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.
The cheapest destinations can be found in India and Southeast Asia, with only one European destination (Ravda in Bulgaria) making the top ten cheapest list. Switzerland is the most expensive country to visit during the next two months, with four destinations in the ten most expensive list.
The Search Agency Report finds 60% of travel site visitors over age 45. Only eight of the 100 sites analyzed use Responsive Web Design (RWD; Google’s recommended format) and only two-thirds (67) serve mobile dedicated sites, with a remaining 25 sites that serve the desktop version of their sites to mobile users.
This month, Priceline Group has been dropping several pieces into the business-to-business (B2B) puzzle. Might a hotel booking engine be next? Several experts Tnooz interviewed say a major online travel agency (OTA) could succeed in breaking into the B2B market. It might even be a logical next step for the major OTAs.
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!
The average trip budget for Tripology users for trips planned in Q1 2014, was $4,983. This is higher than the average amount Americans spent on all vacations in 2013 according to MRI, $4,813, suggesting that consumers who use travel agents do so when planning a vacation far more expensive than the average.