Category: Industry Insights

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.

Travel Bites – July 2017

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australian market and travel industry

GTI-LOGO.pngCANADA MARCH ARRIVALS

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.

Holiday with a difference in magical Kenya – 2017 labelled the Year of Sustainable Tourism

With more than one billion international tourists now travelling the world each year, tourism has become a powerful force, making a genuine difference in the lives of millions of people. Sustainable tourism holds endless potential, so much so, the United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism.

Travel Bites – October 2016

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australian and New Zealand travel industry:

logoNew GET LUXE brand
As a result of the new partnership between Ignite Travel Group and Flight Centre Travel Group, a new brand ‘GET LUXE’  has now entered the market offering limited-time deals, including domestic and international holiday packages that feature exclusive “LUX UPs”, available through Flight Centre’s 165 plus Escape Travel stores and online.

Travel Bites – September 2016

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australian and New Zealand travel industry

logo Flight Centre acquires stake in Ignite Travel Group

Flight Centre has acquired a 49% stake in the Ignite Travel Group, which operates the various MyHolidayCentre brands along with RewardsCorp and Holiday Exclusives with the aim of delivering new distribution opportunities to the company’s suppliers as well as offer new product options for Flight Centre customers.

Travel Bites – August 2016

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australian and New Zealand travel industry

GTI-LOGOMillennials will forgo beer to splurge $11.3 billion travelling
Millennials are topping the list as the biggest spenders on travel. Millennial travellers (those born after 1980) are spending a whopping $11.3 billion overseas per year, the most of any age group according a recent study by Westpac Bank. Aussie millennials love to explore the world in pursuit of amazing experiences, with the USA, UK and Europe being the most popular destinations, averaging a cost of $3,461per trip. Results revealed Aussie millennials need to plan ahead and make sacrifices in order to save enough money to make their travel dreams a reality.

Travel Bites – July 2016

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australian and New Zealand travel industry

logoJetstar announces first commercial alliance

Helloworld and Qantas Group have announced a new two-year commercial agreement, building on a “successful” partnership with Qantas. The agreement with QF Group also enters new territory, with Helloworld signing a one-year deal with Jetstar, effective 01 Jul, the low-cost carrier’s first commercial pact with a travel distributor in Australia.