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

By Saniya Zanpure Skift Research’s Global Travel Outlook 2024 gives a closer look into global travel performance and the key regions fueling growth. Transitioning into 2024, we forecast Europe will normalize to stable growth levels while the Asia-Pacific region positions itself as the primary growth driver. The Skift Travel Health Index reveals recovery across all regions. Europe’s growth,…

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

Will Hotel Pricing Strength Continue into 2024?

By Pranavi Agarwal Hotel prices have been through a rollercoaster over the past four years. After sharply falling in March 2020 at the onset of Covid lockdowns, hotel rates recovered rapidly soon after, crossing pre-Covid levels in summer of 2021 – largely aided by huge pent-up consumer demand, constrained hotel supply and rising inflation rates.…

Will Hotel Pricing Strength Continue into 2024?
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Business Travel

New Research: The State of Corporate Travel and Expense 2024

Corporate travel and finance managers are rapidly adopting new travel and expense (T&E) policies, processes, and technologies to meet the changing demands of their employees. At the same time, they’re struggling to balance rising costs, falling compliance, and an increasing pressure to justify their companies’ environmental impact with the need to prove a return on…

New Research: The State of Corporate Travel and Expense 2024
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Tourism

New Report: Best Practices for Local Sourcing in Destinations

Destinations around the globe are considering how to embrace tourism’s positive benefits while minimizing the potential negative consequences, and new solutions — such as local sourcing — are emerging. Local sourcing, or implementing sustainable sourcing and procurement procedures in the tourism supply chain, not only promotes sustainable tourism development but significantly contributes to the socioeconomic…

New Report: Best Practices for Local Sourcing in Destinations
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Tourism

Africa Destination Brand Monitor

In a continent known for its rich diversity of travel destinations, this report underscores the critical role of tourism as a lever for sustainable growth and community development, primarily as African economies aim to transition out of developing country status. The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a severe setback to Africa’s tourism sector, with destinations grappling…

Africa Destination Brand Monitor
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Travel Technology

New Report: Personalizing the Travel Experience Using Data and AI

Amid the ongoing shift towards digital experiences in travel, brands have had to adapt and innovate their strategies around customer data and loyalty. Travelers are now more likely to be loyal to brands that provide them with personalized experiences and effectively demonstrate an understanding of their needs, with or without “official” membership status. By leveraging…

New Report: Personalizing the Travel Experience Using Data and AI
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Tourism

New Report: Transforming Global Tourism for a New Generation

Changes in consumer demographics, behaviors, and values have put the travel industry at a critical juncture. Increases in spending power, ease of travel, and freedom of movement each pose unique opportunities for travel companies and tourism destinations. To accommodate the travelers of the future, they will need to maintain economies of scale, manage overtourism, align…

New Report: Transforming Global Tourism for a New Generation
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Airlines

Skift Aviation Forum 2023: 10 Takeaways for the Future of Airlines and Travel

This November, the Skift Aviation Forum brought together some of the most prominent players in the aviation industry. With Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) as host, airlines and other service providers discussed the pressing issues in air travel heading into 2024 and examined the recent developments in the industry with an eye for what…

Skift Aviation Forum 2023: 10 Takeaways for the Future of Airlines and Travel
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Tourism

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Assessing Tourism Legacy Impact

The Skift Advisory report on FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is a crucial resource providing insights into the impact of the event on travelers’ perceptions and their willingness to visit Middle Eastern/North African destinations. Derived from a survey of 15,000 international travelers from 20 countries, the study explores key metrics such as willingness to travel,…

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Assessing Tourism Legacy Impact
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Hotels

New Report: 10 Takeaways From Skift Global Forum 2023

Skift Global Forum, Skift’s flagship global conference on the business of travel, once again returned to New York City for its September 2023 session to decipher the big trends facing the travel industry and unpack what’s top of mind for the world’s top travel leaders and innovators.  Travel leaders came ready to discover what’s next…

New Report: 10 Takeaways From Skift Global Forum 2023