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Pandemic Didn’t Change How Marketers Target Pre-Trip Planning: Tripadvisor Survey

Travelers make multiple purchases in preparation for their trip, a consideration Tripadvisor believes should be noticed by marketers. The company honed in on the purchasing intent of its audience and found that despite rising prices, plans to travel is on par with 2019 levels. Tripadvisor's latest research report, with some 5,000 respondents across six countries, indicates…

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Airlines

Southwest’s Tech Failures and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Southwest's technology failures serve as a lesson for airlines, RateGain acquires travel marketing technology firm Adara, and Hyatt House rebrands to compete against short-term rental platforms.

Southwest’s Tech Failures and Other Top Stories This Week

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Electric Biking, Cemetery Walks Among Fastest Growing U.S. Travel Experiences

Americans want savvy pricing regarding their travel experiences in the new year, as they keep an open mind about the type of things they plan to book.  U.S. travelers are prioritizing price-driven travel in 2023, according to the latest Skyscanner data looking at travel preferences for 2023. The metasearch travel company added that 46 percent…

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The Short Booking Window Is Not Only Holding Strong, It Is Increasing Share

The short booking travel booking windows that became the predominant mode of booking in the pandemic -- for obvious reasons with lots of uncertainty around Covid & travel plan -- are holding strong and in fact increasing in the 0-21 days window, according to the latest quarterly data from Expedia Media Solutions. Globally, the 0-…

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb has its best quarter yet, Booking Holdings plans more tech investment, and Qatar aims for long-lasting tourism after the World Cup.

Airbnb’s Best Quarter and Other Top Stories This Week

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Online Travel

Airbnb CEO on Travel’s Marketing Funnel and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb believes its rivals have the travel marketing funnel all wrong, hostel brand Generator is targeting cities lacking affordable hostels and Tunisia is broadening its tourism branding with help from the U.S.

Airbnb CEO on Travel’s Marketing Funnel and Other Top Stories This Week

Tourism

Remote Work Drives Long Trips for Americans: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

The U.S. travel industry seems to be in full recovery mode. In July, 53 percent of Americans traveled, a 5-percentage-point jump from the same time last year.

Remote Work Drives Long Trips for Americans: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

Startups

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week

In a quiet week for travel tech fundraising, highlights include a 3 million pound crowdfunding for a service that lets consumers rent a yacht to feel like, well, a yacht owner. Slowing venture capital returns may be a caution flag for deals later this year.

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week