A new promotion, www.travelcube.com/cruise, pilots in the UK to help retail travel agents book hotels, transfers, sightseeing and more for cruise passengers. TravelCube has secured room availability until 2016 or beyond to help agents tap the growing popularity of cruising.TravelCube launches new promotion as cruise travel grows (113.1 KB)
Despite significant softening in national hotel occupancy and average daily rates, number of room nights booked in Singapore with GTA rises +35% in first six months of 2014 with bookings by Chinese travellers up 45%. The success in the first half of the year has seen Singapore overtake Bangkok to become Asia’s most popular destination. Latest success follows similar growth in 2013 when room nights booked in Singapore increased by 50%.Singapore overtakes Bangkok as biggest Asian destination (194.86 KB)
Eight of GTA’s senior management team climbed Mount Fuji to celebrate three decades since the company opened its first Asian office in Japan. The team also used the occasion to raise awareness for GTA’s global charity partner, ECPAT International.GTA marks 30 years with charity Mount Fuji climb (149.12 KB)
An evening reception will help businesses understand more about international demand for Melbourne’s tourist accommodation, services and experiences. The number of room nights has been growing by more than 8% a year on average (CAGR) since 2010 and by 37% in 2013 alone. China is increasingly vital for Melbourne and an 88% rise in the number of room nights booked in 2013 saw it exceed Hong Kong, Indonesia and Japan.Workshop helps Melbourne businesses reach more of the world’s travellers (151.94 KB)
Celebrating three decades since its first Asian offices opened in Hong Kong and Japan in 1984, travel agents in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand can benefit from GTA’s campaign promoting Hong Kong, Singapore and Bali. More than 100 money-saving special offers offer up to 30% and more off bookings at a range of three-, four- and five-star properties. Room nights booked by GTA in Hong Kong were up 23% last year, up 50% in Singapore and by 39% in Bali.30 years in Asia campaign (160.69 KB)
Peter Fernandes, a consultant for India’s Ezeego1 Travel and Tours has won a place on a four- to five-day fam trip to New York City. It is part of GTA's new summer promotion for Indian agents and specialists on New York’s hotels, shopping, dining, culture and more. It comes after GTA saw the number of room nights booked in New York City by India’s travel trade grow by 22% last year.