UK Travelers In For The Long Haul

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Uncertainty around the Brexit referendum led to many predictions of its impact on UK travelers. Since that historic 2016 vote, outbound travel has increased, and Travolution recently reported long-haul travel increased 50% from the UK. They note “passenger numbers to all destinations are up 6%, buoyed by increases to long-haul destinations, including the Americas, up… Read more »

Spanish Economic Recovery Spurs Return To Travel

As Spain recovers from its long economic crisis, Spaniards are slowly but enthusiastically returning to their former travel habits. Expenditures, number of trips, and lengths of holidays are all on the rise for Spanish tourists traveling both domestically and internationally. Rebound In Domestic & International Travel Domestic tourism has always been a mainstay in the… Read more »

German Travel Market Continues To Grow

Germany, with its strong economy and high consumer confidence, is Europe’s largest travel market, and a number of recent surveys show that it’s likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. Spending Strong, Destination Preferences In Flux Phocuswright’s German Online Travel Overview reports that projected travel gross bookings by Germans reached 58.8 billion Euros… Read more »

Attracting International Sports Events Can Bring Big Rewards—Now & Later

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Destinations are turning to sporting events as a way to revitalize themselves. With technology keeping us connected to these events, it’s no surprise international sports events have grown in appeal. Decades of research find that these events can impact economic growth, urban renewal and social and cultural improvements, but not all host cities’ or countries’… Read more »