Travel Decisions and Consumer Behavior in the Age of Everything Everywhere An industry study released last month identifies what trend-setting consumer behavior and motivations are afoot for those scrolling for travel deals online and identifies their experience during the destination selection, shopping and booking processes. The study also details the key trends and predictions in […]
Japan has traveled back from the brink, a Lazarus effect of rising up against the odds of total destruction to see near complete recovery to its travel and tourism industry, according to a report this month by the World Travel & Tourism Council. In the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear melt down […]
Last year, cruise lines carried some 16.3 million passengers to ports around the globe. About 11 million of those cruisers hailed from the U.S. and given the 300 million person-count of the country, cruising penetration represents just a little more than 3 percent, according to statistics offered in Cruise Line International Association’s (CLIA) 2012 Cruise […]
By Bill Becken, Senior Cruise Editor Who is today’s cruise consumer and who is the customer of the future? How will cruise lines address and service them? What will new customers look for in future cruise products? Guy Young, CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, speaks to Travel-Intel.
Planning a trip to Maui? Any Maui trip should be stacked with Maui adventures all made convenient and quite luxurious by a stay at the Wailea Beach Villas at Wailea Beach. What makes a trip to Maui particularly poignant for families and romantic couples is the right location with the right kind of space at […]
Hawaii, a destination that, only a few years ago, saw severe dips in tourism numbers, a nose dive in room rates, airline bankruptcies and lift reductions, and frighteningly grey horizons for tourism development, has rebounded like a patient from a coma now brimming with new life. January’s reports showed a 14% increase in Hawaii visitor […]
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