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If you want to keep up with travel industry news and all the latest developments in the holiday industry, then how’s this for a blog? Travel Business News is both a holidaymaker’s guide and a travel business resource for those interested in the industry. Want to find out which exotic and closer to home destinations UK airlines are flying to this summer? Or where you

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Cruise Critic reveals winners of Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Eastern Caribbean St Maarten photo credit cruise critic member terre

Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise review site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of the inaugural Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The awards name the best cruise destinations of the year – across 15 regions around the world – based entirely on reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website.

“A cruise isn’t just about the ship – picking the right itinerary is

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Rickshaw Travel gives advice on having an authentic travel experience in Thailand


Recent news of one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands – Ko Tachai – closing due to ‘excessive tourism’ has sparked questions on whether it is still possible for travellers to experience the country without heavily impacting the environment. 

This news comes 20 years on from the release of Alex Garland’s cult novel ‘The Beach’ which inspired mass wanderlust to Thailand’s turquoise shores. It seems travellers are

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New statistics show Iceland sees substantial growth in tourism

Iceland Ragnheidur Elin Arnadóttir Minister of Industry and Commerce

Iceland’s growth strategy in the tourism industry has become a benchmark for the global tourism industry. It reflects, amongst other things, the results of Iceland utilizing the opportunity that presented itself through the unexpected volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 that “shut down” Europe and Iceland for days. The tourism industry used the volcanic eruptions as an opportunity to create a global campaign called “Inspired

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HIP Hotels relaunches as portfolio of the world’s most desirable hotels

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Three visionaries and a dream: to convert a travel experience into a profound travel and experiential platform. This the premise for the relaunch of HIP Hotels, one of the most recognised travel brands boasting a portfolio of the world’s most desirable hotels, known as Highly Individual Places; hotels we all want to find. A remote ancient monastery in Umbria, a hotel on a par with

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Flo & Joe Helping UK Travellers Jet Set in Style for Long Haul Summer

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Britain’s leading boutique travel store is helping holidaymakers jet set in style this summer, with an on-trend range of holiday wear and accessories. With the latest statistics revealing that long haul travel is on the rise, Flo & Joe is the go-to platform for runway worthy products that blend function with fashion. As well as a curated line-up of products from iconic travel brand Flight

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National Geographic Traveller announces Travel Geeks: Rush Hour


National Geographic Traveller (UK) will be regularly hosting Travel Geeks: Rush Hour after its launch success at London’s Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show.

This new informal series of after-work get-togethers brings together experts, writers, readers and travellers in an open forum to talk about travel. Meet the National Geographic Traveller (UK) team, talk to specialists, listen to their experiences and be inspired by readers. The

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New figures show records set for inbound UK tourism in 2015

New figures out show that 2015 set a new record for inbound tourism to the UK with 35.8 million visits, four per cent up on 2014 and the sixth consecutive year of growth.
Comparing growth over the last five years shows that there were six million more visits in 2015 than 2010, an increase of 20%.

Visitors spent £21.8 billion in the UK last year in line

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Tourism jobs see highest growth up 12% in past 5 years

Latest figures out today show that jobs in tourism in the UK have grown more than twice as much as other sectors of the economy in the five years to 2014.

From 2009 to 2014, employment in tourism industries has grown by almost 12%, from 2.66 million to 2.97million, compared to non-tourism sectors which in comparison grew by 5%.

Tourism Minister David Evennett said:

“Our tourism industry

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Travel ideas app GoingPlaces, now available in the App Store


With smart phones in nearly every consumer’s hands, travel industry experts are strategically focused on “going mobile.”  Timed perfectly alongside this ‘shift’, is the launch of GoingPlaces, a new travel inspiration app, now available for download in the App Store.

According to a recent article published on, by Andrei Klubnikin, 45% of smartphone holders use applications while planning a holiday and 15% of leisure travelers download

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Camping-and-co Camping Reservation Specialist Grows in Europe

Guillaume Patrizi, President and Founder, Camping-and-co

With 109,743 million nights booked on, the online camping reservation specialist confirms its status as the preferred website for outdoor accommodation among French and European holidaymakers. The outdoor accommodation industry has generated more than 2 billion euros in France alone in 2014, and 6 billion euros in Europe in 2015. With a turnover of 8 million euros ??in France last year, leading French campsite

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