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 »

Tours & Activities And OTAs: Partnerships With Benefits

The flurry of recent acquisitions and investments has made it clear – the tours and activities sector is now even more attractive to OTAs. Some of the largest players, including Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Ctrip and Airbnb, have either purchased companies or expanded their tour and activities offerings. A 2017 Phocuswright report on tours and activities… Read more »

Travelers Speak Up With Chat Bots And Voice Technology

The dynamic impact of technology on travel is a topic that always seems to be relevant, and the speed at which change is happening in this space is remarkable. That’s why it’s one of the subjects WEX and Mastercard surveyed US travelers about for the recent Travel Trends 2018 report. Specific to the awareness and… Read more »

Spanish Economic Recovery Spurs Return To Travel

As Spain recovers from its long economic crisis, Spaniards are slowly but enthusiastically returning to their former travel habits. Expenditures, number of trips, and lengths of holidays are all on the rise for Spanish tourists traveling both domestically and internationally. Rebound In Domestic & International Travel Domestic tourism has always been a mainstay in the… Read more »

Vacations Less About Excess And More About Wellbeing

More and more travelers are ditching trips filled with too much food and drink for trips that allow them to maintain or restart a healthy lifestyle. In fact, Global Health and Wellness Tourism 2018 finds that “wellness tourism is growing at 12% a year.” In it’s predictions for 2018, Booking.com reports, “The trend for wellness… Read more »