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Research & Trends

Category - Research & Trends

10/27/2015
6 Types of Future Travelers to Keep on Your Radar
New locales, social media habits and authentic experiences—these are trends have begun to define what travel means for millions of globetrotters. But what does the mindset of today’s travelers
10/16/2015
Riding the Wave of "China-US Tourism Year"
Chris Babb, president and owner of The Group Tour Company, says the U.S. is ready to accommodate rising numbers of Chinese tourists which are expected to increase to 5 million a year in tandem with
10/11/2015
Room Rates Set to Make Record Jump in 2016
In August, it was reported that hotel fees and surcharges are set to hit record levels in 2015. Based on consecutive-year increases over the past five years, 2016 may well see another increase. Beyond
10/8/2015
Top Trends for Travel Service Providers Identified
In the past 100 years, travel has evolved and the travel industry has innovated and pivoted to keep up with changing demographics, technology and consumer expectations. A new report issued by American
9/25/2015
The Impacts of Social Media on Tourism
Consumers engage with social networking sites to research trips, make informed decisions about their travels and share their personal experiences of a particular hotel, restaurant or airline.
9/21/2015
Looking for Conventions, Cities Add Hotel Rooms
Strong news about the lodging industry and improving exhibition and trade show business are helping to drive the developments. Hotel occupancy nationwide hit an average of 73.5 percent in July, the