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A number of the world’s cities are witnessing a backlash against tourism

International tourism rose from fewer than 300 million trips in 1980 to some 500 million in 1995, before exploding to 1.3 billion trips in 2017—a number that’s expected to rise to 1.8 billion in 2030.A number of the world’s cities are witnessing a backlash against tourism. Venice, Barcelona, San Sebastián  and the island of Mallorca […]

What could Emirates-Etihad merger deal mean for aviation ?

A combination of Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad would be the airline industry’s deal of the decade, if it can be pulled off. Executives at the those companies have been quietly laying plans to create what would be the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic. The group would have combined revenue of $29.3 billion […]

The most liveable cities

Vienna is the most liveable city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 rankings. City came out on top as the world’s most liveable city, as judged on  stability, healthcare, culture, education and infrastructure. The Austrian capital ranked second in last year’s survey. The Austrian capital topped the list for the first time, replacing Melbourne, […]

New standing-up airplane seat design

Italian seat manufacturer Aviointeriors has come up with a design that allows passengers to stretch their legs as much as they want when they travel without any extra cost. The catch? The seats are so far upright that they’ll be pretty much standing up. Unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018 in Hamburg, the SkyRider 2.0 aims […]

TripAdvisor Is Top-Visited Travel Site Before Booking?

Which is the most influential travel company of all?  It was  several years ago that if an online travel agency or hotel wanted to be in the mix and reach consumers, then it had to advertise on TripAdvisor. But that was before TripAdvisor tried to become a hotel booker while later switching back to classic […]

Non-stop flights from Perth to London

Qantas added to its list of aviation firsts non-stop flights from Perth to London using the 787-9 Dreamliner. Non-stop flights from Perth to London. The 14,498 kilometre service will be the first regular passenger service to directly link Australia with Europe.The first non-stop commercial flight between Australia and the UK has touched down in London. […]

Influencer marketing – new power of hotel marketing

The power of Hotel Influencer marketing Influencer marketing is the most powerful marketing tool of our days, as it enables hoteliers to reach out to hundreds of thousands of potential customers at a click of a button. Influencer marketing  is a form of marketing in which focus is on influential people rather than the target […]

Russia plans to join space tourism game – space hotel

Space tourism becomes reality! The demand to visit new places has risen so high, that the hospitality industry may soon be expanding to the untapped frontier: space. Russia’s space agency is adding a dose of luxury to its bid to return to the space tourism business. It wants to build five-star accommodations on the International […]

A tourist or a traveler ?

A tourist or a traveler Every now and then a discussion appears, about whether it is better to be a tourist or a traveler. Whether the status of a traveler is something more than the status of a tourist, who actually assigns those statuses and other variations of the same topic. When you visit a […]

Pilot Shortage Issue

With passenger numbers rising by 6 percent Global airline profits are expected to hit record levels in 2018. This is great news for the aviation industry. One problem gnawing at the optimism is finding enough pilots to fly the planes. Pilot Shortage Issue The pilot situation is tightening, so that’s putting inflationary pressure on the […]

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