There's been grumbling about the quality of Skytrax's ratings before, but this is the first time an airline has turned openly hostile against the consultancy.
Sometimes the only direction you can go is up.
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Are anniversaries and events over-stressed on these lists? It’s refreshing not to see Brazil, in its World Cup, an automatic inclusion of all lists – even if it’s an understandable entry. But would anyone plan a trip to Cape Town just because it’s the World Design Capital?
One trend is clear: Beaches are the most desired destination among newlyweds. It would interesting to find how many of these searches translate into bookings and how many U.S. users search for Bali and end up in Boca.
Outside of aerospace and aviation, interesting to see a few consumer travel brands pop up, and we would be keen to know the results of that R&D investment from the likes of Expedia, Homeaway, Ctrip and others on the list. Other interesting related question: would venture investment funds qualify as R&D spend?
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Besides the health issues involved with overwork, the U.S. tourism economy could benefit a lot more if Americans could take more vacations.