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U.S. Vacation Rentals 2009 - 2014: A Market Reinvented

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US $995 €810

Vacation rentals now account for more than one fifth of the U.S. lodging industry, based on room revenue. Rapid advancement is altering the competitive landscape, enabling property management companies to run their rental operations with greater savvy and sophistication, empowering individual homeowners to market and rent their vacation homes directly, and improving the shopping and booking experience. This report represents a comprehensive study of the U.S. vacation rental marketplace, including sizing, key segmentation, challenges, opportunities and trends.
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Report | Published: May 2013
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Technology Spend Survey

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US $350 €285

Travel and tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, and technology is what drives travel commerce. Phocuswright conducted a survey to better understand how travel companies allocate their technology budgets. This Spotlight examines the results of the research, highlighting travel companies' investments in online travel distribution, smartphone and tablet apps, social media, Big Data, security, cloud computing and more.
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Spotlight | Published: May 2013
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Digital Technologies in Travel: Light at the End of the Funnel?

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US $350 €285

Online tools, technologies and apps have already become integral parts of the travel industry and the typical consumer's decision-making path. But how effective are digital technologies at moving the needle on travel buying behavior, and do they help brands foster deeper relationships with travelers? This Analysis examines the impact of and differences between key digital technologies used in travel, including mobile, location-based services, personalization technology and more.
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Analysis | Published: May 2013
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U.S. Consumer Travel Report Fifth Edition

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US $1,495 €1217

While the U.S. economy showed clear signs of recovery in 2012, there were enough mixed signals to make vacation decisions difficult for many Americans. Through a longitudinal analysis, Phocuswright's U.S. Consumer Travel Report Fifth Edition examines traveler behavior along each step of the travel planning process - from the media travelers rely on to make destination and product decisions, to the channels they use to book and share their trip experiences. Key metrics include frequency and duration of trips, travel expenditure and travel component purchases, and travel intentions for the coming year.
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Report | Published: April 2013
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Geo-Services: Key Drivers and Technologies

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Geographic data and maps are critical components of daily life for people and businesses alike. Today, services based on digital maps and geographic data have become embedded in modern culture. This Spotlight explores the evolution and current status of geo-services, including its underlying foundational elements, and examines various businesses that use geo-services to deliver personal services and rich experiences.
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Spotlight | Published: March 2013
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U.S. Mobile Travel Report: Market Sizing and Consumer Trends

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US $1,295 €1055

Nearly two thirds of U.S. online travelers now own a smartphone, one third own a tablet and nearly a fourth own both. Rapid adoption of mobile devices among travelers is impacting every phase of the travel process, and mobile is becoming the new battleground for travel companies seeking to grow market share. This report provides a detailed assessment of the U.S. mobile travel market, including consumer behavior trends, mobile market sizing and projections for key travel segments.
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Report | Published: February 2013
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The GDSs Enable Innovation

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US $450 €366

Although GDSs have a history of being slow to innovate, recent initiatives by all three of the major players are providing travel agencies and other users with fresh capabilities outside the walled garden of old.
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Spotlight | Published: December 2012
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Traveler Technology Survey 2012

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US $995 €810

Until recently, travel companies' online strategies could be comfortably confined to the desktop web. However, the explosion in consumer electronics, mobile technology and social media have transformed the online experience, making it extremely challenging to address the market with a single, mainstream strategy. Mobile devices, tablets and still-evolving social platforms have changed the way travelers connect, plan and share their experiences. Phocuswright's Traveler Technology Survey 2012 provides travel companies and marketers a comprehensive view of how the latest devices, mobile functionality and social networks are shaping the consumer travel planning process.
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Report | Published: December 2012
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U.S. Online Travel Traffic Report

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US $995 €810

As travelers hop from site to site cobbling together their perfect trips, their mouse clicks yield important clues to the shifting dynamics of the online travel marketplace. Phocuswright partnered with New York-based Experian Hitwise to identify key trends influencing how consumers plan travel online. Phocuswright's U.S. Online Travel Traffic Report analyzes the most important categories in the travel vertical, revealing traffic patterns for both transactional and nontransactional travel websites and providing a top-level view of visitation and both upstream and downstream traffic.
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Report | Published: December 2012
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U.S. Online Travel Overview Twelfth Edition: Hotels and Lodging

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US $746 €608

Defying the global economic downturn, U.S. hotels far outperformed the overall travel market in 2012 - and thanks to rising demand and flat supply, growth is expected to continue in the next several years. Mobile bookings are also on the rise - however slowly - and hotels are spending a great deal of time and energy figuring out how to lessen their dependence on online travel agencies.
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Report | Published: November 2012
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