Hong Kong tourism becomes a testing ground for a new industry evaluation structure. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University launched the PolyU Tourist Satisfaction Index to assess the satisfaction level of inbound tourists to Hong Kong. The school hopes to expand their scope globally in the future.
Based on interviews with 3,000 respondents from a wide range [...]
A global study of CNN consumers’ travel perceptions and behavioural trends has revealed that safety and security is of greater concern when choosing an international travel destination, than any other deciding factor – for more than two thirds of global respondents.
67% say ‘safety and security’ matters most
60% are ‘price’ driven
58% are driven by ‘reputation’
55% say [...]
The U.S. hotel industry reported increases in all three key performance metrics during the first quarter of 2013 in year-over-year measurements, according to data from STR.
The industry’s occupancy increased 1.8 percent to 57.7 percent, its average daily rate rose 4.5 percent to US$108.31 and its revenue per available room was up 6.4 percent to US$62.47.
The average domestic airfare for June travel is $375, which is 1.4% higher than a year ago. August’s average domestic airfare is $377, or 1.5% above last year. July flyers will pay about the same as last year, with an average domestic airfare of $388.
For international flights originating in the U.S., the average airfare for [...]
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program announced the winners of the 2013 Member Favorite Resorts list. Selected by members worldwide, SPG’s third annual survey identifies their favorite Starwood worldwide resorts across nine categories. Seventy one unique destinations from the Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & [...]
Virgin Holidays, the UK’s favourite holiday company to Orlando, is launching its new Florida 2014 brochure on the 9th May. Full of early booking discounts, exciting new hotels as well as exclusive Virgin Holidays offers, the brochure gives customers complete flexibility and unbeatable choice on a wide range of hotels and seat availability for 2014.
Almost two years ago, the Bribery Act 2010 came into force. Before the legislation was passed, there was understandable concern among employers that many actions of their employees would fall foul of the offences listed in the Act. However, the reality is that accepting or providing corporate hospitality has not led to a wave of [...]
Detroit has been shortlisted as one of four finalist cities to host the 2014-16 Summer X Games, ESPN said.
The network, which launched the extreme-sports games in 1995, will announce the winning city during the final X Games in Los Angeles in the first week of August.
Other finalist cities are Charlotte, N.C., Chicago and Austin, Texas.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller today launched a tourism partnership strategy for Britain which calls for the travel industry and the government, together with key public and private sector bodies, to unite behind a long-term ambition for growth that would see Britain welcome 40 million overseas visitors by 2020, spending £31.5 billion and supporting an additional [...]
Savour a hearty Cab Sav or a Chardonnay while you picnic on a sun-dappled hillside or inside a designer tasting room – Napa and Sonoma wine country produces some of the world’s finest vintages.
Sonoma Valley Sonoma’s family-owned Kaz is all about blends: whatever’s in the organic vineyards goes into the wine, and they’re blended at [...]