Industry Insights

Can travel continue to break records? The WTTC thinks so

Digital graph displaying an upwards trajectoryThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has predicted an all-time best US$11.1 trillion contribution to the global economy from travel and tourism in 2024.

Where are Brits going cruise crazy?

Map of the UK overlaid with a magnifying glass examining a cruise shipExamining Google search data from across the last 12 months, insurance comparison firm InsureMy has uncovered the UK cities and towns that are searching for cruise holidays the most.

PATA chairman rounds up destination direction

Chris Crampton chairman of PATA UK Ireland chapter headshot overlaid with a blurred image of Pacific Asia on a mapFindings from PATA UK & Ireland members and the associations recent survey were uncovered in the latest issue of Travel Bulletin, straight from the associations chairman, Chris Crampton.

Over 8,000 past passengers reveal cruise insights for 2024

Person completing survey on a laptop overlaid with image of cruise ship at annual survey revealed that over half of respondents were certain or very likely to cruise from the UK again this year. 

CLIA boss suggests yet-to-cruise market can solve four-million capacity surplus

Blurred cruise line at sea overlaid by CLIA logo and Andy Harmer headshot. As 20 vessels are set to sail onto the cruising landscape in 2024, Andy Harmer revealed that "four million additional passengers [are] required to meet capacity," suggesting the solution to this surplus capacity is to capitalise on the yet-to-cruise market. 

ABTA releases first post-pandemic Destinations to Watch report

ABTA Destinations to Watch Report 2024 coverRight on time for Sunshine Saturday, the return of the Destinations to Watch report features 10 destinations that ABTA predicts as ones to watch for 2024 and beyond. 

Peaks already paying off as Advantage sees revenue up 37%

2024 Calendar with Advantage Travel Partnership logoWith bookings up 5% and revenue up 37% against the same post-Christmas period last year, the numbers very much back up Julia Lo Bue-Saids emphasis that "holidays remain a priority for many."