Research tagged “skift research”

Hospitality

Outbound Travel 2024: Asia’s Big Year, Europe’s Slowdown

Asia the new Europe in 2024? As the world gears up for another year of post-pandemic travel, the industry will see Asia take the center stage, driving growth in 2024 while Europe stabilizes at modest growth levels.

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Hospitality

Will Hotel Pricing Strength Continue into 2024?

Goodbye double-digit growth? Hotel prices soared post-pandemic, but with inflation cooling and travel normalizing, 2024 poses the question: can pricing strength hold? We think so: further demand recovery amidst continued supply constraints should see prices rise above inflation.

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Consumer Habits

Exploring Gen Z and Millennial Travel Habits

Millennials and Gen Z are steering travel trends with a focus on technology, sustainability, and a quest for distinctive and meaningful experiences.

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Airlines

Modern Airline Retailing and the Evolution of Airline Distribution

The noticeable acceleration in the implementation of distribution changes in recent years has placed airlines in a favorable position, granting them greater autonomy over their inventory and reducing their reliance on Travel Management Companies (TMCs) compared to the past. This change in dynamics will prove consequential as more airlines move towards direct distribution.

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Online Travel

A Deep Dive into Google Travel Part II: U.S. vs Europe in 20 Charts

The underlying hotel supply in Europe is much less branded than it is in the U.S., meaning a greater reliance on OTAs for bookings. In turn there is a more fragmented online distribution market in Europe, with Google’s introduction of an organic auction providing further opportunity for smaller OTAs and new entrants to gain market share.

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Airlines

U.S. Heavyweights in 20 Charts: Delta vs United vs American

When comparing Delta, United, and American Airlines, which operate in similar markets with comparable business models and market shares, are there any particular metrics that highlight an edge one airline has over the others? Interestingly, there are.

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Technology

Hotel Tech Benchmark: Payment Solutions 2023

The pandemic accelerated the shift to digital and alternative payments. To capitalize on this, hoteliers should modernize their payment tech stack to offer seamless integration and diverse payment options for increased bookings, higher-value reservations, and improved guest satisfaction.

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Online Travel

Short-Term Rental OTAs: Airbnb vs Vrbo in 20 Charts

We attempt to tell you everything you'd want to know about the Airbnb - Vrbo rivalry in 20 charts... Sadly we failed, and give you 23 charts instead. As a bonus we sprinkle in some Booking.com analysis too, data permitting.

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Hospitality

Battle of the Midscales: Wyndham vs Choice in 20 Charts

Wyndham and Choice are known for their predominantly franchise-based portfolios in the U.S. midscale and economy sectors. As other major brands explore expansion opportunities into midscale and economy hotels, we offer an analysis of the current market leaders, Wyndham and Choice, through a comparison presented in 20 key charts.

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Online Travel

The Last Outpost of Travel: A Deep Dive into Tours, Activities and Experiences 2023

The tours, activities & experiences market is a lucrative and underexplored opportunity in the travel industry. Its high fragmentation, influx of small suppliers, and rapid shift from offline to online makes it a goldmine for online intermediaries to gain market share from traditional offline players.

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Destinations

State of Travel 2023: Travel in 250 Charts

Travel is back! While 2022 was all about bumper performances in some countries and sectors, and lagging performances in others, we can truly say that 2023 is the year that travel fully recovered. But we do need to be clear-eyed about persisting and upcoming challenges. This report hands you everything you need to know in one 250+ slide deck.

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Consumer Habits

U.S. Travel Tracker: Q2 2023 Highlights

Travel landscape undergoes reversal as solo trips decline, blended travel dips, urban travel rebounds, and work shifts to hybrid models, reflecting changing preferences.

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