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Emerging markets grabbing bigger piece of online travel pie
29/07/2014, by

Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), Eastern Europe and the Middle East are eroding Europe’s and the US’ share in online travel transactions, according to Global Online Travel Overview Third Edition, a new report by travel industry research authority PhoCusWright.After years of controlli... Read more

Letter from Punta Cana: First feel of the Caribbean
28/07/2014, by

“What are the three things I must do while I am here?” I asked the woman sitting next to me on the Air France flight bound for Punta Cana from Paris.Despite my exhaustion, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of anticipation for what awaited me in the Dominican Republic, a place I had long wanted ... Read more

Trends that transform how airlines are marketing their brands
24/07/2014, by

The State of Airline Marketing report lists seven key trends in 2014 with accompanying case studies, which show how airline marketing is undergoing a radical transformation.Co-published by, an industry research agency, and SimpliFlying, an aviation consulting firm based in Singapor... Read more

The Wrap: Mixed performance for APAC hotels in H1 2014
24/07/2014, by

In the news this week: APAC  hotels' half year performance, new food street at Changi Airport, CWT mobile app integrated with gamification, APAC’s best hotel swimming poolsMixed performance for APAC hotels in H1 2014Hotels in the Asia Pacific region experienced mixed results during the first six ... Read more

More than half of Chinese travellers book hotels online
23/07/2014, by

Last year 97 million Chinese travelled abroad, up 14 million from 2012, and more than 50% of these travellers now book accommodation online via the web or mobile, up from 45% in 2013, according to a survey.The OTA's third annual Chinese International Travel Monitor (CITM) reveals less tha... Read more

Downing of MAS MH17 “a terrible crime”, says IATA
22/07/2014, by

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has issued a strongly worded statement saying  the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17 over eastern Ukraine was a “complete violation of international laws, standards and conventions" and a "terrible crime".IATA director gen... Read more

Airline ancillary revenue for 2013 soars to a hefty US$31.5 billion
17/07/2014, by

Global airline ancillary revenue has grown by leaps and bounds, from just US$2.45 billion in 2007 to US$31.5 billion for 2013, an increase of 1,200% since the first such survey in 2007 as revealed the annual CarTrawler survey.Analysis from IdeaWorksCompany, sponsored by CarTrawler, finds the top air... Read more

Cities in Asia Pacific dominate global top 10 travel destinations
14/07/2014, by

Asia Pacific rules in the recently released MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index with five out of the top 10 destinations for international travellers from the region, up from four in the previous year.The five are Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Seoul are among the global 10.W... Read more