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Top 5 Lunar Year destinations in the Philippines

Top 5 Lunar Year destinations in the Philippines

Traditionally one of the biggest annual travel periods for APAC travellers is during the Lunar New Year, but with most international borders closed, Filipinos are making the most out of the situation while exercising caution. The oldest Chinatown in the world is in the Philippines and has fostered a huge Chinese community. Soon, Filipinos adopted […]

Staycation trend to carry into next year

Staycation trend to carry into next year

Luxury self-catering holiday company Perfect Stays predicts a staycation explosion following the end of lockdown 3.0. With the ongoing vaccination roll-out across the UK, coupled with the suspension of travel corridors and the introduction of quarantine hotels, would-be holidaymakers look to holiday closer to home this year. Perfect Stays expects a continued surge in bookings […]

Four in 10 Brits say past year is longest they have ever gone without holiday

Four in 10 Brits say past year is longest they have ever gone without holiday

Four in 10 Brits said the past year is the longest they have ever gone without a holiday – taking a toll on their overall mood and wellbeing. A study of 2,000 adults found that prior to the pandemic, they would have enjoyed a holiday or mini break from their daily routine every four months. […]

2021 Will be a ‘Meaningful’ Year of Travel According to Airbnb Report

2021 Will be a ‘Meaningful’ Year of Travel According to Airbnb Report

Americans Feeling Isolated According to the data obtained from the report, the pandemic has caused Americans to feel isolated and lonely. The following data from survey participants reveals: 53% feel less connected to extended family 53% feel less connected to friends 56% feel less connected to local community 58% feel less connected to fellow Americans […]

2020 turns out to be worst year in aviation history with sharpest decline in demand

2020 turns out to be worst year in aviation history with sharpest decline in demand

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2020 demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) fell by 65.9% compared to 2019, which is by far the sharpest traffic decline in aviation history. Furthermore, forward bookings have been falling sharply since late December. International passenger demand in 2020 was 75.6% below 2019 levels. Capacity, (measured […]

APAC travellers look at new domestic destinations to celebrate year of the Ox

APAC travellers look at new domestic destinations to celebrate year of the Ox

Traditionally one of the biggest annual travel periods for Asia Pacific travellers, this Lunar New Year Agoda reveals changing travel patterns emerging post-COVID. This year travellers are discovering off the beaten track destinations as well as revisiting traditional tourist hotspots. Family or group travel is the most popular traveller type and some travellers are pampering […]

2020 worst year for tourism, says UNWTO

2020 worst year for tourism, says UNWTO

Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74 per cent when compared to 2019 according to the latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Destinations worldwide welcomed one billion fewer international arrivals in 2020 than in the previous year, due to an unprecedented fall […]

Grab mulls IPO this year

Grab mulls IPO this year

Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab is considering entering the United States stock market this year, according to Reuters citing sources familiar with the matter. The initial public offering could raise at least USD2 billion that could fuel the growth of the company. The sources said that the plans, including the size of the issue and […]

2020: A Year of Collaboration to Build Better MICE Events

2020: A Year of Collaboration to Build Better MICE Events

  Founder of DMCfinder.co.uk, Ms Jo Joshi offers regional DMCs the gift of exposure to MICE and Event Buyers across the world via its online portal for MICE Request For Proposals (RFPs). While operational during 2020 in its first year as a boutique network of DMCs, Luxperia Collective has taken the time to recruit and […]

Sustainable dining: Ovolo unveils ‘year of the veg’

Sustainable dining: Ovolo unveils ‘year of the veg’

Ovolo Hotels has launched the ‘Year of the Veg’ becoming the first hotel group to go completely vegetarian across all its restaurants, bars, and food services for an entire year. Inspired to act on climate change and environmental conservation, the designer hotel collection is phasing out meat to focus on creating compelling plant-based cuisine instead. […]

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