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The State of Middle East Outbound Travel 2019

The State of Middle East Outbound Travel 2019

December 2019

Outbound travel from the Middle East hasn’t garnered the attention of some other outbound markets, but given the high travel expenditure and growth of the region, we think this is one that’s worth paying attention to.

The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

August 2018

The India outbound travel market is poised to boom in a matter of years. The global travel industry needs to make itself aware of this market and why it matters now, so they’re not scrambling to catch up later.

A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

February 2018

The hospitality industry is evolving rapidly, with brands shifting to asset light and consolidating, soft brands and non-branded operators growing steadily, and the distribution landscape becoming increasingly competitive. Nevertheless, hotel owners stand to gain if they focus on acquiring and developing the right real estate, choosing the appropriate franchisors, managers, and partners, running their properties efficiently and effectively, remaining innovative and thoughtful, and maintaining that ever-needed hospitality factor.

WeChat Marketing Strategies for Global Travel Brands 2018

WeChat Marketing Strategies for Global Travel Brands 2018

January 2018

WeChat, China’s most popular app, has infiltrated the daily lives of its nearly one billion monthly active users. The popularity and penetration of the app in the country makes it an attractive platform for global travel brands looking to unlock the China market. Without a thoughtful WeChat strategy, however, this is easier said than done.

A Deep Dive Into Facebook’s Impact on Travel

A Deep Dive Into Facebook’s Impact on Travel

February 2017

Facebook has transformed itself from a social media site into a powerful digital media platform that is now spreading its footprint across the travel industry. Facebook’s ability to dynamically retarget consumers combined with the ads being visual, aspirational, cost-effective, and largely in-app for Facebook’s massive and highly-engaged user base will make the platform an increasingly important tool for the travel industry.

Snapchat and Instagram Strategies for Travel Brands

Snapchat and Instagram Strategies for Travel Brands

October 2016

Instagram and Snapchat have exploded in recent years; the user base is certainly there but at the same time, they leave something to be desired for advertisers. Visual content is also a challenge on the production side. How travel brands leverage both branded and user generated content to engage potential customers will vary. One certainty is that travel should continue to experiment with visual content and the platforms that attract millions.

Social Media Customer Service Strategies for Travel Brands 2015

Social Media Customer Service Strategies for Travel Brands 2015

September 2015

Social media plays an increasingly central role in the customer service efforts of hospitality brands, requiring a hotels and airlines to respond more quickly, personally and publicly to customer issues. Successful brands have embraced social care, not just to solve problems, but to elevate the travel experience.

Facebook Strategies for Travel Brands

Facebook Strategies for Travel Brands

January 2015

A major shift took place two years ago that caused travel brands to lament the dwindling access to consumers through Facebook. Paid reach beat out organic reach and brands realized that they don’t have much of a choice but to stay put. As consumers drift into other branches of this multi-pronged platform, smart brands are keeping one eye on the data that matters and the other, on greener pastures.

Instagram Strategies for Travel Brands

Instagram Strategies for Travel Brands

September 2014

Travelers are looking to their social networks for inspiration and recommendations, before, during and after their vacations. User generated content is native to Instagram. Consequently, it is becoming the most effective marketing platforms in the evaluation stage—one step away from the purchase decision.

Social Media Customer Service in the Travel Industry

Social Media Customer Service in the Travel Industry

July 2014

With a the growing amount of technology platforms to reach brands, social media has become an important space for customer service. In order to keep up with the popularity of these platforms and increasing amount of social interactions, brands are adapting by structuring their teams and departments to deal with volumes of inquiries in a personalized way.