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Hotel Occupancy Poised for 20-Year High

Categories: Published on November 12, 2014

Even as supply growth accelerates in 2015, with the result of moderating growth in occupancy, PwC predicts that industrywide occupancy levels will reach 64.9%, the highest levels since 1984. That will give hotel operators the leverage to drive more aggressive pricing, says the New York… + Read More

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A closer look at the Indian hotel market

Categories: Published on October 16, 2014

For many, India has the potential to be one of the largest and most prosperous economies in the world. Some believe it is the second China and yet, for many, India is an unknown market. India is just one of those countries that is full of contrasts and contradictions; great luxury and wealth… + Read More

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The slowly evolving Airbnb – is it a distribution or hospitality company?

Categories: Published on October 7, 2014

In the latter half of 2013, Airbnb began making more direct comparisons between itself and the hotel industry. Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder and chief technology officer, told the Telegraph in November that he expected Airbnb to surpass InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Hilton in… + Read More

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Understand Today’s Travel Shopper: Learning From Google’s 2014 Traveler Study

Categories: Published on October 1, 2014

Google does the travel and tourism industry a great service each year when they conduct and publish their Traveler Study, and 2014 is no different. + Read More

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What are the online sources of a hotel booking?

Categories: Published on September 24, 2014

Every year, after the summer holidays, WIHP gather several months of answers from guests that booked directly with hotels and ask them how they heard about the hotel they eventually booked in. Limited but interesting data to analyze the market. + Read More

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MOBILE USAGE TRENDS IN METASEARCH

Categories: Published on September 19, 2014

It’s no secret that mobile is changing the way people research and book their travel online. Recently PhoCusWright found that by 2015 mobile travel bookings will make up over one quarter of the US online travel market, compared to 2% in 2011. + Read More

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Travel bookings by mobile on the rise in share and value

Categories: Published on September 18, 2014

Some interesting findings in a report on the increased use of mobile devices for planning and buying travel from performance advertising company Criteo. The 2014 Travel Flash Report highlights worldwide activity from 1,000 travel websites for the first half of this year. + Read More

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Google’s 2014 travel study: App mania has ebbed, yet booking by smartphone is still hot.

Categories: Published on September 18, 2014

Each year, Google publishes a travel study that shares key insights about US traveler shopping behavior. This year’s report, the 2014 Traveler’s Road to Decision, has yet to be published on its market research website Think with Google. A spokesperson says the study will appear there soon. + Read More

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Do travel bloggers actually have direct influence on consumer decisions?

Categories: Published on September 18, 2014

A recent Nielsen report explores the always-important and ever-evolving question of what content types influence consumer decisions the most. So does expert content from travel bloggers have any actual impact on the purchase process? + Read More

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Nearly half of affluent US travelers prefer agency websites to OTAs, says survey

Categories: Published on September 10, 2014

Nearly half of affluent American travelers prefer visiting travel service providers’ websites to those of online travel agencies (OTAs), says a survey by market research firm MMGY Global Half of affluent travelers say that travel service providers’ sites offer the greatest convenience… + Read More

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