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August 2015U.S. Travel Market Hits Record Highs
U.S. Travel Market Hits Record Highs
Research Update

2014 was a phenomenal year for travel in the U.S. Travelers are finally throwing off the shackles of recovery to travel more, travel farther, and take longer trips.

August 20158 Key Findings on the Global State of Shared Space [Infographic]
8 Key Findings on the Global State of Shared Space [Infographic]
Research UpdateAnalyst: Phocuswright Research

While much attention has gone to the rise of vacation homes and other private rentals, a not insignificant - if often overlooked - subset of this growing world of private rentals is shared space accommodation.

August 2015Sleep With Me: The Surprising Rise of Renting Shared Space
Sleep With Me: The Surprising Rise of Renting Shared Space
Research UpdateAnalyst: Douglas Quinby

Back in 2012 when Airbnb was starting to generate some significant momentum and buzz, our team decided to add a new lodging category to our annual U.S. Consumer Travel Report. That category was shared space, or the renting of a couch or room or within a private home or apartment.

August 2015Duking it out for Dominance: Asia Pacific Online Travel Agencies
Duking it out for Dominance: Asia Pacific Online Travel Agencies
Research UpdateAnalyst: Maggie Rauch

Online travel agencies (OTAs) in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region are undergoing a massive evolution. Extensive intermediary consolidation, the emergence of well-funded startups, and increasing investments in mobile offerings are fueling intense competition for dominance in the world's fastest-growing region for OTAs.

August 2015China Online Travel Overview: Leapfrogging to the Mobile Lead
China Online Travel Overview: Leapfrogging to the Mobile Lead
Research UpdateAnalyst: Maggie Rauch

A lightning-fast shift to mobile is transforming travel in China. The world's second-biggest travel market, China now holds the globe's highest mobile travel penetration rate. And by 2016, mobile bookings will leapfrog past desktop bookings to make China the world's first majority-mobile online travel market.

July 2015India Online Travel Overview: Lodging and Mobile Elevate the Market
India Online Travel Overview:  Lodging and Mobile Elevate the Market
Research UpdateAnalyst: Maggie Rauch

India's online travel market is beating the odds, with online bookings continuing to surge at double-digit rates despite very low Internet and credit card penetration. In 2014, online channels accounted for 39% of travel bookings, according to Phocuswright's India Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition, putting India just a few percentage points behind the world's most mature online travel markets – the U.S. and Europe.

July 2015Online Travel Agencies Creep up on Supplier Share Down Under
Online Travel Agencies Creep up on Supplier Share Down Under
Research UpdateAnalyst: Maggie Rauch

Travel is quietly bouncing back in the Australia-New Zealand (ANZ) market, on the back of stronger domestic demand and a healthier airline sector. ANZ reversed its 2013 decline, but still gained just 3% in local currency terms in 2014, according to Phocuswright's Australia-New Zealand Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition.

July 2015Phocuswright and 33entrepreneurs Announce Startup Partnership
Phocuswright and 33entrepreneurs Announce Startup Partnership
Research Update

Phocuswright and 33entrepreneurs announce a joint partnership to seed 10 startups into The Travel Innovation Summit: BattlegroundThe Battleground, taking place November 16, 2015, during The Phocuswright Conference in Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA, is a preliminary Travel Innovation Summit round. During this new program, 20 early-stage startups compete for three open spots to demonstrate on stage at the main Travel Innovation Summit on November 17 – 18.

June 2015Phocuswright and PATA Announce Partnership at PATA Technology Forum
Phocuswright and PATA Announce Partnership at PATA Technology Forum
Research Update

Travel industry research authority Phocuswright and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced a joint partnership giving PATA Technology Forum attendees access to unique Phocuswright content and research. The PATA Technology Forum takes place at PATA Travel Mart 2015, in Bengaluru, India, on September 6, 2015.

June 2015How Mobile Is Changing Desktop Search-Shop-Buy
How Mobile Is Changing Desktop Search-Shop-Buy
Research UpdateAnalyst: Douglas Quinby

Most of the travel industry is fixated on mobile – with good reason – but the biggest single booking method is still desktop. Mobile – smartphones and tablets, apps and the mobile web – barely broke into double digits as a share of total online travel gross bookings in the U.S. in 2014. Just one in four online travelers booked any travel on their smartphone in 2014. By comparison, four in five travelers booked via desktop.

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