A Better Online Booking Experience May Be Just a Click Away – To Your Competitors’ Site…

“81.1% of visitors to travel booking websites left without completing a booking” in the first quarter of this year. Dave Cruickshank, chief executive of ATCORE Group, shared this startling statistic in a post for travolution.com. He adds, “Travel sites have the highest abandonment rates of any industry–and for over 50% of these visitors, it was problems… Read more »

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 »

Are Travelers Really Ready To Book By Voice?

Alexa

“Booking by voice” is certainly a trending topic and one we included in the recent series of posts about our 2018 Travel Trends survey. The rate at which voice-activated devices are being adopted opens the door for more disruption in the travel industry. There’s considerable buzz and numerous references to booking by voice. But, what’s… 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 »

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 »