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FSTravels NEWS 26.8.16

Good #FSTravels Travel Morning from Provincetown, Massachusetts!

We are on the second leg of our US Road Trip. Join us at the beach!

The Brexit Bump? Tourism Outlook Is Positive

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is reporting a positive outlook for the U.K. post-Brexit. A weaker pound is encouraging visitors to come to the U.K. as it is more affordable and many Britons are also staying closer to home, according to the Express.

“Travel & Tourism in the UK is expected to hold up well in 2016 with growth of 3.6 percent,” said the WTTC’s report. “Weaker domestic spending growth and a projected drop in U.K. outbound holidays of 3 percent will be offset by higher spending in the U.K. by international visitors as a result of the favorable exchange rate.”

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9 TED Talks to Inspire Your Travel Wanderlust

There’s nothing like a TED Talk to make you feel inspired and there’s nothing that will inspire your wanderlust more than listening to one of these nine TED Talks as suggested by Lauren Begley Bloom in Forbes.

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Private Apartment Stays in Paris Partially Offset Hotel-Spending Drop

Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labour action and exceptional floods. The regional tourism office reported figures for the first half of 2016 this week showing that the drop was especially high among Japanese, Russian and Chinese visitors. Spending on hotels fell particularly sharply but was partially compensated by a rise in the number of people staying in private apartment offerings. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has called a meeting for early September to find ways to revive tourism, which represents about 7 percent of the French economy.

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Is Augmented Reality Right for Destination Marketing?

Augmented reality (AR), like that used in Pokemon Go, has a lot to offer and can be an incredibly useful tool in destination marketing, but is it as lucrative as it seems? Technology in this area is constantly advancing and is visually stunning but few studies have been done to show its return on investment.

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Adding Seats: Could More Seating Make Premium Economy Class Cheaper?

Air New Zealand is undertaking a major project to revamp the premium class cabins on its long-haul fleet. The upgrade will include, among other things, an increase in the number of premium economy seats.

Airlines in general, seem to be putting more stock in premium economy and business class. Delta will also be making upgrades to its premium economy offerings next year, following the lead of international carriers like JAL, British Airways, and Lufthansa.

We are seeing more and more premium economy seating, but will that mean that fares or upgrades for the class will get cheaper?

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See you at the beach and #TravelWell!



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