Understanding visitors from pre-purchase to what they do while in Spain, with rich real-time data, in-order-to that their tourism stakeholders can better accommodate the visitors' perceptions and desires, is how Spain, globally ranked top three destinations for inbound visitors, plan to maintain their top position.
Las Vegas casinos like MGM will be hosting Woodstock styled music festival on nearby large tracks of land, with top world performers, just steps away from top Vegas hotels and restaurants, Valarie Segarra, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Sr. Director of Industry Relations, tells TravelMole
33% growth is unheard of, but that’s what Ireland experience in 2014 and looking to match this number for 2015, Tourism Ireland’s Central Marketing Director, Mark Henry, tells TravelMole. Good fortunes, good tourism management and marketing, simple things like packaging visitor routes, increased air capacity… and look out for gastronomy.
Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding merchandising technology has been adopted by over 100 airlines, Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport tells TravelMole, who also discusses progress with Air Asia on Travelport, as well as tapping into payment processing services with eNett and other partners, to the tune of nearly 500 million dollars thus far.
Three year old Urban Adventures is already nearing 100,000 bookings a year, Darrell Wade, CEO of four year old Peak Adventure Travel, holding company comprising of the world’s leading Adventure travel companies, some dating back to the 70s and 80s, such as Exodus, Trek America, Intrepid Travel, tells TravelMole. Hear Darrell’s general update about PEAK.
Representing all European national tourism offices, European Travel Commission (ETC), continues to promoting Europe internationally to consumers and the travel trade, as well as providing research about inbound tourism to Europe, Eduardo Santander, CEO of ETC meets up with TravelMole Publisher.
While South Africa continues to be an innovative leader in tourism development, dealing with challenges as all destinations have, it is understandably being exasperated by current (April 2015) violence against and by immigrants. Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO, Ms Mmatšatši Ramawela… the umbrella body for private sector in the South African travel and tourism industry meets with TravelMole Publisher at WTTC Summit in Madrid.
At the annual get together with TravelMole Publisher, Brett Tollman, President & Chief Executive, of the Travel Corporation, talks about their new acquisitions, their global corporate management structure, sustainability program and a general update of their portfolio companies which range from luxury hotels and boutique river cruises, to independent holiday package companies and a variety of guided travel experiences.
Turkish Airlines has invested half billion dollars in marketing; new Istanbul airport will drive the airline's continued growth, as well as that of Turkish tourism, says President and CEO, Temel Kotil.
Anat Ben Yosef, Israel Ministry Of Tourism, new Western Region Director explains how their over 6 offices throughout USA and Canada are there to support travel industry and the opportunities to tap religious travel groups.