• WTM London 2018 reveals Chinese travellers prefer WeChat mobile payments

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tour World

    Get a WeChat account, enable mobile payments and make Chinese visitors feel welcome - just some of the ways European businesses and travel companies can attract more Chinese travellers according to speakers at the Asia Inspiration Zone on the first day of WTM in London, 2018.
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  • WTM London 2018 pointed Middle East and Africa region opening up for tourism

    WTM London 2018 pointed Middle East and Africa region opening up for tourism

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Gastrodiplomacy in Jordan, plans for Expo 2020 in Dubai, opportunities in Africa and the latest travel trends for the region were all hotly debated topics in the Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone on Day Three of WTM London - where Ideas Arrive.
    Increased security, rising demand and growing competition in the Middle East and Africa region is opening up tourism, according to Euromonitor's Travel Trends research.
    Senior analyst Lea Meyer told the audience at the Middle East& Africa Inspiration Zone inbound arrivals are expected to record a compound aggregate growth rate of 6% between now...
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  • Moscow City presented new opportunities for English tourists at WTM London 2018

    Moscow City presented new opportunities for English tourists at WTM London 2018

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Takes part in World Travel Market 2018, the leading global event for the travel industry. On 5 November 2018, the first day of the exhibition, the stand of the Russian capital attracted a lot of attention from the press and travel industry professionals from all over the world. During the Press Conference, a speaker of the Moscow City Tourism Department made a presentation about new opportunities for tourists from the UK.
    Moscow is one of the largest business centers in Europe. It holds the first place among the world's fastest developing cities in the world rankings. Over the past few...
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  • Exhibitors at Travel Forward hailed three-day conference and exhibition a resounding success

    Exhibitors at Travel Forward hailed three-day conference and exhibition a resounding success

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    The technology-focused event for the travel and hospitality industry, co-located with WTM London, attracted more than 120 exhibitors from around the globe, operating across the entire travel and hospitality ecosystem.
    Singapore-based Zumata uses artificial intelligence, natural language processing and image recognition to power a hotel booking API and chatbots. It exhibited at the Travel Tech Show WTM last year and this spring.
    Its CEO and cofounder Josh Ziegler said that Travel Forward and the WTM portfolio was important for raising brand awareness.
    However, he added that the team had had...
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  • Wellness tourism up by 6.5% - research at WTM London

    Wellness tourism up by 6.5% - research at WTM London

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Wellness tourism is growing faster than the overall tourism sector. It accounts for 830 million trips a year and is estimated at $639 billion, according to figures released at World Travel Market London.
    Destinations revolving around wellness are a good option to over-crowded destinations.
    Global Wellness Institute report shows that tourism expenditure grew 3.2 per cent in the two years to 2017, wellness tourism expenditure rose by 6.5 per cent. It is growing across the world.
    The highest number of wellness trips is made to Europe. Other prominent markets for wellness tourism are North...
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  • WTM London 2018 reveals Chinese travellers prefer WeChat mobile payments

    WTM London 2018 reveals Chinese travellers prefer WeChat mobile payments

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Get a WeChat account, enable mobile payments and make Chinese visitors feel welcome - just some of the ways European businesses and travel companies can attract more Chinese travellers according to speakers at th e Asia Inspiration Zone on the first day of WTM in London, 2018.
    Chinese travellers are still travelling in groups, however more are choosing to travel independently, looking to research their own trips, hire cars and stay longer in one place, rather than tick big city icons off their list, panellists said. Businesses should also think about becoming Chinese-friendly, adopting and...
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