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Air accessibility – and affordability – is the biggest ongoing development in India, and the government’s regional airport development program is promoting connectivity to smaller cities and towns. Meanwhile, the country’s hotel market is undergoing a supply transformation as the stay experience at budget and unbranded hotels becomes more standardized. This publication presents a high-level view of the Indian travel market, focusing on the need-to-know developments, trends and stories that are impacting the market now.Analysts: Chetan Kapoor, Deepak JainTopic: Market Overview & SizingSegments: Air, Car Rental & Ground Transportation, Hotels & Lodging, Online Travel Agencies, Rail, Tours & PackagesRegion: Asia PacificResearch Type: Report
India’s online travel market is approaching maturity, as more segments transition to digital channels. Through 2022, online travel gross bookings will grow in double digits and outpace the overall travel market. Still, offline sales remain very prominent for travel distribution because of generally low digital payments adoption and weak credit card penetration. This report provides a top-level overview of the Indian travel market, including background, key characteristics, market structure and major players in each segment.Analysts: Chetan Kapoor, Deepak JainTopic: Market Overview & SizingSegments: Air, Car Rental & Ground Transportation, Hotels & Lodging, Online Travel Agencies, Rail, Tours & PackagesRegion: Asia PacificResearch Type: Report
Amazon launched flights in India in May 2019. Big news? Definitely. Amazon’s reentry into travel was much anticipated after its ill-fated effort to build a hotel business in 2014. The mere size of the global travel market, $1.5 trillion in 2019, is too big to ignore. This travel launch fits right in with Amazon’s mission of meeting the A to Z of customers’ shopping needs.But Amazon’s flight launch in India has raised some big questions: Why India? And is this a signal of Amazon’s strategy to compete as the next global OTA? Analyst: Coney DongreTopic: MobileSegments: Air, Online Travel AgenciesRegion: Asia PacificResearch Type: Article
A winning combination of government investment, positive economic change and consumer affluence is leading the Middle East travel market into a period of strong growth. This report provides sizing and analysis of the online and total leisure travel markets in the Middle East, as well as regional projections through 2022, including distribution dynamics, technology trends shaping the market and more.Analysts: Shadi Kaddoura, Karen Burka, Mona FarajTopic: Market Overview & SizingSegments: Air, Car Rental & Ground Transportation, Hotels & Lodging, Online Travel Agencies, Tours & PackagesRegion: Middle East & AfricaResearch Type: Report
In 2011, Marc Andreessen, co-author of the first widely used web browser (since turned venture capitalist) famously proclaimed that "software is eating the world," observing that global economies were shifting from being hardware-based to software-based. Fast forward just a few years, and this saying already requires an update: Platforms are eating the world. Analyst: Michael ColettaTopic: Technology InnovationResearch Type: Article
With positive macro factors in place, India’s online travel bookings are thriving, with double-digit growth projected through 2021. As Indian travelers have gained travel experience, their travel frequency has increased, and more are venturing out beyond the country’s borders for the first time. This report provides insight into the Indian online leisure traveler, including general traveler behavior, motivations, purchase incidence and spend, as well as research, shopping and booking practices.Analysts: Chetan Kapoor, Bing Liu, Cathy Walsh, Deepak JainTopic: Consumer TrendsRegion: Asia PacificResearch Type: Report
While the travel industry tends to be preoccupied with what’s happening in air and hotel, it’s the activities on the ground that inspire travelers to go places. Travel activities, the aggregate of in-destination spend on tours, activities, attractions and events, is the third-largest travel segment and accounts for 10% of global travel revenue. This report explores the state of travel activities to assess the market landscape, the challenges ahead and the opportunities for distribution in the broader travel marketplace.Analysts: Alice Jong, Bing Liu, Douglas QuinbyTopics: Destination & Activities Marketing, Market Overview & SizingSegments: Air, Hotels & Lodging, Online Travel Agencies, Tours & PackagesResearch Type: Report