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5 Airline Industry Trends to Watch in 2021

As travelers consider traveling again, airline industry trends reflect their concerns. 2021 travelers are focused on convenience, cleanliness, flexibility, and updated information regarding... Read more

Key Travel Insights from the European Travel Commission's "Monitoring Travel Sentiment" Report

A year into the pandemic and travel is still uncertain. A recent study conducted by the European Travel Commission (ETC) about monitoring sentiment for domestic and intra-european travel, found... Read more

Travel Trends in 2021: What to Expect from the Future of Travel After COVID-19

It would be an understatement to say that 2020 is a year of change and reflection. With the COVID shutdowns, travelers found their options limited, and it has changed their outlook. People are... Read more

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Crisis Brings Opportunity: 6 Startups Helping to Restart Tourism

From a travel industry professional’s perspective, current top priorities include reassuring travelers, encouraging bookings, and keeping them up to date with changing regulations. New travel... Read more

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Destination Marketing in the COVID-19 Era: How Can DMO’s Attract More Visitors?

Seven months since the first lockdown, tourism boards and DMO's (Destination Management Organizations) are finding their footing in this new landscape. While the early days of COVID-19 found... Read more

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How can travel brands keep customers apprised of the latest entry restrictions and leisure options?

Whether for business or pleasure, travelers are booking airline seats. In fact, as European Union borders reopened on July 1, Ryanair reported it is flying 40% of its 10,000 routes and EasyJet... Read more

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Restoring confidence to travel: 5 solutions to help customers feel safe again

It’s hard to believe that only few months ago, overtourism and the sustainability of travel were focal points of the travel industry. Now, recovery from a global shutdown and travel safety are... Read more

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Ready for the contactless era? Here are 10 Hotel Technologies for the COVID-19 world

From keyless entries to digital travel information, Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of contactless technologies. Within the hotel industry, fewer contact points extend to the... Read more

Travel Marketing during Covid19 Crisis: 8 Ways to Engage Travelers Again.

In our last post about searching for a travel industry bright spot, we found adaptability to be key. From fee flexibility to offering virtual tours and getaways, the always creative travel... Read more

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Coronavirus and the Travel Industry: Here’s A Bright Spot of Hope

Since first being identified in late-2019 in the Wuhan region of China, the coronavirus pandemic has spread to dozens of countries around the world, and its impact is still unknown for anyone.  ... Read more

Smart Hotels: What to Expect From the Future of Hospitality

The future of hospitality is bright. New hotel brands are popping up everywhere to accommodate the increase in travel and they’re all looking for ways to stand out in the hospitality landscape.... Read more

How Destinations Can Build a Strong City Marketing Brand and Attract More Revenue

Strategic city marketing is about more than catchy slogans aimed at the masses. These days, it’s well-targeted storytelling geared toward a series of niche audiences.  Also known as “city... Read more

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Sustainability in the Airline Industry: 8 Eco Trends from Top Players

When a Swedish teenager held up a homemade sign stating “School Strike for Climate,” no one thought it would turn into a global phenomenon. Yet, two years later, 17-year-old Greta Thunberg has... Read more

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