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Consumer Habits

Debunking the Myth of Vacation Rental Consumer Fatigue

Don't panic over vacation rental rants online! Our research reveals these are growing pains, but not a sign of doom. Travelers still like vacation rentals for the space, affordability, and convenience they offer. This unique blend ensures continued popularity among travelers.

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Destinations

Regenerative Tourism: Fact From Fiction

Regenerative tourism represents an opportunity for the industry to respond to clear market demand and develop new approaches to sustainability and innovative business models. But it suffers from a lack of defined methodologies and defensible data and risks being a distraction from the core mission of climate action.

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U.S. Travel Trends Q1 2024: Exploring Day Tours and Experiences

Day tours are a common yet growing trend, highlighting the need for diverse, immersive experiences offered at competitive prices to attract customers.

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Airlines

How Technology and AI are Transforming Airline Revenue Management

The airline industry is on the brink of a technology revolution that will bring both challenges and opportunities. Despite the obstacles, executives are preparing themselves for a future where technology will play a pivotal role in enhancing profitability through process efficiencies, particularly within the revenue management function.

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Online Travel

A Deep Dive into Google Travel Part III: Hotel Distribution From East to West

We undertook a unique web scraping exercise of over 20,000 hotels listed on Google Hotels across the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa in order to understand today’s online hotel distribution landscape.

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Consumer Habits

Tying the Knot Abroad: Market Sizing Indian Wedding Tourism

The Indian outbound travel boom is accompanied by a growing international Indian wedding market, offering lucrative opportunities across the tourism ecosystem.

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Airlines

The Opportunity for Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airlines

Despite the setbacks faced by many low-cost carriers (LCCs) around the world in their long-haul operations, LCCs in the United States and Asia have been steadily increasing their capacity on long-haul routes. So far, the results have been positive. With the availability of better aircrafts, a growing middle class and the evolving travel preferences of young travellers, there could be a billion-dollar opportunity waiting for LCCs.

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Online Travel

India’s Travel Booking Landscape

India’s travel booking landscape is rapidly shifting online, driven by the younger demographic, rising smartphone penetration, and improving internet connectivity across the country. Currently diverse and fragmented, the online travel landscape, is poised for dynamic growth as local players strive to maintain their dominance and Western OTAs take steps to tap into the emerging opportunity.

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Online Travel

The Past, Present, and Future of Online Travel

The golden era of Booking and Expedia is facing challenges of slowing growth and increased competition, prompting a fierce battle for market share through innovation and expansion efforts amid a changing landscape.

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Airlines

The Challenge With Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airlines

The Long Haul Low-Cost business model has proved to be a challenge for airline executives, with very little success and numerous airline fatalities. However, with the evolution of the low-cost airline business model, changes in travel preferences post-pandemic, and advancements in aircraft technology, could we finally see a breakthrough in the last remaining frontier of commercial aviation?

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Consumer Habits

Navigating Q4 2023: Analysing the Value of Travel Credit Cards in the U.S.

Younger Demographics Drive Growth in U.S. Travel Credit Card Market, Bank Brands Dominate

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Hospitality

Outbound Travel 2024: Asia’s Big Year, Europe’s Slowdown

Asia the new Europe in 2024? As the world gears up for another year of post-pandemic travel, the industry will see Asia take the center stage, driving growth in 2024 while Europe stabilizes at modest growth levels.

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