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Megatrends 2018

Airlines

Travel Megatrends 2018: Airlines Become Storefronts Beyond the Seat

Most airlines are not advanced with their e-commerce strategies. Many have done OK without refining how they sell their products. But if they want to succeed in the long term, they probably must become more sophisticated in how they reach customers.

Travel Megatrends 2018: Airlines Become Storefronts Beyond the Seat

Tourism

Travel Megatrends 2018: European Travelers Return to Disrupted Destinations

Things can change very quickly in travel. Geopolitics plays a big part in deciding a destination’s popularity. With Spain undergoing its own problems, and fewer terrorist incidents taking place in North Africa and the Middle East, the tourist spread is starting to rebalance itself.

Travel Megatrends 2018: European Travelers Return to Disrupted Destinations

Hotels

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

We've released our annual Megatrends that will define travel in the year to come, and Skift experts hit some of the highlights in this podcast episode.

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

Online Travel

Travel Megatrends 2018: Blockchain Sparks a New Tech Race in Travel

Some companies are betting big on blockchain's bandwagon effect. Time will tell whether the new technology materializes into cheaper, better, and faster travel experiences.

Travel Megatrends 2018: Blockchain Sparks a New Tech Race in Travel

Business Travel

Travel Megatrends 2018: Personal Fulfillment Is the New Ultimate Luxury

For luxury travelers, an experience in itself is no longer enough. The personal fulfillment and self improvement one gains from an experience are taking precedence, and luxury brands can help travelers reach this goal.

Travel Megatrends 2018: Personal Fulfillment Is the New Ultimate Luxury

Hotels

Travel Megatrends 2018: The Hotel of the Future Is Everything to Everyone

Think of this as mixed-use 2.0. As consumer demands and mobile technology evolve, hoteliers are becoming smarter about designing their spaces to accommodate our multitasking lives.

Travel Megatrends 2018: The Hotel of the Future Is Everything to Everyone

Mergers and Acquisitions

Travel Megatrends 2018: Mergers and Acquisitions Focus on Strategic Innovation

The smartest travel companies are beginning to buy startups that may not be central to their main businesses or help them consolidate market share, but could boost the innovation metabolism of their motherships.

Travel Megatrends 2018: Mergers and Acquisitions Focus on Strategic Innovation

Tourism

Travel Megatrends 2018: Brands Embrace Diversity to Combat Neo-Nationalism

Travel brands no longer get political at their own risk — they avoid politics at their own risk. With so much at stake in the Trump era, remaining on the sidelines about multicultural acceptance isn’t an option.

Travel Megatrends 2018: Brands Embrace Diversity to Combat Neo-Nationalism

Hotels

Travel Megatrends 2018: Travel Brands As Experience Platforms

If we received a penny for every time a travel industry executive talked about how consumers are looking for “experiences,” we’d be billionaires by now. But in all seriousness, there’s a definitive strategy behind travel brands’ desires to play an even bigger role in travelers’ experiences.

Travel Megatrends 2018: Travel Brands As Experience Platforms