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Chinese New Year Travel Trends in APAC

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is a holiday that celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the traditional lunar calendar. Akin to Christmas in the western world, over a quarter of the world’s population observes this holiday, especially in East Asia. […]

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Hotel Booking with Google Assistant

As the battle for the most helpful voice assistant persists, Google continues to enhance its Google Assistant product. This month at CES, Google announced a bevy of new interactions users can have with Assistant, including the ability to book a hotel room using voice commands. What is a Voice Assistant? […]

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The Impact of Natural Disasters on Digital Marketing

When natural disasters strike, they can leave massive devastation in their wake. In 2018, there have been 11 natural disasters that have totaled over $1 billion each in damages. The wildfires in California are the most recent event to capture attention across the country and pose a threat not only […]

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How the World Cup Influenced 2018 Summer Travel Trends

This past year, we’ve seen some striking changes in summer travel trends. While traditionally favored destinations like the US, Canada, the UK, France, and the Mediterranean continue to attract a steady stream of vacationers, new regions are rapidly increasing in popularity. One reason for this shift seems to be the […]

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Golden Week: China’s Biggest Holiday for Travel

There are two major holidays in China that most Chinese make big travel plans for. The first is the Spring Festival, which coincides with China’s Lunar New Year and when millions of people travel to spent time with their families. The second major holiday is China’s National Day. It’s often called […]

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New Report: How Global Events Impact Travel

Travel trends across the globe are constantly in flux due to a variety of different factors including: Socio-economics – including shifts in exchange rates like those seen in the U.K. after the Brexit decision; The draw of different types of popular events, such as the Olympics and FIFA World Cup; […]

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The Trends Defining Millennial Business Travelers

Business travelers are a notoriously mercurial and diverse demographic, and as we’ve explored in previous posts, they can be tricky to target due to their vastly divergent booking protocols and preferences. Adding to these challenges is the fact that millennials are poised to claim their place as the predominant corporate […]

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How to Prepare for Spring Break Bookings

In the next few weeks and all throughout March, schools across the US will be closing their doors for spring break vacation. There is usually a two-week traffic spike right in the middle of that period as a surge of last-minute bookers start to make plans and bookings. Popular spring […]

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The Year of the Dog: Digging into China’s Booking Trends

As a Taiwanese immigrant now residing in the US, I personally get into the “holiday spirit” during this time of the year. If you’ve heard that 2018 is the “Year of the Dog,” you may already know that another side of the globe is currently celebrating Chinese New Year, which […]

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Aspirational Travelers and New Year’s Resolution Demand

Every year, millions of people around the globe ring in the New Year and set new goals for themselves filled with optimism. Though weight loss and quitting bad habits are often top of mind when we think about common New Year’s resolutions, more general or vague goals like “try something […]

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