Pre-Register for the 2014 WTM Global Trends Report

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Every year, the travel industry is poised for the release of the WTM Global Trends Report produced by Euromonitor. Since its launch in 2006, the report has been at the forefront of accurately predicting major travel trends around the world.

  • Identify key trends set to shape the travel industry in seven regions: the Americas, the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, India 

  • Discover the latest dynamics in travel technology

  • Gain insight into to the size and shape of travel
    and tourism

  • Learn about pressing industry issues, emerging brands, destinations, demographics, growth categories and consumer trends

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Hear the Euromonitor travel and tourism team present the new trends set to shape the travel industry at WTM 2014

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October 23, 2014

Designs of the Future: What Will Define Laundry Care in 2030 and Beyond?

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Tuesday, November 18 | 9 a.m. CST / 3 p.m. GMT

Income, technology and evolving washing practices are major factors impacting the future of laundry care. In this webinar, Ian Bell discusses important industry shifts that are changing global demand and helping with long term strategy planning.

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  • What changes are coming to the automated laundry process
  • Insight into consumer profiles in 2030 and beyond
  • How to use sustainability as a key force for development

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Ian_BellSpeaker: Ian Bell, Head of Home Care Research, Euromonitor International

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October 22, 2014

30th Cleaning Seminar Japan 2014

Event Name: 30th Cleaning Seminar (In Japanese: 第30回 クリーニングに関する情報セミナー ‐世界の洗濯・クリーニング事情)

Organizer: The Japan Research Association for Textile End-Uses

First Presentation Time: Thursday 20th November, 15:00-15:50
 
Venue: Osaka (University of Osaka)

Second Presentation Time: Friday 21st November, 15:00-15:50

Venue: Tokyo (Japan Women’s University)

Website: http://homepage3.nifty.com/shohikagaku/gyoji.htm#clean
Presentation Topic: Global/regional/country trends of detergents and washing clothes

Presenter: Hiromi Yamaguchi, Research Analyst

Presentation Description: The key drivers of detergent sales in country, regional and global levels will be explored during the presentation. Forecast growths of countries and product categories are to be discussed.”

Apple Earnings Review: iPhone’s Stellar Performance

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Apple Inc has announced the financial results for its fourth quarter (ending 27 September 2014), where the company posted quarterly revenue of US$42.1 billion and net profit of US$8.5 billion. Apple also provided a bullish guidance for its fiscal 2015 first quarter results.

iPhone - stellar performance amidst China’s woes

In this quarter, Apple reported that it sold 39.3 million iPhones, of which 10 million were new iPhone 6 phones, sold in the first three days of sales.  Euromonitor International expects the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones to propel the company’s sales to more than 181 million units in 2015, a staggering 9% growth over 2014.

China is the world’s largest smartphone market, with close to 30% of all smartphone global sales in 2014 coming from the Middle Kingdom. Critically, China Mobile, the world’s largest telco, is selling iPhones to its 288 million mobile subscribers, of which 41 million are on the high speed 4G. That said, Apple faces an uphill battle in China with local manufacturers like Lenovo, ZTE and XiaoMi and Apple’s global foe, Samsung currently dominating. China remains a key market to help drive future growth for Apple, with sales of its iPhone range expected to exceed 20 million units in 2015 and in particular, where demand for larger screens phones is rising fast.

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Analysing Pepsi's New Product Launches

PepsiCo has recently launched two new products: Pepsi True and Caleb's Kola. These are designed to take advantage of the mid-calorie soda trend, paritally sweetened with stevia, and the craft soda trend. Both of these launches, in terms of their marketing and distribution, are relatively experimental so it remains to be seen how these products will perform.

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October 21, 2014

Claves para descifrar el mercado de vitaminas y suplementos alimenticios en América Latina

250_consumerHealthSpanish-v1.0El mercado global de vitaminas y suplementos alimenticios está en auge y América Latina destaca por el dinamismo en la venta de estos productos. Se espera que el aumento en la demanda continúe, atrayendo mayor competencia y aumentando el valor de la industria a US$5,5 mil millones para el año 2018.

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Descarga este e-book para obtener un panorama global del mercado de vitaminas y suplementos alimenticios así como las principales tendencias en Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, México, Perú, República Dominicana, Uruguay y Venezuela.

Top 5 Fastest Growing Consumer Markets in 2014

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A comparison of all consumer markets in terms of their expected consumer expenditure annual real growth in 2014 reveals some interesting fast-growing markets that are not among the usual major emerging markets (such as the BRICS and the MINT). Of the top five fastest growing consumer markets of 2014, Malawi and Sierra Leone are somewhat surprising entrants while Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia are fast-growing markets with sound fundamentals that can offer significant opportunities for consumer goods companies. Mongolia is also a market with promising prospects, but its small population restricts meaningful market expansion.

Top Five Fastest Growing Consumer Markets: 2014

Source: Euromonitor International from national statistics/Eurostat/UN/OECD

Note: Data are forecasts 

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Keys to Navigating the Vitamin and Dietary Supplement Market in Latin America

250_consumerHealth-v1.0The global vitamin and dietary supplement market is booming, and Latin America is at the forefront as one of the most dynamic consumer health markets. Increasing demand in the region is expected to continue, bringing strong competition and increasing the value of the industry to US$5.5 billion by 2018.

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Download this e-book for a global overview of vitamins and dietary supplement market trends, as well as local strategies in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Key Takeaways from SupplySide West 2014

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During the week of 6 October 2014 Euromonitor presented at SupplySide West, one of the nutrition industry’s most important global gatherings. This year’s exposition brought together more than 1,700 of the health ingredient industry’s leading companies, including formulators, manufacturers, laboratory experts and finished product producers. Euromonitor’s Consumer Health Analyst Chris Schmidt and Head of Health and Wellness Ewa Hudson delivered insights into sports nutrition and energy drinks, respectively. As in years past, SupplySide West provided a comprehensive overview of the industry’s most important trends and developments, including the product and market developments, new technologies and regulatory changes that are likely to drive the industry moving forward.

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October 20, 2014

WTM Global Trends Report by Euromonitor Predicts Future Trends

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The WTM Global Trends Report, produced by Euromonitor International in exclusive for WTM, has been at the forefront of accurately predicting major travel trends around the world since its launch in 2006, looking at how the travel industry is developing in a rapidly changing landscape.

The WTM Global Trends Report 2014 by Euromonitor International will be launched at London’s Excel Centre during a press conference on Monday 3rd November at 13:00 in the Platinum Suite 5&6. A session for WTM attendees will be held on Tuesday 4th November at 15:30 in Platinum Suite 1. 

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Will the Ipad Air 2 Become the Must Have Travel Accessory?

Michelle GrantAnalyst Opinion by Michelle Grant - Travel and Tourism Manager

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Critics have been vocal about the iPad business lagging due to its slowing sales growth and an outright decline in units sold in the latest 2014 quarter.  But I wonder if Apple is looking to combat the business’ weakness by making the iPad a must have travel accessory, which could spur demand for the product and could speed up replacement cycles if iPads are lost, stolen or broken during trips.  Its TV ad campaign from early in 2014 featured travel pretty heavily.  And I’ve been surprised by how many people use their iPads to take photos on their trips (it may have an advantage for those with poor eyesight). Now the new iPad Air 2 is thinner and faster with a better camera—all ideal for travel.  The Verge highlights these features:

iPad Air 2 is the thinnest iPad to date at 6.1 millimeters, or 18 percent thinner than the original iPad Air. The new A8X chip is 40 percent faster than its predecessor, and Apple says the device’s graphics are 2.5 times faster. The rear camera is 8 megapixels and significantly improved over its predecessor, able to shoot slow-motion video and time lapses for the first time. And the front camera has improved face detection and a "burst selfies" mode.

But the most interesting thing that analysts are taking note of is the new SIM card. From Apple’s press release about the iPad Air 2:

The new Apple SIM is preinstalled on iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The Apple SIM gives you the flexibility to choose from a variety of short-term plans from select carriers in the U.S. and UK right on your iPad. So whenever you need it, you can choose the plan that works best for you — with no long-term commitments. And when you travel, you may also be able to choose a data plan from a local carrier for the duration of your trip.

The ease of switching between carriers while travelling with your Ipad enhances the products’ appeal as a travel accessory.  Already savvy travellers swap out SIM cards, but it can be difficult to find an appropriate SIM upon arrival and infrequent leisure travelers may not be aware of this option.  But now those traveling to the US and the UK can switch to a carrier upon landing and avoid paying high roaming charges.  Both countries attract a significant number of international travellers.  The US is the second most popular destination for international arrivals in the world with 69 million trips in 2013 while the UK ranks eighth with 32 million arrivals according to Euromonitor International. 

If the geographic coverage of carriers expands, this would only enhance the iPad Air 2’s appeal for international travellers.  This speaks to Apple’s desire to provide the best user experience (and now probably travel experience), but the company may also be at the leading edge of a truly borderless telecommunications industry.  For example, the European Commission is keen to eliminate roaming fees within the European Union although there could be delays as reported by RC Wireless

In addition, the possible delay of the end of roaming fees would allow carriers to hang on to that source of revenue for as long as a year. Originally, the proposed start of the “roam like at home” policy, or RLAH, was December 2015. However, that date does not appear in the draft proposal. Instead, the document throws the date open for debate: “The legislative date for the initial introduction of RLAH, subject to transitional measures and fair use limits, needs to be defined and is a significant political question.”

Travellers within the European Union, the largest travel market in the world, will soon be able to use their phones in other EU countries without incurring additional, and usually exorbitant, fees.  And with the new SIM card for the iPad Air 2, Apple may be on the verge of making it easier to shop for the appropriate mobile carrier while travelling globally. This would be especially impactful if this feature was rolled out to the iPhones (but may undermine the need for the iPad as a travel accessory), but it is likely that the carriers may balk at allowing more transparency and comparison ability to their industry (leaving the advantage with the iPad).  Regardless, it seems that Apple is looking to make the iPad as necessary as a passport when travelling abroad. 

 

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