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4 Key Charts That Show the Rapid Demographic Shifts in Global Tourism

4 Key Charts That Show the Rapid Demographic Shifts in Global Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

The global tourism map has been redrawn and we're already seeing travel brands feverishly try to break into developing markets at a heightened pace. The question is whether those markets' own hotel and airline competitors will have the gumption to take on that foreign entrenchment.

1 year ago

11 Charts Showing the Changing Nature of U.S. Outbound Travelers’ Trips

11 Charts Showing the Changing Nature of U.S. Outbound Travelers’ Trips

Dan Peltier, Skift

Online travel agencies have a lot to worry about these days, and although they're still one of the main booking sources, the higher percentage of U.S. outbound travelers booking directly with airlines and hotels has to have them worried.

1 year ago

The Next Great Untapped Airline Fee Is Getting off the Plane First

The Next Great Untapped Airline Fee Is Getting off the Plane First

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Deplaning early is a silly, impractical idea. But are we getting to the point that airlines are going to add a fee to have a charging station at your seat? Affirmative.

1 year ago

8 Charts That Show the Outlook for Global Airfares and Hotel Rates in 2016

8 Charts That Show the Outlook for Global Airfares and Hotel Rates in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Emerging economies will grow faster than advanced economies during 2016 and that has several implications for the cost of travel.

1 year ago

8 Charts That Show the State of International Car Rentals in the U.S.

8 Charts That Show the State of International Car Rentals in the U.S.

Rafat Ali, Skift

Will this increase in car rentals change as the on-demand car services like Uber become a lot more ubiquitous, especially as they break into airports across the U.S.? That is a real possibility.

1 year ago

9 Charts That Show the World’s Most Competitive Travel Economies in 2015

9 Charts That Show the World’s Most Competitive Travel Economies in 2015

Rafat Ali, Skift

Lots of complex geopolitical forces are at play when it comes to future developments in the global travel economy, and rankings such as these show how the historical incumbents are being challenged by all types of local, regional, global and digital changes.

1 year ago

9 Charts That Show the Health of International Business Travel Into the U.S.

9 Charts That Show the Health of International Business Travel Into the U.S.

Rafat Ali, Skift

Though the numbers for 2015 will be affected by the strong dollar, it is good to see the diversification of the international business traveler profile coming to the U.S.

1 year ago

7 Charts That Show the Health of U.S. Travel Economy in 2015 and Beyond

7 Charts That Show the Health of U.S. Travel Economy in 2015 and Beyond

Rafat Ali, Skift

So much more needs to be done on making it easier for the world to come to visit America, from a policy, infrastructure, and experience perspective. Especially as the dollar's power makes visiting the U.S. tougher.

1 year ago

Skift Survey: Majority of Americans Will Take Little to No Vacation This Summer

Skift Survey: Majority of Americans Will Take Little to No Vacation This Summer

Rafat Ali, Skift

The American Vacation Revolution is long overdue. Which unicorn startup will disrupt American no-vacation mentality and corporate all-work-and-no-play policies?

1 year ago

5 Charts That Show Why the Travel Industry Is the World’s Fastest Growing Sector

5 Charts That Show Why the Travel Industry Is the World’s Fastest Growing Sector

Rafat Ali, Skift

Travel and tourism is the second-fastest growing sector globally, with 3.9 percent per annum over the next ten years. Now the challenge is to get the right kind of talent to build for that growth.

1 year ago

Move Over Mama: Millennial Parents Letting Kids Be Vacation Deciders

Move Over Mama: Millennial Parents Letting Kids Be Vacation Deciders

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If former president George Bush thought of himself as "the decider," children, and particularly the offspring of U.S. millennial parents, are increasingly exerting their power in deciding where the family will go for vacation. Travel marketers -- take note.

2 years ago

Happiest and Unhappiest Countries in the World By the Numbers

Happiest and Unhappiest Countries in the World By the Numbers

Zach Wener-Fligner, Quartz

Happiness is more about GDP and freedom than personality.

2 years ago