After all the trend analysis sessions, strategy groups, budget meetings and debates, it's time to actually get on with it all.
The coming year is likely to bring about all sorts of challenges and opportunities for every element and function in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector.
The PhocusWire Forecast 2018 is a good place to start if you want a comprehensive overview of some of the likely issues and trends having an impact on the industry over the next 12 months.
The main elements of the series:
- PhocusWire's analysis on each of its cornerstones of coverage (Online, Technology, Distribution and Startups).
- Sister brand Phocuswright's snapshots on 12 trends affecting the industry in 2018.
- And a bunch of exclusive op-eds for PhocusWire.
We hope you find them useful!
The state of online travel as we leave 2017 and enter 2018 couldn’t be more fascinating and yet still fairly difficult to gauge.
The problem with technology as a term in the travel industry is that it’s now so ubiquitous that it becomes difficult to single out what developments are the most important for 2018.
Airline distribution was always a complex - but fairly unexciting - discipline until a few years ago.
The notion that business-to-business travel startups have a far higher chance of succeeding than consumer-facing businesses is nothing new.
Phocuswright trend snapshots:
Opinion and more:
Dates for your diary: