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Great Britain: A nation of sun seekers

LONDON, England - After the UK faced the second wettest year on record in 2012, new research released today by Thomson reveals that many Brits are already concerned that 2013 will be the same, if not

Brits choose the Twilight look this Halloween

LONDON, England - There was a time when Halloween was just for kids, but this traditionally pagan festival has now beaten New Years Eve and Christmas Day to become the most stylish calendar event of t

Why Germans get their lounge chairs and beach towels first

Germans sleep less and get up earlier than the British, according to a new study which suggests why holidaymakers from Germany get their beach towels on sunloungers first.

Americans open to purchasing wine from various countries

NEW YORK, NY - While wine drinking is not linked as closely to American dining and culture as it is with that of some European nations, most Americans buy and drink wine — only 38% say they never bu

Drunk passengers cause most emergency incidents at European airports

The majority of emergency incidents occurring in airports are related to drunk and aggressive passengers, according to intermediate conclusions of the first in-depth study of European airports, conduc

Great Britain becomes great for short breaks

LONDON, England - The number of people choosing to enjoy UK breaks rather than going abroad continues to rise with Center Parcs seeing a 400%+ increase in website visitors that are searching for UK ba

Research: Southwest, AirTran top customer experience ratings

WABAN, Mass. - A new research report rates the customer experience of 206 large companies across 18 industries.

Euro debt crisis threatens US business travel

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - If the European debt crisis grows significantly worse it would wreak havoc on U.S. business travel, according to new research from the Global Business Travel Association Foundation.

Australians, Canadians are the happiest customers in the world

LONDON, England - New Customer Satisfaction Index revealing most satisfied customers by country, based on 65 million consumers in 137 countries has been released.

Research: Travel agencies “rob” South Africans

Johannesburg - South Africans are being ripped off by traditional travel agencies which do not provide the best available flight prices for customers, according to research commissioned by online trav

Oman to establish think tank to study tourism sector needs

MUSCAT — Khalil bin Abdullah al Khonji, Chairman of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has said the OCCI is striving to transfer Omran Tourism Development Company’s pioneering experience i

Cape Town, Tokyo, Madrid become more affordable for travelers

The quarterly Hotel Price Radar by HRS, the hotel portal, has identified a levelling of global hotel prices.

5 questions to ask when booking a vacation rental

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - From Pittsburg to Green Bay and beyond, the word is out: Vacation rentals offer a travel lifestyle unlike any other, providing unmatched space, amenities, services and privacy.

Africa leads trend for more adventurous gap year travel

NEW MALDEN, England - According to research carried out by the Year Out Group the most popular gap year destinations are shifting, due in part to the number of people taking a career break, and also b

Winter sports tourists at greater risk of heart attack

Skiers and other winter sports tourists who visit the Alps are at increased risk for heart attack due to low temperatures, high altitude and inadequate conditioning for intense physical exertion, find

Climate change center to be established near Kilimanjaro

(eTN) - The Tanzanian government announced last week that they will, in conjunction with development partners and international organizations, establish a climate change research center near Africa’

Poll reveals what factors make a dream holiday – Seychelles tops...

One of the UK’s leading online independent travel agents has conducted research of 1,826 people to uncover what factors would make up a dream holiday for the majority of British holidaymakers.

Global travel industry to experience multi-speed recovery

The global travel and tourism industry will experience a “multi-speed” recovery taking up to a further four years to fully recover to pre-global downturn levels, reveals a report launched today at

Mega-events, sports and tourism – new knowledge portal announced

LONDON, June 8/9, 2010 - The DeHaan Institute at Nottingham University will construct a new portal for tourism, “Mega Events,” with a research grant from VISA and working closely with UNWTO and ot

Google: World Cup tourists also researching sightseeing in South Africa

Research by Google suggests that international visitors attending the Soccer World Cup also plan to do some sightseeing in SA.

Exhibition industry declines over 12 percent since last year

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the results of its final 2009 CEIR Index report, which indicate that industry declined 12.5 percent.

Research: US hotels should enjoy double-digit revenue growth by 2012

ATLANTA - PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR) today announced that, according to the March 2010 edition of Hotel Horizons®, U.S. hotels should enjoy double-digit revenue growth by 2012.

New research reveals happiest states

Ever wondered if you'd be happier in sunny Florida or snow-covered Minnesota? New research on state-level happiness could answer that question.

Swiss tourism expected to continue declining in 2009-10

GENEVA - Swiss tourism was expected to continue to decline amidst the gloomy world economy in 2010 but a rebound was likely in 2011, economic research institute BAK Basel Economics reported Monday.

Training & Benefits Center introduced by CLIA

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has launched its CLIA Member Cruise Line Travel Agent Training & Benefits Center, which displays online all the specific training programs and exclus

Greening the aviation industry with biofuels

In 2008 alone, US passenger and cargo airline operations required 16.1 billion gallons or approximately 382.4 million barrels of jet fuel.

New Zealand Invests In Tourism Research

A significant research investment will help tourism keep ahead of fast-changing consumer demands and grow its position as one of the country’s biggest export earners.

Abu Camp’s Mthondo released into the wild

On July 15 2009 Mthondo, a 36-year-old male elephant, was released from Abu Camp's captive herd into the wild.

PKF: US hotel industry will have to wait till 2011

There is good news and bad news today for the nation's hoteliers.

28.7 million tourists spent SR37.5 billion in the Saudi kingdom last...

According to a recent study conducted by the Center of Tourism Research and Information (MAS), the number of the Saudi kingdom's inbound tourists during 2008 increased to more than 28.7 million touris