LOS ANGELES - Alan and Judie Sherin, owners of TourTakers Dream Vacations, recently launched TourTakers.com to be the first online packaged vacation store designed to assist travelers overwhelmed with travel search engines and frustrated with poor customer service. The un-travel travel agency concept was born out of a sincere desire to assist people suffering from travel search engine overload. The TourTakers vacation packages formula is quite simple. Provide the same great pricing found on the major travel search engines and create
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NEW YORK – In 2015, only 26% of U.S. leisure travelers chose their destination based on a prior experience, down five points from 2014, according to U.S. Consumer Travel Report Eighth Edition, a new report from travel industry research authority, Phocuswright. This dip means travelers are looking for new places to visit and unique experiences to check off the bucket list. This shift can be attributed to several factors, like bigger budgets, traveler age, and the impact of social media
Despite concerns about economic growth, China's consumers keep spending. Yet McKinsey & Company's latest survey reveals changes in what they’re buying and how they’re buying it. Reflecting 10,000 in-person interviews with people aged 18-54 across 44 cities, McKinsey's report, The Modernisation of the Chinese Consumer, found that the days of broad-based market growth are coming to an end. Consumers are becoming more selective about how they spend their money, shifting from products to services and from mass to premium segments. They are seeking a more balanced life where health, family and experiences take priority. The popularity of international travel is astounding among Chinese consumers, as is their adoption of trends such as mobile payments. And despite many similarities, consumer behaviour can vary significantly among the country's 22 city clusters.
Is mobile search and booking really at the point where consumers prefer it to a tablet or desktop device? It appears so, according to results from an Opera Mediaworks survey conducted with American travellers this year. 51 per cent of those polled said they preferred a mobile device as their digital platform of choice. 66 per cent said they preferred the mobile device for when they are at the research phase of a trip. This isn't just how they search or book - this is what they actually prefer to do, with 85 per cent of travellers using a mobile device to book travel activities. Find out more.
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