RSS Title //localhost:3000 RSS Description Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:50:43 +0000 en-US Influencer Marketing Grows Up Tips for navigating the new landscape of working with influencers   Influencer marketing has entered adolescence: Brand budgets are increasing, and the government is paying closer attention. According to the Association of National Advertisers, three-quarters of national advertisers in the U.S. make use of influencer marketing and are so pleased with the result that 43… Read more »

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Travel mag reveals 19 must-see destinations for 2019 The UK edition of National Geographic Traveller has announced its Cool List 2019, highlighting the 19 must-see destinations for the year ahead. The much-anticipated list of countries and cities is revealed in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of the magazine, and editor Pat Riddell said: “Our team of editors, writers and industry experts have compiled the… Read more »

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Rough Guides unveils its Top Places to Visit in 2019 Popular travel publishers Rough Guides has announced its list of must-see destinations for 2019. A team of expert writers and editors have recommended a list of 19 places that it would be best to see during the coming year. Jenny Cahill-Jones, Rough Guides Senior Online Editor, said: “From newly minted national parks to one-off experiences,… Read more »

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Brits more likely to see Eiffel Tower than Stonehenge Brits are more likely to have seen the Eiffel Tower than Stonehenge, according to a fascinating study that gives an insight into their travel habits. A survey of 2,000 adults found less than half of the population have visited Wiltshire’s prehistoric monument, with one in 20 even claiming to have never heard of it. But… Read more »

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HGV appoints Tim Loughman to key East Coast role Global timeshare giant Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has annnounced the appointment of Tim Loughman as East Coast area vice president of resort operations. In his new role, Loughman will be responsible for overseeing and driving all aspects of resort operations for 15 HGV resorts on the East Coast, including Florida, South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and… Read more »

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Schnepp earns key role at Wyndham Vacation Clubs Wyndham Destinations has announced the appointment of timeshare industry veteran Bill Schnepp to the new role of executive vice president of Marketing for Wyndham Vacation Clubs. In his new role, Schnepp will oversee the marketing and strategic initiatives for the company’s vacation ownership business. The move sees Schnepp ‘returning home’ to Wyndham, as his 35… Read more »

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Sustainability now a key factor for travellers More than two-fifths (45%) of people say the sustainability credentials of their travel provider are important when booking a holiday this year – a figure that has almost doubled over the last four years (24% in 2014). The findings are part of ABTA’s Travel Trends 2019 report, which highlights that responsible tourism is now becoming… Read more »

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Dominican named Caribbean’s best golf destination The Dominican Republic has been recognised as the ‘Golf Destination for Latin America and the Caribbean’ for 2019 by the International Association of Tour Operators of Golf (IAGTO). The popular Caribbean destination has won the award for the fourth time, having recognised the Dominican Republic as the main destination for travel in this market segment… Read more »

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Trending guide recommends social media hot-spots Virgin Holidays has launched a unique new Trending Travel Guide – a digital platform that updates daily to give real-time holiday recommendations. By analysing 25 million social media interactions, the data-driven guide brings the most popular bars, restaurants and attractions to the top of its online hotlist. As the popularity of guidebooks wanes and social… Read more »

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NH Hotel Group to open UK’s first nhow hotel NH Hotel Group is to open its latest nhow hotel in London in summer 2019. The four-star nhow London will be NH Hotel Group’s second property in the UK, and the 190-room hotel will be located between the City, Islington and Shoreditch, within the ‘250 City Road’ development. Under the theme ‘London Reloaded’, the hotel’s… Read more »

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Disney Vacation Club previews new resort Disney Vacation Club has shared artist concept images of the upcoming Disney Riviera Resort that is set to open at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The resort will feature a rooftop restaurant boasting views of the night-time spectaculars at both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And as the recently-released renderings show, Disney Vacation Club… Read more »

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Ecotricity in team-up to help UK holidays go green British green energy company Ecotricity has launched a new partnership with Green Tourism to help the UK’s tourism industry become more sustainable. Global tourism is growing at a rate of five per cent every year and is responsible for nearly one tenth of the world’s carbon emissions – with everything from air travel to poorly… Read more »

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