More US Travelers Are On The Road Again

US Traveler

Three thousand miles coast-to-coast with forests and deserts, mountains and prairies, and small towns in between, combined with unique regional flavors and culture, equals countless possibilities for the quintessential US road trip.  More and more Americans are doing this each year. The Times recently ran a piece about the “comeback” of the US road trip,… Read more »

Authentic, Experiential… All-Inclusive?

All-inclusive vacations have come a long way from the long buffet lines and less-than-stellar accommodations of twenty years ago. The all-inclusives of today provide everything from great food to romantic getaways to family friendly fun – with the ease and convenience of having everything at one price, and usually one place. The hottest trend in… Read more »

How Could AI Transform Business Travel?

Business Traveler

In a world where Google alerts us to traffic jams and Netflix lets us know when a show we might like has been added, we’ve already come to rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to make our lives easier and more enriching. Each week sees a new advancement, as digital assistants such as Google Home and… Read more »

Asia Pacific Travel Market Growing At A Rapid Pace: APAC Travel Market Series

Asian Traveler

“With travel becoming a popular lifestyle choice among the growing middle and upper classes region-wide, APAC travel gross bookings will register high growth every year from 2017 to 2021.” That’s just one of the findings in Phocuswright’s 10th edition of Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview. APAC’s 2017 aggregate gross bookings (US$386.4 billion) make it “the… Read more »

Bleisure Travelers Find Ways To Have It All

Business leisure (“bleisure”) travelers are getting plenty of attention. This growing segment of the traveling population is included in the WEX and Mastercard Travel Trends 2018 Report on US travelers’ attitudes and preferences, which found nearly 60% of those surveyed extend their business trips. Since one-third of respondents prefer to use vacation time for short… Read more »

UK Travelers In For The Long Haul

WEX Travelers

Uncertainty around the Brexit referendum led to many predictions of its impact on UK travelers. Since that historic 2016 vote, outbound travel has increased, and Travolution recently reported long-haul travel increased 50% from the UK. They note “passenger numbers to all destinations are up 6%, buoyed by increases to long-haul destinations, including the Americas, up… Read more »

French Travel Market Set For A Rebound

French Coastline

2016 was a tough year for the French travel market; terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, as well as slow economic growth, discouraged travelers from near and far. According to Phocuswright’s French Online Travel Overview, international arrivals were down 8% and Paris hotel nights were down 10% in 2016. Since then, however, there’s been a… Read more »

Online Booking Habits of US Travelers

In this second post looking in detail at the Mastercard and WEX 2018 Travel Trends report, we take a look at US travelers’ booking behavior and preferences. The survey of 1,500 American travelers ranging in age from 18 to 70, found that, typically, 67% of respondents book their travel online with 73% of Gen Z… Read more »