Travel and Hospitality Industry News

Hotel Visuals and Descriptions Must Improve Online (Harris Interactive/VFM Interactive, 11/14/05)
57% of Online Travelers Feel Empowered by Travel Research (Jupiter Research, 07/27/05)
International Tourism Grows by 10.3% in 2004 (WTO, 07/20/05)
Events Continue to Grow In Importance Among Corporate Marketers Globally (MPI/The George P. Johnson Company, 07/11/05)
Online Search Beats Personal Recommendation as Preferred Source of Travel Information (GMI Poll, 07/11/05)
Record Number of Tourists Visiting New York City This Summer (NYC & Company, 07/11/05)
AvantGo Launches Mobile Travel Application (E-Week, 06/06/05)
26% of Travel Sales to Be Generated Online in 2005 (, 05/24/05)
70% of Households Now Use Internet to Locate Local Merchants (The Kelsey Group, 03/22/05)
Hotel Ranking Systems Still Vary, Confusing Travelers (USA Today, 03/05/05)
New York City Tourism to Hit Record Levels in 2004 (NYC & Company, 1/10/05)

Americans and Europeans Returning to Big-Crowd Party Hot-Spots for New Year's Eve (, 12/26/04)
54 Million Americans Have Used the Internet to Take Virtual Tours (PDF) (Pew/Internet, 12/04)
Making Travel Plans on the Internet Sees 11% Growth (Harris Interactive, 12/15/04)
New York Named "Best Worldwide City" by Visitors from United Kingdom (NYC & Company, 11/10/04)
Meetings Market Surges In 2003 (Meetings & Conventions, 09/04)

Hotel Use of Web-Based Advertising on the Rise (Plansoft)