Latest Global Travel Technology News (January 2021)
The travel industry hasn’t seen the light at the end of the tunnel yet. But with some insight, we can shed light on the present and find our way out of the pandemic. 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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Trends That Shaped The New Age of Travel in 2020
This year we’ve experienced something we definitely aren’t used to. The situations we have to adapt to and the behaviors we have acquired in this process has led to the emergence of new trends that shaped the travel industry. With the changing demand and expectations of travelers, here are the 4 new travel trends that we have seen and will most likely continue to see.
Covid: How are European countries tackling the pandemic?
With the pandemic almost reaching its 1-year mark in Europe, each country has been taking different routes and measures in battling the virus. Here is an updated list of the current restrictions that are in place across Europe.
Booking.com Reveals The Most Welcoming Regions on Earth
Booking.com has revealed the Top 10 Most Welcoming Regions based on the Traveller Review Awards in 2021. The top regions were chosen by the number of properties with the most Traveller Review Awards. TRA is Booking.com’s yearly appreciation programme that recognizes its partners for their exceptional hospitality. Here is the list of the Top 10 regions.
Airbnb’s Brian Chesky on permanent shifts in travel and need for principles in a crisis
Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky, presented his three main travel trends during the Reuters Next virtual event. First is a shift to travel more for leisure than business, as people have been stuck in their homes. The second trend is, “city to everywhere” – where people don’t just travel to the top 50 cities. The third is that there is a shift from mass travel to more meaningful travel.
Booking Holdings CEO: People will gradually get comfortable with hotels after the pandemic
Bookings Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel talks to CNBC about the potential demand for travel post-vaccine during the pandemic. During the interview, Fogel speaks about their positive competition with Airbnb and the impact of Airbnb’s IPO on the hospitality industry.