travel trends

Predictions: 6 Tourism Trends To Watch In 2019

Predictions: 6 Tourism Trends To Watch In 2019

Each year, our team meets with hundreds of travel trade buyers. We take time to visit them in their offices, learn about the challenges they face and gather insight on the products, services and themes their customers crave. We’ve also worked with a number of destination marketing organizations, museums, attractions, hotels and other suppliers to gather valuable market research, develop incredible training programs and build strategies to capitalize on upcoming buyer needs. 

It’s time to take a look at what you might expect to see in 2019 that will impact visitors and change how we do business. 

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9 Really Cool Holiday Traditions from Around the World

9 Really Cool Holiday Traditions from Around the World

Many of us who love to travel and have found a livelihood in this industry have done so because we are curious creatures. We live to learn, to explore and to experience the world around us. We know that the landscape is different in places far from home. We know that there are flavors we have yet to try. We know that there are rich traditions in every culture that, although different, share similarities with those we hold closest to our hearts. Ours is an industry of togetherness, of encouraging understanding, of celebrating the things that make us different and recognizing the humanity we create together.

It's with this curiosity in mind, that I put together a list of nine really interesting ways people around the world celebrate the holidays. Each is pretty different than what most of my friends are used to and they're all awesome in their own way. 

Prediction: 5 Travel Industry Trends to Watch For in 2018

Prediction: 5 Travel Industry Trends to Watch For in 2018

2017 is nearly done. It's time to take a look at what we can expect to see in 2018 that will impact visitors and change how we do business: For instance, in my conversations and work within the travel industry worldwide, I've noticed that faces keep getting younger, regardless of the business type or buyer/seller side of the table.

While it's no secret that those millennials have crept into the workforce - the US Census now reports that they are the largest living group. Preparing them for leadership is a challenge many organizations will face in 2018. A recent report by Bersin for Deloitte predicted that more than three million company leaders, would retire in 2017, leaving space for younger professionals and those with upward goals to take the reigns. 

Here are four more trends that you can expect to see in 2018...