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Business intelligence is critical for driving revenue in travel industry

A survey at the World Travel Market (WTM) show has revealed that the vast majority of the travel industry’s executives (89%) regard XML web services as significant for revenue generation, yet as many as 37% travel organisations don’t monitor their … Continue reading

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Travellers have ‘deep distrust’ of user reviews

British travellers have a deep sense of distrust over user review websites such as TripAdvisor and star-based holiday rating systems, according to a study out today. Only 19% always trust postings on user-review sites and just 20% of holidaymakers trust … Continue reading

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China and Russia exchange 3.3 million tourists in 2011

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BEIJING, China – China and Russia exchanged more than 3.3 million tourists in 2011, serving as important sources of tourists to each other, China’s National Tourism Administration (CNTA) said Saturday. Shao Qiwei, director of the CNTA, said the 2012 Sino-Russia … Continue reading

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UK hotel industry is confident about 2012

A snapshot survey of the UK hotel industry conducted with the readers of hotel-industry.co.uk throughout December has revealed that the industry is feeling overwhelmingly positive about doing business in 2012. More than 65% of respondents agreed that they felt positive … Continue reading

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European tourism grows above expectations

International tourist arrivals grew by a healthy 4.5% in the first eight months of 2011 according to the latest data from UNWTO. Europe (+6%), surprisingly, showed the strongest growth amid continuing economic uncertainty. January-August 2011: Positive note despite increased uncertainty … Continue reading

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Social media continues to play role in travel decisions

Social media sites such as TripAdvisor and Facebook have increased their importance to holidaymakers when deciding where to go over the past 12 months, reveals the World Travel Market 2011 Industry Report released at WTM today. More than 1,000 Brits … Continue reading

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Apps Get The Global Seal Of Approval

Half of the travel industry are, or will be, investing in mobile apps, reveals to the World Travel Market Industry Report 2011. More than 1,000 buyers from WTM’s Meridian Club and exhibitors at the 2011 World Travel Market were asked … Continue reading