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Internet gratis in camera: una necessità per gli uomini d’affari secondo Igh

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Chi pensa che la prima causa di stress di chi viaggia per lavoro siano i ritmi serrati o il peso delle responsabilità è sulla strada sbagliata: i business traveller sono ansiosi quando non riescono a contattare casa a causa della mancanza di connessione internet.
È questa la conclusione della ricerca condotta da InterContinental Hotels Group su 10mila persone che, nel mondo, viaggiano da sole per lavoro: la connettività online nella camera d’albergo sta diventando essenziale per tutti, non solo per gli italiani nostalgici del focolare domestico. Il 61% degli intervistati considera, infatti, internet il servizio più importante nella camera d’albergo: più della televisione, ma addirittura più del bagno, del frigorifero o del minibar. Il 40% ne cita l’assenza come primo motivo di disagio durante le trasferte, prima ancora della lontananza dell’albergo dai trasporti pubblici (26%) e di una location rumorosa (24%).
In effetti appena entrano in camera gli i business traveller hanno una priorità irrinunciabile: collegarsi a internet, un’azione che fanno nel 31% dei casi. E la motivazione è proprio la nostalgia di casa, alleviata dalla possibilità di comunicare con i famigliari tramite la Rete. Quasi due terzi degli intervistati, infatti, preferisce il web al telefono e oltre la metà dichiara che il modo migliore per lasciarsi alle spalle la fatica della giornata lavorativa è parlare con la famiglia.
Tra le azioni di chi entra per la prima volta in camera passano, dunque, in secondo piano l’esplorazione della stanza, scelta dal 25% degli intervistati, la doccia calda (14%) e persino la necessità di disfare le valigie. Il bisogno di connettersi al web porta come diretta conseguenza una richiesta sempre più pressante agli alberghi da parte dei clienti business: avere internet gratis in camera.
Ecco, dunque, che l’89% degli intervistati annuncia senza esitazioni che poter usufruire di una connessione free li renderebbe più felici durante le trasferte. Una necessità, quella del web a portata di mano, talmente sentita da spingere il 65% dei viaggiatori d’affari a non gradire un viaggio senza la possibilità di connettersi e addirittura, fra questi, uno su dieci si rifiuterebbe di lasciare i famigliari per lavoro.

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Ireland says ‘Ciao’ to Italian travel agents

Turismo Irlandese ha invitato Pegaso Viaggi a partecipare ad un fantastico viaggio nell’isola d’Irlanda dal 22 al 25 settembre scorsi, selezionando la nostra agente Lucia Tarchi tra i 15 migliori agenti di viaggi d’Italia. Durante l’entusiasmante viaggio (Irlanda Training 2011) abbiamo visitato la favolosa città di Dublino e la meravigliosa regione dell’Est, scoprendo le bellezze della contea di Wicklow (il giardino d’Irlanda).
Da veri esperti nella destinazione, saremo in grado di organizzare al meglio il vostro prossimo soggiorno in Irlanda! Venite in agenzia per scoprire questa fantastica destinazione!
Di seguito potete leggere l’articolo pubblicato nel Tourism Ireland – Corporate Website.

Fifteen top travel agents from around Italy enjoyed an action-packed, four-day trip to Meath, Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin recently. Their fact-finding visit was the grand finale of Tourism Ireland’s Irlanda online training programme for Italian travel agents, designed to help them sell holidays to the island of Ireland. Each year, the top-performing ‘VIPS’ (Very Irish People) are selected to visit Ireland on completion of their training.
Invited here by Tourism Ireland in Milan, the travel agents’ itinerary was designed by Fáilte Ireland. During their time here, the group got to sample some of our top attractions, including a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange and the Brú Na Bóinne visitor centre.
Niamh Kinsella, Tourism Ireland’s Manager in Italy, said: “As a reward for excelling in their training on selling the island of Ireland, this group of travel agents got to visit some of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin and Dublin’s Doorstep. Familiarisation trips such as this are vital as influential travel agents get to experience at first-hand the superb tourism product on offer in this part of Ireland; our aim is that when they return home, the travel agents will be better equipped to advise their clients when planning and booking their holidays. Italy is an important market for tourism to the island of Ireland and Tourism Ireland has a busy promotional programme in place to grow tourism from this market for 2011, highlighting the island of Ireland as a fantastic holiday destination.  The recently announced growth in visitor numbers from Italy of over +13% for the first half of the year is welcome news indeed and is an encouraging basis on which Tourism Ireland, together with our industry partners, will build in 2012.”
Now in its seventh year, Tourism Ireland’s Irlanda training programme consists of seven different modules about the island of Ireland tourism product; these include Dublin, other cities, fly and drive holidays, accommodation, coach tours, activity products and general information.

Italian travel agents pictured at Newgrange with Siobhán Wright, Tourism Ireland Italy (right) - Pic. John Doyle Photography

Tourism Ireland – Corporate Website
Published: Monday, 26th September, 2011

Further media information:
Sinéad Grace, Tourism Ireland
Tel: 087-685 9027

Notes to Editors:
• Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
• Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 200,000 people.
• Approximately 6.7 million overseas visitors came to the island of Ireland in 2010, delivering revenue of approximately €3 billion.  Overseas tourism business accounts for 59% of all tourism revenue.
• Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.discoverireland.com; there are 42 different websites, providing information in 14 different languages covering every continent.  In 2010 discoverireland.com attracted almost 12 million unique visitors.

County says ‘Ciao’ to Italian travel agents

Fifteen top travel agents from around Italy pictured at Newgrange with Siobhán Wright, Tourism Ireland Italy (right) - Pic. John Doyle Photography

Fifteen top travel agents from around Italy enjoyed an action-packed four-day trip to Meath, Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin recently.
Their fact-finding visit was the grand finale of Tourism Ireland’s Irlanda online training programme for Italian travel agents, designed to help them sell holidays to the island of Ireland.
Each year, the top-performing ‘VIPS’ (Very Irish People) are selected to visit Ireland on completion of their training.
Invited here by Tourism Ireland in Milan, the travel agents’ itinerary was designed by Fáilte Ireland.
During their time here, the group got to sample some of County Meath’s top attractions, including a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange and the Brú Na Bóinne visitor centre.
The travel agents also visited Tankardstown House, near Slane, and enjoyed an afternoon of team-building activities at Causey Farm, near Kells.
Niamh Kinsella, Tourism Ireland’s Manager in Italy, said: “As a reward for excelling in their training on selling the island of Ireland, this group of travel agents got to visit some of Meath’s most popular visitor attractions. Familiarisation trips such as this are vital as influential travel agents get to experience at first-hand the superb tourism product on offer in this part of Ireland; our aim is that when they return home, the travel agents will be better equipped to advise their clients when planning and booking their holidays.”
She said Italy was an important market for tourism to the island of Ireland and Tourism Ireland has a busy promotional programme in place to grow tourism from this market for 2011.

Fifteen top travel agents from around Italy pictured at Newgrange with Siobhán Wright, Tourism Ireland Italy (right) - Pic. John Doyle Photography

The Meath Chronichle
Published: Wednesday, 28th September, 2011 4:55pm