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by Nicola Donovan, Click. Travel Writer, Booking.com

Topic: News

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Here are five of today’s most interesting reads to keep you in-the-know.

1. Luxury travel sales see Singles’ Day boost

Single’s Day sales volume for travel is increasing 40% year-on-year across platforms, reports Sina Finance. Surprisingly, many of the top-selling travel packages or activities were luxury experiences, such as business-class trips to far-flung destinations.

Source: www.jingtravel.com

2. Utopian Hotels partner with Headspace to enhance guest experience

Utopian Hotel Collection has announced partnerships with meditation app Headspace and bookstore Heywood Hill to provide guests with a stress-free and mindful travel experience. Guests will be treated to a bespoke holiday reading consultation with Heywood Hill and access to Headspace’s meditation library during their stay.

Source: www.incentivetravel.co.uk

3. First LGBT+ Tourism Summit to take place in Malta

The first LGBT+ Tourism Summit will be held in Malta from the 22nd to 23rd of November, discussing the opportunities and challenges offered by LGBT+ travellers.

Source: www.traveldailynews.com

4. ‘Brand Intimacy’ on a downward trend for the UAE, says report

Branding specialist, MBLM, has released its Brand Intimacy 2018 Report, revealing that ‘Brand Intimacy’ in the UAE’s hospitality and theme parks industry ranked last out of 15 industries surveyed.

Source: www.traveldailymedia.com

5. EU tourists visiting Zimbabwe up 29%

Travellers visiting Zimbabwe from the European Union (EU) has increased by 29% in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, reveals the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA).

Source: www.newzimbabwe.com

Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.

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