08 May 2018, 13:45
Admitad Travel Digest: the hottest news in the travel industry in April 2018
Here comes the third issue of Admitad Travel Digest: the most important news from the world of tourism and travelling!
Increased rates in travel оffers
Radisson Blu, one of the leaders in the hotel business that owns more than 320 hotels in Europe and the Middle East, increases the rate for publishers by 2 times from 01.05.2018 till 1.06.2018.
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The Rehlat online travel agency oriented at the Middle Eastern countries increased the rate to 1.5% on May 1. If the publisher attracts more than 150 confirmed orders, the rate will grow to 1.9%.
You can get familiar with the program here
Admitad’s new travel offers
In April, Admitad launched new offers in the field of travel and ticket booking.
CleartripMailer: an Indian service for booking airline tickets, hotels, railway tickets, and entertainments.
Superkassa.ru: a portal for searching and buying airline tickets at the most favourable price.
Places that tourists are not allowed to visit
The list of the most popular tourist attractions that are forbidden or restricted to visit was published in April.
Such places include:
- The Lascaux cave in France. In the 1940s, the ancient people’s rock painting was discovered there. In order to preserve the cave in its original form, a replica of this cave was constructed for tourists in close proximity to the real one.
- Stonehenge in Great Britain. This monolithic construction attracted tourists so much that they kept trying to break off a piece of the stone as a souvenir. Now it is possible to look at this monument only from a distance.
- The Maya Bay beach on Thailand’s Phi Phi island. It is known to tourists due to The Beach movie with Leonardo DiCaprio. After the movie was released, the flow of tourists to the island increased greatly, which resulted in ecological problems. The country’s authorities are going to close the island for several months in June to restore the marine flora and coral reefs.
You can find the full list of these places here.
Top 10 destinations for summer vacations
American network of luxury travel agencies Virtuoso conducted a research based on customers’ bookings, and revealed most popular destinations for summer 2018:
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
Europe attracts all types of travellers from families to honeymooners. Canada is also in the TOP thanks to its beautiful nature and vibrant cities.
Arabian Travel Market 2018
The 25th Tourism Exhibition, one of the main events on the international travel market, was held in Dubai from April 22 to 25. The exhibition gathered 2,500 companies from all over the world. Admitad took part in this global tourism event too.
Facebook’s Travel Instruments for creating ads
Facebook has created instruments that assist in targeting the traffic in the social network. Now you can offer interesting tourist destinations to people who are most likely to accept your offer.
Dynamic Ads for Travel: showing dynamic ads for tourism to the social network users who have already visited the advertiser’s website.
DAT for Broad Audiences: a tool that helps advertisers target their ads on users who would like to go on a tour but have not visited their site yet.
Trip Consideration: a new tool that appeared only last month. It will help you find users who haven’t yet decided on a destination for their travel and only begin dreaming of it.
Europe’s highest observation platform was opened in Moscow
On April 21, Europe’s highest observation deck Panorama 360 was opened in Moscow. It is situated on the 89th floor of the Federation-East tower of the Moscow City complex. This observation deck may become a new tourist center, especially with relation to the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.