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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.

Natural Language Processing: Media Sentiment as an Indicator of Overtourism

Natural Language Processing: Media Sentiment as an Indicator of Overtourism

April 2019

Overtourism is one of the biggest challenges faced by the travel industry. Quantifying it helps diagnose and fight the issue. Our new method of measuring local sentiment toward tourists can build upon and complement existing overtourism metrics.

The New Era of Food Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

The New Era of Food Tourism: Trends and Best Practices for Stakeholders

February 2019

Food tourism is one trend that we don’t see ever going away, but it will never stop evolving. Destinations and other stakeholders need to understand what it means today in order to reap the benefits food tourists can bring.

U.S. Repeat Visitation Survey 2018

U.S. Repeat Visitation Survey 2018

December 2018

Creating customer loyalty can be a challenge for brands in the travel industry, and this is especially true for destinations. The results of our U.S. Repeat Visitation Survey help decode visitors who choose to return to destinations.

The State of Online Travel Media 2018

The State of Online Travel Media 2018

July 2018

The majority of first travel searches worldwide have no mention of a brand or destination, putting publishers of digital destination information in a uniquely influential position. Today, travelers have an overwhelming number of options, and publishers are challenged to differentiate themselves.

U.S. Traveler In-Destination Mobile Usage Survey 2018

U.S. Traveler In-Destination Mobile Usage Survey 2018

July 2018

Mobile has become a key component of the in-destination experience for U.S. travelers today. From finding things to do, to spontaneous bookings, mobile apps and websites have a role to play at each part of the in-destination journey. Travel brands that can find a meaningful place in this mobile journey have a lot to gain.

Destination Marketing Trends 2018

Destination Marketing Trends 2018

June 2018

As travelers’ desires change and concerns about the impacts of tourism grow, the role of destination marketing organizations is also evolving. Today, DMOs have more to think about than just marketing.

U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018: Annual Survey on Travel Behavior

U.S. Affluent Traveler Trends 2018: Annual Survey on Travel Behavior

April 2018

The relative spending power of affluent Americans makes them an attractive and strategic group for travel brands to target. The results of our second annual U.S. Affluent Traveler Survey help us understand key trends when it comes to their travel preferences, attitudes, and behaviors. Segmenting further by other characteristics allows us to create a more refined consumer portrait of such a lucrative, complex, and diverse group.

A Deep Dive Into Disney’s Competitive Position In Travel

A Deep Dive Into Disney’s Competitive Position In Travel

January 2017

Disney’s success with its theme parks, hotels and cruise products is directly attributable to a highly-sophisticated marketing program that leverages cross-monetization of its different media businesses. It’s a case study for travel and hospitality companies on how to think and look outside of travel, when building globally successful businesses and brands.

The Rise of Lifestyle Branding in Travel

The Rise of Lifestyle Branding in Travel

March 2016

Why are brands like Apple, Disney and Nike are among the world’s most valuable? Because they’re able to embody a lifestyle, offering consumers access to an emotional connection that goes well beyond their product offering. As more travel companies look to redefine their offerings around the lifestyle brand concept, often with limited resources to do so, what strategies will they use to grow and thrive?