‘Look Up’: A five-minute pause for the connected generation

In the words of respected researcher Brian Solis, ‘Gen C is always ‘on”. For a generation that’s used to scrolling Facebook while watching a TV programme or checking email while up a mountain,… Continue reading

Social media drives Millennials’ travel behaviour more than you think

Here’s a clip from my recent interview with International Channel Shanghai. The report from the Global Tourism & Economy Forum discusses the rise in youth travel across Asia and asks what impact the… Continue reading

Shaping the present for the future in Macao

This week the third Global Tourism & Economy Forum (GTEF) takes place in Macao, pulling in tourism ministers and influential decision makers from around the world to discuss where the travel industry is… Continue reading

Discovering the Silk Road from where it started

As the emerging outbound markets have, understandably, grabbed the headlines in recent years due to their strong growth, it’s easy to overlook the fact that on the whole Japanese travellers have always been… Continue reading

Travel and Tourism in Japan: Back to the Future (2 of 2)

Welcome to my second of two blog posts about my recent visit to JATA Expo and travelling in Japan. In my last post I discussed some of the ideas that emerged from the… Continue reading

Travelling in Japan: Back to the Future (1 of 2)

Welcome to my first of two blog posts about my recent visit to JATA Expo and travelling in Japan. The Japanese are moving from being travellers to becoming hosts as an ageing Japanese… Continue reading

How to turn Chinese dreams into bookings

It’s official: Australia has been voted the Nº1 dream destination by young Chinese travellers. Young Koreans, Japanese, Malaysians and Vietnamese have also placed the country in the top 3 of their travel bucket… Continue reading

Australia y España firman un acuerdo recíproco de visado de Trabajo y Vacaciones

Próximamente los jóvenes españoles podrán unirse a los más de 130.000 viajeros de 29 países que aprovechan de este visado para ganar experiencia laboral, aprender inglés y conocer todo un continente de paisajes… Continue reading

Tourism Australia boss: ‘Being China-ready is critical for Australian tourism’

In a recent interview with The Byte, Australia and New Zealand’s news network for professionals working in the youth and backpacker market, John O’Sullivan Tourism Australia’s newly-appointed Managing Director has explained the importance… Continue reading

29 Reasons Millennials Make The Best Travellers

With a mixture of humour and home-truths, this article from the Suzy Strutner in The Huffington Post outlines what Millennial travellers are supposedly all about. Does your company cater for Millennials, or you… Continue reading