BizTrends 2018


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Conserving cultural heritage for future travellers

On 18 April, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, global attention will be focused on the need to conserve culturally significant monuments and sites. The doors of many sites around the world will open for free...

16 Apr 2018

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Take it from me: I'm not signing up to become a space tourist just yet...

With any type of human exploration, there are risks as we push boundaries, and there are inevitably mishaps and fatalities as a result. Space exploration is no exception...

By Rowena Christiansen 9 Apr 2018

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How to tap into the power of youth travel

While growth in youth travel globally seems a sure thing, a critical factor remains for attracting more millennial and Gen Z travellers - and it's not avocado toast or free Wi-Fi...

8 Mar 2018

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The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Some may have cringed at the ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy...

By John Sinclair 20 Feb 2018

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Research: Young people who travel have increased sense of citizenship

Survey results give strong evidence that experiencing new cultures and viewpoints through travel enhances character attributes which prove a positive impact on citizenship, such as perspective, empathy and appreciation...

14 Dec 2017

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MSC Cruises push shipbuilding, design boundaries in agreement with Fincantieri

MSC Cruises has officially taken delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside - a new prototype pushing the boundaries of innovative shipbuilding and design - at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy....

1 Dec 2017

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Airbnb Experiences one year later: Foodies and millennials lead the way

Airbnb - as part of their vision to bring where travellers go, what they do and who they meet together into one people-powered platform - announced Trips a year ago. As part of that, Airbnb expanded Experiences to more than 40 cities across 26 countries...

28 Nov 2017

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Club Med awarded resort Brand of the Year

Club Med has received the Brand of the Year Award in the Resorts category, for the second time, in the World Branding Awards...

9 Nov 2017

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G Adventures rebrands Yolo tours programme

G Adventures has rebranded its Yolo tours programme for young travellers to 18-to-Thirtysomethings. The new branding makes it more transparent to travellers what kind of trip they are looking to purchase...

2 Nov 2017

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A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet

A study of the interaction between tourists and a Maasai community raised questions about the boundaries between research, tourism and entertainment...

By Vanessa Wijngaarden 17 Oct 2017

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MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, further optimising aspects of security for all guests and crew on board the ship...

11 Oct 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Is Pruvo the hotel industry's next big disruption?

We received word of an Israeli startup that is causing a stir in the hotel bookings industry. Pruvo enables travellers to rebook the same hotel room for a cheaper price...

By Cari Coetzee 12 Sep 2017

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Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017...

7 Sep 2017

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Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake?

By Stuart Pallister 21 Aug 2017

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