Venture Investment Trends in Travel 2021

Venture Investment Trends in Travel 2021

March 2021

The pandemic derailed record years of venture capital in travel, resetting the industry to 2014 levels of investment. But we remain optimistic about the future of the travel industry and its ability to attract top talent, innovate technology, and incubate globally relevant startups.

EU Traveler Profile and Key Statistics: The Impact of COVID-19

EU Traveler Profile and Key Statistics: The Impact of COVID-19

January 2021

The coronavirus has hit Europe hard, but the region will continue to receive accolades as the largest destination and largest source market for many years to come. Let's brush up on our understanding of European travelers, and see how COVID-19 has impacted their travel patterns.

Skift Research Global Travel Outlook 2021

Skift Research Global Travel Outlook 2021

December 2020

Glad this year is finally over? Us too! In its annual outlook, Skift Research looks forward to the big themes and challenges that it believes are in store for the travel industry as it begins the long uphill climb to recovery next year.

Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market 2020

Airbnb and the Short-Term Rental Market 2020

December 2020

It’s finally here! Skift Research has been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get its hands on Airbnb’s public filings. This report analyzes the challenges and strategies of the most influential company in the short-term rental industry.

U.S. Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2020

U.S. Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2020

February 2020

Travel agents still exist; tour operators are the last sector to be moved to digital; online travel platforms are scrambling to keep the growth rate high. We are expecting to see more changes shaping up the travel arrangement and reservation services sector in the next few years.

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.

UK Traveler Profile and Key Statistics: The Brexit Effect

UK Traveler Profile and Key Statistics: The Brexit Effect

October 2019

The UK is an important contributor to global travel, but the uncertainty over Brexit will impact its place in the world and its residents’ willingness to spend on international vacations. The questions are just how and where the impact will be felt most.

European Union Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

European Union Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

September 2019

The European Union is the largest tourism destination in the world. Its accommodation sector is critical infrastructure supporting all of those travelers. Understand what shifts are taking place not just at the top level but also across subsectors, countries, and companies.

U.S. Traveler Profile and Key Statistics

U.S. Traveler Profile and Key Statistics

July 2019

The U.S. is one of the most diverse countries in the world and its residents' travel habits reflect that. That makes studying different demographics and travel spending categories key to understanding the American traveler.

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?

U.S. Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

U.S. Accommodation Sector: Skift Research Estimates 2019

May 2019

As one of the largest travel sectors, accommodations will continue to grow as travel becomes an even more integral part of consumer lifestyles. Yet it remains to be seen if the disruption from alternative accommodations will fundamentally shake up the entire sector.