The New Era of Food Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

The New Era of Food Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

February 2019

Food tourism is one trend that we don’t see ever going away, but it will never stop evolving. Destinations and other stakeholders need to understand what it means today in order to reap the benefits food tourists can bring.

U.S. Repeat Visitation Survey 2018

U.S. Repeat Visitation Survey 2018

December 2018

Creating customer loyalty can be a challenge for brands in the travel industry, and this is especially true for destinations. The results of our U.S. Repeat Visitation Survey help decode visitors who choose to return to destinations.

The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

August 2018

The India outbound travel market is poised to boom in a matter of years. The global travel industry needs to make itself aware of this market and why it matters now, so they’re not scrambling to catch up later.

U.S. Traveler In-Destination Mobile Usage Survey 2018

U.S. Traveler In-Destination Mobile Usage Survey 2018

July 2018

Mobile has become a key component of the in-destination experience for U.S. travelers today. From finding things to do, to spontaneous bookings, mobile apps and websites have a role to play at each part of the in-destination journey. Travel brands that can find a meaningful place in this mobile journey have a lot to gain.

Best Practices for Attracting Chinese Outbound Tourists

Best Practices for Attracting Chinese Outbound Tourists

May 2018

Chinese outbound travel continues to boom and shows high potential for future growth. Travel brands and destinations need to understand the evolving behaviors and preferences of Chinese travelers in order to most effectively appeal to this market.

U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018: Annual Survey on Travel Behavior

U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018: Annual Survey on Travel Behavior

April 2018

The relative spending power of affluent Americans makes them an attractive and strategic group for travel brands to target. The results of our second annual U.S. Affluent Traveler Survey help us understand key trends when it comes to their travel preferences, attitudes, and behaviors. Segmenting further by other characteristics allows us to create a more refined consumer portrait of such a lucrative, complex, and diverse group.

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.

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2018: Annual Survey on Traveler Behavior, Motivations and Preferences

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2018: Annual Survey on Traveler Behavior, Motivations and Preferences

October 2017

The data collected from our second annual Experiential Traveler Survey presents a deep dive into the mindset of the modern traveler. We dig into their values, attitudes, travel behavior, and more.

Key Emerging Outbound Travel Markets 2017

Key Emerging Outbound Travel Markets 2017

October 2017

Emerging markets are taking over outbound travel. Economic growth is increasing living standards across the world and outbound travel is growing along. International Travel Expenditure is now shifting from a handful of countries who have historically made up most of the outbound travel to emerging markets.

The State of Consumer Payments in Travel 2017

The State of Consumer Payments in Travel 2017

June 2017

The leather wallet is facing increasing competition from digital alternatives. In this report we explore the types of innovations shifting the payments ecosystem and identify how early adopters have been able to leverage new payment systems to drastically cut operating costs while giving consumers a better payment experience.

Sizing, Behavior, Preference: Decoding The Lucrative U.S. Family Traveler Segment

Sizing, Behavior, Preference: Decoding The Lucrative U.S. Family Traveler Segment

December 2016

There are over 77.5 million family households in America, with an average size of 3.26 people, and an average annual vacation spend of $3,340. It's a sizeable market and most travel memories are made with life partners, family, friends, or children when taking into account trip composition, but also during the decision-making process on where to go and what to do once there. Travel and tourism professionals should have a keen sense of modern family dynamics.

Inside the Mind of the Gen Z Traveler

Inside the Mind of the Gen Z Traveler

August 2016

Much of the discussion about travel and generational divides has focused on distinctions between the Millennial generation and more mature travel cohorts. Yet, in the incessant paddle toward bluer oceans, travel marketers are now starting to look further down the horizon to align brands and product offerings with those who have just begun to explore the world through travel.