The New Face of Study Abroad – Infographic

Spending a semester in Europe isn’t the only way to study abroad. Students are changing how and where they study based on their budgets and interests. Short-term programs and lower-cost countries are becoming more popular. Emerging economies like China, India, and Brazil aren’t just cheaper to live in; they’re also the world’s future business and technology hubs. Based on […]

SKIFT: Visa-on-arrival is the new currency in global travel

There is a quiet revolution going on in the world of visa policies, and it deserves a lot more attention for its remarkable effects on global business travel and indeed the business of travel. The world is moving towards visa on arrival, and how: Out of nearly 5,100 visa requirement changes globally over two-year period […]

How do global travellers use mobile phones to make decisions? – Infographic

Mobile phones and smart devices are no longer the stereotypical symbols of mobile communication – But, they are more a decision-making device while on the move. No other industry is as tightly coupled with the smart devices as the Travel & Tourism industry. Travellers are in constant need of updated information regarding lodging, flight / train […]

Attracting International Students from Emerging Markets

One in two international students in the U.S. comes from China, India, or Korea. U.S. universities and colleges should reduce the risks involved with an over-reliance on select countries by diversifying international recruitment to other emerging markets, according to a new report from World Education Services (WES). The study entitled, “Beyond More of the Same: […]

U.K. Government told to relax tourist visas after dip in visitors

Tourism bosses are urging the Government to relax tourist visas after figures showed a 5% dip in UK visitors during August. The Office for National Statistics released its figures for UK travel and tourism during August yesterday which showed visitor spend was up 9% but arrivals were down 5% from 2011. This leaves overall visits […]

TripAdvisor Announces 2012 Travellers’ Choice Destinations

TripAdvisor™ today announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice® Destinations awards. In the fourth year of its awards, TripAdvisor has honoured 440 outstanding destinations in 37 markets across the globe, including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the […]

UKinbound Reports Cautious Optimism in British Tourism Sector

UKinbound members have expressed their optimism for 2012 in the first insight survey carried out by only trade association to represent and unite the UK’s inbound tourism businesses. In her welcome speech to delegates attending UKinbound’s annual Convention currently taking place in Belfast, Rita Beckwith, chairman of UKinbound, outlined the sanguine findings but warned that […]

India Wins Two World Travel Market Awards

India was recognised with two awards at the beginning of World Travel Market 2011, picking up the best destination title as well as an accolade for the best marketing campaign. The country’s tourism minister, Sri Subodh Kant Sahai, accepted the awards and also announced plans for the first Global Travel Mart in India. Scheduled for […]

Hotelbeds Targets Growth in South America and Asia

Tui Travel’s Hotelbeds online accommodation arm expects sales to rise by a quarter this year with plans to accelerate expansion in South America and Asia. The business reported total transaction values of £844 million in 2010 and expects that to rise by 25% this year. Hotelbeds, whose clients include easyJet, Air France-KLM and Travel Republic, […]