Premier Inn Plans New Hotels in India

Posted on: November 30th, 2009 Posted by Abi Bray

According to reports it now seems that Premier Inn has just unveiled its new plans to open up ten budget hotels in India. These hotels are planned to be opened over the course of five years in response to the expansion of the business travel market in that region. This news comes just following the [...]

IATA Numbers Show Air Passenger Improvement

Posted on: November 30th, 2009 Posted by Dave Bond

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that there has been an increase in demand for international air passenger travel during the month of October over the same period last year. Officials at IATA said they witnessed a 0.5 percent rise in passengers for the October period, although cargo demand experienced a decrease of 0.5 [...]

Ryanair Boss Will Quit In Three Years

Posted on: November 30th, 2009 Posted by Sharon Miller

Michael O’Leary, big boss at budget carrier Ryanair, has announced that he’s expecting to retire as chief executive of the company in two to three years. O’Leary has postponed his retirement for the position at the head of the largest no-frills airline in Europe at several occasions in the past. He commented about last year [...]

Balearic Islands Bring In Rafael Nadal

Posted on: November 30th, 2009 Posted by Helen Young

Tennis great Rafael Nadal has been booked to front a promotional campaign in a bid to convince holidaymakers the Balearic Islands are the top choice for sports and events. The court superstar, who was born on the Balearic, is presently used for a publicity campaign featuring the destination’s traditional offering of beach and sun. But [...]

Thailand Tops Hospitality Survey, France Is Last

Posted on: November 30th, 2009 Posted by Abi Bray

According to a recent survey carried out online with 1,412 Britons, France is perceived to be the least friendly country in the world to visit. Respondents were asked to rank 10 countries including France, the United States and Mexico, according to hospitality image and perception. The survey was performed by Zoover with more than 24,000 [...]

The Sliding Demand For Travel Agents

Posted on: November 27th, 2009 Posted by Helen Young

A recent study has indicated that travel agents continue to be on the losing end of the flight booking stick. The results, which were released by travel and food market researchers Zagat, showed that only 8 percent of the currently booked flights are carried out with the assistance of travel agents. This represents a drop [...]