One of the most popular topics of discussion on Facebook is travel. People love posting vacation photos, as well as using Facebook’s structured status updates to say where they’re going. Ampush, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, put together an infographic showing how advertisers can target these Facebook users filled with wanderlust.
Growth has been widely spread with nearly all subregions recording increases in international arrivals of 4% or higher. By region, the strongest growth was registered in Asia and the Pacific and the Americas (both +6%), followed closely by Europe and Africa (both at +5%).
Results uncover planning and traveling insights for National Family Reunion Month. Planning a family reunion and choosing the reunion location takes time. In fact, according to survey results, more than half (55 percent) travelers begin planning their reunion trip six months to one year in advance, making this month a good time to get started for next year’s travels.
Express, city-to-city bus services like megabus.com experiencing fastest increase in technology use during past year, according to study by DePaul University. Ability to use devices throughout trips continues to stimulate demand for bus and train travel.
Figures released by the specialist, which launched a mobile site in October 2013, show there is a clear bias towards researching on mobile devices, but the majority continue to use a desktop to complete their holiday booking. Specialist predicts 50% of bookings on mobile or tablet within 12 months.
Australia continued its reign as the top dream destination and newcomers such as the Amalfi Coast, Rio de Janeiro and Saint Petersburg made their debut, while perennial favorites Paris and Rome stood firm at the top of survey categories. Cruising also continued to rank high, with European river sailings besting other itineraries and a round-the-world cruise topping the trips of a lifetime.
Panos Fotiadis's insight:
Australian Tourism Board deserves congrats...they have been doing a great job!
In Europe, for the second time in a row, Italy ranks as the top destination for meetings and events in the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) region, followed by Spain and Greece, two new top destinations for different sort of meetings and events.
Panos Fotiadis's insight:
All top 3 EMEA destinations are in the Mediterranean...makes sense, right ?
Recent rise in glamper numbers – previous non-campers also enjoy comfortable quarters – ECOCAMPING presents new findings at the ITB Berlin Convention. Glamping has become especially popular with families, high earners and the over sixty-fives.
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Purchasing Power in March 2014ii showed that 28 percent of full-time employees who receive any paid time off didn't take a vacation getaway last year where they truly went away and 52 percent of those employees said it was because they couldn't afford to do so.