CHINESE OUTBOUND TOURISM GROWS 13.5% THANKS TO PERSONALIZED PACKAGES

Sara Thopson -
This summer, China's outbound tourism has grown 13.5%, encouraged by the demand for personalized travel packages, according to data submitted by the Chinese Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI)...

SMARTPHONE TRAVEL RESERVATIONS INCREASE TO 50%

Vanderlei J. Pollack -
In Germany, 50 percent of vacations and 32 percent of travel packages are booked online. This emerged from a study by Google, TNS, GfK and TUI Deutschland about mobile travel reservations in the count...

NEW PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE WORRIES EUROPEAN TOUR OPERATORS

Chris Grad -
On the 25th of November in 2015 the new Package Travel Directive was adopted. It entered into force on 31 December 2015 and the EU Member States have to transpose it by 1 January 2018. The directive w...

TRAVEL DESTINATIONS ARE MORE POPULAR DUE TO LOCAL CURRENCY DROP

Nils Kraus -
The devaluation of the Turkish lira brought down the prices of packages to Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro can be much cheaper, and other traveling opportunities arise in Southeast Asia with local currency d...

CHINESE TRAVELERS ARE CHANGING AND BREAKING MYTHS

Vanderlei J. Pollack -
It is the largest source market in the world, with a total of travels abroad that, by 2020, could reach the quota of 160 million. The Chinese travelers market is a veritable gold mine for Western dest...
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