In our monthly digest, you can find the highlights of the past month on travel technologies in under a 5-minute read!
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2022’s biggest travel trend, The GOAT Mindset: Expedia
Expedia has released its 2022 Travel Trends Report, which was conducted with 12,000 travelers across 12 countries, including 500 travelers from Singapore. The report uncovered that 73% of Singaporeans plan a “no regrets” style of travel, which Expedia has dubbed the “GOAT” (Greatest of All Trips) mindset.
Agoda launches beds network to help hotels distribute wholesale rates
Agoda is expanding into wholesale distribution with the launch of a new hotel solution called Beds Network. The network will leverage Booking Holdings’ connection to more than 10,000 affiliate partners across markets and verticals with the aim of helping properties distribute their wholesale rates more efficiently.
Travel trends 2022 by Airbnb: Long term stays and family trips
According to a 7,500-consumer survey, Airbnb commissioned across five countries, 38% of hybrid/remote employees would rather quit their jobs than go back to work in-person full-time, 63% of all respondents have come to expect more flexibility from their employers, and 37% plan undertake more longer-stay travel.
Google on trends, recovery marketing, and sustainability
Google recently identified three key areas that will grow in importance for the travel industry – sustainability, safety, and traveling for “life moments” once restrictions ease off. Speaking at The Phocuswright Conference 2021, Google’s Managing Director, Travel Nelson Boyce detailed how these trends might manifest themselves in 2022.
Making Tourism stronger and ready for the future, says UNWTO Secretary-General
UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili spoke about the effects of the pandemic on a global scale, “Like never before, the pandemic has made clear tourism’s relevance to our economies and societies. Tourism is now part of the global conversation and at the heart of both national and international recovery action plans.”