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Travelers say no to diets but yes to sunscreen

LONDON, England - There's always a lot to do before going on holiday and a study has been conducted in order to find out the attitudes of travelers towards their pre-holiday preparations.

Survey: 38% of Indian travelers steal things from hotels

A global survey by an online accommodation booking service has revealed that 35% of the global travelers have no qualms about taking home hotel amenities.

UNWTO research shows progress on visa policies

New UNWTO research on visa facilitation shows that Asia and the Pacific and the Americas are the most “open” regions in terms of tourist visa requirements.

America’s top 10 hotel spas announced

NEWTON, Mass. - The results of wellness travel survey of more than 1,100 U.S. travelers, together with the top 10 hotel spas in the U.S. have been announced today.

Hotels steadily upping the ante in trying to entice guests

They want you to sleep with them. And they'll do almost anything to make sure that you do. They are...hoteliers trying to win your business.

Wines must be carefully chosen for consumption at altitude

The airline industry has seen fewer travelers take to the skies in the wake of the global financial downturn and rising fuel costs.

North American hotel prices up 5 percent from 2011

DALLAS, Texas - The latest edition of Hotel Price Index indicates that North America saw the second fastest rise in average hotel prices in the first half of 2012, with a growth of 5 percent, putting

International tourism set to reach one billion tourists by year end

Despite concerns over the global economy, international tourism demand continues to show resilience.

Hotels: complementing or overtaking destinations?

(eTN) - Current trends of travel indicate tourists and travelers are willing to pay the extra dollar if they are able to source a hotel which offers a better experience.

Targeting ancillary revenue growth in a feasible way

Travel businesses continue to gather customer preferences and have been looking to offer improved personalized features to their travelers.

World’s best hotels with Travelers’ Choice Awards announced

NEWTON, Mass. - The winners of 2012 Travelers' Choice® awards were announced today. The 10th annual awards has revealed premier properties in the U.S.

Travelers: Thomas Cook is even worse than Ryanair

Thomas Cook today said it will close 200 travel shops over the next two years as it battles for survival.The warning comes as the travel giant announced pre-tax losses of almost £400million.

Senior executives say unmanaged business travel expected for the future

Unmanaged business travel could become the norm over the next five years as businesses find it increasingly easy to get better deals online, according to a panel of experts at this week’s World Trav

Singapore’s new campaign targets Chinese tourists

BEIJING, China - Singapore's tourism authorities have launched a new campaign to attract more Chinese tourists to the island republic.

UK dominates Europe’s fastest-growing destinations list

The list of European destinations that saw the biggest increase in traveler interest based on traffic uplift on TripAdvisor over the past year has been released today.

Tunisia’s Islamists promise no restrictions for tourists

Western travelers planning to visit Tunisia in the near future have been reassured that the Islamist Ennahda party, which won the most votes in assembly elections last month, will not be imposing rest

Qatar Airways targeting travelers to China

UGANDA (eTN) - Only days away from its inaugural flight between Doha and Entebbe, Qatar Airways (QR) is stepping up its marketing efforts, in fact pulling out all the stops, to get into the hearts and

World’s best traveling nationalities

Mention the word “tourist” and you can be forgiven for recalling the expectorations, feeble linguistic skills and criminally small swimming briefs of this homogenous traveler “race.”

Ferry disaster in Zanzibar, Tanzania, kills hundreds including tourists

(eTN) - News broke earlier today but took a while to confirm and fully ascertain, that a ferry with reportedly over 600 people on board between Unguja, commonly referred to as Zanzibar and Pemba, sunk

Airlines ripping passengers off with debit card surcharges

Airlines are still charging travelers excessive fees for booking flights with their debit cards, despite a ruling by the OFT that they should be banned.

What next for online travel?

In a year characterized by game-changing start-ups, disruptive trends, mergers and acquisitions, and leaps in both travel technology and consumer behavior, keeping abreast of current affairs in the on

UK travel website predicts Argentina for Rugby World Cup host

LONDON, England - With the first game set to kick off on 9th September in New Zealand, the UK travel website cheapflights.co.uk guides travelers to the world's top destinations for celebrating the Rug

Science defied with “Time Travel Hot List”

DALLAS - Despite the recent scientific determination that time travel is impossible after all (as reported in Time on July 26, 2011), hotels.com® is keeping the dream alive with its "Time Travel Hot

Taking the random out of room booking

It’s an experience any frequent traveler is familiar with: You make a hotel reservation, check-in at the front desk, and proceed to your room — only to find you lost the hotel lottery, with you be

Ten great American vacation rental amenities

NEWTON, Mass. - TripAdvisor today announced ten outstanding vacation rental amenities according to TripAdvisor editors and the results of its vacation rental amenities survey of more than 1,000 U.S.

What will be the Next Big Thing in mobile for the...

M-commerce and Near Field Communications (NFC) are improving and enhancing the travel experience for travelers.

Healthy vacations for US travelers are no sweat but not fat...

NEWTON, Mass. - The results of its health and fitness on vacation survey of more than 1,000 U.S. travelers have been announced today.

Brits: Airport experience more stressful than working week

YORK, England - Bad airport experiences have led close to four million travelers to give up flying altogether, with more than a third of Britons who have flown now claiming the airport experience is m

Five quirkiest hotels for summer travelers

DALLAS - Anyone can stay in a traditional hotel room. However, for travelers who want the room itself to be part of the vacation experience, here are five of quirkiest hotels.