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Eastern European Spotlight: Russia's Online Market Springs to Life

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Despite significant economic and political obstacles, travel is a growing, important market in Russia, driven by a middle-class population eager to see more of the country and the world beyond. While growth rates for travel will remain modest for the next several years, the online market will continue to shine. This Spotlight presents findings from PhoCusWright research on the Russian leisure and unmanaged business travel markets, including market sizing and projections, major travel segments, and the key players and dynamics influencing the market.
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Report | Published: June 2014
Free For: European and Global Subscribers

Online Travel Agencies 1Q14: Travelocity Elevates Expedia, But Priceline Still the Growth Leader

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Expedia and Priceline continued their battle for the world's top spot among online travel agencies (OTAs) in 1Q14. While Expedia received a significant boost from the addition of its affiliate partner Travelocity in the U.S., Priceline notched segment-leading year-over-year growth, owing to its robust international operations.
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Data Point | Published: May 2014
Free For: European, Global, and Asia Pacific Subscribers

The Tour Operator is Dead - Long Live the Tour Operator

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Tour operators have been a key segment in the global travel industry for decades. But despite their established brand recognition and strong share of bookings in some markets, tour operators have come under waves of competitive pressure, prompting change, consolidation and closures. This Analysis examines some of the challenges tour operators face - including consumers who seek to build their own travel packages, and technologies that enable new players and business dynamics - along with the ways in which traditional vacation packagers are reinventing themselves in order to stay vital.
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Analysis | Published: May 2014
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Traveler Reviews and Social Media in China

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China's vibrant social media environment has quickly become a crucial part of travel shopping. As travelers increasingly share their experiences, and shoppers turn for advice to those who have gone before them, user reviews play a big role in the purchase decision. This report examines the role and impact of traveler review content on China's online travel ecosystem, including the volume and sentiment of reviews, as well as key metrics used to gauge social travel performance.
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Report | Published: May 2014
Free For: Global and Asia Pacific Subscribers

NDC Update: A Radical Change to Travel Distribution?

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IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) has significant implications for travel distribution, which could profoundly affect airlines, global distribution systems (GDSs), travel management companies (TMCs) and online travel agencies (OTAs). While a key objective of NDC is to give airlines greater control over pricing and ancillary services, its potential impact on travelers and other stakeholders remains unclear. This Spotlight provides an update on NDC progress to date, highlighting the successes, challenges and the ongoing controversy.
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Spotlight | Published: May 2014
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U.S. Consumer Travel Report Sixth Edition

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In the past three years, U.S. consumer travel has had trouble catching up with the nation's overall economic recovery. But after a long, stressful period of watching every dollar and forgoing vacation, travelers took off in 2013, finally treating themselves to the rest and relaxation they'd been craving - and providing the travel industry with a sorely needed boost. PhoCusWright's U.S. Consumer Travel Report Sixth Edition is designed to help travel companies make the most of the bright years on the horizon by offering longitudinal analysis of consumer leisure travel behavior, consumption of major travel products, and the trip planning process.
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Report | Published: May 2014
Free For: Global Subscribers

The Mobile Travel Landscape: A Multi-Region Spotlight

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Travelers' expectations for mobile continue to rise worldwide, but the specific ways consumers use mobile devices for travel vary by region and market. This article examines the current state of mobile adoption and mobile travel development across three regions – Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.S. – and offers details on device usage, traveler behavior, innovation, and strategies from key travel companies in each region.
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Spotlight | Published: April 2014
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Scandinavian Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition

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Unlike much of Europe, the Scandinavian countries retained high disposable income and a strong labor market in 2012. Travel demand was solid for the year and will remain so through 2015, resulting in steady annual growth for both the online and total markets. Scandinavia continues to lead Europe in online travel penetration, and mobile bookings are catching on quickly. Suppliers will maintain their advantage over online travel agencies in the coming years, partly by rolling out more and better mobile offerings. The Scandinavian Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition provides sizing and analysis of the total and online travel markets in Denmark, Norway and Sweden by segment and channel. Using both historical data and analyst forecasts, the report offers a five-year view of the markets from 2011-2015.
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Report | Published: January 2014
Free For: European and Global Subscribers

Italian Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition

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Although Italy is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, the country's economy has wreaked havoc on its travel industry. Domestic demand continues to suffer, and no travel segment remains unscathed. On the bright side, Italians have wholeheartedly embraced the advent of mobile devices, and online travel sales reflect this shift. Unsurprisingly, online travel agencies are prospering in this environment. While overall bookings will sag further in the coming year, online sales are set for healthy growth through 2015. The Italian Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition provides sizing and analysis of the total and online Italian travel markets by segment and channel. The report examines the dynamics that have led the country into calamity - and those that will lead it out.
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Report | Published: January 2014
Free For: European and Global Subscribers

French Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition

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Online travel bookings in France are on a healthy growth tear, though growth will slow in the next few years as the nation's market nears maturity. Rail, airlines and online travel agencies made out especially well in 2012; tour operators continued to flail. Hotel bookings saw a minor increase - and the best-performing properties were confined to Paris and other urban centers, leaving most of the lodging market in a rut. The French Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition provides sizing and analysis for the total and online French travel markets by segment and channel, including mobile. In addition to a historical view, the report offers projections for all segments through 2015 and explores the evolution of market dynamics as travel companies - out of sheer necessity - race to develop multichannel distribution strategies.
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Report | Published: January 2014
Free For: European and Global Subscribers