Last week we attended Phocuswright Europe in Amsterdam, a yearly gathering of decision makers from across the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors. This year more than 40 speakers from Europe’s leading travel and tech companies presented insights to a crowd of over 600 attendees across the two-day conference.
Earlier this week, the team attended the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) event in Dubai, where we met with partners and leading voices from the global travel industry. During ATM, we hosted an Insights Summit for the first time in the Middle East, with marketers from across the region joining us at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Every March, travel and tourism brands from across the globe descend on Berlin, Germany for ITB, the world’s leading travel trade show. Our team was there this year, taking more than one million combined steps across the huge conference venue to meet with our global marketing partners and enjoy the expansive show floor.
British travel, both domestic and international, increased in 2017 and is projected to keep increasing for 2018, according to a new report in ABTA. This is great news for marketers as this growth presents an opportunity for you to reach a larger audience. With that, we’re giving you insights into British generations to help you connect more deeply with the British traveler.
As global travel continues to flourish, airlines are smartly offering free stopovers to ambitious travelers and turning midway hubs into destinations themselves. Visit Finland, the destination marketing organization representing the country, teamed up with us to launch a digital marketing campaign. As part of the StopOver Finland project, the campaign capitalized on a flight stopover component with Finnair, tapping into Finland’s location at the crossroads of Asia and Europe to attract visitors to Finland.
The highly-anticipated sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle showcases the exciting, secretive and adventurous side of Britain’s most iconic cities and landscapes. Extending that excitement from the big screen, today we launched a new interactive campaign with VisitBritain as part of our multi-year marketing partnership that leverages the Kingsman film to encourage U.S. travelers to explore and discover Great Britain through the eyes of a spy.
Travel inspiration can occur at any time, whether it’s from a conversation with a friend or an image you see browsing the web. For a destination marketer, understanding how and when consumers can be inspired and influenced is key.
Given the size of Holland, venturing around and exploring the region is somewhat easy for travellers. To educate travellers on the vast array of places to explore and activities to experience, outside of the well-known Amsterdam, and showcase the region’s accessibility, the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) teamed up with us to create an interactive online hub for travellers to plan their ideal trip to Holland.
People of all ages experience and enjoy travel—it’s not one size fits all. Each generation—from Generation Z to Boomers—has its own set of unique preferences, from what type of content attracts them, to what type of device they use to book a trip, to the types of destinations and experiences they seek. A new study from Expedia Media Solutions on multi-generational travel trends in Europe found that while Millennials take the most number of trips per year, Boomers are taking the longest ones. On average, Europeans take 3.7 trips per year.