Brits Love for Overseas Travel Not Hampered By Brexit

Crowded Beach

For more than two years, the uncertainty around Brexit has led to fears about how the referendum will impact the travel habits of the British. But even as many details still need to be worked out, one thing is starting to become clear: Brits will continue to holiday where they like. Tracy Pollitt, a representative… Read more »

Growth More Than Story Of One Country: APAC Travel Market Series

Tourists

A look at APAC booking trends naturally focuses on China. It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of its enormous population and demand for travel. According to Phocuswright’s 10th edition of Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview; China’s travel gross bookings are expected to grow 46% by 2021. At that time, “China will account for… Read more »

Three Reasons You Need A Better Strategy For International Payments

International Payments

Interest in international travel is higher than ever, across the globe. While that presents a huge opportunity for travel companies to expand and offer new destinations, it can also create some operational headaches. Volatile exchange rates and high fees can make international payments risky and expensive. But with the right payments strategy and the right… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

German Travel Market Continues To Grow

Germany, with its strong economy and high consumer confidence, is Europe’s largest travel market, and a number of recent surveys show that it’s likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. Spending Strong, Destination Preferences In Flux Phocuswright’s German Online Travel Overview reports that projected travel gross bookings by Germans reached 58.8 billion Euros… Read more »