New study: Global Youth 2013

It is impossible to ignore the roars of the young around the world, as unemployment rates spin out of control and economical, environmental and political crises deepen. According to the ILO, an estimated 73.4 million young people worldwide (12.6%) are expected to be out of work in 2013. In Kairos Future’s survey on the Global […]

Low-cost flights now the majority, Amadeus research finds

More than half of all flights from the UK (52%) are now operated by low-cost carriers (LCC), a rise of 4% on 2011, new research out today reveals. Spain has the highest share of departing LCC traffic in Europe at 57%, followed by the UK. Meanwhile, 65% of all air travel in the Philippines and […]

Youth Travel Accommodation bucks global trends by increasing revenues

STAY WYSE, the association for youth travel accommodation, will be publishing the results of its annual industry survey on the 19th of September. This 68-page document includes regional breakdowns for revenue per available bed (RevPAB) and also for the following countries; United States, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Mexico and Thailand. Globally it was found […]

Youth Travel Accommodation customers go mobile

STAY WYSE, the Association of Youth Travel Accommodation, is due to launch the results of it’s 6th annual industry survey. This year’s survey reveals interesting information on both mobile usage by YTA consumers and the provision of mobile applications by YTA providers. YTA consumers are using mobile applications for a variety of purposes; with 35% […]

STAY WYSE reports continued growth in Youth Travel Accommodation sector

STAY WYSE is gearing up to release the results of its annual youth travel accommodation (YTA) survey. The survey, now in its sixth year, continues to indicate that the industry has navigated the financial crisis reasonably successfully, with a sustained year on year growth in occupancy rates. Ulises Ortega, Chairman of the STAY WYSE Association […]

New Research Sheds Light on the Physical Effects of Business Travel

New research out demonstrates the toll international business travel has on busy executives. The research, produced by AirPlus International (global corporate card provider), in partnership with Business Travel Market (13-14 June), demonstrated that, frequent travel executives can suffer from decreases in mental capacity, increased stress levels and decreased productivity. When monitoring executives travelling with non-travelling, the research also showed […]

Social Media Does Matter To The Travel Sector

Research from EyeforTravel clearly highlights that social media is becoming an increasingly important marketing channel for travel brands. While search engine (29%) and email (28%) still lead the way, social media (20%) is fast playing catch up. It seems worth it too; half of brands say they have achieved direct bookings as a result of […]

86 Percent Will Travel for Leisure This Summer Compared to 81 Percent in 2011

TripAdvisor announced the results of its annual summer travel survey of more than 1,800 U.S. respondents. Eighty-six percent of travelers are planning leisure trips this summer, up from 81 percent that traveled last summer. A separate survey of more than 1,200 U.S. respondents showed that recently declining gas prices will not have an effect on […]

Survey Reveals How Americans are Gearing Up for Travel

Summer is around the corner, and Americans are busy researching destinations, booking hotels and looking forward to that big annual getaway. Optimism is high, and  92 percent of Americans will hop into cars, planes, buses and boats in the upcoming months to spend quality time with loved ones. Although the tradition of summer vacation remains […]

When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr for Maximum Effect – Study

The best time to post content with a link on Twitter is 1 to 3 p.m. EST Monday to Thursday. Over on Facebook, between 1 and 4 p.m. mid-week is the sweet spot, while Tumblr users are more likely to click after 4 p.m. and especially on Fridays. How can these networks be so different? […]