle UK growth’ and could result in lost benefits of up to £47 billion over the next 30 to 50 years.

The independent report, A study on the importance of aviation infrastructure to sustainable UK economic growth, makes clear that the UK needs to have the potential to connect with emerging markets and warns: ‘if there is no spare capacity…the UK could be left behind other European countries that have much more capacity.’

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New Thames Hub plans revealed

New Thames Hub plans revealed | Travelled | Scoop.it

Foster said: ‘We need to recapture the foresight and political courage of our 19th-century forebears if we are to establish a modern transport and energy infrastructure in Britain for this century and beyond.’

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Virgin: Book Holidays By Weather Forecast

I love this student concept for Virgin, booking holidays based on the weather that you want, and what’s more, is that this is one of the more realistic, commercially aware concepts, again from the guys at the Miami Ad School who really do seem to be creating great young digital talent.

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Palace on Wheels - A Luxurious Travel Experience - ArticlesWide.com

Palace on Wheels - A Luxurious Travel Experience - ArticlesWide.com | Travelled | Scoop.it
Palace on Wheels is known for its sheer opulence. But best part about this luxury train is the destinations it covers. This article will uncover the route followed by this train explaining what all you can indulge into during this magnificent voyage.
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UK hotels forecast: How big a party for hotels in 2012? - PwC UK

PwC’s UK Hotels forecast provides in-depth predictions of revenues and occupancy rates and gives our insights on what the key trends and issues will be for the sector in the coming months.

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Class Warfare: Economy Class Vs. First Class | Visual.ly

Class Warfare: Economy Class Vs. First Class | Visual.ly | Travelled | Scoop.it
This infographic provides a timeline for how the differences between economy class and first class has grown over the years.
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airlinetrends.com » Blog Archive » 11 ways how airlines are deploying the Apple iPad

airlinetrends.com » Blog Archive » 11 ways how airlines are deploying the Apple iPad | Travelled | Scoop.it

The iPad, which began primarily as an entertainment device when it was launched in 2010, has captured the imagination of many other industries in ways that Apple never even imagined. We have reported several times on airlinetrends.com how airlines have made Apple’s versatile iPad device available to passengers in their lounges, rent them out in the air, or use them as self-service kiosk, customer survey tool, and food ordering tool. As the list of applications continues to grow, here is the latest overview of how airlines and airports are deploying the iPad worldwide.

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Tom George's comment, September 19, 2011 12:52 PM
Hey Mike, Do you have a travel blog by any chance?
Mike Spencer's comment, September 20, 2011 5:57 AM
Hi. Scoop.it/t/travelled is my only travel curation at present! I also curate financial, trend, retail and a general feed topic...
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How Airlines Have Taken Flight With Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Airlines Have Taken Flight With Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] | Travelled | Scoop.it
Before the web, airline complaints were relegated to the lost world of phone trees and hold times. These days, airlines have embraced social media as a powerful customer service tool. Here's how the big players stack up.
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