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.

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.

The State of Online Travel Media 2018

The State of Online Travel Media 2018

July 2018

The majority of first travel searches worldwide have no mention of a brand or destination, putting publishers of digital destination information in a uniquely influential position. Today, travelers have an overwhelming number of options, and publishers are challenged to differentiate themselves.

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.

Room for Optimism: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

Room for Optimism: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

December 2017

There is room for optimism heading into 2018 for the global travel industry. Emerging and developing markets are showing healthy signs of growth, and global consumer and business confidence is high. Policy uncertainty and geopolitical tensions can’t be ignored, but outside of any major shock, we expect travel to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

The Future of Blockchain in Travel Distribution 2018

The Future of Blockchain in Travel Distribution 2018

November 2017

If you're reading this, then you already know that blockchain is the disruptive technology behind bitcoin, with applications reaching beyond banking and finance. You also know that Blockchain has various potential applications in travel. Online distribution is a unique case and a potential fit, due to the decentralized nature of blockchain platforms. But its success will ultimately depend on proactive adoption and willingness to break away from traditional digital frameworks and configurations. Our channel checks suggest that their is in fact a case for the technology. However, proponents will need to move fast to create compelling use cases that can deliver attractive cost savings, and/or better customer experience than what's currently out there.

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.

State of Travel Media 2016

State of Travel Media 2016

June 2016

Like all media, travel media is constantly reinventing itself to adapt to new technologies and changing consumer behaviors. We talk to leaders in the field and look at external threats and opportunities as represented by Facebook, mobile, and advertising.

The State of Wi-Fi for Travelers in 2016

The State of Wi-Fi for Travelers in 2016

April 2016

Traveler demand for, and use of, Internet connection services is soaring, creating a dilemma for travel brands that must walk a precarious tightrope between charging for access and risking customer anger over unreliable free service. How are travel brands coping with these challenges, and what future innovations in connection services might transform the industry?

How the On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping the Travel Experience

How the On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping the Travel Experience

August 2015

The on-demand economy is on the rise, but what does on-demand mean, exactly? In this report, a look at the nature of a technology-driven sea change in consumer behavior and the business models emerging to meet it in the travel industry.