Articles tagged “skiftstats”

The Phenomenal Growth of Iceland and Precipitous Decline of Turkey: A Tale of Two Europes

The Phenomenal Growth of Iceland and Precipitous Decline of Turkey: A Tale of Two Europes

Dan Peltier, Skift

While some European destinations suffered last year from travelers' fear of terrorism, Iceland and other countries in Northern and Eastern Europe benefited from the short-term, decreased interest in Western Europe — and more favorable exchange rates.

7 days ago

Latin America’s Popularity Declines: U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for November 2016

Latin America’s Popularity Declines: U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for November 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

November was the third consecutive month that U.S. arrivals to South America decreased or were flat from the previous year and the fourth -- albeit non-consecutive -- month of declines in U.S. arrivals to the Caribbean in 2016. Travel brands are monitoring demand for Latin America following zika virus outbreaks across the region during the past year.

2 weeks ago

International Traveler Spending in U.S. Snapshot for November 2016

International Traveler Spending in U.S. Snapshot for November 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

While fewer international travelers visited the U.S. last year based on available data, the travelers who did visit made trips in spite of a stronger dollar and likely had higher spending power or more disposable income to flirt with for international travel.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for October 2016

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for October 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

With more airlift from the U.S. to Mexico, and the country's increased focus on luxury travel, combined with a stronger U.S. economy, it makes sense that U.S. travel growth to Mexico became robust in 2016.

2 months ago

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for September 2016

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for September 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Nine months in to 2016, outbound U.S. tourism is confirming our earlier position that this was going to be an excellent year for foreign travel. A strong currency helps outweigh fears of violence and even Zika.

3 months ago

3 Charts Showing Google Search’s Impact on Travel Brands in 2016

3 Charts Showing Google Search’s Impact on Travel Brands in 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Google is an even mightier king in 2016 when it comes to what leads travelers' to brand websites and, ultimately, what gets them to make a purchase. But direct website visits shouldn't be overlooked: These were the next largest source of site visits and revenue.

5 months ago

The Most Visited U.S. States Spent Less to Market to Travelers Last Year

The Most Visited U.S. States Spent Less to Market to Travelers Last Year

Dan Peltier, Skift

For some states coming in under budget is good news and for others the smaller spending signifies problems that marketing organizations are having. For now, most provisional tourism budgets increased for fiscal year 2016 and we'll soon see what impact that's had on travelers.

5 months ago

Affluent Travelers and the Power of Hotel Loyalty in 4 Charts

Affluent Travelers and the Power of Hotel Loyalty in 4 Charts

Dan Peltier, Skift

Rich travelers, or those with multi-million annual incomes and assets, are getting richer and they're also getting more loyal and becoming stronger advocates for hotels. They also expect value from loyalty programs like every other kind of traveler and choose programs accordingly.

6 months ago

Big Shift Coming: International Visitor Spending Rises But So Does U.S. Domestic Travel Dependence

Big Shift Coming: International Visitor Spending Rises But So Does U.S. Domestic Travel Dependence

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many foreign currencies may not be as strong against the U.S. dollar as in years' past but the exchange rate is still favorable for many of the international travelers visiting the U.S. The overall increase in international visitor spending certainly helps but researchers feel domestic U.S. traveler spending will become even more essential for the rest of the year.

6 months ago

5 Charts Showing Rise of Sharing Economy With Asia-Pacific Travelers

5 Charts Showing Rise of Sharing Economy With Asia-Pacific Travelers

Dan Peltier, Skift

While short-term rentals and ride-sharing are becoming more used and accepted by Asia-Pacific travelers, the survey points out that many of these travelers are also highly brand-sensitive as they want to experience iconic hotel brands when they travel abroad.

9 months ago

5 Charts Showing How UK Travelers Plan Trips Online

5 Charts Showing How UK Travelers Plan Trips Online

Dan Peltier, Skift

Booking sites are prominent throughout the online trip-planning process for U.K. travelers and while they're one of the most used channels for booking, airline and hotel sites become more important when travelers are ready to pull the trigger. Offline travel agents and tour operators are big, too, but not covered by this survey.

10 months ago

3 Charts Showing Why Business Travelers Don’t Like Booking Multi-City Trips

3 Charts Showing Why Business Travelers Don’t Like Booking Multi-City Trips

Dan Peltier, Skift

Legacy carriers are up against rising competition from low-cost carriers. At the same time, American, Delta and United talk about making the travel journey more connected but they're forcing budget sensitive travelers in the opposite direction of that with new pricing structures.

10 months ago