Air Malta has for a long time struggled to find its own identity in an increasingly competitive market, suffering years of unprofitability and struggling to overcome multiple challenges, including...
More than two thirds of travellers use online review sites, but word of mouth is still ‘very important’ for half of travellers
The recently published ‘Consumer Travel Insights 2019’ report series from benchmarking specialist STR has revealed several key findings regarding traveller motivations and budgeting, emphasis on online-travel-agency (OTA) services, and...
You don’t have to go far to witness the increased dependence on mobile technology. At home, on the way to work, travelling for business or pleasure, or even in...
With millennials making up a growing share of the workforce, they’ve been quick to capitalise on a new, unofficial work perk. Bleisure travel – the trend of blending business...
Corruption is contributing to a ‘global crisis of democracy’, warns latest annual Corruption Perceptions Index
The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released recently by Transparency International claims that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis of democracy...
Buenos Aires excels in what was a mixed performance for hotels across Central, South America and the Caribbean in 2018
Hotels across the Central and South America region reported positive, but inflation-affected performance results in 2018, according to full calendar year data from benchmarking specialist STR. The Caribbean hotel...
Elevate, Accelerate and Ascent – new ‘Beyond Business by Qatar Airways’ tiers will deliver loyalty rewards to SMEs
Qatar Airways has launched ‘Beyond Business by Qatar Airways’, a corporate rewards programme in Europe and the Americas. Like its regular Privilege Club loyalty programme, which offers members Qmiles,...
Global megatrends are fundamentally changing the way we live, work and travel; they are shaping new imperatives for the travel and tourism sector
As global forces converge to create unprecedented change across all industries, the future of travel and tourism will be shaped by those companies and destinations which provide unique and...
While it is certainly more convenient and efficient to fly directly, many long-haul travellers have become accustomed to making stopovers on journeys. They have played an important role in...
We are bombarded with statistics about the growth of travel and tourism. Despite many global economic tremors – whether natural disasters, political policy, terrorism or economic fragility – nothing...
The Martinique Tourism Authority has entered a tentative partnership with Airbnb to deliver additional visitors to the French overseas territory in the Caribbean. The Memorandum of Understanding will take...
Travel managers forecast strongest year-on-year growth in a decade; the number of business trips, and the cost of those trips, is set to rise
The number of business trips, and the cost of those trips, is set to rise in 2019, according to new research from AirPlus International. Its recently published 14th annual...
Targeting Finnish travellers? They are interested in experiencing local culture and everyday life, and are happy to travel out of season
After rapid growth in international tourism in the 2000s the number of Finnish outbound travellers and has slowed somewhat in the 2010s. But an expanded schedule from national carrier...
We are becoming increasingly open to the sharing economy and the efficiency and benefits it can deliver. What started as a car share policy to work has expanded to...
Metasearch is increasingly delivering ‘visibility’ and ‘direct bookings’ to independent properties, but third-party dependence and tech-adoption remain hurdles
The growth of metasearch and a shift to digital marketing activities, has helped independent lodging properties recover some lost ground when it comes to driving business online, new research...