‘Supercities’ with strong influence on hotel room rates world wide

According to a study made by TMC Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), “supercities” lead increases in hotel room rates world wide and have a stronger impact on this than national trends. Therefore, individual destinations like Singapore, Barcelona or Beijing influence room rates and national economic trends as well. The study reveals Moscow, New York and Geneva to have the most expensive room rates. Cities with the highest decreases for hotel room rates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Berlin.

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Taiwan targets 8 million inbound visitors in 2013 with new promotion

Inbound market continues to grow prosperously in Taiwan. International visitor arrivals rose 20 percent in 2012 to 7.3 million, according to Taiwan Tourism Bureau. This impressive growth rate is nearly thrice the global average of 6.8 percent for 2012 projected by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the bureau said. According to the survey, Taiwan’s tourism revenue in 2012 amounted to US$11.7 billion, marking 6.36 percent growth compared with the previous year.

The Tourism Bureau co-produced with National Geographic Channel to showcase Taiwan’s festivals with series of documentary films and 30-second commercials. The Taiwan Tourism Events calendar presents a full year’s festivals, covering religion, folk customs, sports, and innovative arts and craft activities, allowing domestic and foreign tourists to appreciate cultural happening year-round across the nation.

David W. J. Hsieh, the director-general of the Tourism Bureau, pointed out that The Taiwan Tourism Events calendar has been promoted since last year, intended to draw more inbound tourists to experience the diversity of Taiwan’s festivals around the island. “The documentary films of Taiwan Tourism Events will be shown on NGC, Fox, Star World and other overseas cable networks. Target audiences include 65 million households in 25 Asian countries, such as Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand,” said David Hsieh.

                
Upcoming event “Taiwan Cycling Festival” of Taiwan Tourism Events

Meanwhile, increasing tourists also accelerate the demand for hotels. So far, the number of rooms grows by 1,266 in Taipei since last year. Several hotels is planned to open in Q4, including the Mandarin Oriental Taipei, which will have 303 rooms and two ball rooms, and the 104-roomed Eslite Hotel, which is owned by one of the largest retail bookstores in Taiwan. Boutique hotels spring up all over the island, aiming to create revenue in FIT and business travel sector, which provide more options for customers. Like Ximen, one of the most popular district in Taipei, now has become a key battleground for five-star hotelier to introducing new brands of boutique hotels, urging hotelier for further renovation in order to satisfy upscale clients. Hotels in Taiwan are expected to gain rapid increase because of tourist boom.

Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Center

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American study on the preception of Convention Bureaus

The website buyersteps.ulitzer.com published an article about a study on North American Meeting Planner Perceptions of international Convention Bureaus. the study was realized by Development Counsellors International (DCI) (www.aboutdci.com). The study reveals what places are perceived to be the best locations for international and domestic meetings while also profiling best practices for securing those meetings.Conducted by DCI, "Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing" is the first study of its kind to be released in the United States, which analyzes the perceptions of North American meeting planners with global meeting planning responsibilities.

 

London, Barcelona, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong were among the favorite international meetings destinations, while Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York were viewed as the favorite North American destinations for meetings.

 

Read the whole article on buyersteps.ulitzer.com

 

 

 



American study on the preception of Convention Bureaus

The website buyersteps.ulitzer.com published an article about a study on North American Meeting Planner Perceptions of international Convention Bureaus. the study was realized by Development Counsellors International (DCI) (www.aboutdci.com). The study reveals what places are perceived to be the best locations for international and domestic meetings while also profiling best practices for securing those meetings.Conducted by DCI, "Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing" is the first study of its kind to be released in the United States, which analyzes the perceptions of North American meeting planners with global meeting planning responsibilities.

 

London, Barcelona, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong were among the favorite international meetings destinations, while Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York were viewed as the favorite North American destinations for meetings.

 

Read the whole article on buyersteps.ulitzer.com

 

 

 



American study on the preception of Convention Bureaus

The website buyersteps.ulitzer.com published an article about a study on North American Meeting Planner Perceptions of international Convention Bureaus. the study was realized by Development Counsellors International (DCI) (www.aboutdci.com). The study reveals what places are perceived to be the best locations for international and domestic meetings while also profiling best practices for securing those meetings.Conducted by DCI, "Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing" is the first study of its kind to be released in the United States, which analyzes the perceptions of North American meeting planners with global meeting planning responsibilities.

 

London, Barcelona, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong were among the favorite international meetings destinations, while Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York were viewed as the favorite North American destinations for meetings.

 

Read the whole article on buyersteps.ulitzer.com

 

 

 



Routes 2012: Singapore Changi Airport eyes South America and Africa

Singapore Changi Airport has been making a splash at World Routes 2012, where it is holding meetings with its airline partners and showcasing its latest developments.

Top of the agenda are the addition of new routes, continued network expansion and a major makeover of Terminal 1.

 

The leading airport also revealed its plans to tap into South America and Africa in coming months. Singapore Changi Airport, one of the most celebrated airports in the world, handled some 4.28 million passenger movements in August 2012, an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to a year ago.

 

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Routes 2012: Singapore Changi Airport eyes South America and Africa

Singapore Changi Airport has been making a splash at World Routes 2012, where it is holding meetings with its airline partners and showcasing its latest developments.

Top of the agenda are the addition of new routes, continued network expansion and a major makeover of Terminal 1.

 

The leading airport also revealed its plans to tap into South America and Africa in coming months. Singapore Changi Airport, one of the most celebrated airports in the world, handled some 4.28 million passenger movements in August 2012, an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to a year ago.

 

Lesen Sie hier weiter..



Routes 2012: Singapore Changi Airport eyes South America and Africa


Singapore Changi Airport has been making a splash at World Routes 2012, where it is holding meetings with its airline partners and showcasing its latest developments.

Top of the agenda are the addition of new routes, continued network expansion and a major makeover of Terminal 1.

 

The leading airport also revealed its plans to tap into South America and Africa in coming months. Singapore Changi Airport, one of the most celebrated airports in the world, handled some 4.28 million passenger movements in August 2012, an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to a year ago.

 

Lesen Sie hier weiter..



Routes 2012: Singapore Changi Airport eyes South America and Africa

Singapore Changi Airport has been making a splash at World Routes 2012, where it is holding meetings with its airline partners and showcasing its latest developments.

Top of the agenda are the addition of new routes, continued network expansion and a major makeover of Terminal 1.

 

The leading airport also revealed its plans to tap into South America and Africa in coming months. Singapore Changi Airport, one of the most celebrated airports in the world, handled some 4.28 million passenger movements in August 2012, an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to a year ago.

 

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Routes 2012: Singapore Changi Airport eyes South America and Africa

Singapore Changi Airport has been making a splash at World Routes 2012, where it is holding meetings with its airline partners and showcasing its latest developments.

Top of the agenda are the addition of new routes, continued network expansion and a major makeover of Terminal 1.

 

The leading airport also revealed its plans to tap into South America and Africa in coming months. Singapore Changi Airport, one of the most celebrated airports in the world, handled some 4.28 million passenger movements in August 2012, an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to a year ago.

 

Lesen Sie hier weiter..