Articles tagged “megatrends 2019”

Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

Brian Sumers, Skift

Customers like low-cost airlines, but no carriers so far have perfected the model for long-haul flights. It’s not clear they ever will.

5 days ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Online Travel Agencies Scurry for Salvation Beyond Hotels

Travel Megatrends 2019: Online Travel Agencies Scurry for Salvation Beyond Hotels

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Online travel agencies will be around a decade from now, but food, activities, and rides will be a lot more important to them and their customers. The saplings of this future growth are already visible in 2019.

6 days ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Undertourism Is the New Overtourism

Travel Megatrends 2019: Undertourism Is the New Overtourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Skift has covered every angle of the overtourism debate for the past three years and the more we’ve reported on destinations at capacity, the more we’ve realized those places are outnumbered by many others that understand tourism is about quality rather than quantity.

2 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Travel Upselling Gets Smarter Than Ever

Travel Megatrends 2019: Travel Upselling Gets Smarter Than Ever

Sean O’Neill, Skift

Travel companies have long tried to woo their current customers into buying more, but their promotional tactics have tended to be generic and blunt. Not anymore. Brands are now adopting sophisticated technology to make their sales pitches relevant and effective.

2 weeks ago

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Loyalty 2.0: From Incentivizing Transactions to Creating Value

Loyalty 2.0: From Incentivizing Transactions to Creating Value

Epsilon + Skift

The average consumer is enrolled in 18 loyalty programs, so brands looking to create true, meaningful engagement in the future need to simplify and amplify their offers to remain relevant.

2 weeks ago

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The Personalized Approach to Upselling, Cross-Selling, and Everything in Between

The Personalized Approach to Upselling, Cross-Selling, and Everything in Between

Conversant + Skift

Marketers are awash in data these days, but it’s what you do with it that makes the difference between a successful upsell and a missed opportunity.

3 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Premium Mediocre Goes Mainstream

Travel Megatrends 2019: Premium Mediocre Goes Mainstream

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite what the name might suggest, premium mediocre isn’t necessarily something bad. It’s just that after a while consumers are going to cotton on to the fact that simply adding avocado to every meal doesn’t always make it more luxurious.

3 weeks ago

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Behind the Shift From Destination Marketing to Destination Management

Behind the Shift From Destination Marketing to Destination Management

VisitDallas + Skift

The role of destination marketing organizations (DMOs) is evolving and expanding into destination management to elevate the customer experience more intentionally.

3 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: These Megatrends Will Shake Up Travel in 2019

Skift Podcast: These Megatrends Will Shake Up Travel in 2019

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear some of the top trends defining travel in the coming year, delivered by a slew of Skift experts.

3 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Brands Give Travelers More Control Over Their Experience

Travel Megatrends 2019: Brands Give Travelers More Control Over Their Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Creation is the new consumption, as travelers weary of commodity travel seek to have a more active role in curating their experiences, and digital platforms more seamlessly mediate in-trip discovery, increasing the opportunity for serendipity.

4 weeks ago

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Midsize Cities Embrace Transformative Placemaking

Midsize Cities Embrace Transformative Placemaking

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau + Skift

Midsize cities are smart to focus on transformative placemaking projects that will not only allow them to bridge together different economic strata and cultural communities, but become in-demand destinations for travel, events, meetings, and conferences.

4 weeks ago

Skift’s First-Ever Wellness Megatrends

Skift’s First-Ever Wellness Megatrends

Leslie Barrie, Skift

From health biohacking and on-demand fitness, to innovative wearable tech and more, it’s safe to say wellness isn’t just having a moment –– it’s a full-on movement that will only continue to gain momentum in 2019.

1 month ago