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Social Listening & the Tourism Industry: A Snapshot

Brandwatch Report on Social Listening a Head Turner for Hospitality

Brandwatch, the most powerful social media monitoring and analytics tool we’ve found, just released their travel and hospitality report for 2014 – Social Listening & the Tourism Industry: A Snapshot. The detailed report amounts to the first of its kind primer for travel executives to understand the impacts of social media on traveler decision making.

Eastern Europe

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Serbia’s Golubac Fortress to Get Makeover

This week the Serbian government announced an agreement to renovate the magnificent Golubac Fortress as part of the Danube Strategy in Serbia. According to the report, €6.6 million euro has been earmarked for funding the project.

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World Travel News

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Abercrombie & Kent 2015 Dates Released

According to Abercrombie & Kent, luxury travel is back. Lauding a 33% increase in booking lead times, A&K has released their 2015 dates and prices for our top selling Luxury Small Group Journeys. Also, the luxury travel firm has announced two Private Jet journeys. One, an encore to Around the World by Private Jet, and a Silk Road journey featuring the founders of Abercrombie & Kent and Four Seasons, promise to be popular adventures this year.

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Hotel News

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Europe Hotels Get Thumbs Up from PWC for 2014

The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) European Cities Hotel Forecast is out revealing high expectations for growth in the coming year. According to the report economic signals show 17 to 18 major cities in Europe, many suggested to benefit from the 2014 European forecast.

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Europe Rooms Looking Up According to Experts

Key people and analytical indicators predict a very positive Europe Hotel market going forward. With the European bond market ramping upward, and big hotel players making huge investments, most analysts agree Europe travel may be coming out of the recessive woods. Despite the positive signals though, price cramping and other considerations will continue to prove problematic for some hoteliers.

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