Travel Winners and Losers During the 2008 Financial Crisis: Lessons for COVID-19

Travel Winners and Losers During the 2008 Financial Crisis: Lessons for COVID-19

May 2020

History doesn’t repeat but it often rhymes. While COVID-19 has different root causes than the financial crisis of 2008 there are still lessons to be learned from the last crisis that apply to the travel industry today.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Online Travel Industry

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Online Travel Industry

April 2020

The online travel industry is marginally better positioned to deal with this current outbreak than many of their suppliers in the hotel and airline industry. But the damage is only getting worse. It will still be severe and long-lasting.

Venture Investment Trends In Travel 2020

Venture Investment Trends In Travel 2020

March 2020

We are headed into a winter for travel startups. But travel won't be gone forever. And history teaches us that startups are often the first to pinpoint our industry’s new direction as we exit a crisis.

The State of Middle East Outbound Travel 2019

The State of Middle East Outbound Travel 2019

December 2019

Outbound travel from the Middle East hasn’t garnered the attention of some other outbound markets, but given the high travel expenditure and growth of the region, we think this is one that’s worth paying attention to.

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.

Global Travel Economics 2019-2029

Global Travel Economics 2019-2029

June 2019

As many as four out of the next five new outbound travelers in the next decade could come from the emerging world. Are you prepared for the center of gravity in travel to shift?

Natural Language Processing: Media Sentiment as an Indicator of Overtourism

Natural Language Processing: Media Sentiment as an Indicator of Overtourism

April 2019

Overtourism is one of the biggest challenges faced by the travel industry. Quantifying it helps diagnose and fight the issue. Our new method of measuring local sentiment toward tourists can build upon and complement existing overtourism metrics.

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2019: Annual Survey on Traveler Behavior, Motivations, and Preferences

U.S. Experiential Traveler Trends 2019: Annual Survey on Traveler Behavior, Motivations, and Preferences

March 2019

In the third iteration of this survey, we give an in-depth look at how the modern American travelers’ values, attitudes, and behaviors have changed or remained constant over time.

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.

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.

Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2019

Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2019

December 2018

As we wrap up 2018, our latest Skift Research report dives into what went well this year and what we can expect heading into 2019. Looking ahead, we expect another strong year of economic growth, with a few different puts and takes, which should translate well for the travel industry.