Posts Tagged ‘ Late Booking ’

Travel trade jitters

Jun 30th, 2013 | By

The jitteriness is amongst the tourist destinations. In the old days – whenever they were – most people had booked their holidays well before the end of June and the only people who hadn’t were those last minute deciders. Usually the travel trade didn’t bother about them but not now.

Staycations and Tour Operators

Aug 13th, 2010 | By

Both TUI (the parent company of Thomson, First Choice and Crystal) and Thomas Cook announced results this week. Each seems to have been hit by people booking later and by people holidaying at home. Eurodisney also announced that they had been helped by more French people visiting their resort outside Paris so it seems as though the staycation, whether you are in France or the UK, is having an impact on tourism and travel. And now we have David Cameron making a speech on tourism and urging us to holiday at home (More on this over the weekend, when I have properly read it. I can’t remember a Prime Minister making a speech on tourism before.)

Changing British Travel Habits

Nov 10th, 2009 | By

Kicking off WTM is a forecast of what can be expected in the future and this comes from the research firm, Euromonitor. In 2009 they think that we will have flown 14% less, stays in hotels will be down by 16% and overall tourism will be down by 8%. The market for luxury holidays won’t recover before 2013 they think. But in the UK, they have highlighted a trend for pop-up hotels. These are almost prefabricated hotels that can be put up and taken down quickly. They are cheap to construct and cheap to stay in.