Mobile Commerce in Travel: A Global Perspective

Mobile Commerce in Travel: A Global Perspective

October 2021

Mobile is already the primary device for travel planning in the majority of the world. But for most of the travel sectors and companies, mobile bookings are yet to surpass desktop bookings in volume or value. Undoubtedly, the travel companies need to increase their mobile investment to capitalize on this shift, but, at the same time they need to have an overarching multi-device strategy in place to engage with the customer throughout.

Multi-Day Tour Operators 2021: Reshaping Supply Chains and Distribution

Multi-Day Tour Operators 2021: Reshaping Supply Chains and Distribution

October 2021

Anyone seeking to understand leisure travel overlooks tour operators at their own risk. It is one of the last great offline sectors in the travel industry but that cannot last. Changing consumer behavior and new tech is driving disruption in these businesses, the effects of which have only been compounded by the significant impact of COVID-19.

Online Travel Agency Landscape 2021: Southeast Asia

Online Travel Agency Landscape 2021: Southeast Asia

August 2021

The Southeast Asian Online travel market is hyper-competitive. The industry players strive to strike a fine balance between creating the appropriate inventory mix, appealing price points, and a seamless user interface with adequate localized features to offer a bespoke product basket and carve out a niche for themselves.

U.S. Travel Tracker December 2020: Further Slip

U.S. Travel Tracker December 2020: Further Slip

January 2021

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.

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 Tracker October 2020: Slow Climb Continues

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

November 2020

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?

A Deep Dive Into Trip.com Group 2020

A Deep Dive Into Trip.com Group 2020

October 2020

China is like no other place on Earth and Trip.com is like no other online travel agency. It offers lessons on how to build an industry-leading business and how to respond to our deepest crisis ever.

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

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

October 2020

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.

A Deep Dive into Tripadvisor 2020

A Deep Dive into Tripadvisor 2020

September 2020

Tripadvisor had been working on a turn-around even before COVID-19 hit. We take a deep dive into the company's financials, business strategies, and challenges for 2020 and beyond.

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.