The top three cities on the list remained unchanged from 2012: Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. These Asian mega-cities benefited from their locations in heavily populated areas, large economies and proximity to China.
While Europe is far and away the most enticing getaway destination for luxury travelers from the United States, the top 'up and coming' luxury experiences and destinations for 2015 include Africa Safaris, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Croatia, Vietnam and Cuba, according to today's release of the top trends for 2015 from Travel Leaders Group.
Travel Leaders Corporate released its clients' fourth quarter booking data for 2014. The newly-released data indicates that business travelers who booked their domestic airline ticket 7-13 days in advance saved 9% on average, while those who booked 14-20 days in advance saved 24% on average compared to those who booked less than seven days prior to departure.
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 386,912 workers in November 2014, 1.5 percent more than in November 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
According to the Travel Demographics Report Series published by Strategy Analytics Travel Analytics service, those under 35 years old severely under-index in airline and hotel app usage but over-index on OTAs.
A study from travel insurer Allianz Global Assistance shows that expanded use of the internet has significantly changed the way consumers view travel. The study reviewed 32 million exchanges on travel forums in 11 countries, finding that consumers have become much more travel savvy, thus gaining new skills in purchasing trips that best meet their goals.
Following President Obamas statement on 17th December, hotel searches to Cuba made by US users increased by 180 per cent, according to hotel search website trivago.co.uk. In comparison, searches to Cuba made by UK users increased by 42 per cent over the same period.