As the hospitality industry gradually ramps up its mobile platforms, a new study published by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) finds that travelers are ready to use their smartphones and tablets for far more than is currently possible.
According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, 65 percent of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 57 percent last year and the highest outlook since 2007. One third will offer higher pay than last year, and 1 in 4 will pay $50,000 or more.
HeBS Digitals Sara OBrien, Senior Marketing Manager, will be speaking at EyeforTravels upcoming Online Marketing Strategies for Travel conference in Miami on how Dynamic Content Personalization significantly increases visitor engagement, boosts conversions and increases revenues on the hotel website.
GWI data also revealed that global inbound wellness tourism trips will grow twice as fast each year (8.3%) as international trips overall (4.1%) from 2012-2017. And data on how exceptionally high-yield wellness tourists are, is welcome news for any nation: they spend 137% more than the average tourist per trip. And the international wellness traveler spends 59% more per trip than the average inbound tourist: at $1,639 USD vs. $1,030 USD.
There is an interesting strategic shift underway in regard to tourism product offerings. Destinations are facing ever-increasing competition and need to constantly offer new appealing products to lure in tourists. Therefore, product providers are building communities, which leads to an overall stronger product offering.