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COVID-19 Vaccines driving demand for holidays

A new travel trends research paper released today by Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform*, reveals that vaccine rollouts globally are driving increasing demand for holidays, with vaccinated travellers more likely to stay longer and spend more on their trips than unvaccinated travellers. … Continue Reading reveals how the ‘pandemic effect’ could finally tip sustainable travel intent for Aussies into impactful action today releases the 2021 Sustainable Travel Reportrevealing insights from more than 29,000 travellers across 30 countries, which indicate the pandemic might have been the tipping point for travellers to finally commit to their own sustainable journey. The latest research finds Aussie travellers are more committed than ever to travel in a mindful way, with 61% of travellers reporting they believe people have to act now to save the planet for future generations. … Continue Reading

Australians concerned about tourism’s environmental impact – Agoda survey reveals

June 8, 2021 OTA News No Comments

When it comes to the environmental impact of taking a holiday Australians are most concerned about over-tourism, polluted beaches or waterways, and energy inefficiencies in their accommodation according to Agoda’s Sustainable Travel Trends Survey. … Continue Reading

Hotelbeds enters exciting new partnership with Samoa Tourism Authority!

June 7, 2021 OTA News No Comments

 Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, has today announced a new collaboration with Samoa Tourism Authority to drive in-bound tourism to the Pacific island from Australia and New Zealand while international travel restrictions remain in place. … Continue Reading

What Australian Travellers Want

June 4, 2021 OTA News No Comments

We all know that over the last 12 months the travel industry has changed at an exponential rate. The entire industry was put on hold for almost the entirety of 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the plans of travellers all around the world. … Continue Reading

Tongcheng-Elong partners Travelport to empower traveler shopping experience in NDC trial

May 28, 2021 OTA News No Comments

Leading Chinese online travel agency (OTA), Tongcheng-Elong and worldwide leader in travel retail, Travelport, today announced an agreement with Tongcheng-Elong to trial Travelport’s new modern, lightweight, highly functional microservices API, part of the recently launched Travelport+ next-generation platform. … Continue Reading takes you to the places you’ve missed the most across Asia from the comfort of your living room

May 27, 2021 OTA News No Comments

Though travel abroad may still be on pause, this hasn’t stopped Hong Kong travellers from finding creative ways to explore the world. has found that 66% of Hong Kong travelers think travel is more important to them now than it was before the pandemic. … Continue Reading

Introducing the Airbnb 2021 Release: 100+ innovations and upgrades across our entire service

May 27, 2021 OTA News No Comments

Inspired by the major shift in how people are traveling within Australia and around the world, Airbnb is introducing more than 100 upgrades to refine and improve every aspect of the Airbnb experience, from our website and app to our community support and policies. … Continue Reading

Hotelbeds partners with Aruba Tourism Authority to drive in-bound US tourism

May 24, 2021 OTA News No Comments

Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, has today announced a new collaboration with Aruba Tourism Authority, to promote this exotic Caribbean destination, also known as ‘One Happy Island’, to its extensive network of US travel advisors. … Continue Reading

Introducing PakVoyager—Online Tour Booking Platform Brings Pakistan’s Tourism into the Digital Era

May 22, 2021 OTA News No Comments

Online Pakistan tour and travel booking startup, PakVoyager connects travellers to local hotels, tour operators, and car rental companies that publish their tour packages on the company’s platform. Tourists can book everything they need for their Pakistan holiday online in one place on PakVoyager’s website via credit card. … Continue Reading


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