Articles by Dave Montali

China Outbound Travel Spending Disparity Shows Enormous Growth Potential

China Outbound Travel Spending Disparity Shows Enormous Growth Potential

Dave Montali, Skift

Although China is the largest market in outbound travel, a deeper look at the figures shows that China is still far from its potential. Just 8.7 percent of Chinese hold a passport today.

8 months ago

Emerging Markets Upended the Balance of Power in Tourism Spending

Emerging Markets Upended the Balance of Power in Tourism Spending

Dave Montali, Skift

As the developed markets reach their saturation point in outbound travel, emerging markets are moving in to become the dominant contributors to international tourism expenditure.

8 months ago

New Skift Research Report: Key Emerging Outbound Travel Markets 2017

New Skift Research Report: Key Emerging Outbound Travel Markets 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

As developed markets reach their saturation point in international travel expenditure, emerging markets are heading towards the pole position.

8 months ago

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals

Booking.com Could Narrow the Gap In Vacation Rentals

Dave Montali, Skift

Booking.com has long experimented with vacation rental inventory. Its inventory has been growing rapidly, but vacation rentals still remain a small part of Booking.com's business.

9 months ago

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Priceline’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Priceline’s Competitive Position in Travel 2017

Jared Wein, Skift

Priceline’s growth over the past decade is nothing short of remarkable. In this report, we answer, a simple, but important question — Where do we go from here?

9 months ago

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Dave Montali, Skift

Increasing competition in the event sector has attracted more technology companies to provide solutions for current bottlenecks.

10 months ago

Events Are Getting More Analytical to Measure Success

Events Are Getting More Analytical to Measure Success

Dave Montali, Skift

Event organizers are looking to new metrics to measure the success of their events.

10 months ago

Disney Doesn’t Own Its Tokyo Parks But Still Finds Them Lucrative

Disney Doesn’t Own Its Tokyo Parks But Still Finds Them Lucrative

Jared Wein, Skift

While much is written about the U.S. and Shanghai parks, Disney’s partnership in Japan contributes high margin licensing fees and promotes the Disney brand.

10 months ago

Interview: Ctrip CEO on Growth Strategies and Employee Empowerment

Interview: Ctrip CEO on Growth Strategies and Employee Empowerment

Jared Wein, Skift

Ctrip dominates online travel in China and will benefit from the continued shift from offline to online bookings. Additionally, the company is pushing more into the lucrative outbound market. We discuss these trends and more with CEO Jane Jie Sun.

10 months ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of Conferences and Events 2017

New Skift Research Report: The State of Conferences and Events 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

The rapidly evolving conference and events sector is facing increasing competition. While competition brings better technology solutions, organizers need to maintain value in their conferences to remain viable in the long-term.

10 months ago

The Rise and Fall of China Outbound Travel to South Korea

The Rise and Fall of China Outbound Travel to South Korea

Jared Wein, Skift

China outbound travel is booming and has a long way to go before maturity. Individual destinations should pursue the market, but be cognizant of the risks. South Korea serves as an example of what can happen when the Chinese government changes course.

10 months ago

New Data Sheet: The U.S. High-Income Traveler Survey Results 2017

New Data Sheet: The U.S. High-Income Traveler Survey Results 2017

Dave Montali, Skift

A data dive into the habits of U.S. high-income travelers. What do they value and what expectations do they have from their travels?

10 months ago