Cheapflights.com's Top Travel Trends and Hot Destinations for 2015 offers their annual look ahead with five key trends and seven international hot spots that are predicted to top Americans' travel agendas next year.
From sports and wellness travel to the adoption of the latest travel tech gadgets and apps to the rise in 'airtiquette', Cheapflights.ca sees 2015 shaping up as a year of travel innovation and exploration for Canadians.
Choice Hotels survey finds that in exchange for a discount in the new year, 55 percent of American travelers would forgo alcoholic beverages, 53 percent would give up daily housekeeping services, and 26 percent would go without their smartphone.
International tourism is set to hit a new record by the end of 2014 with over 1.1 billion international tourists travelling the world in one single year. During the first ten months of 2014, the number of international tourists grew by 5% according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, rising above expectations.
Fueled by grandparents' wallets and grandchildren's sense of wanderlust (with an unexpected assist from Facebook), multigenerational travel is poised for rapid and sustained growth according to a new, national survey conducted by Preferred Hotel Group to identify emerging trends in multigenerational travel.
According to the Hotels.com Winter Holiday Travel Survey, the majority of Americans (58 percent) plan to travel within the U.S. for the holidays, while only one-third of Americans intend to stay home. The survey also revealed that nearly 1 in 10 Americans will be taking a more adventurous route and plan to travel abroad.
Amazons fledgling relationships with small, independent, boutique hotels could presage a major new distribution channel for hoteliers seeking an alternative to selling on Expedia as well as an innovative way for consumers to shop, analysts said last week.
The economic situation in the United States and Canada is improving and with it has come a renewed increase in foreign trips in 2014. At the same time the weaker-performing economies of Brazil and Argentina have led to slower growth in tourism in South America. These are the findings of the ITB World Travel Trends Report, conducted by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin, the worlds leading travel trade show.
A new study from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) examines how the location or context of a service facilitates or constrains customer-employee relationships and thereby affects service dynamics.