Airlines

For airline insiders and travel industry experts looking to understand the commercial aviation market, its consumers, and opportunities

Hospitality

Travel Loyalty Programs Deep Dive 2022

While the travel industry was on its knees, travel loyalty programs continued to grow. But the pandemic has changed the travel industry, and loyalty programs need to follow suit.

Hospitality

Skift Research Global Travel Outlook 2022

With 2022 on the horizon, the travel recovery has begun in earnest. Brands are competing to win returning consumers but may find that old habits and preferences have evolved.

Airlines

Sustainability in Travel 2021: Environmental Performance of the Six Largest Airlines

Pressure is growing on airlines to reduce their carbon emissions. But how to do that when you burn through gallons of jet fuel? Our analysis found that airlines have made good progress in becoming more fuel efficient, but have a long way to go to make significant reductions in emissions long-term.

Consumer Habits

U.S. Travel Tracker December 2020: Further Slip

The dark winter for the U.S. travel industry continued in December. Travel rate dipped to 28%, only three percentage points higher than March. However, the promise of wider-spread vaccinations and a new President seems to give the Americans confidence to travel again in 2021.

Consumer Habits

Skift Research Global Travel Outlook 2021

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.

Consumer Habits

U.S. Travel Tracker October 2020: Slow Climb Continues

In October, 37.8% of Americans traveled, marking the smallest monthly increase since reaching the low point in April. Will the changing course of the pandemic, with a new President and possible vaccine, give the U.S. travel industry a much-needed boost in the coming months?

Consumer Habits

U.S. Travel Tracker September 2020: Onset of Fall Travel

Labor Day weekend didn’t provide a much-needed boost for the U.S travel sector. In September, 37% of Americans traveled, barely one percentage point higher than in August. The path of travel recovery ahead might be even rockier with summer vacation officially behind us.

Consumer Habits

U.S. Travel Tracker August 2020: Consumer Confidence Holding Strong

Summer was near the end and while still high, the number of new COVID cases declined substantially from the peak of July. Yet, the travel rate did not go up along this track. In August, 36% of Americans traveled, only one percentage point higher than in July.

Consumer Habits

U.S. Travel Tracker July 2020: Summer Vacation Main Driver Despite New Case Surge

Despite rising new COVID cases, 35% of Americans traveled in July. But most are not taking their typical summer vacations.

Hospitality

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

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.

Marketing and Media

Travel Marketing During COVID-19

Nearly 90% of travel marketers have slashed their marketing budgets due to COVID-19. With restrained resources and changing mandates, how can travel CMOs and their teams navigate through the crisis stronger? We delve into these crucial questions for answers.

Hospitality

Skift Global Travel Economy Outlook 2020

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.