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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. Surge in short breaks during 2018

28% of travellers took more short breaks, defined as being one to three nights away from home, in 2018 than they did five years ago, according to the recent Flybe Short Break Survey.

Source: www.traveldailynews.com

2. Ireland to quadruple its tourism spend

Tourism Ireland is set to increase its spending in 2019 from US$11.3M to US$50.9M, as the country looks to continue improving visitor numbers amid the uncertainty of Brexit.

Source: www.irishcentral.com

3. 68% of Brits want more international travel with their job

With the new generation of business traveller on the rise, a new survey by Decathlon has found that 68% of respondents in the UK want to travel more internationally with their job. Additionally, 63% said they would be more likely to accept a job that offers this opportunity.

Source: www.traveldailymedia.com

4. New hotel openings create 1,500 new jobs in Romania

11 new hotels, including Moxy by Marriott and a new Radisson Blu, are set to open their doors in the next two years, creating over 1,500 new jobs in Romania’s hospitality industry, according to specialists from the Hospitality Management Academy.

Source: www.romania-insider.com

5. Qatar launches first global destination campaign

With the tagline Qatar ‘Quarated For You’, the Arab country has launched its first global destination campaign as it prepares to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Source: www.breakingtravelnews.com

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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.

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