Technology leads to changes in traveller trends – Lyft helps Delta reach its goal to transform its app and lodging leads the way for US OTA bookings

Technology is a driving force behind changes to traveller habits and here’s a couple of examples from the US market. Among its many technology declarations…..

Car rental companies are adapting in this age of Uber and Lyft

Convergence between traditional car companies and transportation network companies (TNCs) continues as the leading brands in each category “reach in to each other’s bread-and-butter businesses”,…..

Travel suppliers need an element of caution in deploying an expanding use of biometrics

The use of biometrics continues to grow, and in the future, it will certainly extend deeper into a traveller’s overall experience. But travel suppliers need…..

Booking and KAYAK interweave while Expedia and Booking remain industry titans

Booking Holdings continues to grow its brands, and has recently worked to create links between its KAYAK and OpenTable platforms. Prior to becoming Booking Holdings,…..

Phocuswright: Destinations need to create extraordinary experiences for repeat business

After travelling to visit family, friends and other obligations such as weddings, the actual trips where travellers actually get to choose their destination shrinks, according…..

A steady economy, increased traveller movement and the strengthening of local currencies helps boost the Australia-New Zealand travel market

Improved performance for airlines – driven by a steady economy, increased traveller movement and the strengthening of local currencies – propelled the Australia-New Zealand (ANZ)…..

Travel is an experience and the activities market in the US now has an estimated worth of USD34 billion

Travel suppliers take note – the travel activities market is one of the fastest growing in the US, according to new research from global travel…..

US OTAs are seeking inroads into Asia Pacific, expanding into the activities market and determining the value of voice technology

This year promises to be an interesting time in the United States of America (USA) online travel agency market (OTA) as the biggest players aim…..

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…..

Despite challenges, OTA bookings climb in Europe and more than a third will be completed via mobile websites and apps by 2022

Despite economic and political challenges in the region, Europe’s travel market continues to expand and gross travel bookings were expected to climb 2% for the…..

Phocuswright: 2018 another year of solid gains for the US travel industry

Global research travel company Phocuswright believes the US travel market should grow by a healthy 5% year-on-year in 2018, but those gains will start to…..