Posts Tagged ‘ ITB ’

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Feb 29th, 2020 | By

All in all, it isn’t a good time if you are in the travel industry. But it isn’t a good time for holidaymakers and travellers

How was 2018?

Dec 10th, 2018 | By

It appears that tourism this year wasn’t quite as good as in 2017. Having said that it looks like growth will be up by about 5%.

City breaks are bigger then beach holidays

Sep 19th, 2018 | By
montage of New York

City trips worldwide grew four times as fast as the total international holiday market over past 10 years and have overtaken “Sun & Beach” holidays in popularity.

It could be a good year for travellers

Mar 12th, 2018 | By
family running on beach

So what can we learn from last week’s big travel trade show in Berlin? The show says that it saw a 5% increase in business volume and that about 110,000 trade visitors attended.

Barbados tops satisfaction index

Mar 11th, 2018 | By

Norstat announced the winners of its Destination Satisfaction Index and the overall winner was Barbados. Second was the Seychelles and third, Bermuda.

How will we travel in the future?

Mar 9th, 2018 | By

You could be forgiven for concluding from this study that whilst the technology is there, people aren’t yet ready to either pay or feel safe using them!

Luxury holidays boom

Oct 27th, 2017 | By

Significantly, in Europe, most luxury trips are undertaken by the British with 3.6 million trips, ahead of the French and the Germans with the most popular luxury travel destination beings the USA.

Toys dressed up as customer satisfaction

Mar 12th, 2017 | By

I must look in Hamley’s or ToysRUs to see if there is an age recommendation before I buy one for my grandchildren to play with next Christmas.

German and British holiday patterns

Mar 9th, 2017 | By
supermarket holiday brochures

Each German adult and child spent 20 days on average holidaying in 2016. They are the world champions of travel.

Preserving Botswana’s eco-heritage

Mar 8th, 2017 | By

As Botswana becomes more successful, the poachers may well try harder. Then Botswana will require more outside assistance to combat those whose only interest is short term gain.

Do cruise passengers benefit destinations?

Oct 4th, 2016 | By
venice at night

Where do cruise passengers spend their money? Does it benefit the destination, the port or just a group of tour guides and attractions on their tour itineraries?

Saturday snippets: 12th March 2016

Mar 12th, 2016 | By

From ITB in Berlin, Adrian reports on which destinations are in the ascendent and which are suffering. But it is Batman’s car and Maine lobster that attract his serious attention!

Cty break boom

Oct 12th, 2015 | By
Eiffel Tower

City trips have been one of the boom tourism segments in the last decade according to the travel researcher, IPK International and the German travel trade fair, ITB.

Saturday snippets: 7th March 2015

Mar 7th, 2015 | By
the pyramids of Egypt

Adrian has been in Germany this week at a travel trade show where he finds that Germany has been attracting more British visitors. But then few destinations have not announced greater visitor numbers.

Why don’t under 29 year olds travel as much?

Aug 25th, 2013 | By

In the UK, those aged 15-29 took six million holidays in 2012. Their German counterparts took 13 million. Why the reluctance of our group to travel abroad?

I Love Tunisia

Mar 11th, 2011 | By

This isn’t the name of a new campaign encouraging us to visit the country. This is just a small part of what Tunisia was doing at a trade show in Berlin this week. ITB in Berlin is one of the biggest travel trade shows in the world and Tunisia is one of two North African countries (Egypt being the other) trying to encourage the travel trade to advocate the country to you and I.

Facebook and Twitter Instead of Postcards

Jan 10th, 2011 | By

Now it seems, social networks are becoming popular as ways that holidaymakers and travellers stay in contact with their friends and relations back home. 37% of people according to a survey for ITB use Facebook and similar things to let people know about their travel. What happened to the postcard? And where does this research come from? The biggest travel trade show in the world happens in Germany and is called ITB. They commission research amongst travel experts throughout the world and this is one of the conclusions they have drawn.