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

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

September 2020

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.

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

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

August 2020

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

U.S. Travel Tracker April 2020: Emerging Consumer Segments

U.S. Travel Tracker April 2020: Emerging Consumer Segments

May 2020

When and how consumers will travel again might have a lot to do with how their lives' are impacted by COVID-19. Our April travel tracker analysis delves into the details.

Travel Marketing During COVID-19

Travel Marketing During COVID-19

May 2020

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.

U.S. Travel Tracker March 2020: Travel Sentiment Amid Lockdown

U.S. Travel Tracker March 2020: Travel Sentiment Amid Lockdown

April 2020

With travel restrictions in place, the U.S. travel rate in March dropped to 25% from 41% in February. What’s changed is also people’s outlook of travel on the other side of the pandemic.

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.

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.

Hospitality Loyalty Programs 2018: A Challenging Road for Customer Loyalty

Hospitality Loyalty Programs 2018: A Challenging Road for Customer Loyalty

April 2018

For all the growth and enhancements we have seen in hotel loyalty programs over the past few years, differing opinions among consumers and hotel owners with regards to the overall value and success of programs remain. Clearly, the road to fostering real consumer loyalty will be a challenging one. Hotel companies should ultimately focus on driving satisfaction and providing the best service so consumers choose their brand over others and recommend it to friends and family.

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.

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 Conferences and Events 2017

The State of Conferences and Events 2017

August 2017

The meetings and events sector is evolving at a rapid pace. Pioneering events like South by Southwest and C2 are raising event attendees' expectations, putting pressure on organizers to design more engaging experiences at events of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile, new types of event technology like artificial intelligence and personalization tools offer new opportunities (and challenges) for meeting planners. This report investigates the state of today's conference and event sector, and examines how organizers should look to evolve their own event strategies in response in the years ahead.