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Purpose-Driven Travel: Volunteer Holidays Popular With Graduates

The age-old postgraduate holiday is growing up. While extended holidays amongst recent graduates and former students have been popular for several decades, an increasing number of graduates have spent their time volunteering in … Continue reading “Purpose-Driven Travel: Volunteer Holidays Popular With Graduates”


US Automotive Groups Expect Record Labor Day Travel

With America’s Labor Day holiday fast approaching, tourism firms are predicting an increase in the number of families leaving their homes. While flight costs are down across the United States due to the … Continue reading “US Automotive Groups Expect Record Labor Day Travel”


New York City’s Picasso Exhibition Draws Crowds, Art Collectors

The recession once extended into the artistic world. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art had made a habit of recycling its older collections, reusing pieces of work, and piecing though its back catalogue … Continue reading “New York City’s Picasso Exhibition Draws Crowds, Art Collectors”


TripAdvisor: How One Website is Revolutionising the Niche Travel Industry

It’s the world’s biggest travel website, and it’s revolutionising the industry for both industry leaders and independent attractions. The website is, of course, TripAdvisor, one of the most prominent and influential community-driven websites … Continue reading “TripAdvisor: How One Website is Revolutionising the Niche Travel Industry”


Family Holidays a Major Contributor to Truancy, Studies Show

For most truant schoolchildren, it’s illness that’s keeping them at home. But new figures researched by the Department of Education have suggested that the second-largest cause of school truancy has been the family … Continue reading “Family Holidays a Major Contributor to Truancy, Studies Show”


Travel Warnings Rarely Followed — Most End Up ‘Skimmed or Ignored’

With the recent Philippines hostage situation dominating headlines, travel warnings and outright bans are in the spotlight once again. Hong Kong is one of the latest to advise its citizens to avoid travelling … Continue reading “Travel Warnings Rarely Followed — Most End Up ‘Skimmed or Ignored’”


Twitter, Facebook Usage Could Lead to ‘Holiday Robberies’

When Vince Hunter switched on his iPhone, the last thing he expected to see was his house being broken into. The Dallas resident was vacationing with family and friends in Connecticut, planning on … Continue reading “Twitter, Facebook Usage Could Lead to ‘Holiday Robberies’”


ECC Report: Air Travel Attracts More Complaints Than Any Other Service

The European Consumer Centre reports that the air travel industry is the most complaint-ready. The centre is one of Europe’s most visible and respected consumer groups, providing data for regulatory bodies and commerce … Continue reading “ECC Report: Air Travel Attracts More Complaints Than Any Other Service”


OnHolidayGroup’s ‘Google Bypass’ Could Change Travel Advertising

British travel firm On Holiday Group (OHG) plans to bypass Google’s expensive advertising plans through a new social media promotion scheme. The company will offer commissions to Facebook and Twitter users in exchange … Continue reading “OnHolidayGroup’s ‘Google Bypass’ Could Change Travel Advertising”


Massachusetts Tourism Businesses Aim to Profit From President’s Visit

There certainly hasn’t been a shortage of news coverage for the Obamas’ first major vacation. As the family relaxes in Martha’s Vineyard – a high-profile resort and recreational area in Massachusetts – some … Continue reading “Massachusetts Tourism Businesses Aim to Profit From President’s Visit”


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