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The Hotel Industry and COVID-19: Lessons From 9/11 and SARS

The Hotel Industry and COVID-19: Lessons From 9/11 and SARS

April 2020

With no way of knowing how long this crisis will last or what recovery will look like, we look back at two past crises to see how the industry reacted then, and what lessons can be learned. Many, as it turns out.

Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2020

Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2020

December 2019

We head into 2020 with more question marks than any year of this cycle. Risks are rising and the global economy is slowing. But, crucially, we are still growing and our base case forecast travel growth to continue next year.

Defining the New Era of Wellness Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

Defining the New Era of Wellness Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

October 2019

Wellness has long been an important part of the travel experience, but it has just recently exploded as a full-fledged trend. Travel industry stakeholders looking to attract wellness-minded consumers need to understand what wellness tourism means today in order to successfully find a place within it.

Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel

Venture Investment Trends and Startup Opportunities in Travel

February 2019

Analyzing startups helps us understand what the future of travel holds. The latest generation of startups promises innovation across many facets of travel: hospitality, tours, airlines, business travel, and more.

Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

Decoding the Modern Vacation Rental Technology Landscape

March 2018

At the end of the day, it’s all about hospitality, but the vacation rental industry faces unique challenges in delivering on that promise. Technology will be key to providing an elevated guest experience across this fragmented market.

WeChat Marketing Strategies for Global Travel Brands 2018

WeChat Marketing Strategies for Global Travel Brands 2018

January 2018

WeChat, China’s most popular app, has infiltrated the daily lives of its nearly one billion monthly active users. The popularity and penetration of the app in the country makes it an attractive platform for global travel brands looking to unlock the China market. Without a thoughtful WeChat strategy, however, this is easier said than done.

A Deep Dive Into TripAdvisor’s Competitive Position In Travel 2017

A Deep Dive Into TripAdvisor’s Competitive Position In Travel 2017

June 2017

TripAdvisor's bold platform-driven approach to online travel tells us a lot about where the market is headed.

2017 Outlook on Hotel Direct Booking

2017 Outlook on Hotel Direct Booking

May 2017

This report analyzes the state of hotel distribution with a focus on direct booking. Rather than taking the view that it’s a booking war, we believe the landscape is far more nuanced where hotels need to take a holistic approach with their distribution channels. Readers will gain insight from our interviews with over 20 executives across the hotel and online travel ecosystem along with the results from our survey of 370 hotels around the world, which was powered by Skift and Trivago.

European Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry 2017

European Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry 2017

March 2017

Europe has traditionally been a very active player in travel. Yet lack of funding, market fragmentation and other factors have held it back from producing global corporations. Nevertheless, Europe is finally warming up to the American-style, risk big and risk early venture investment culture that has given birth to so many tech megabrands out of Silicon Valley.

A Deep Dive Into Facebook’s Impact on Travel

A Deep Dive Into Facebook’s Impact on Travel

February 2017

Facebook has transformed itself from a social media site into a powerful digital media platform that is now spreading its footprint across the travel industry. Facebook’s ability to dynamically retarget consumers combined with the ads being visual, aspirational, cost-effective, and largely in-app for Facebook’s massive and highly-engaged user base will make the platform an increasingly important tool for the travel industry.

A Deep Dive Into Disney’s Competitive Position In Travel

A Deep Dive Into Disney’s Competitive Position In Travel

January 2017

Disney’s success with its theme parks, hotels and cruise products is directly attributable to a highly-sophisticated marketing program that leverages cross-monetization of its different media businesses. It’s a case study for travel and hospitality companies on how to think and look outside of travel, when building globally successful businesses and brands.