Tourism Trends 2018

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Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights...

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Belmond acquires historic Tuscan castle in Italy

"We believe this stunning castle, steeped in Etruscan history, builds on our past experience of acquiring distinctive, timeless properties and restoring them to their iconic status through strategic investment."

12 Feb 2018

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Cathay Pacific launches in-flight yoga programme to boost well-being of air travellers

The series of videos have been developed by Pure Yoga instructors to help passengers ease into their journeys with yoga and meditation exercises and tips...

30 Jan 2018

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Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travellers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

12 Jan 2018

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In the age of cheap flights, city breaks and world cruises, how to make your holiday better for the environment

The ultimate aim of sustainable development is to protect the existing economic, social and environmental landscapes of a place. These are after all, what tourists come to explore...

By Brendan Canavan 8 Jan 2018

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Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?
Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?

Innovation in hospitality tends to be evolutionary ("something that everyone expects you to do") rather than revolutionary and disruptive ("something nobody expected you to do")...

By Stuart Pallister 3 Jan 2018

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Research: Young people who travel have increased sense of citizenship
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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#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites
#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites

Much-loved TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson fronts Emirates' latest advertising campaign for its game-changing first-class private suites...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 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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Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material
Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers...

10 Nov 2017

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Club Med awarded resort Brand of the Year
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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Hurricanes hit global passenger demand for September

Global passenger traffic results for September showed that demand rose 5.7% compared 2016, the slowest year-on-year increase since February. Hurricanes Irma and Maria weighed heavily on the results...

3 Nov 2017

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G Adventures rebrands Yolo tours programme
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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EasyJet to buy slice of Air Berlin's Tegel operations
EasyJet to buy slice of Air Berlin's Tegel operations

British low-cost carrier EasyJet announced that it had agreed to buy part of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin's operations at the German capital's Tegel Airport for €40 million ($46.4 million)...

30 Oct 2017

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A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet
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' 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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Rethinking travel distribution
Rethinking travel distribution

Some GDS systems have limitations when it comes to the way they merchandise airline product and ancillary offerings. But IATA's new NDC protocol could close this gap...

6 Oct 2017

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How to stay motivated on your career path as a chef
How to stay motivated on your career path as a chef

Food channels and reality cooking shows glamorise the industry and make a chef's life look as if it is all fun and joy, but the reality is very different. Here's how to remain faithful to your chosen career path as a chef...

By Janine Fourie 4 Oct 2017

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Eight business tips for millennial entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: Eight business tips for millennial entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry

With an increase in boutique coffee shops, edgy cafes and creative eateries, the hospitality industry is becoming increasingly competitive for the millennial generation...

2 Oct 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Is Pruvo the hotel industry's next big disruption?
#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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Radisson Blu Super Breakfast prompts creative social media video campaign

To showcase their new super breakfast offering, Radisson Blu launched a creative, multichannel social media video campaign inspired by the magic moments that take place around the breakfast table...

7 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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Face scans, robot baggage handlers - airports of the future

Passengers' baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration...

29 Aug 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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IHG to grow footprint in emerging Dubai business epicentres
IHG to grow footprint in emerging Dubai business epicentres

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two new properties in Dubai, namely the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay, which falls in line with IHG's strategy to...

17 Aug 2017

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Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa...

8 Aug 2017

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Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper
Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper

Agreeing to use your home currency in a foreign land can significantly inflate the cost of every purchase. Thinking a bit more like an economist can help you avoid this mistake, and save a lot of money...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 4 Aug 2017

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Unusual laws that could get you in trouble on your next trip overseas
Unusual laws that could get you in trouble on your next trip overseas

Honk your horn at your peril in New York and don't you dare go jogging in Burundi. When you're heading on a business trip overseas, you might want to be aware of the following laws that could get you into hot water...

1 Aug 2017

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What's new in Dubai?

Dubai's new openings in the first half of 2017 have added a host of new experiences across art, culture, entertainment and dining to its offering. Here's what to look forward to in the second half of 2017...

27 Jul 2017

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