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Norwalk’s Booking Holdings acquires Swedish Etraveli Group for $1.82B

Etraveli Group will remain headquartered in Sweden.

Inside the effort to rebuild New York state’s postpandemic tourism industry

As tourism industries around the country and world are hoping to leave behind the pandemic-induced downturn of the past year, the state of New...

Surveys find Americans planning for summer vacations

Nearly half of Americans are still not eager to go back on cruise ships.

IBM global study shows consumer optimism post-Covid

As for the vaccination itself, 68% of people said they are confident in safety and effectiveness, and two-thirds said they plan to receive it when they are eligible.

Digital marketing firm MediaCrossing launches practice area aimed at live events...

The company expressed hope that the vaccine rollouts will speed the return of concerts this year.

Travel industry preps for pent-up demand in 2021

While the travel industry has certainly taken a hit this year, desire for travel has only grown due to pent-up demand, a factor that...

New Moody’s report predicts the post-pandemic economic landscape

Moody’s did not envision a post-pandemic state of full online K-12 education.

Expedia survey finds most Americans planning road trips for summer vacation

Expedia reported 97% of stays booked in June were refundable rates.

Norwalk’s Booking Holdings details financial damage from COVID-19

Room night reservations are down 85% from one year ago.

Westchester County sets tourism record; Playland attendance up

Natasha Caputo, director of the tourism and film office, characterized the county as reaching new heights and demonstrating that “the collective efforts between our tourism partners are paying off.”

Sacred Heart University debuts undergraduate program in hospitality, resort and tourism...

John Chalykoff, dean of the university’s Jack Welch College of Business, stated, "There is a lot of demand and a variety of opportunities in hospitality, which is why we developed this program."

Booking Holdings acquires Australia’s HotelsCombined

Booking Holdings, the Norwalk-based company formerly known as Priceline, plans to merge HotelsCombined into its travel metasearch brand Kayak.

Consulting firms hired to evaluate Connecticut’s rail future

Funding for this project comes from an initial allocation of $3 million by the State Bond Commission from Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s “Let’s Go CT” ramp-up program.

Stamford and Bridgeport ranked in must-see Northeast cities list

Most people may not think of Stamford and Bridgeport as vacation destinations, but the travel site RewardExpert cited the Fairfield County cities as being...

Fairfield municipalities, tourism promoters cope with state budget cuts

In late June, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to blot the state’s growing red ink by removing $130 million from the budget. Included in...