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…..

Phocuswright: Agents continue to hold an important place in the US travel ecosystem

The demise of the travel agent has been heralded for decades, but new research from Phocuswright shows agents are actually being courted, and the value…..

Phocuswright: Private accommodation providers should target millennials that now have families 

As the ever important millennial age group continues to reach a certain level of maturity, some researchers are focusing on how their travel behaviour will…..

Boomers in the USA have more time and money for travel than Millennials, says Phocuswright

Although Millennials have passed Baby Boomers as the largest demographic in the United States of America (USA) and generally value experiences over material goods, Boomers…..