Author: Rachel Jones

Travel Bites – October 2017

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australia/New Zealand market

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WORLD PASSENGER INCREASE

Worldwide international passenger demand rose 7.0% in August, compared to August 2016, in the latest figures by International Air Transport Association (IATA). All regions recorded increases in passengers during the month, led by Latin America which saw demand increase by 9.3%. Asia Pacific recorded an increase of 8.6%. India recorded the largest increase in domestic demand, followed by China.

Travel Bites – September 2017

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australia/New Zealand market

GTI-LOGO.pngTECH IS “NOT THE DEATH OF THE TRAVEL AGENT”: AMADEUS REPORT

Factoring in new technology, the report, ‘Embracing airline digital transformation: a spotlight on what travellers value’, explores how the role of the travel agent has shifted in response to new developments, becoming better equipped to support customers, rather than being the end of the industry. According to Amadeus research, people are still more likely to seek professional advice if they are planning longer term tours.

Travel Bites – August 2017

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australia/New Zealand market

GTI-LOGO.pngMOBILE AGENCY GROUP TO EXPAND FLT’S AUSTRALIAN LEISURE NETWORK

12,350 Australians visited Canada in March 2017, a 15.5% increase YoY. Australian arrivals from January to March 2017 also show a strong increase, up 23.7%. Air Canada has also announced new seasonal nonstop services four times a week between Melbourne and Vancouver from 3 December, 2017 to 4 February, 2018.