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Phocuswright study shows independent hotels are concerned with growing costs of third-party reservations but see metasearch as a solution

Düsseldorf, Germany – trivago, a global hotel metasearch, partnered with the travel industry’s research authority, Phocuswright, on a study that explores independent lodging properties in the current online marketplace. Results of the study reveal metasearch is increasingly delivering both visibility and direct bookings to independent lodging properties, but critical issues …

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Strong festive period for Jamaican tourism

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed the Caribbean island saw record arrivals and earnings for the period December 21st-24th. Preliminary airport arrivals stood at 34,081, an increase of 12.8 per cent over the corresponding festive period in 2017. Estimated gross earnings stood at US$51 million, which represents a …

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World Tourism Organisation explores health travel in new report

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation, together with the European Travel Commission, has launched a new report on health tourism. Part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt to set a coherent conceptualisation of health tourism and define the motivations behind travellers looking for health-related services. …

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Prague launches New York campaign to woo US travellers

Prague Airport, CzechTourism, Prague City Tourism and the tourism hub for Central Bohemia have launched an advertising campaign in New York. The campaign aims to present Prague and Central Bohemia in the US as an attractive and safe destination and promote incoming tourism from the country. The campaign to promote …

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Baby boomer travel trends to expect in 2019

2018 saw a shift in how Boomers travel; to start, seniors are now far more interested in a homely stay in an Airbnb over a hotel. So the question on everyone’s mind is what will 2019 bring? AARP recently released a report summarising 2019 Boomer travel trends. Seniors are expected …

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