Two-Thirds of Travelers Agree the Best Getaways Are Spontaneous
Motel 6 | April 20, 2023
DALLAS, April 20, 2023 -- As temperatures begin to rise, travelers are getting the urge to explore, and new research shows they're acting on that spur-of-the-moment travel bug. Recent data from leading economy lodging brands, Motel 6 and Studio 6, reveals that two out of three (67%) Americans with travel plans this year say that the best trips are spontaneous and decided on a whim. The study, which surveyed over 2,000 Americans who plan to travel this year also found that almost three-quarters (73%) would be willing to visit a surprise destination. "Taking a last-minute getaway is a great way to add some joy into your life," said ...
Report: Tripadvisor Releases Seasonal Travel Index of 2023 Outlining Traveler Sentiment
Tripadvisor | March 7, 2023
Two-thirds of travelers surveyed planning trips between March and May 2023 Half (50%) plan to spend more this upcoming season, compared to the same period last year Almost half (45%) will travel the same amount, while two in five 41% plan to travel more Major cities - including Paris, London, New York and Rome - dominate the list of top global destinations NEEDHAM, Mass., March 7, 2023 -- Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, releases its first Seasonal Travel Index of 2023, providing an outlook for travel patterns and demand over the next three months. Overview The majority of travelers (6...
Hotels.com Reports Rise in New Trip Type: “Thirst Trips”
Hotels.com | February 21, 2023
DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2023 With nearly 100 days between President's Day and Memorial Day weekend, Americans are entering the longest stretch of the U.S. calendar without a federally sanctioned day off. This 3-day weekend drought leaves people parched for a getaway. New search data from Hotels.com shows a new trip type is quenching our thirst this spring: Thirst Trips, or short weekend stays that satisfy our desire for a day off by the pool. "We've hit a point in the year when there's no 3-day weekend on the office calendar, so many Americans have sort of conditioned themselves to hold out on making travel plans until Memorial Day weekend," sa...
Surveys: Most Americans More Likely to Stay in Hotels in 2023 vs. 2022
AHLA | January 10, 2023
WASHINGTON (Jan. 10, 2023) – 60% of Americans report being more likely to stay in hotels this year than in 2022, and hotels are the top lodging choice among those planning to travel for business and leisure in the next three months, according to new national Hotel Booking Index survey research commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and conducted by Morning Consult. According to the surveys, 52% of adults would choose to stay in hotels if they were to travel overnight for leisure in the next three months, while 76% of potential business travelers would be most likely to stay in a hotel if they travel for work...
Consumers Showing More Preference Toward Hotels, Less Toward Short-Term Rentals
STR | December 21, 2022
As the year closes and we say goodbye to 2022, now is the ideal time to reflect on the opinions, sentiments, and desires of travelers. The hotel industry has borne witness to varied performance across the last 12 months and achieved an impressive bounce back from COVID-19. However, the economic challenges faced by many nations across the globe have tempered some of the positivity regarding recovery. In STR’s previous round of research regarding accommodation preferences, a number of key trends were identified when examining the wants of travelers. Findings highlighted a seasonal drop in the popularity of hotels, the vital role...
Booking.com Shares Travel Predictions for 2023
October 21, 2022
Travelers are set to make 2023 a big year for getting out and exploring the world. Excited about the year ahead, Booking.com has conducted extensive research to reveal the travel trends of 2023, including where travelers want to go, their inspirations for traveling, and how budget plays a big role in their plans. 2023 will be the year of reimagining travel As the world adapts to “the new normal” following a period of limited international travel and national lockdowns, travelers are eager to get out and see the world in earnest. As travel restrictions and Covid testing become a thing of the past, research reveals that 73% of people...
Amadeus Launches the World’s Most Comprehensive Air Traffic Forecast
Amadeus | September 26, 2022
Building on Amadeus’ comprehensive air travel data, the newly launched Air Traffic Forecast provides tourism and hospitality businesses with a holistic view of global travel movement across the world. September 26, 2022 –By combining air travel data and hotel data, tourism and hospitality organizations can gain comprehensive insights into air travel patterns and trends including air search, capacity, number of flights, bookings, and arrivals and derive correlations to hotels’ occupancy and demand. New air traffic data provides a 6-month forward-looking, global view of the estimated number of air passengers traveling, part of the h...
WTTC Reveals New Data Signaling the Recovery of International Travel to the U.S.
WTTC | July 20, 2022
After testing removal, inbound international flight bookings to the U.S. see 93% surge However, recovery still lags other international travel destinations and pre-pandemic levels DALLAS (July 20, 2022) – New data released today by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its partner ForwardKeys on international flight booking trends, reveals the long-awaited recovery of international traveler spending in the U.S. is finally underway. According to the research, inbound travelers are returning in droves after the U.S. government dropped the requirement to COVID test before entry. But while ForwardKeys’ data shows book...
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