Articles tagged “consumer travel trends”

Tourism

Higher Prices Now Changing Summer Travel Plans for Americans: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

Nearly 47 percent of Americans traveled in May 2022, 6 points higher than March, signaling a strong start as we get closer to the summer season. However, with the mounting anxiety about an economic downturn. the number of consumers who expect to cut down on travel spending rose sharply.

Higher Prices Now Changing Summer Travel Plans for Americans: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

Tourism

Global Tourism Must Confront These 3 Consumer Shifts in Its Sustainability Push

Travelers are hitting the road and the skies again in droves, but their mindsets and habits have morphed. How will the industry tackle the long-term impact of those changes, beyond surface implications? Sustainability discussions still remain far too lofty, far too slow in solutions, and far too focused on the outside visitor.

Global Tourism Must Confront These 3 Consumer Shifts in Its Sustainability Push

Tourism

Americans Keep on Traveling, Undeterred by Economic Concerns

Despite the spring break, 41 percent of Americans traveled in March 2022, little changed from January. However, it’s 5 percentage points higher than March last year, signaling a somewhat healthier start as we inch towards summer season.

Americans Keep on Traveling, Undeterred by Economic Concerns

Hotels

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Weirdly, airlines are the upselling masters. But spacious hotels and short-term rentals have much more to cross-sell to travelers than any flying tin cans have. Calling all consumer brands and local artisans: Here's the new "product placement."

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Tourism

Short-Term Rental and Resort Stays Pick Up Momentum: New Skift Travel Tracker

In January, 40 percent of Americans traveled, only 5 percentage points lower than January 2020, before the pandemic hit. While we expect to see even more normalcy in travel as we move closer to another travel season, where the economy is heading could have an impact, as more than half of Americans now believe the U.S. economy will get worse in the next 12 months.

Short-Term Rental and Resort Stays Pick Up Momentum: New Skift Travel Tracker

Business Travel

Travelers in These 5 Countries Share Views on Remote Work and Sustainability: Skift Research

Sustainability and remote work will shape how we live and how we travel profoundly on the other side of the pandemic. Understanding what travelers think of these two topics and how these two areas will impact their future travel decisions is crucial for the industry rebuild.

Travelers in These 5 Countries Share Views on Remote Work and Sustainability: Skift Research

Announcements

How the Pandemic Changed Traveler Behavior in 5 Major Destinations: New Skift Research

The pandemic has greatly disrupted travel, both in volumes, and for those who did manage to travel, how they traveled. Read our new survey findings from the U.S., UK, Australia, China and India to understand what has changed and what new habits will last post-pandemic.

How the Pandemic Changed Traveler Behavior in 5 Major Destinations: New Skift Research

Tourism

Americans Traveling Abroad Hits a Pandemic High: New Skift Research

Despite the surge of Omicron, 45 percent of Americans traveled in December. In particular, nearly 6 percent of all December trips were to another country, marking the highest rate since the pandemic started. And looking ahead to 2022, Americans are optimistic about traveling more.

Americans Traveling Abroad Hits a Pandemic High: New Skift Research

Online Travel

New Research: How Travelers Are Making Decisions for the Second Half of 2021

As confidence returns to the leisure travel sector, Expedia Group’s Traveler Value Index report spells out the latest in traveler trends, behaviors, and desires.

New Research: How Travelers Are Making Decisions for the Second Half of 2021

Skift Originals

July May Have Been Peak for Americans Traveling in 2021: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

July did turn out to be a record-breaking month for U.S. travel. However, the Delta variant might wipe out all the gains in the past few months. Will the dark winter in travel last year repeat itself? We certainly hope not.

July May Have Been Peak for Americans Traveling in 2021: New Skift Research Travel Tracker