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1. 79% of Americans want to travel more responsibly
A survey conducted for Exodus by OnePoll has found that 79% of respondents hope to become more ethically conscious in their future travels. Additionally, 78% of respondents said they consider themselves more ethically aware than they were 10 years ago, while more than 91% of travellers said that ‘ethical’ travel was important to them.
2. Brexit could cost the hospitality industry £1.8bn a year
According to new research by Quinyx, a no-deal or delayed Brexit could cost the hospitality industry £1.8bn a year by 2024. The research also found that under any Brexit scenario, hospitality businesses can expect to lose an average of 23% of manual workers. London, the south east and east England are expected to feel the greatest reduction in available workers and economic output.
3. GDS bookings increase by 6.4%
Global distribution system hotel bookings experienced a record year in 2018, generating over 75 million annual reservations globally, up from 70 million in 2017, according to TravelClick. This global GDS growth along with increases in ADR are said to have contributed to impressive RevPAR for North American hoteliers as they kicked off the new year.
4. Accor launches new lifestyle brand
Accor has announced the launch of Tribe, a midscale level brand that will specialise in modern spaces with stylish decor touches. The group plans to open 10 Tribe hotels throughout Europe and Asia Pacific by 2022, including one in Glasgow which is on track to open later this year.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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