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Terror impact on travel to London saved by weak pound VALèNCIA, JULY 24, 2017
London bookings for the period between July 1 and October 31 are 14 per cent ahead of where they were at the beginning of July last year, with the increase led by markets in the Americas (+21 per cent) and Asia-Pacific (+14 per cent), according to ForwardKeys.
 
 
GBTA forecasts pricier airfares, hotels in 2018 BOSTON, JULY 21, 2017
The 2018 Global Travel Forecast released by by Carlson Wagonlit Travel and GBTA Foundation projects a 3.7 and 3.5 per cent increase in global airfares and hotel prices respectively, although ground transportation costs are expected to rise only 0.6 per cent, significantly less than the three per cent inflation rate forecasted.
 
 
Hong Kongers, Russians most forward-planning travellers: Agoda SINGAPORE, JULY 20, 2017
An analysis of Agoda data from 2016 revealed that Hong Kongers book the furthest in advance and Saudi Arabians the most last minute, as the trend on the OTA shifts towards in-advance bookings.
 
 
Tourism confidence soars to decade's high as Europe rebounds: UNWTO MADRID, JULY 19, 2017
International tourist arrivals worldwide reached 369 million in January-April 2017, up six per cent from the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
 
 
Bookings for UK hold up despite terror attacks VALèNCIA, JUNE 23, 2017
UK tourism appear to be relatively undaunted by recent terror incidents, according to ForwardKeys.
 
 
An easier road from Mandalay drives Bagan's tourism growth PHUKET, JUNE 14, 2017
In 2016, international visitors into Bagan grew 17 per cent to 282,387, with the largest increase coming from overland tourists due to improved Mandalay access, according to C9 Hotelworks' Myanmar Tourism Market Overview June 2017 report.
 
 
Longhaul travel's hotter this summer: ForwardKeys VALèNCIA, JUNE 2, 2017
As global longhaul bookings for the summer (June-August) increase 6.4 per cent year-on-year, Indonesia and Thailand are among the major destinations in Asia that are seeing strong booking interest, according to ForwardKeys.
 
 
Krabi hits record arrivals with China claiming lion's share PHUKET, MAY 29, 2017
Airport passenger arrivals into Krabi rose from 376,000 a decade ago to 2016's record high that eclipsed two million, according to the latest Krabi Hotel Market Update by C9 Hotelworks.
 
 
Singapore's five types of foodie travellers ZUJI
To eat or to take a pic, that was Zuji's question to 768 Singapore-based travellers in a recent poll to reveal insights their gastronomical preferences while travelling. The OTA uncovers five types of foodie travellers:
 
 
PATA: visitor forecasts 2017-2021 PATA
PATA takes a look at the expected future trends of travel demand for Asia-Pacific with its latest five-year forecast data of international visitor arrivals and receipts into the region.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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