6 Dec 2016

WTM

Following on from this year's World Travel Market in London, the Industry Report has now been made available, to include key findings from the event.

The contents are very topical, including: 

Aviation, Brexit, Emerging Destinations, Responsible Tourism, Terrorism, the Sharing Economy, UK Trends and the US Election.

29 Nov 2016

Air Travel Forecasts


IATA have just announced that the expected passenger demand in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) is set to expand by 4.8% each year on average over the next 20 years, to become a market of 400 million passengers in 2035. In light of this, they wish to see the following four priorities addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits:
  • Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air traffic management), aligned with user needs
  • Curbing the spate of unprecedented increases in taxes and charges over the last year
  • Aligning consumer protection regulations with global standards
  • Enhancing security efforts  Read the news release

Some of the key statistics from the ACI's 'World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2016–2040' have been published as a set of infographics, one of which also shows the top 20 busiest airports in the world.

28 Nov 2016

The Future of Social Media

An online report titled: 'The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016' is available to read online. Contents include the evolution of social media marketing roles, how marketers are using social media platforms and the key social media objectives and challenges for 2017.

24 Nov 2016

2017 Virtuoso Luxe Report

2017 Virtuoso Luxe Report was revealed recently, highlighting that upscale travel is thriving as trips are selling out earlier than in past years. Many travellers are also booking further in advance, one to two years ahead for bigger trips. Virtuoso are receiving more requests for business and first-class air travel, as well as nonstop flights. A summary of the survey is available online.

23 Nov 2016

Airbnb Trips

Airbnb have announced plans to step beyond the accommodation sector by offering Trips: 'Experiences, Places and Homes', a service where locals can offer guided tours and other experiences to travellers; 'Flights and Services' are planned to be offered sometime in the future. The model to be adopted by Airbnb have raised some concerns across the travel industry and if flights are to be offered, the company will need to comply with Atol regulations.

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10 Nov 2016

Culture Urban Future

Culture Urban Future is a new report published by UNESCO; part one of the report, talks about the role of culture for sustainable urban development, based on the results of a global survey by UNESCO together with nine regional partners. Part two, entitled 'Culture for sustainable cities', focuses on thematic reflections on the role of culture to: promote a people-centred approach to sustainable urban development; ensure a quality urban environment for all; and foster integrated policy-making, building on the power of culture. Numerous case studies taken from various regions around the world have been included. The Report is intended as a policy framework document to support governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

9 Nov 2016

A-CDM

Delayed flights and poor communication between airport operators, air traffic controllers and ground handlers can impact negatively on airport operations.

In contrast, Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) can have a positive influence on the use of ground handling resources. The latest edition of Airport Focus includes a case study highlighting the airports that have implemented A-CDM as well as listing some A-CDM tools.