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Industry Trends

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. READ MORE

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Active travel had been growing for years before COVID-19, but this trend was accelerated in the pandemic, and now it has become one of the hottest categories of all travel. READ MORE

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The "night luxe" aesthetic has replaced the wellness aesthetic that reigned supreme on social media in the 2010s as part of the latest vibe shift, Glossy's Liz Flora reported. Photos depict the refined party girl's night out cocktail in one hand, oyster in the other donning a slinky slip mini dresses under a darkened exposure. It's an edgy glam feel, accompanied by #nightluxe or #darkluxuryaesthetic. READ MORE

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While the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt across the entire Travel & Tourism ecosystem, 2021 saw the beginning of the recovery for the sector. For over 30 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has been quantifying the economic impact of Travel & Tourism, highlighting the importance of the sector globally. The 2022 annual research which covers 185 countries. READ MORE

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Now in its seventh year, Booking.com’s annual Sustainable Travel Report, which gathered insights from over 30,000 travelers across 32 countries and territories, indicates that travelers
are selecting planet-first options and looking to brands for sustainable choices and more purposeful travel.  READ MORE

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This US travel report is based on findings derived from public opinion research conducted in late December 2020 and select insights from activity on the Airbnb platform from the second half of 2019, before the pandemic began, through Fall 2020. READ MORE

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on communities across the world and has had a devastating effect on Travel & Tourism. For 30 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has been quantifying the economic impact of Travel & Tourism, highlighting the importance of the sector to the global economy. The 2021 annual research which covers 185 countries and economies, and 25 regions  READ MORE

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As travel continues to recover, this report looks at the motivations and considerations of travelers in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, the UK and the US as well as trends shaping the future of travel. READ MORE

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Insights Deck: 7 Trends That Will Define Corporate Travel and Expense in 2022

In a world of rapidly evolving regulations, corporate travel managers must streamline communication with business travelers in their organizations to align around processes and goals. This new insights deck explores the state of corporate travel and expense as companies embark on new journeys ahead in 2022.READ MORE

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In a recent Booking.com survey, we asked 3,864 travelers from the US and Canada about their future travel agendas. Here, we reveal their responses. READ MORE

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In a recent Booking.com survey, we asked 3,864 travelers from the US and Canada about their future travel agendas. Here, we reveal their responses. READ MORE

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Visualization of travel trends across GenZ, Millennials, GenX, and Baby Boomers. VIEW MORE

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Over the past year and a half, every aspect of our lives has been redefined, especially how we travel. While the pandemic isn’t over, a sense of hope for the future is beginning to emerge. But what does this future look like for travel? We commissioned extensive research with more than 24,000 travelers across 31 countries and territories to predict how travel will continue to be redefined in 2022. READ MORE

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Netflix conducted a Cultural Affinity survey with subscribers from Canada, Germany, the US, the UK, Brazil and France and found that after watching South African content, they were 3.1 times more likely to make South Africa their number one travel destination while also being 5.6 times more likely to learn a local language. READ MORE

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Despite the lockdowns necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many African countries continue to signal visa openness to the citizens of other countries on the continent: The top 10 countries’ average score on the Africa Visa Openness Index rose to 0.904 from 0.902 in 2020. READ MORE

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Young Travelers and Their Trends For 2022

Travelers between the ages of 18 and 35 are springing back from the pandemic in big ways.

Younger travelers, according to Contiki, desire either beach vacations, European explorations or something in between.

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Younger Generations Are Leading the Niche Travel Trend

GlobalData recently published a report entitled, “Niche Tourism, 2022 Update – Thematic Research,” which compiles data from its consumer surveys from 2018, 2019 and 2021 to measure the change in traveler sentiment across time. READ MORE

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