Month: December 2016

Qatar Airways unveils exclusive artisan amenity kits for premium travellers

Airline to offer designer Nappa Dori amenity kits to all premium passengers travelling on short and medium haul flights DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has introduced signature Nappa Dori amenity kits on board for all of its premium passengers travelling on short and medium haul flights. The artisan brand, Nappa Dori, which has gained global recognition for its luxury handcrafted travel and fashion accessories, has created bespoke amenity kits that celebrate the airline’s global network by featuring images from the more than 150 destinations Qatar Airways serves. Qatar Airways is the first airline to launch an exclusive worldwide partnership...

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8 Coming Travel Trends for 2017

“Follow the trend lines, not the headlines. “ – Bill Clinton We live in unsettling times. Up is down, left is right, losers win. Who really knows what is going on—let alone what will be. The wonderful world of travel is no different. No one has a proverbial crystal ball and the annual rituals of forecasting more usually need to offer mea culpas on last year’s prognostications. While the algorithms of Big Data make it easier these days to see nuances, in the end, demographic trends are just that—demographic trends—that always increase. (Every year there are more solo travelers...

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Closed Gates, Open Borders: The 2016 Travel Roundup

The past year has consisted of turmoil, terror, and most importantly, change. As the year draws to a close, let’s take a look at how travel and tourism across the world have altered. Which countries experienced an increase of people passing through their borders, and where have people been sceptical to return to? With the ever-accumulating terror attacks and expanding war zones, many countries have found their tourism sectors completely shattered. Turkey , a once popular destination for many Brits and Germans, is now a place feared by many. Dozens of higher education institutions have abandoned ties with Turkish...

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Business travel trends for 2017 – part two

Neon sign at Good Hotel In the second in a four-part series we look some of the key business travel trends for the year ahead. Part two: team travel, caring capitalism and vacation deprivation… TEAM TRAVEL Based on data from an annual survey by MeetingsNet and the Incentive Research Foundation, the IBTM Trends Watch Report 2016 predicts that 2017 will see a “continuing rally in demand for incentive travel”, with budgets expanding and incentive programmes growing for groups of employees. In 2008, per-person spending on incentive travel was US$3,659 but the global financial crisis saw this reduced to US$2,397...

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Eurowings expands leisure travel options from Mallorca, Spain

Eurowings is expanding the routes offered from its first Spanish base in Mallorca. The airline is expanding the offering significantly with three new destinations in Germany, even before stationing the first two aircrafts there in May next year. There’s also a considerable increase in the low-cost routes out of Vienna when the summer flight schedule starts at the end of March 2017. Here the quality low-cost airline is adding no less than 13 new routes and increasing the frequency of existing connections. The two locations, Palma de Mallorca and Vienna, are set to play an important part in the...

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