Destinations

See how tourism boards and destination marketers are speaking to and learning from visitors

Destinations

Destination Marketing Outlook 2022

Destination marketers have put up a positive outlook for 2022 aiming for diversified funding and revenue sources along with some crucial internal changes focusing on stakeholder engagement, targeted marketing and sustainability initiatives. It is to be seen if the changes contribute to continual recovery and growth.

Destinations

Sustainability in Travel 2021: Quantifying Tourism Emissions for Destinations

Tourism is often assumed to be a ‘low Impact and non-consumptive development option,’ primarily because to date greenhouse gas emissions from tourism at a destination level are largely unaccounted for. Destinations have started taking sustainability seriously with growing media pressure and traveler awareness, but have a long way to go to make significant reductions in emissions long-term.

Destinations

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

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.

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.

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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 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.

Consumer Habits

U.S. Travel Tracker May 2020: Early Signs of Recovery

The U.S. travel rate climbed to 24% in May, after dipping to 19% in April. However, a full travel recovery might take a very long time as more people start to realize COVID-19 is a longer-term battle.

Consumer Habits

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

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.

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.

Consumer Habits

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

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.

Consumer Habits

U.S. Travel Tracker January and February 2020: Onset of COVID-19 Impact

We are keeping track of if and how the U.S. population is traveling month by month and hope to detect signs of a rebound in the not too distant future.