Articles tagged “leisure travel”

Travel Advisors Work in Mysterious Ways to Put Discovery Into Vacations

Travel Advisors Work in Mysterious Ways to Put Discovery Into Vacations

Paul Biasco, Skift

The allure of a mystery vacation is growing for some travelers as the world continues to shrink thanks to an overwhelming flood of photos and videos in social media about the world's great destinations. We see this sector as one set to continue its growth in coming years.

1 month ago

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Fred Gebhart, Skift

Conventional wisdom says a good travel agent can arrange leisure travel or corporate travel, but not both. Even if it were true, there’s nothing to prevent the agency from selling both leisure and business travel — except believing conventional wisdom.

3 months ago

Flight Centre Stock Takes a Pounding With Fallout From TV Report Lingering

Flight Centre Stock Takes a Pounding With Fallout From TV Report Lingering

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Flight Centre founder Scroo Turner must be wondering what it takes to keep the market happy. His company reported revenue and profit growth, but still its shares were slashed, with traders wiping more than $50 million off its value.

5 months ago

U.S. Travel Shifts Focus to Domestic Tourism Amid Prolonged International Slowdown

U.S. Travel Shifts Focus to Domestic Tourism Amid Prolonged International Slowdown

Dan Peltier, Skift

Any membership-based organization that wants to survive has to take membership feedback to heart. U.S. Travel is doing that in its move to double down on domestic travel promotion. With domestic tourism more than 60 percent of the U.S. travel industry, we wonder why this took so long.

7 months ago

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New Research: Business and Leisure Travel are Becoming Increasingly Blurred

New Research: Business and Leisure Travel are Becoming Increasingly Blurred

Expedia Group Media Solutions + Skift

It’s not particularly shocking to learn that travelers combine their business and leisure travels, but it may be somewhat surprising to hear that this is still a rapidly growing phenomenon. Brands should take notice.

8 months ago

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It’s Time to Close the Gap Between Corporate and Leisure Travel Tools

It’s Time to Close the Gap Between Corporate and Leisure Travel Tools

Sabre + Skift

Leisure travel has seen increased technology capabilities in recent years, but managed travel still lags far behind. Using an integrated tool that incorporates mobile experiences found in the leisure space can help close the gap to improve traveler satisfaction, drive adoption, and increase savings.

2 years ago

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The Decline of the American Vacation

The Decline of the American Vacation

Allianz Worldwide Partners + Skift

The majority of Americans agree that taking time off is important, but the reality is, employees are taking fewer vacations today than they were 30 years ago.

2 years ago

U.S. Domestic Leisure Travel Sees Lowest Growth Rate Since 2012

U.S. Domestic Leisure Travel Sees Lowest Growth Rate Since 2012

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The outlook for travel in the U.S. is somewhat cloudy. Low gas prices are bolstering domestic travel, even if its growth rate is creeping downward. The high value of the U.S. dollar and other factors like the upcoming presidential election, however, are suppressing international inbound travel.

3 years ago

Travel Industry a Beneficiary of ‘Seismic’ Shift in Consumer Spending

Travel Industry a Beneficiary of ‘Seismic’ Shift in Consumer Spending

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There are innumerable factors that impact the health of the travel industry but the latest U.S. government numbers on retail spending lead to the conclusion that consumer spending habits are changing. There is a shift in emphasis from purchasing consumer goods toward buying services such as travel. That's a classic tailwind and a very healthy trend indeed for the gamut of leisure-travel businesses.

3 years ago

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Travel Habits of Small Business Owners: 85% Make Time for Personal Activities During Business Travel

Travel Habits of Small Business Owners: 85% Make Time for Personal Activities During Business Travel

Marriott Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card + Skift

Small business owners are eager to take a vacation, but seldom get the chance to do so. Resourceful ones are mixing business with leisure and making smart use of business rewards credit cards to make their “me time” special.

3 years ago

Business Travelers Unsure if ‘Bleisure’ Travel Is Allowed, But Doing It Anyway

Business Travelers Unsure if ‘Bleisure’ Travel Is Allowed, But Doing It Anyway

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's understandable that companies want employees to keep business as the focus of a business trip, but if these trips make employees more worldly, help them relax and incorporate family time, employees will likely be more productive in the office and companies can't keep ignoring discussing their policies.

4 years ago

The Traditional Japanese City Where Americans Go to Unplug

The Traditional Japanese City Where Americans Go to Unplug

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Destinations around the world can appeal to travelers in even the most distant markets by branding themselves as exclusive places, the only where a certain kind of experience can be had.

5 years ago