Travel Industry Wire - Trends News Trends Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Trends News U.K. Staycation Searches Up 64% Following Heatwave Based on hotel searches made between Monday 29th June and Wednesday 1st July for all future travel, Bournemouth is the UK’s favourite seaside resort, followed by Blackpool, Brighton, Scarborough and Whitby. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 14:00:07 EST LGBT Tourism Expected to Increase 9% Over Next Three Years Due to Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision Seven key LGBT markets likely to add at least USD$4billion additional tourism income to US economy during next three years Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:58:54 EST 60 Percent of 18 to 34-Year-Old Travelers Trust Non-Traditional Travel Services Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, GetAround and Feastly Millennials planning to spend less on summer vacations are more trusting of, and likely to use, the 'sharing economy' for travel in 2015, according to the sixth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index released today by Allianz Global Assistance USA. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:52:47 EST Employers Reveal the Top Factors Preventing Workers’ Chance of Promotion in New CareerBuilder Survey You come in early and leave late, you never miss a deadline, and your clients love you. So why haven’t you gotten a promotion already? A recent study from CareerBuilder sheds light on the physical and behavioral factors that can hurt employees’ career advancement prospects. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:39:32 EST Strong Global Air Passenger Traffic Growth Continues in May Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.9%, which was an improvement on the April year-over-year increase of 5.7%. May capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.5%, and load factor rose 0.3 percentage points to 79.3%. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:31:51 EST Single-Use Virtual Accounts Gaining Popularity Among Business Travelers About 20 percent of American businesses today pay for travel using cardless single-use 'virtual' accounts, up from 13 percent last year, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:18:06 EST Vacation Rental Travelers Relax More, Finds Wyndham Vacation Rentals Study 92 percent say they feel less stressed after returning from a vacation rental stay compared to other lodging options - and one amenity in particular makes a big difference Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:13:38 EST Sluggish Global Air Cargo Growth Continues Compared to May 2014, growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) was 2.1%, the slowest rate this year and outpaced by a capacity expansion of 4.3%. On a year-to-date basis, freight volumes are up 4% on the previous year, but much of that growth was realized in the latter part of 2014. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:49:41 EST Travel Dilemmas on Airplanes and at Major Tourist Attractions Travel Leaders Group survey asks American travelers about airplane 'seat sprawl,' the 'knee defender,' middle seat arm rests, selfie sticks, and tourist behaving badly. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:46:18 EST Thailand and China Top List of World's Most Connected Travelers TripAdvisor Study Reveals 42% of Travelers Worldwide Use Smartphones to Plan or Book Their Trips Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:04:41 EST In Global Study, US Consumers Are Most Satisfied with Amount of Leisure Time Coinciding with the beginning of summer and the vacation season, the latest GfK study examined satisfaction levels with amounts of leisure time around the world - and United States consumers ranked as happiest with their time off. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:21:53 EST New Whitepaper Unveils Best Practices for Increasing Efficiencies with ERFPs Use of electronic Request for Proposals (eRFPs) to source hotels and venues has boomed in recent years. This joint whitepaper focuses on trends in eRFP use from the perspective of all constituencies involved in the sourcing process including corporate/association buyers, hoteliers, third party buyers, meeting management companies, meeting technology companies and convention & visitor bureaus. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:10:31 EST 87% of Leisure Travelers 45-Plus Have Taken A Road Trip in the Past Year A brand-new survey from AARP Travel finds that more than 7 in 10 people 45-plus say that road trips are their favorite way to travel. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:51:21 EST More Americans Will Travel, but Spend Less, on Summer Vacations in 2015 The sixth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index released today by Allianz Global Assistance USA. This year's survey suggests that consumers are eager to save money on their summer travel and will be looking for trips that offer the best possible value. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:54:25 EST New Survey Reveals Surprising Shifts in Travel Habits/Booking Trends Insights From 2015 Portrait of American Travelers® Survey Challenge Current Perceptions About Travel Intentions and Preferences Among Americans Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:48:30 EST Seven in Ten Americans Plan on Hitting the Road This Summer Road tripping in a vehicle with the ability to act as a mobile Wi-Fi 'hotspot' would elevate enjoyment for many, Millennials in particular Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:40:24 EST U.K. 2015 Summer Travel Trends This year, Dubai is the most popular destination internationally, Edinburgh is now more expensive than London for a hotel stay, 37% of Brits are heading to Spain and the average one week hotel spend is £1036. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:36:00 EST GBTA Forecasts Brazil's Business Travel Spend to Rebound in 2016 GBTA Foundation Forecasts that Brazil's Economy Faces 'Significant Headwinds' and Downgrades Outlook for Brazil's Business Travel Spend in 2015 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:34:15 EST Nearly Half Of U.S. Adults Perk Up Their Travel With An Airline, Hotel, Or Travel Card Rewards Program Nearly half (48%) of Americans have membership in at least one of these kinds of travel rewards program. Three in ten Americans are members of airline or hotel rewards programs (with 31% of Americans confirming membership in each), while a quarter have a credit or payment card with travel rewards (26%). Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:39:39 EST Airlines Look to the Promise of the 'internet of Things' Beacons first step to improve check-in, bag drop and collection Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:21:52 EST