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Finding Meaning in Travel

Dr. Reza Etemad-Sajadi | November 1, 2018

By Dr. Reza Etemad-Sajadi and Marie Schöpfer For more and more travelers nowadays, vacations are less about the "fly and flop" and more about living an outstanding experience and finding meaning and purpose in their busy lives. Some travelers seek authenticity and want to really dive into the culture or destination they are exploring; some want to dedicate a portion of their trip to a charity, besides taking time for themselves and get involved in volunteering projects. People are traveling for new reasons As explained by Jean-François de Clermont-Tonnerre - Executive Producer of "Going Home to the Stars", a documentary that...

Positive Expectations Continue for Mauritius Hotel and Tourism Sector

HTI Consulting | June 8, 2018

"Increasingly strong travel and tourism trends for the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius are paving the way for continued positive hotel operating performances," says Hubert Golay, Vice-President of international hospitality real estate and leisure consulting firm, HTI Consulting, who have recently established a presence on the island. Mauritius experienced yet another year of record tourism arrivals in 2017. This is according to stats from the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) who announced that the island country had outperformed official predictions last year, attracting a total of over 1.34 million tourists. "Mauritius' co...

Summer In The City: Marriott International Study Finds Cities Top the List for Vacation Plans

Marriott International, Inc. | May 16, 2018

New York City, Orlando and Chicago top travelers' lists; Children ages 6-12 have greatest involvement in picking trip destinations If your summer vacation this year brings you to a big city, lasts for four days, and includes a destination that your son or daughter picked, don't be surprised. Marriott International's newly released Second Annual U.S. Summer Travel Trends Report says that travelers are favoring cities over beaches in Summer 2018 and planning to take an average of two trips. And among families with children, it's becoming more common for the kids to pick the destination, the report shows. "Pack your walking shoes because f...

Consumer Travel Trends for 2018 – Infographic

March 7, 2018

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What Winter Trends Do Hoteliers in the US Need to Know?

Lenka Trckova | February 6, 2018

By Lenka Trckova Boasting a large variety of climatic regions and geographic features, including mountains and deserts, the US offers travelers extensive options for finding their ideal winter getaway. In this article, we will uncover who the visitors to the US are this season*, what are the most popular destinations for domestic and international visitors, and what are the prices travelers are searching for. Insights into user search behavior and preferences go hand in hand with following ascertained best practices for hoteliers when marketing their hotel online. Where do visitors to the US come from? From frosty sleigh rides and cross...

New Year, New Travel Priorities. Study Says: Experiences Win Over Possessions | January 3, 2018

Expedia and the Center for Generational Kinetics find travel at the top of everyone's wish list BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 3, 2018-- Today® released the results of a multi-generational travel study, exploring consumer behavior and travel preferences of American adults from Generation Z (age 18-22) to Baby Boomers (age 55-65).1 Results illustrate that people are shifting away from a society of stuff (products like clothes, electronics, jewelry), to a society of experiences, and are specifically saving for travel. "Insights into younger generations preferences are as good as a crystal ball, and currently their trends ...

American Express Travel Reveals Emerging Trends and Top Ten Destinations for 2018

American Express Travel | December 13, 2017

NEW YORK--December 13, 2017--According to a new survey conducted for American Express Travel, travelers in the United States are focused on pursuing their personal passions through the lens of travel. "For 2018, we see U.S. travelers expanding personal and global boundaries when they travel. We noted an increased interest in cultural discovery, personal connections, inspiring destinations, and premium, rejuvenating travel experiences," says Tom Stein, VP of American Express Travel. INTERNATIONAL INTEREST: DISCOVERY OF FOREIGN CULTURES & HISTORY American Express Travel's international bookings for travel in the first quarter of 2018 ...

In 40 Years, Americans Swapped the Florida Keys for Cancun in Vacation Hotspots – in 2056, Will the Constellations Be Top?

Travelex | February 17, 2016

Americans to spend $475bn on vacations in 2016 but still prefer tried-and-true locations and venues according to new Travelex research commissioned for its 40th anniversary Key findings: Americans set to spend $475bn on vacations in 2016 40 years ago, Americans' top vacation spot was Florida, with 6% spending their childhood holidays here 2016's vacation hotspot abroad is Mexico with 6% of Americans choosing it as their top choice for trips in 2016 29% of Americans dream vacation would be in space, particularly among young people with 43% of them wishing to visit the Moon, Mars and the stars When it comes to looking for vacation l...

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