Tag: travel

February 5, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Spread The great English spread: Marmite.  Invented in 1902 from spent brewer’s yeast & still made today.  Nutritious black savoury paste enjoyed on toast.  Most-confiscated item at British airports, so comes in 70g travel size since 2015, & in limited-edition versions – new sales for traditional product!  Included in soldiers’ rations in both World Wars &…

October 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Electric vehicle Electric vehicle (EV) manufacture is accelerating globally. China is in the driving seat – by 2025, 7m (20%) of cars sold yearly will be plug-in hybrids or battery-powered, to clear smog & reduce dependence on oil.  But do consumers want EVs?  They’re more costly than petrol/diesel options & their batteries pose extra fire…

September 23, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Over-program “Don’t just book it, Thomas Cook it” worked when travellers over-programmed & wanted to know what they were going to do in advance.  Since 1841, the world’s oldest travel firm offered such tours, but didn’t adapt enough for what’s wanted now – unexpected experiences & adventures.  In an online world, 563 shops and £1.7bn ($2.1bn)…

August 5, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Zeitgeist “Staycations” in the home country fit the zeitgeist.  Rather than travel abroad, Britons took 59m UK holidays in 2017.  Average spend: £599 ($727), 2018 estimate £823 ($999).  Besides value, top requests are pet-friendly, hot tub & an “experience” (alternative accommodation, activities).  Nearly 50% of Britons are more likely to holiday in the UK than the…

February 15, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Leave In UK & US, poverty has flipped from Reason to Leave to Reason Not to Leave,despite widening opportunity gap between dynamic & struggling areas.  Should policymakers re-vitalise poor areas?  Or incentivize people to move?  Fewer Americans moved States in 2017 than in any of the previous 50 years Guessed the Word?       …

October 8, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

    No-frills airlines Grab cheap Europe flights before fares go up, up & away. 200 airlines operate. Top 6 have 43% of the market & profit $7 per passenger.  US started no-frills, but has 1/2 as many airlines.  Top 6 have 90% of market & double the profit, as foreigners can’t operate domestic flights.  Mergers of…

September 26, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Overload US share of global travel market is falling.  Overloading tourists, trade show attendees & students with bureaucracy hurts the economy, reduces influence, & deters would-be allies in the fight against terror.  Has a veteran of the hospitality business turned inhospitable? Guessed the Word?               Series 30 (2/4)     …

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July 30, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

    Go Let’s go!   The freedom of the open road has inspired many powerful visions to transport ourselves (physically & metaphorically) from one place to another through imagination, desire & effort.  The journey can be as rewarding as the destination Guessed the Word?            Series 28 (8/8)         …

February 9, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Expression New expression of our increasingly experience-driven economy: the  suitcaseTravel has become a way of life, as we shift from owning property to owning experiences.  2016 travel spend = $ 7.6 trillion. Guessed the Word?         Series 19 (5/7)           [pic: Rimowa]

November 10, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Travel Business trips now make up 1/5 of all travel. Top criteria for business travellers: location, convenient breakfast, high-speed wi-fi.  Some booking websites have quietly introduced a ‘Business’ option tab Guessed the Word?       Series 12 (4/5)         [photo: LadyArty]