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New Phocuswright Research Finds U.S. Travel Market Hits Record Highs
SYS-CON Media (press release)- August 27, 2015
More adults are getting out of the house and booking hotels and flights," said Marcello Gasdia, director, consumer research, Phocuswright. "Big family trips are back in numbers and more of them continue to put passports to good use. The whole picture ...

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Livemint

Ixigo buys inter-city cab aggregator Rutogo
Livemint- August 26, 2015
Given its frequent use-case, it's also one of the stickiest e-commerce and m-commerce segment from a consumer standpoint, as seen by the rising popularity of Ola and Uber, said Chetan Kapoor, research analyst, Asia Pacific, Phocuswright Inc., a travel ...

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International Business Times, India Edition

Guiddoo Launches World's First Map-based Tour and Activity Marketplace
International Business Times, India Edition- August 26, 2015
In fact the addressable market for the Tour and Activity Booking Space according to Phocuswright's Research titled - When They Get There and Why They Go - is bigger than the car rental market globally," said Vineet Budki, CEO and founder of Guiddoo.
Guiddoo launches map based tour and activity marketplaceFinancial Express

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The Scenario That Can Significantly Bolster Priceline's Valuation
Nasdaq- August 26, 2015
According to a PhoCusWright report, the market for vacation rentals in the U.S. stood at $23 billion in 2012. The share of online sales in vacation rentals doubled from 12% in 2007 to 24% in 2012, and this is estimated to have increased by 30% in 2014.


Hotel News Resource (press release)

The Most Valuable High Touch Guest Service Channels in the High Tech Digital ...
Hotel News Resource (press release)- August 25, 2015
According to PhoCusWright, of the reasons travelers reserve offline, 35% say they want personal service, and 15% desire a particular travel agent or agency. Baby Boomers, of which there are currently 74 million, are driving a resurgence in travel agencies.

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Travel Weekly

U.S. hotels on guard against the bad guys
Travel Weekly- August 20, 2015
Last year, about one quarter of hotel-room shoppers on hotel websites switched to OTAs to book, a switch that took place among only 16% of shoppers on airline websites, Phocuswright and Millward Brown Digital reported last month. In the other direction ...


Huffington Post

How to Avoid a Vacation Rental Nightmare
Huffington Post- August 20, 2015
In 2013, Phocuswright reported that Americans spent $23 billion on vacation rentals in 2012. Though the boom in the vacation rental industry has provided travelers with a wealth of new, budget-friendly lodging options, it's also created more headaches.

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International Business Times

The New Tech Bubble: Jobs, Pensions, Innovation At Risk If 'Overvalued ...
International Business Times- August 20, 2015
Anonymous sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal said the company projects $900 million in revenue this year, with an operating loss of $150 million. Douglas Quinby, vice president of research at travel analyst Phocuswright, said the leaked growth ...


ASTA takes Marriott to task over 'misleading' ad campaign
Travel Weekly- August 20, 2015
In 2016, 57% of travel by U.S. consumers will be booked direct, either through suppliers' websites, a central reservation system or a "walk-in," up from 56% in 2013, Phocuswright reported in November. During that same period, the percentage of travel ...

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Expedia's De Schepper Wants Hoteliers to See OTAs In A New Light.
4Hoteliers- August 20, 2015
Sharing these statistics – more than six billion room nights booked in APAC (Oxford Economics), 25% online penetration and growing at 32% from 2013 to 2015 (Phocuswright) – de Schepper said online travel was also getting to a point where it cannot be ...


Hotels generate near US$11 billion in revenue with SiteMinder
Hospitality Net- August 19, 2015
Mr Ford's comments echo Phocuswright and h2c's Independent Lodging Market Report, sponsored by SiteMinder, which found that dynamic rate and availability management across multiple channels is a foreign concept to most independent hotels in the US, ...

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AH&LA and Consumer Watchdog Seek to Block Expedia-Orbitz Merger
Meetings & Conventions- August 18, 2015
According to figures from market research firm PhocusWright, the merger could give Expedia and its affiliates 75 percent of the U.S. online travel market. Last week the American Hotel & Lodging Association pointed out that with Priceline and its ...


Consumers increasingly use mobile sites to buy travel
Travel Weekly- August 17, 2015
U.S. online customers are rapidly migrating toward shopping and buying their travel via mobile devices and moving slowly away from desktops and laptops, according to a report released last month by Phocuswright and Millward Brown Digital. Traditional ...

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Travel Weekly

Review sites guide travelers, especially affluent ones
Travel Weekly- August 17, 2015
Phocuswright research validates the survey, finding that more than one in three online travel shoppers visited a travel review website like TripAdvisor in 2014, a seven percentage-point jump from 2013. The company said that traveler-posted reviews are ...


OZY

The Gay-Friendly Version of Airbnb
OZY- August 15, 2015
“There's a lot of interest from travelers and millennials to have a more authentic local experience and to connect to people,” says Douglas Quinby, vice president of research at Phocuswright, a provider of travel, tourism and hospitality market ...


Condé Nast Traveler

Why the Expedia-Orbitz Merger Is No Big Deal
Condé Nast Traveler- August 12, 2015
Douglas Quinby, vice president of research at PhocusWright, which studies travel industry trends, says that despite the appearance of a monopoly, or rather, duopoly when you add Priceline to the mix, Expedia's Orbitz merger will not have that much ...

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8 key data points on shared lodging worldwide, via Phocuswright
Tnooz- August 12, 2015
Tnooz's report last week into the “shared accommodation” sector, based on a study from Phocuswright, was widely read and commented on. Here are some more insights taken from the report, in the form of an infographic produced by Phocuswright. NB This ...


Travolution

Phocuswright research shows broadening appeal of hosted accommodation
Travolution- August 11, 2015
Older travellers and those with higher incomes are becoming increasingly attracted to staying in accommodation alongside their hosts. Hosted accommodation site Homestay.com - whose USP is that the host is always present - commissioned a report that ...


10% of Yanks and Brits choose Airbnb- and Homestay-style lodging, lagging world
Tnooz- August 07, 2015
It is not a revolution, as some commentators would have the industry believe. But 10% of travellers using a “shared accommodation”-type product is hugely significant. The number comes from a major study released this week by Phocuswright, which found ...


Phocuswright Europe Conference 2015 – Dublin
Tnooz- April 21, 2015
The pace of change in the travel industry is unprecedented – traveler expectations continue to rise amid new devices, new channels, an explosion of social content, and more travel options than ever before. For travel leaders to remain relevant, you ...

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