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

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

June 2020

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.

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

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

May 2020

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.

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.

The Hotel Industry and COVID-19: Lessons From 9/11 and SARS

The Hotel Industry and COVID-19: Lessons From 9/11 and SARS

April 2020

With no way of knowing how long this crisis will last or what recovery will look like, we look back at two past crises to see how the industry reacted then, and what lessons can be learned. Many, as it turns out.

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.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Hotel Industry

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Hotel Industry

April 2020

There is no doubt that these are some of the toughest times for the hotel industry. Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is on its knees. Recovery will come, but when and in what shape is wholly uncertain. Understanding the current situation, and what a recovery might look like, will help the industry to prepare for when that day comes.

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

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

March 2020

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.

The Hotel Property Management Systems Landscape 2020

The Hotel Property Management Systems Landscape 2020

January 2020

Legacy PMS vendors have for too long reaped the rewards without truly pushing the boundaries of what they could offer hoteliers. Now technology has passed them by, and they are playing catch-up. Cloud computing, open APIs, marketplaces, and middleware layers are shaking up this stale corner of hotel tech, and it’s crazy exciting.

A Deep Dive into OYO 2019: an Update

A Deep Dive into OYO 2019: an Update

January 2020

Recent filings give us a better understanding of Oyo’s profitability, valuation, and the performance of its all-important China business.

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.

Defining the New Era of Wellness Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

Defining the New Era of Wellness Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

October 2019

Wellness has long been an important part of the travel experience, but it has just recently exploded as a full-fledged trend. Travel industry stakeholders looking to attract wellness-minded consumers need to understand what wellness tourism means today in order to successfully find a place within it.