Germany confirmed as number one source market for European destinations Study by the European Travel Commission and shared with ITB Berlin provides information on the most important source markets for tourism to Europe
The high cost of travel may be getting higher these days while consumers find themselves paying extra for items that were formerly included. Hotels across the country are raking in the cash by charging for amenities and services that may not even be used by patrons, seeing revenues nearly double in the past ten years by charging fees.
Global companies are seeing a dramatic shift away from the classical employment model of hiring full-time employees to work a typical 9 to 5 hour shift to a new collaborative, transparent, technology-enabled approach. This 'open talent economy' approach is outlined in report launched today by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL).
According to the survey, just under half (49 percent) of full-time/part-time employed American adults who travel for business have ever tacked leisure time onto a work trip, with younger travelers ages 18-34 (56 percent) doing so more than their slightly older counterparts ages 35-44 (37 percent), pointing to a growing trend of blending business and leisure - or "bleisure" travel.
International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013.
When asked to compare overall 2014 travel bookings so far to 2013 at this time last year, a majority (60.2%) indicated that their bookings are higher and 28.6% indicated that they are the same as compared to a year ago.
A new study from Expedia Media Solutions reveals that while online content consumption spikes during the vacation package planning and booking phases across both U.K. and U.S. consumers, the groups have very distinct internet usage habits
Travel is the second-largest U.S. export by industry ($214.8 billion in 2013), trailing only transportation equipment ($240.4 billion) and well ahead of sectors like financial services ($84.1 billion) and agriculture ($66.2 billion);
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today's Labor Department announcement that the U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in August while the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent.