Research

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News / Online
Five traveler trends shaping the future of accommodations
By Kathryn Walson | September 28, 2022
For 78% of working travelers and 60% of leisure travelers, the “little things” – for example, a property’s scent, its artwork or the restaurant’s music – “always” or “often” impact whether they would... Read More
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News / Online
Looking ahead into the Middle East travel market
By PhocusWire | September 6, 2022
According to Phocuswright’s Middle East Travel Market Report 2021-2025, the region is poised for a bright future. Read More
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News / Technology
Business travelers want tech to address travel disruptions
By Jill Menze | August 16, 2022
Since the onset of the pandemic, business travelers have increasingly turned to digital tools such as apps and virtual agents to manage travel disruptions. Read More
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News / Online
Consumers willing to pay more for inclusive travel choices
By Jill Menze | July 25, 2022
According to a new study, seven in 10 consumers are willing to pay more for a destination, lodging or transportation option that is more inclusive to all types of travelers. Read More
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News / Online
Last-minute flight bookings in Europe down from 2019
By Kathryn Walson | July 20, 2022
Last-minute reservations for flights within Europe were down 44% from 2019 levels as of July 10, according to new research by ForwardKeys. Read More
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News / Online
Vrbo outranks other OTAs as most downloaded travel app
By Kathryn Walson | July 14, 2022
Vrbo had 10 million downloads in the first half of 2022 – the same amount it had in all of 2021. Read More
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News / Online
From OTAs, travelers want more price predictability, travel updates
By Kathryn Walson | July 13, 2022
According to a report from OAG, North American travelers say OTAs can improve the booking experience through better price predictability and more real-time updates. Read More
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News / Online
Difficulty making payments sours guests’ hotel experience
By Kathryn Walson | July 12, 2022
Guests are twice as likely to experience anxiety and uncertainty when making hotel payments than in making everyday payments. Read More
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News / Online
Short-term rental demand hits record levels in U.S.
By Kathryn Walson | July 11, 2022
Demand for short-term rentals in the U.S. is projected to climb an average of 20.3% from 2021 to 2022. Read More
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News / Distribution
Europe’s short-term rental segment on track for steady growth
By Phocuswright Research | May 16, 2022
Phocuswright's report explores changes in the short-term rental landscape from both consumer and business perspectives. Read More
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News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | February 21, 2022
PhocusWire%252527s live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector%252527s efforts to recover. Read More
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News / Online
The consumer trends seeping into the travel industry
By Linda Fox | January 20, 2022
According to a Euromonitor report, consumer attitudes have shifted in areas like climate and flexibility, impacting how and where they book travel. Read More
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News / Online
What do Gen Z travelers want from online travel brands?
By Jill Menze | August 31, 2021
According to new research, Gen Z travelers favor online travel agencies as well as travel brands that echo their values. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Research Spotlight - Middle East travel report and recovery progress
By PhocusWire | May 18, 2021
Online travel bookings fell by 64% in the Middle East during 2020 - a signal that the region faired somewhat better than others around the world. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Travis is a visual, collaborative platform for trip planning
By Mitra Sorrells | February 18, 2021
Travis is an Australia-based startup launched in January 2020 to help users find and share travel experiences. Read More