Travel intent in Middle East stays strong: report

Cindy Apt

Travel intent in the Middle East across the domestic and overseas market is strong, with business travel tending towards half as popular, said BVA BDRC, an international consumer and business insight consultancy, in a new report. Baby boomers in the Middle East are leading the region’s domestic leisure market, having […]

16 International Business Travel Tips

Cindy Apt

Finding the best international travel tips can be challenging, especially when it’s for international travel. But knowing what to prepare for before and while you’re on the trip is a huge part of business travel safety, especially for those newer to business travel. So we’ll go through some important international […]

Choice: ‘Steady Progression’ of Q1 Corp. Travel Demand

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Choice Hotels International on Tuesday reported its first-quarter revenue per available room, average daily rate and average occupancy all exceeded first-quarter 2019 levels, for which executives credited not only powerful leisure demand but also steadily growing business transient and group.  “In the first quarter, we witnessed sequential quarter-over-quarter increases in […]

Speedy Group Recovery Boosts Hyatt’s Q1

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Citing the return of group business at a pace that “was significantly ahead of our expectations,” Hyatt hotels Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter performance that, like its competitors, started slowly but accelerated based on red-hot leisure demand and burgeoning corporate travel bookings.  Group bookings, though, were “where we saw the […]

Satisfaction Drops 22 Points in J.D. Power Airline Survey

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As airline travel ramps up again, so too, apparently, has customer dissatisfaction. According to the J.D. Power 2022 North America Airline Satisfaction Study, released Wednesday, the overall average airline passenger satisfaction score declined 22 points from last year’s score of 820 out of a scale of 1,000.  Still, that score […]