Travel statistics to know about in 2018 and 2019

Published by Stephanie Kutschera on Jul 4, 2018 | 13 minute read

For tour & activity operators, it can be challenging to find out what the current travel statistics and insights are, without having to look at hundreds of articles across the web.

At TrekkSoft, we know how valuable travel statistics can be to our customers, so every six months we do all the research and collate our findings in one place.

Each December we release the highly anticipated annual travel trends report filled with survey results and expert opinion, and then in July we publish our travel statistics to know report which is an update of what has changed and what to expect in the year ahead. 

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Travel Trend: The buying power of Generation X

Published by Nicole Kow on Jun 28, 2018 | 2 minute read

Editor's note: This post is an excerpt from our Travel Trends Report 2018, written by Sara Burkhard. You can access the report now. 

Along with Generation Z, Generation X (those born between 1965-1980) is currently sharing the spot for the third-largest generation.

Notoriously overlooked, Gen Xers remain a demographic that has stayed out of the spotlight a fair amount. This could mean trouble for tour and activity providers who are looking to increase their revenue, as Gen Xers tend to have the most buying power and financial freedom of any generation right now.

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The solo female travel trend: the experiences and priorities they're chasing

Published by Nicole Kow on May 11, 2018 | 4 minute read

Editor's note: this post is an excerpt from our Travel Trends Report 2018, which you can access now.

 

A search for “Solo female travel” returns more than 2.45 million search results on Google. Google Trends has recorded how interest in solo travel has grown steadily over the past ten years while interest in female solo travel has only gained traction since 2013.

Google’s Keyword Planner Tool reflects this growing interest too. The average monthly search volume for the term “solo female travel” grew by 52% between 2016 and 2017, averaging 2,900 searches between October 2016 to September 2017.

 

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The Indian travel market: insider tips to reach it as a destination or experience provider

Published by Nicole Kow on Apr 13, 2018 | 9 minute read

“Growth in outbound travel is directly linked to economic growth. Indians are creative people, and this has fueled tremendous growth over the last few years. More Indians can now afford to travel abroad.”

– Andrea Schneider, Director of Marketing and Market Manager for India at Tourism Interlaken

 

India’s Ministry of Tourism reported a 7.3% growth in international departures in 2016, with a total of 21.9 million travellers leaving India to explore the world. The UNWTO expects this number to grow to 50 million in the next three years, making the Indian travel market a crucial segment for destinations and experience providers to consider.

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Last-minute booking trends & best practice for tours and activities in 2018

Published by Lucy Fuggle on Mar 7, 2018 | 4 minute read

How many days in advance are tour and activity bookings happening? How does this vary by channel? This is what we set out to answer before ITB Berlin 2018, the world's largest travel trade show from March 7-11.

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9 travel trends that will drive the tourism industry in 2018

Published by Nicole Kow on Dec 8, 2017 | 9 minute read

The travel industry has got their work cut out for them as we head into 2018.

With the continued growth of travel and evolving travel preferences set against the backdrop global safety concerns and the over-tourism crisis, destination companies, tour operators and activity providers will be faced with higher expectations from more sophisticated travelers.

Here's our breakdown of 2018's travel trends and how the industry can get ready for a whirlwind year.

 

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Travel booking trends: what's changing for 2018?

Published by Lucy Fuggle on Nov 20, 2017 | 4 minute read

By understanding the coming year’s booking trends, travel professionals can make strategic choices to double down on strengths and pivot towards rising markets and booking channels to make 2018 a real success. 

Following the success we’ve had with our Travel Statistics Report, we’ve published our newest edition with an even more in-depth look at the year ahead. You can get your copy now:

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4 key trends to watch for this year (according to Phocuswright)

Published by Sara Napier Burkhard on Mar 16, 2017 | 2 minute read

Phocuswright conducted a recent study that would look into the tours and attractions industry worldwide. The findings resulted in the project Global Travel Activites 2014-2020: Tours & Attractions Come of Age, which will be released in the next few months.

TrekkSoft was given a first look at the findings and our take on it was published on Tnooz a few weeks ago. Unsurprising of a report titled "come of age", the findings reveal that companies will need to adapt if they want to stay relevant.

But what does that look like? Here are four key trends and behaviors discussed in the report.

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Why responsible tourism is the future of tourism

Published by Fanny Lincoln on Feb 15, 2017 | 6 minute read

Editor's note:  This is a guest post from Fanny Lincoln, founder and author of The GreenPick, a 100% green travel blog on sustainable tourism. 

It is interesting that despite increased security concerns, tourism continues to grow in some regions. What more, there seems to be a boom in some regions. And as we all know every boom is a two-sided coin which comes with its rewards but also challenges.

How serious are those challenges? Serious enough for countries to openly speak about this growing concern and the media to talk about how countries are unable to cope with the sudden and uncontrollable growth from international tourists.

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5 unexpected travel trends we're noticing in 2017

Published by M. Giulia Biagiotti on Feb 10, 2017 | 7 minute read

Customers always find a way to surprise tour and activity providers with their consumer behavior and suggestions of how to better meet their travel needs. But what surprises will 2017 see for the tourism industry? And which travel trends should we keep an eye on?

Here's our round-up of some of the most interesting and unexpected travel trends for this year. Some are mentioned in our popular Travel Trends Report 2017, while others are based on interesting research from Booking.com, Euromonitor International, and WTM London 2016. We're confident that all of the insights will help you to get ahead and stay ahead.

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