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Airlines

Business Class Recovery: State of Airline Premium Cabin Capacity

Even with reduced capacities, revenues from airline business cabins have surpassed 2019 levels. Its no wonder that airlines executives are hoping for improved corporate travel budgets in 2023, as business cabin yields have continued to improve.

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Online Travel

Short-Term Rental OTAs: Airbnb vs Vrbo in 20 Charts

We attempt to tell you everything you'd want to know about the Airbnb - Vrbo rivalry in 20 charts... Sadly we failed, and give you 23 charts instead. As a bonus we sprinkle in some Booking.com analysis too, data permitting.

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Hospitality

Battle of the Midscales: Wyndham vs Choice in 20 Charts

Wyndham and Choice are known for their predominantly franchise-based portfolios in the U.S. midscale and economy sectors. As other major brands explore expansion opportunities into midscale and economy hotels, we offer an analysis of the current market leaders, Wyndham and Choice, through a comparison presented in 20 key charts.

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Consumer Habits

India on the Move: A Traveler Survey

India's distinction as the world's most populous nation resonates with a growing desire among its people to travel more.

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Airlines

Developments in the Middle Eastern Aviation Industry 2023

Never before have we seen such a broad vision for the advancement of air travel and tourism in any region and with such financial support for it. Over the course of the next few years, we will be closely following the developments in the Middle East with keen interest!

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Online Travel

The Last Outpost of Travel: A Deep Dive into Tours, Activities and Experiences 2023

The tours, activities & experiences market is a lucrative and underexplored opportunity in the travel industry. Its high fragmentation, influx of small suppliers, and rapid shift from offline to online makes it a goldmine for online intermediaries to gain market share from traditional offline players.

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Destinations

State of Travel 2023: Travel in 250 Charts

Travel is back! While 2022 was all about bumper performances in some countries and sectors, and lagging performances in others, we can truly say that 2023 is the year that travel fully recovered. But we do need to be clear-eyed about persisting and upcoming challenges. This report hands you everything you need to know in one 250+ slide deck.

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Consumer Habits

U.S. Travel Tracker: Q2 2023 Highlights

Travel landscape undergoes reversal as solo trips decline, blended travel dips, urban travel rebounds, and work shifts to hybrid models, reflecting changing preferences.

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Airlines

The Business of Airline Loyalty Programs 2023

Being the first to launch loyalty program in the world in 1981, American Airlines still leads the pack. But European and Asian airlines have found their own ways to level the playing field. The future will be a lot more competitive - great time for flyers, a lot harder if you are a program operator.

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Technology

Hotel Tech Benchmark: Digital Marketing and Advertising Tech 2023

Digital marketing and advertising tools, if utilized effectively can help hotels increase direct bookings, draw in new customers, and improve the overall content strategy. This tech category has the potential to generate $3 billion in annual revenues and is embedded in the industry's future.

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Hospitality

Marriott Vs. Hilton: 20 Chart Factbook

Marriott and Hilton are the two largest and most well known asset-light hotel chains in the U.S. Both companies' stock prices and valuations soared in 2020/21, with Hilton outperforming Marriott. However as any SEC rule book will tell you - past performance isn't indicative of future results. This handy 20 chart factbook provides investors the key comparisons on the two companies in order to make investment decisions into 2023.

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Consumer Habits

Understanding the Chinese Traveler Post-Covid: Survey Findings and Trends

Chinese travelers are eagerly embracing new travel opportunities as restrictions ease, with a strong desire to explore their dream destinations and engage in unique cultural experiences.

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