19 Dec 2014

Travel Trade Gazette

The latest edition of the TTG is now available online. Here are some of the articles included: the proposed changes to IATA's Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP), building up the Emirates brand, impact of 'The Hobbit' on New Zealand's tourism and an insight into a recent mobile market masterclass.

15 Dec 2014

WelDest e-Handbook

The WelDest project has been brought to a successful conclusion with the publication of an e-handbook, 'Developing a Competitive Health and Well-being Destination', now available online. It brings together theory on the major concepts related to health and well-being tourism, along with practical suggestions for the industry and case studies illustrating best practices. The WelDest consortium consisted of a a number of institutions from five European countries, including University College Birmingham.

8 Dec 2014

Routledge Dark Tourism Collection

The Routledge Dark Tourism collection brings together over 45 free journal articles, showcasing the international scale on which this phenomenon takes place. The articles aim to find answers to significant questions such as how exactly do dark tourism sites draw thousands of visitors each year? What is their cultural significance? And how do local bodies promote the darker side of their region’s history?
Discover the collection 

12 Nov 2014

Caribbean: a new model for sustainable tourism?

Social reformer and entrepreneur, Val Kempadoo, is interviewed by Leisure Management on the model of sustainability he has used in his new venture, Kittitian Hill in St Kitts, which is due to open soon. Unlike other large international resorts, his philosophy was to develop a resort which would make use of local resources as far as possible, from his employees, to the food, down to the sea salt used for spa treatments. He has also managed to get the government on board to consider a more sustainable model for the island as a whole.
Read the full interview here

10 Nov 2014

Future of Travel

Videos of the presentations at the recent Skift Global Forum, are now available to be viewed online.  Euromonitor's, Michelle Grant, also gives her feedback on the event.

Some of the topics discussed during the event were marketing in travel, the importance of engaged employees in the industry, curation of travel, radical technology and creativity in travel videos.

7 Nov 2014

WTM Report

The  2014 WTM Global Trends Report is now available
Since its launch in 2006, the report has been at the forefront of accurately predicting major travel trends around the world. It aims to:
  • Identify key trends set to shape the travel industry in seven regions: the Americas, the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, India 
  • Learn about pressing industry issues, emerging brands, destinations, demographics, growth categories and consumer trends
  • Gain insight into to the size and shape of travel and tourism
  • Discover the latest dynamics in travel technology