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Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs...

By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles 24 May 2019


Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017


School holidays show SA still has travel fever

Data from Cheapflights indicates that South Africans still have travel fever and a hunger to explore international destinations despite the sluggish local economy...

11 Jul 2017


The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

Research into film tourism - still a relatively new trend - has begun to directly link it to positive benefits for local businesses...

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017


Terrorism a threat to UK tourism numbers

"For trips taken later in the year, it is likely that some potential visitors will be deterred from travelling to the UK because of safety and security considerations..."

6 Jun 2017


G Adventures diversifies portfolio with acquisition of boutique cruise line

G Adventures has acquired UK cruise line Swan Hellenic, further diversifying its portfolio of brands, adding boutique small ship cruising to its...

10 Feb 2017


Top spots in Australia to spend your vacation

Partying or relaxing? Australia is the best place to be. Down Under offers a lot... whatever your taste, Australia has it.

By Amelia Verona 25 Jul 2014


Web searches for cruise breaks to the Caribbean up 50%

LONDON, UK: The Caribbean proved a popular destination with UK consumers who went online to look for cruise holidays in the lead up to the festive season, reveals analysis of the latest cruise-related online search data from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight.

14 Jan 2014


Over three times more searches for hotels at home than away

LONDON, UK: 60% of the 3.3 million UK consumer online searches for hotels made a month ahead of the festive season were for lodgings domestically, reveals analysis of the latest quarterly search intelligence for the sector from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight.

24 Dec 2013


UK boutique hotel queries outnumber those in short, long-haul destinations 3:1

LONDON, UK: There were three times as many online searches for lifestyle & boutique hotels in the UK than there were for those located in short-haul and long-haul destinations combined.

8 Oct 2013


EasyJet deal rankles founder

LONDON, UK: EasyJet is likely to go ahead and buy 135 Airbus single-aisle A320 passenger planes even though EasyJet's founder and biggest shareholder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, said on Monday (1 July) that he would vote against this plan.

2 Jul 2013


Web searches for popular holiday terms and destinations suffer significant drop

LONDON, UK: As the Easter getaway approaches, some tour operators in the UK are reporting an impromptu boom in holiday bookings to warmer destinations including the Mediterranean, triggered by March's extreme weather.

28 Mar 2013


ARC2012 exhibition sold out in record time

LONDON, UK: ARC2012, claimed to be the most focused networking platform for airline buyers and suppliers, has announced that all the booths in its exhibition have been reserved, just four weeks after the launch. The suppliers' exhibition, which has grown 60% since 2011, to include an Innovation Gallery, will support this year's Airline Retail Conference in London, taking place on 9-11 July at the Hilton London Metropole.

3 Apr 2012


Searches for holidays to Africa overtake North America and close gap with Europe

LONDON, UK: Online holiday searches totalled 3.1 million at the latter end of 2011 and the African continent saw a surge of queries far exceeding those for the Caribbean, Far East or South East Asia, according to leading digital marketing agency, Greenlight's latest report Holidays Issue 11.

1 Feb 2012

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