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Travel Trends

Airlines

Skift global trend for 2013: Airports as destinations

The airlines and the airports as businesses are going in opposite directions, user experience and design defining the first, while airlines are stuck in optimization mode.

Skift global trend for 2013: Airports as destinations

Hotels

Skift global trend for 2013: Affordable design at hotels

Design + user experience is the filter that increasingly defines all sector, and travel, particularly hotels, and the trend is moving all across the spectrum, not just upscale hotels.

Skift global trend for 2013: Affordable design at hotels
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Tourism

Staycations are here to stay, says Cedar Fair CEO

Staycations as a concept will of course stay as people mix local travel with less-frequent more-distant travel, but we do hope the word "staycation" does go away.

Staycations are here to stay, says Cedar Fair CEO

Hotels

Five “authentic” luxury travel trends to watch for in 2013

These trends could be adopted by the entire travel industry as consumers across all spending strata are attracted to companies that are digitally engaged and offer beneficial loyalty programs.

Five “authentic” luxury travel trends to watch for in 2013

Tourism

Turkey’s becoming a big facial hair transplant tourism hub

Yes, there is such a thing, and it is growing in Turkey. The world's a strange, hairy place.

Turkey’s becoming a big facial hair transplant tourism hub

Airlines

The top travel trends of 2012 as defined by Google searches

Travelers overwhelmingly search international destinations that fall close to home with the exception of classic tourist destinations like London, Paris, Rome, and Manhattan.

The top travel trends of 2012 as defined by Google searches

Hotels

The U.S. hotel industry will end 2012 with high marks all around

Some markets are indeed gaining faster than others, but this year's numbers are enough to get operators agressively investing again following the great big project freeze of 2008.

The U.S. hotel industry will end 2012 with high marks all around

Hotels

Hospitality trends to watch for in 2013, according to one industry insider

A prediction for increased development and high demand signifies that the industry will build up on its recent growth, although several major cities are at risk of bloating the supply side, leaving hotels to fight for high occupancy.

Hospitality trends to watch for in 2013, according to one industry insider

Cruises

The trends and events that defined international travel in 2012

A billion travelers for the first time, a UK Olympics that went off without a hitch, an Italian cruiseship that sank because of stupidity, and nine more stories that influenced the choices travelers made this year.

The trends and events that defined international travel in 2012

Airlines

Adding a sense of place and culture to airports

The future of airports, not as an antiseptic non-place, but rooted in the local culture and integral part of the urban life.