"There is a wealth of incredible, authentic photos of destinations and hotels on social media today, and smart brands are learning what it takes to turn those uploads into campaigns that spread brand awareness beyond individual customers’ and visitors’ social media circles."
Data from Google further confirms that young people are embracing caravan holidays and even buying caravans of their own. More than a quarter (28%) of visitors to caravan websites in the last 12 months were under 45. Not only that, but one in five visitors (20%) to websites that sell caravans and motorhomes were under the age of 45.
If you were born between 1945 and 1970, pull out your cheaters and consider this fact: By 2020, you’ll be one of 700 million official, card-carrying members of the global senior generation! A new research study by Amadeus, “Trending with Seniors: Understanding the Active Senior consumer traveler,” reports that the global population of adults age 65 and older will triple to 700 million in six years, one in every six Americans.
Billed as “The Travelers Social Network,” guests use the HelloTel app to check into their hotel and indicate whether they're there for “business” or “socializing.” Once checked it, users can search for happenings in the area and can reach out to people either on the public forum or in a private message.
Of the 807 respondents of the GO Airport Express poll about travelers' seat-reclining habits, just 18 percent said they "always recline," while 15 percent said they do so frequently. Twenty-three percent and 14 percent said they rarely or never recline their seats, respectively noting that is "rude" to do so.
ITB Berlin and IPK International examine European trends in winter holidays abroad – increase in wintertime holiday trips – winter sports holidays suffer market losses. During the winter of 2013 Europeans undertook around 127 million holiday trips abroad.
GBTA Foundation survey of travel mangers finds general satisfaction, cost-savings when using dynamic pricing model. Nearly one-quarter (22 percent) of the respondents have “adopted” the dynamic pricing model and are currently using it with at least one hotel company.