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Friday, January 23, 2015

Car Rental Market is Poised to Grow Significantly by 2019

According to the research published by Transparency Market Research, Car Rental Market which was recorded at US$37 billion in 2013 is expected to double its share around US$80 billion by the year 2019. The research studied both Global as well as US markets and analyzed all the parameters to forecast the growth after looking at current market trends.

Car Rental Services
Car Rental Services

The expected growth is indicated at a compound annual growth rate of 13.6% in next five years. The major factors giving birth to this trend are the increasing number of visitors both at the local as well as international categories. The major chunk of this comes from developing countries like India and China traveling frequently.

Of course there are other drivers to this growth such as better infrastructure for road transports, increase in the disposable income allowing the increase in frequency of road travel. Growth in Gross Domestic Product is also causing this trend. The only hindrance is the constantly fluctuating prices of petroleum and sky-rocketing gasoline prices plus other cheaper means of public transport.

To conclude we can expect the car rental Services to come up with attractive offers for their customers. Existing players would also have to adapt themselves in order to keep pace with rapidly changing Car Rental Industry.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Rise in Smartphone Usage Fuels Online Travel Bookings

According to Mark Walsh the portfolio director of Reed Travel Exhibitions, the number of people booking their tickets on the Internet is increasing these days. This is good news for the online travel industry. The use of mobile phones and other smart devices is the main cause behind this upward trend. As per the research conducted over a period of 12 months on the regional travelers planning their trips online, 48% of total online bookings were made using smart phones. This number would rise to 69% if tablets were included in this category. 50% travelers from Saudi and 30% from UAE have also used online services with their smart phone devices.

Travel Booking Through Smartphone
Travel Booking Through Smartphone
The Middle East’s mobile Travel market is in its nascent stages as compared to the other regions of the world but will definitely see a surge according to the demographics of these regions. The population of young travelers is also seen to be growing at a rapid rate in Middle East and Africa. Consequently an exponential growth in use of mobile devices is also forecasted by the year 2017 which would be approximately 4 times of the current users in these regions. This would again have a positive impact on online travel planning trends. Another evidence of the same is apparent with the 22% rises in the participation of exhibitors of travel technology this year. 

Considering these findings we can expect a tough competition in travel markets leading to witness more and more discounted travel deals in the years to come. To conclude, planning your travel online will be optimal in terms of acquiring cost effective travel deals and vacation packages.

Friday, January 9, 2015

IATA plans to Improve Air Travel Experience Soon

According to recent IATA (International Air Transport Association) findings, both Domestic & International Air travel demand is on an increasing trend compared to previous month. Comparing passenger kilometers in 2013, the total passenger kilometers have risen in 2014. It’s also said that it’s more than the average annual growth rates in last 10 years.

Domestic and International Flights


China happens to be the main contributor for the above mentioned fact as it has experienced almost 15.5 percent increase in its air travel demand. Leaving exceptions such as Africa almost all the nations have recorded an increase in the year-over-year growth in number of kilometers flown by the passengers. This is considered as a good omen for Aviation Industry in years to come. Domestic air travel is more on rise with increase in new airlines every year entering this business.

China is looked upon as a biggest contributor accounting to two third of total increase in Domestic Revenue PKs. All this, despite economic slowdown, Aviation industry is proving to be a vital driver of the global economy. Industry is making efforts to improve the passenger experience resulting in smoother air transport. This will definitely have a positive impact on the travel and tourism industry.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Kick Off Your New Year in Dubai with Travel Universally

Located on the eastern coast of Arabian Peninsula, Dubai is a charming global city known for its amazing hospitality and a rich cultural heritage. World-class infrastructure, luxurious hotels, elegant shopping malls, beautiful beaches, fascinating deserts and a year-round sunshine are some of the offerings that the city has in store for you. Although it has made an astounding progress over the past couple of decades, Dubai has still maintained its Islamic way of life. The city is largely cosmopolitan and welcomes visitors coming from different parts of the globe. However, the tourists are expected to have a certain level of religious and cultural sensitivity during their stay in this city.

Happy New Year 2015
Happy New Year 2015
Dubai prospered under the progressive leadership of the Al Maktoum family, which has ruled the region since the early nineteenth century. In the past few decades, its economy has witnessed an incredible growth across different sectors. The emirate's government has taken great efforts over the years to reduce its reliance on oil and to improve its trade, services, and finance sectors. From the tranquility of its deserts to bustling souks, Dubai offers you a wide range of attractions.

Spread across an area of 3,885 square kilometers, this second-largest of the United Arab Emirates is located on the banks of Dubai Creek. It is a natural inlet from the Gulf that divides Dubai into two regions, namely, Bur Dubai and Deira district. The city enjoys an arid subtropical weather, characterized by blue skies and bright sunshine. Best time to visit Dubai is during the winter months from November to April, and the city welcomes the New Year with some grand celebrations. Travel Universally's attractive Dubai tour packages enable you to have a memorable tour of this city at the most reasonable prices. We wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Jamaica is Now the World’s Leading Wedding Destination

The Grand Finale of World Travel Awards (WTA) was a wonderful event for Jamaica, as it basked in its moments of glory with a total of five awards in different categories. One of them was the 'World's Leading Wedding Destination' title, which the island nation won for being a favorite of many couples wanting to get married in an exotic location. Port of Falmouth, the historic port of call of Jamaica, grabbed the award for 'World's Leading Heritage Project'. Now that the island country has become the world's leading wedding destination, it has caught the eye of many couples who are about to get married, and, of course, the honeymooners.

Wedding Destination, Jamaica
It would not come as a surprise for many of the romantic couples and leisure tourists upon being told that Jamaica is one of the most visually appealing travel destinations on planet earth. While browsing through the images of this country, they would come across several visual delights like turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and lush green palms. Couples wedding in Jamaica do not have to look for any other destination for their honeymoon. This island nation offers them some truly fascinating places that are a perfect combination of romance, adventure, and luxury.

Planning their wedding ahead of time can benefit the couples immensely, as they would have everything put in place ahead of their special day. A prior application for marriage license sent to the Ministry of Justice can help them get married after 24 hours of their arrival in Jamaica. They can then prepare themselves to enjoy a memorable honeymoon, exploring the popular attractions in Jamaica and savoring some wonderful moments together. Being one of the most romantic places on earth, the couples can be fully assured of having a great time with each other in this serene island nation.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Qatar Airways Spreads Its Wings in Africa

Travelers who are keen to explore the amazing travel destinations of Africa can get started with Eritrea, a country that has experienced tremendous growth in recent times. Economy of the country has made these advancements by capitalizing on its abundant natural resources. Its capital city, Asmara, has many offerings in store for tourists visiting the country in terms of architectural wonders and a rich culture. Qatar Airways has now expanded further in the African continent with the launch of its services to Asmara. This is its twelfth new destination, and passengers from different corners of the world would be able to land in the Eritrean capital via Doha.

Qatar Airways chose to celebrate this occasion in Asmara itself, with a grand VIP reception held in one of the hotels in this city. It was attended by several high-profile guests including ministers and corporate bigwigs. During the reception, guests were entertained by a perfect mix of traditional music of Qatar and Jazz. Towards the end of this event, a grand finale raffle draw was held to offer guests the chance to win Business and Economy Class tickets of Qatar Airways. With all the glitz and glamour, the VIP reception was truly a fabulous event.

In just 17 years of its operations, Qatar Airways has seen a rapid growth, providing services to 146 key destinations across the world. The starting of non-stop Qatar Airways flights to Asmara has given the five-star airline an opportunity to access the African market, which has shown immense potential in recent times. With the beginning of five-star services of Qatar Airways to Eritrea, new avenues for stronger ties with the international business communities have opened up for this African nation. These services have also given leisure tourists the chance to discover one of the most exotic destinations of Africa.