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Expedia data reveals lengthening of booking windows as confidence returns
According to the data revealed by Expedia, as confidence is returning in international travel, the latest trends indicate travelers were looking to book further out. September 2021 searches with a longer search window for travel at the end of this year or the beginning of next are currently up by 15% year-on-year.
Holiday travel will look different this year
Understanding how today’s travelers navigate the new normal can help you position your brand for success this holiday season. Here are the travel insights you need to know: craft a message for the cautious, understand new needs, travelers are sticking close to home, and travel will be meaningful.
Travel intent for 2022 continues to climb
Travel continues to rebound from its 2020 downturn, with vaccinations creating a higher level of consumer confidence. However, according to the Zeta Pulse consumer sentiment survey of approx. 1000 people across the US, most people (53.6%) prefer to stay close to home this holiday season with COVID-19 still being a top concern.
In the midst of COVID-19, women find a $70 billion reason to host on Airbnb
Since 2008, women have found significant success by hosting on Airbnb. By opening up their homes and sharing their passions, they have collectively earned an all-time figure of $70 billion – with new female Hosts earning more than $1 billion through Airbnb in just one year following the start of the pandemic.
What will the future of business travel look like?
According to a recent survey commissioned by Hilton and Morning Brew of more than 7,000 of the news site’s readers, 87% of respondents say they miss hopping from city to city. Respondents hypothesized that while business travel may be less frequent in the immediate future, it will be more strategic and purposeful overall.