Mobile Hits the Mainstream: Technology and Industry Trends

Mobile Hits the Mainstream: Technology and Industry Trends Published February 2012 Analysts: Cathy Walsh, Norm Rose

 

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After years of speculation about when and how mobile would impact travel, the mobile platform is now influencing every stage of the travel life cycle. Mobile is truly a global phenomenon: Smartphone usage now exceeds 50% in the U.S. and Europe, with adoption increasing rapidly in emerging markets. Mobile devices have hit the mainstream, with broad-reaching implications for travel strategy.

Mobile Hits the Mainstream: Technology and Industry Trends studies the trends shaping mobile travel worldwide, tracking mobile device adoption in key global markets. The report highlights emerging mobile technologies, identifying strategic opportunities for suppliers, intermediaries and corporate travel organizations. In addition, the research provides a closer view of the U.S. mobile travel market, sizing the U.S. mobile leisure/unmanaged business travel market through 2013.

Report topics include:

  • Size of the U.S. mobile leisure/unmanaged business travel market and forecast through 2013
  • Mobile bookings via suppliers versus online travel agencies
  • Global smartphone and tablet adoption patterns
  • Emerging mobile technologies and their applications to travel
  • Mobile trends by segment (air, hotel, car rental) channel (suppliers versus OTAs) and sector (leisure versus corporate travel)

As mobile technology continues to evolve, travel companies struggle to remain current with quickly changing traveler expectations and development best practices. Phocuswright's Mobile Hits the Mainstream: Technology and Industry Trends sets the bar for mobile innovation, identifying key opportunities at every stage of the travel value chain.

Also available: Mobile Hits the Mainstream: Leisure and Business Traveler Trends (a Global Edition publication). This report delivers an in-depth look at the accelerating impact of the mobile Internet, with a focus on how travelers use the mobile Web for travel-related activities.

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