Travel News

Ctrip To Buy Skyscanner For GBP£1.4 billion

November 23, 2016

Ctrip To Buy Skyscanner For GBP£1.4 billion

Chinese online travel agent Ctrip has agreed to buy UK-based Skyscanner in a deal worth GBP£1.4 billion (USD$1.74 billion).


TUI Approves Etihad Joint Venture Airline

November 23, 2016

TUI Approves Etihad Joint Venture Airline

European tour company TUI is to go ahead with its plans to create a new European airline with Abu Dhabi’s Etihad.


Airfares To Remain Flat In 2017 - Report

November 16, 2016

Airfares To Remain Flat In 2017 - Report

The outlook for business travel over the next year remains subdued and airfares will remain broadly static according to a new report.


US To Expand Passenger Preclearance

November 4, 2016

US To Expand Passenger Preclearance

The US Department of Homeland Security has selected 11 additional airports for a possible expansion of preclearance.


HNA Group To Buy Hilton Stake

October 24, 2016

HNA Group To Buy Hilton Stake

China’s HNA Group will buy a stake of about 25 percent in Hilton for USD$6.5 billion in cash.



Indonesia's August Tourist Arrivals Jump 16 Percent

October 4, 2016

Indonesia's August Tourist Arrivals Jump 16 Percent

The number of foreign visitors to Indonesia rose 16.1 percent in August to 944,455.


Spain’s Tourist Arrivals Increase In August

September 30, 2016

Spain’s Tourist Arrivals Increase In August

Spain had 10.1 million visitor arrivals in August, a rise of 5.8 percent from last year as tourists switched from other destinations.


UK Visitor Numbers Hit July Record

September 26, 2016

UK Visitor Numbers Hit July Record

Inbound visitor numbers to the United Kingdom rose 2 percent in July, setting a new record for the month.


Bangkok Beats London As Most Popular Travel Destination

September 22, 2016

Bangkok Beats London As Most Popular Travel Destination

Bangkok is now the most popular global travel destination according to Mastercard’s annual Global Destinations Cities Index.


Saga Profit Up As Seniors Carry On Travelling

September 21, 2016

Saga Profit Up As Seniors Carry On Travelling

Customers of UK-based travel firm Saga have shrugged off security fears and the recent Brexit vote, with the company announcing an 8.5 percent pre-tax profit increase for the first-half of 2016.