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The Royal Wedding and its Impact on Tourism

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

16 May 18

The British royal family is a well-known symbol of the UK and one of the most widely recognized institutions. The world is buzzing about the upcoming royal wedding as Prince Harry gets ready to marry American actress Meghan Markle on May 19that…

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Skift Forum Europe 2018 Part 2: Europe Back From The Brink

Wouter Geerts

Wouter Geerts

11 May 18

As a follow-up to our “Skift Forum Europe 2018 Part 1: Europe Back From The Brink” post, this April, Skift hosted its second Europe Forum in Berlin. Trying to manage tourist and citizens’ expectations, Berlin has been grappling with its response to…

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Skift Forum Europe 2018 Part 1: Europe Back From The Brink

Wouter Geerts

Wouter Geerts

10 May 18

On April 26, Skift hosted its second Europe Forum in Berlin. Trying to manage tourist and citizens’ expectations, Berlin has been grappling with its response to disruptors like Airbnb, and for that reason alone, the city offered a fitting backdrop to…

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The Search for More Travel Experiences and Less Material Goods

Marília Borges

Marília Borges

30 Apr 18

The megatrend 'Experience More' shows that consumers are spending more and more on experiences instead of material goods, which represents a huge potential to brands that offer value-added experiences. It is a global phenomenon permeable in every…

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Mega-events Boost Short-Term Rentals in Latin America

Marília Borges

Marília Borges

17 Apr 18

The travel industry in Latin America has generated over $165 billion in 2017, with a compound average growth rate of -2% between 2012 and 2017. This industry walks hand in hand with the economic activity.  If the GDP performance slows down, the…

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Los Prestatarios: Una tendencia global del consumidor para 2018

Alison Angus

Alison Angus

25 Feb 18

Una nueva generación de consumidores enfocados en la comunidad, en prestar, en arrendar y en modelos de suscripción, está dando una nueva forma a la economía, haciendo del consumo ostentoso algo del pasado. Rechazar bienes materiales en favor de…

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Airbnb Continues to Shake up the Travel Industry

Wouter Geerts

Wouter Geerts

21 Feb 18

As of August 2017, the company has four million listings in over 191 countries. The company says it has facilitated over 200 million guest arrivals since its conception in 2008. Although the company’s core business is lodging, Airbnb is looking to…

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2017: Business as Usual or Year of Reckoning for Airbnb

Wouter Geerts

Wouter Geerts

28 Jan 17

This coming year will be key to Airbnb’s success in many important markets in North America and Western Europe. But it is also likely to be the year where we see a step change in the focus of the company in regions where short-term rentals are set to…

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Hungary: The Painful Birth of the Sharing Economy

Attila Kecskeméti

Attila Kecskeméti

5 Nov 16

The rapid evolution of innovative business models rooted in a sharing economy has shaken up pricing and distribution of goods and services formed over many years in Hungary – in a similar way to how the internet itself had already reshaped the…