Thursday, February 9, 2023

The travel industry in 2023: Crypto and TravelTech to shake the sector

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The year 2022 has been a recovery era for the travel industry. The post-covid year brought about more confidence and loosened restrictions as opposed to 2020 and 2021. While some European countries still imposed restrictions upon entry, like demanding proof of vaccination, many other countries have returned to their former entry model before the global pandemic.

3 amazing treehouse Airbnb’s you should visit on your next holiday

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Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation, the treehouse Airbnb experience is sure to provide an unforgettable experience. With the chance to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you can enjoy the beauty of nature in a unique and peaceful setting.

Global travel industry sees strong growth, GMO Research reveals

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In a recent travel survey by GMO Research, results show that with borders opening up again, Asia is beginning to see healthy travel patterns. While the region is still not at pre-pandemic levels, and travellers are still cautious, interest in overseas travel has significantly increased. To understand travel patterns and willingness, GMO Research conducted a study on monitors in ten countries and regions of the ASIA Cloud Panel, the company's own panel network.

London ranks as the best capital city for companies to entertain customers

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Location is everything when it comes to pitching a big business deal. The success of sealing the deal can be greatly impacted by hosting a client in a city that offers the appropriate mix of excellent dining, five-star hotels, stunning golf courses, and other sought-after amenities. Using metrics like the number of meeting rooms available to hire, number of Michelin recognised restaurants and the cost of a taxi, CompareMyJet has studied 38 OECD countries to discover the 10 best and worst cities for business people looking to impress their clients.

American Express Travel publishes the 2023 Trending Destinations list

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American Express Travel, recently, published the 2023 Trending Destinations list, featuring the ten most popular destinations for travel next year, identified by global American Express Card Member travel reservations for each of these destinations.

Jetstar and Zip partnership takes off just in time for the holiday season 

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Jetstar customers can now book flights using Aussie buy now, pay later platform, Zip. The collaboration is an expansion of the Qantas partnership announced earlier this year and offers more flexible payment options for Jetstar customers – just in time for the holiday season. Both Zip's innovative products Zip Pay and Zip Money will be available for eligible Jetstar customers. Zip Pay allows customers to flexibly pay for purchases of up to $1,000 (interest free), while Zip Money facilitates purchases of up to $10,000 (up to 6 months interest free). 

Hilton spotlights travelers’ changing expectations as a record year ends

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If 2022 was the year of the changed traveler, 2023 is the year of the evolved traveler. Hilton released its 2023 trends report, The 2023 Traveler: Emerging Trends that are Innovating the Travel Experience, A Report from Hilton, which reveals the latest consumer expectations following a year when travelers showed up in record numbers.

Reflections Holiday Parks becomes the first Aussie park to be certified

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In an Australian first for sustainable travel, Reflections Holiday Parks has become the first holiday park group in the country to be certified as a social enterprise. As a profit-for-purpose based business, Reflections Holiday Parks reinvested $9.1 million in FY22 into their 36 holiday parks and 43 community Crown reserves, which are vital habitats for animals and plants, as well as being treasured playgrounds for regional communities and visitors.

Bamboo Airways teams up with Amadeus to implement Altéa PSS

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Bamboo Airways has selected Amadeus as its next-gen tech partner. The carrier will implement the Amadeus Altéa PSS solution in addition to solutions for revenue management and digital experience. The Altéa PSS will equip Bamboo Airways with travel tech to deliver superior service to its customers as the carrier progresses on its ambitious growth journey. 

Research shows a quarter of Aussies plan to work while on the next holiday

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A new survey of more than 8,000 travellers globally, including 800 travellers across Australia, reveals an extension in the Working From Home phenomenon of the past two and a half years — a quarter of Australians now plan to work whilst on their next holiday.