Sustainable travel 2021: on the way to net-zero emissions
Travel and tourism's role in it are pushing the industry to adapt and evolve. In our situation, reducing hotels’ and restaurants’ energy consumption is the right thing to do; however, it does not make up for the whole situation. Reducing Vs. Offsetting carbon emissions in travel …
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12 most innovative sustainable travel and hospitality
(5 days ago) Sustainable travel and hospitality start-ups Meeting a growing demand for authentic travel experiences. Sustainable innovation reaches far beyond the boundaries of EHL, with exciting new start-ups launching all the time. Among the hottest areas in …
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How to travel responsibly and sustainably in 2021
(1 days ago) 2021 is a new year that brings with it new hope – for health, social interactions, economic recovery and thankfully, tourism. With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, globe-trotters and travel aficionados alike have been pining for their next big trip – eager to travel responsibly and sustainably - wherever, and whenever that may be.
Flying Post-Covid-19 Air Travel: What You Need to Know
(5 days ago) Flying Post-Covid-19 Air Travel: What You Need to Know. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the globe, including how we travel. Be prepared for the new normal when it comes to airline travel, by checking out the expected changes listed below. We are facing an unprecedented time for travel, with the largest set of restrictions and protocols being
Finding Meaning In Travel
(1 days ago) Finding Meaning In Travel. For more and more travelers nowadays, vacations are less about the “fly and flop” and more about living an outstanding experience and finding meaning and purpose in their busy lives. Some travelers seek authenticity and want to really dive into the culture or destination they are exploring; some want to dedicate a
What is Slow Tourism
(3 days ago) They want to travel at their own pace while experiencing and tasting the local culture. A word used a lot when discussing Slow travel is “experience-based”. Experience-based travel can be accomplished in different ways, such as connecting with people, creating a community, experiencing local culture and making conscious decisions.
What is Disintermediation
(3 days ago) Customers appreciate convenience, which is why they often enjoy looking at travel packages and the convenience offered by sites that provide online hotel bookings. Hospitality businesses should consider their growth potential if they were to incorporate vacation ideas in with their hotel bookings, creating all-in-one deals that customers can
Hospitality Industry: All Your Questions Answered
(6 days ago) Travel & Tourism: comprises means of transportation to move travelers from one place to another. Airlines, cruise ships, buses, trains fall into this category. While all sectors are interconnected and reliant on each other, all hospitality sectors are quickly evolving due to new technologies and a changing customer mindset.
Designing Attractive Food Tourism Experiences
(8 days ago) Blogs included: A Global Kitchen, The Travel Bite, Behind the Food Carts, Misadventures with Andi, and The Funnelogy Channel. These award-winning blogs were selected because they inspired their readers with travel adventures through food. Blog posts were analysed over a 14-month period.
Space Tourism: An Opportunity in Hospitality
(3 days ago) Space travel is safe. Moreover, the new reusable rockets of SpaceX and the shorter training program of Orion Span have reduced costs. George Lordos, a member of the MIT team, talks about a rack rate of $5 million for a two week journey onboard the ISS. Orion Span offers a 12-day stay at a price of $9.5 million.
Private jets or the “new standard” in air travel
(2 days ago) Private air travel is more convenient and personalized than commercial flights and although it was once viewed as a luxury, it has now become a necessary accommodation in the world of hospitality and tourism management. The private jet industry has been around since the early 1960’s and has continuously evolved into a luxury standard among
Is Google taking over the online travel market
(4 days ago) Probably not. Their initial online searches are most likely to be on the mother of all metasearch platforms, Google, itself. While the search engine giant's best customers are the two big OTAs (online travel agents), Expedia and Priceline/Booking.com, the latter of which spent about US$3.6 billion on PPC (pay-per-click) advertising in 2016
The Young Hoteliers Summit explores the growing trend of
(3 days ago) The Travel Bubble is an opportunity for businesses to reopen, and a glimmer of hope for the people that life is getting back to normal." Saulius Skvernelis, Former Prime Minister of Lithuania. Air bubbles, travel bridges, corona corridors, it goes by many names, but what is the latest trend in air travel all about?
Independent Hotels: An Action Plan to Win the Direct Booking
(4 days ago) Today’s online travel consumer is exposed to more than 38,983 micro-moments in any 60-day timeframe and visits an average of 18 websites via multiple devices across eight sessions before making a hotel booking (Google Research).
Airport hacks every traveler should know
(1 days ago) 2. Wear layers on travel days. Wearing layers is a simple travel tip that bears repeating for multiple reasons: One, you never know how hot or cold the airport or the plane will be, and two, it's smart to free up some space in your luggage.
Sustainable Tourism: 10 Most Important Trends
(2 days ago) Is your next merge with a travel operator sustainable, i.e., positive in long-term economic standards? The bottom line: Measuring processes and managerial decisions is the way to solve the sustainability challenge and, by doing so, to keep stakeholders informed about it.
How Technology and Data are Revolutionizing the Travel
(6 days ago) How Technology and Data are Revolutionizing the Travel Industry. Understanding customer behavior, optimizing revenue, driving higher occupancy, facilitating the booking experience, implementing new marketing strategies – these are just some of the areas that can be easily enhanced by the application of the Expedia 's new technologies.
Data Science in Hospitality
(3 days ago) Travel and hospitality industry professionals around the world are perfectly aware of their competitors’ moves at a local, national, and international level. In a very competitive marketplace, constantly monitoring and understanding competitors’ offers and strategies is critical and is a very common practice.
Sustainable Tourism: A Long Road Ahead
(6 days ago) Sustainable Tourism: A Long Road Ahead. Every single second, more than 30 tourists arrive at their destination worldwide. With more than 1 billion passengers projected to travel in 2020, the effect tourism has on the environment cannot be underestimated. “Sustainability” has been one of the biggest buzz words of the past decade in the industry.
Growing travelling population shaping the future of
(Just Now) And just as affluence in these markets continues to rapidly grow, so does their spending on travel. There is a projected growth of $1.3 billion in transportation spending in the period going from 2012 to 2020. Therefore, leading hotels, recognizing this trend, are now focusing much of their new investments in Asia, with properties being opened
Is Technology the Future of Hospitality
(5 days ago) The data supports travel agents to make intelligent destination recommendations, based on age, gender, budget, previous locations visited, and so on. This would help in planning price strategies and data planning in order to make a healthy revenue.
Why the tourism industry needs sustainability champions
(7 days ago) The travel and tourism industry is one of the largest industries in the world. In that sense, it is different from other goods and services: tourism brings together a melting pot of some of the largest global multinationals with tens of thousands of smaller local, regional and national participants.
Adventure Tourism: Catering to the Thrill-Seeker Traveler
(6 days ago) Hotels and travel operators have immensely benefited from technology and online tools to optimize their operations and achieve a greater marketing reach. As a result, they have greatly augmented their products, not only by offering unique accommodations, but by providing customized off-site adventure packages or making it possible for guests to
What Hospitality Jobs best fit my Personality
(4 days ago) Travel designers take everything a step further, connecting their clients with local guides and professionals, gaining them access to exclusive experiences, and putting together trips that surpass expectations. Explore more Hospitality Jobs for Luxury Lovers. Hospitality Jobs for Technology Geeks
Redefining The Value Chain: Lessons from Thomas Cook’s Demise
(Just Now) Thomas Cook: An Industry Perspective. On September 23 rd, 2019, Thomas Cook – one of the world’s oldest travel companies – declared bankruptcy. The 178-year old travel firm was forced to indefinitely suspend its operations after failing to secure £200 million in emergency funding, despite having already reached an agreement for a £900 million rescue deal.
How Halal Tourism is Reshaping the Global Tourism Industry
(5 days ago) In addition to more traditional online travel agencies or OTAs such as booking.com or TripAdvisor, Muslim-friendly platforms are springing up. Take for instance Halalbooking.com , a London-based market place for halal tourist accommodation that is expecting to achieve revenues of at least one billion pounds by the end of 2021.
The best in hospitality debate: RISE, episodes 1-5
(7 days ago) The best in hospitality debate: RISE, episodes 1-5. RISE is an exciting and relevant weekly conversation between industry professionals and students, graduates & job seekers in the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality sector. Reconnecting, reflecting and re-examining where in the world we are, and above all, separating the news from the noise.
Personalization in hotels: Stay relevant with customized
(1 days ago) Travel and Leisure magazine once reported a hotel had used social media to learn a guest had a dog named Bo. The hotel staff left a dog toy in her room with a note saying ‘Bo misses you!”. Another hotel printed out a male guest’s family photo, and left the photo in the room with a note saying “Happy Father’s Day!” (When I discussed
Reopening hotels: How to recover and get it right
(9 days ago) What’s next: Travel package to your doorstep? With empty streets in even the most popular tourist destinations, it would be easy to cast a dark shadow over the hospitality sector and its future. But as Stefan Leser said, “What we loved before the crisis, we will still love after the crisis”. Humans are explorers and wanderers, it is part
The Swiss Tourist Happiness Index
(1 days ago) Business travel generally makes people less happy as it involves work commitments rather than pleasure. While business travel normally involves some leisure activities at the destination, pleasure is a secondary consideration. Leisure travelers were the happiest, scoring 79.44, more than 10 points higher than business travelers (68.59).
Chinese Consumers Crave Luxury: What Does It Mean for
(4 days ago) Chinese consumers made 27% luxury purchases in China during 2018, up from 23% in 2015, and this share is anticipated to increase to 50% by 2025. China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that China's domestic travel boom in 2018 generated revenue of US$764 billion, a 12.3 per cent rise from 2017. To fulfill such a growing domestic