Latest US Travel Association forecast shows sagging US inbound international travel in early 2019

US domestic travel is forecast to grow at a solid pace through May-2019, according to the US Travel Association. However, trends for international travel continue…..

Hotel lenders are taking a cautious approach to investments as we hit ‘inflection point in the hotel-asset value cycle’

Hotel lenders are more cautious in their short-term outlook and believe that asset valuations are at or near peak, according to the sixth annual Hotel…..

Simplicity, security and safety are the top concerns for UK travel managers, but is this a view shared across global markets?

Respondents to a new UK travel manager survey have rated duty of care and traveller wellbeing as the most important challenges for their organisation in…..

Corruption is contributing to a ‘global crisis of democracy’, warns latest annual Corruption Perceptions Index

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released this week by Transparency International claims that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is…..

Talking tech – new opportunities to drive travel programme compliance thanks to machine learning, blockchain and chabot automation

The influence of machine learning, blockchain, and chatbots can provide corporate travel managers powerful communication tools for driving travel programme compliance, according to the latest…..

Global megatrends are fundamentally changing the way we live, work and travel; they are shaping new imperatives for the travel and tourism sector

As global forces converge to create unprecedented change across all industries, the future of travel and tourism will be shaped by those companies and destinations…..

International tourist arrivals this decade are growing even faster than first predicted

We are bombarded with statistics about the growth of travel and tourism. Despite many global economic tremors – whether natural disasters, political policy, terrorism or…..

Sabre reveals consumer trends to shape guest expectations in 2019 and beyond

Sabre Corporation released a new study in partnership with TrendWatching, which reveals the top consumer trends that will shape the hospitality industry in 2019 and beyond……

Chinese tourist spending driven by mobile payment options

In 2018, 69% of Chinese tourists sampled have used mobile payment while traveling overseas, up 4 percentage points from 2019, according to the latest whitepaper…..

Metasearch is increasingly delivering ‘visibility’ and ‘direct bookings’ to independent properties, but third-party dependence and tech-adoption remain hurdles

The growth of metasearch and a shift to digital marketing activities, has helped independent lodging properties recover some lost ground when it comes to driving…..