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Of travel we have been talking a lot about -- and all the money they can be may when it comes to the business travel show you a couple of things -- first mentioned this yesterday international terrorism a billion arrivals and 2012 but there's so much more.
When it comes to online travel and social media in particular online leisure travel.
Let's a look at how people are actually booking spending.
What are they doing as far as going -- well let's look at airline web sites and take a look at says.
53% of leisure airline reservations.
Were made so everybody is going to the web more than 50% going to the -- take a look at hotels.
Same -- 32% of that leisure traveler they're booking now.
Other hotels and their lodging online and then cruise ships still popular look at carnival look at Royal Caribbean fifteen personally user group reservations are online but these numbers certainly projected many analysts say that they're gonna go up now let's a look at online travel United States.
A particular even though we do look a lot of international markets are Fox Business 64% of online.
Travelers report according to focus -- US on travel overview that survey 64% on a Smart and they're using their Smartphones more more talk about the technology have a point here promised.
83% are active on their social media networks it's about the leisure traveler but they want technology.
And they want look sure -- in this is brown go on peninsula hotels.
Have seen a 17%.
And rev par the average rate per available room this is the biggest number when it comes to hotels this is what matters they're American properties in the first quarter -- particular doing very well.
For peninsula joining me now missile Mattel's vice president marketing Robert -- -- Great numbers from peninsula obviously that luxury US -- are really coming back -- property.
It's absolutely we're very very happy with the first quarter results.
Occupancies increased 5% and all -- -- the US hotels.
And a New York right here has increased has seen increased -- part of 27%.
Foods were very very happy with them.
We're looking at the numbers obviously peninsula even though you have a small amount hotels throughout the world you really are that what -- Hoover luxury.
Travel -- they want technology they want the services they want the resort.
Your rates are up for the US the rates Europe and Asia it again that -- par is up in both markets I know that Hong Kong.
Is a very important market to you where do you see that particular trouble market going in the next couple years -- I see a lot of luxury hotels opening in the last few years but we're still very very happy.
We -- course Hong Kong's oldest hotel -- -- celebrating 85 years this year.
We're just unveiling a 58 million US dollar renovation across all 300 guest rooms and suites and everything has been working out very well and I was happy to also announce that Calvin these are just announced the -- -- Hong Kong as the number one hotel for service in the whole world.
That's par for the course for peninsula I mean you you you always make the kind of mask let's you always make travel leisure is top hotel brands -- so obviously another year for you to kind of pat yourself from the back but it to ask you about -- -- Hongkong -- as I know that.
With Tokyo that would Hong Kong it's about the technology in the -- -- we -- from the data.
We were just showing our viewers travelers want that extra something a when it comes to technology and that Hong Kong property you have usually -- one is deliberately.
Obsolete with that he renovation we've actually unveiled a brand new in room technology that's a completely based on tablet technology -- controlled entire room on tablets.
Surf the Internet watch TV control the entire room all everything on on -- top.
You do -- -- like peninsula and even though you know what you're well -- with that Hoover again that luxury travel that high in trouble or fuel deal with the competition because -- Mary I HD they all have higher and properties as well -- got names like let's Carlton and things like that -- -- -- -- -- deal with how do you kind of make your mark.
Of course we always had a look at what we're good at which is a you know we're we we -- heritage -- that has great service so we always deliver on service as well as always thinking about the guests and really trying to deliver on that.
That's seeing this guest experience.
It's okay see you're chasing you're you're going up against the competition at the top competitive market but again many of -- I need missiles -- public that a lot of us publicly traded names.
That we follow have been doing very very while I do wanna ask you look at finally eagle about the New York market we were focusing on New York -- last week and talking about the fact that.
Really revenues are projected rev -- particular for New York City.
-- -- jet to John maybe double digits this year are you saying that as well.
Well yeah at least from this first quarter we've seen better part of increased 27%.
A year and -- so very very optimistic we're seeing new markets it is.
New international markets from Russia from the Middle East from also from America as well as new sectors like technology energy and entertainment really really.
-- -- -- Coming in to New York doesn't just -- rob -- peninsula hotels rob thank you for being here into the fall your brand again thank you very much have been.
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