Travel & Data Trends

Where are we going? Explore the latest trends in travel & hospitality, and discover how data-driven tech is transforming our industry.


Best Hospitality school in the world: Why rankings matter to EHL

In 2022 and for the fourth consecutive year, EHL Hospitality Business School maintains its world’s number one position in Hospitality & Leisure Management, and number five in Business & Management Studies in Switzerland (QS World University Rankings by Subject).

Best Sales and Catering Software - Must-Have Characteristics

The hospitality and gaming industries require specific functionality when it comes to sales and catering, and event management. The same goes for family entertainment centers like bowling centers, laser-tag spaces, and others.

The 5 Key Trends for Travelers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

Our most recent Travel Trend Report explains how travel is returning in a big way. We recently shared our key Q1 takeaways for the North American market. In this post, we look at the data for travelers based in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

Cutting Costs and Energy Consumption With Smart Room Allocation

SensorFlow’s SmartAlloc™ is set to revolutionize the hospitality industry with its energy and cost savings capabilities. SmartAlloc™ is an innovative, data-driven platform that helps reduce energy consumption by providing an energy-efficient room allocation plan based on known arrivals and departures drawn from the hotel’s Property Management System (PMS).

HITEC at 50 - The Changes Keep on Coming!

Believe it or not, HITEC – the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference – was first brought to life in 1972, and since then, hospitality technology has come a long way. In fact, for many tenured hospitality professionals like myself, the key platforms of today are a far cry from the platforms of yesterday. Over the years, our industry has had an influx of digital innovation that has transformed experiences for both guests and hoteliers.

Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 265: Hotel History: Asian American Hotel Owners Association

Hotel History: The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA): The Asian American Hotel Owners Association is a trade association that represents hotel owners. As of 2022, AAHOA has approximately 20,000 members who own 60% of the hotels in the United States and are responsible for 1.7% of the nation’s GDP. More than one million employees work at AAHOA member-owned hotels, earning $47 billion annually and provide 4.2 million U.S. jobs across all sectors of the hospitality industry.

The 5 Key Trends for North American Travelers

The new quarterly Travel Trend Report from Expedia Group Media Solutions highlights how 2022 is shaping up to be a year of rebuilding and renewal. Here we summarize the key findings about trends and behavior of North American travel shoppers during the first quarter of the year.

Indian Hotel Sector – Recovering the Lost Ground

The recovery of travel demand in India is gathering steam, thanks to the relaxation of restrictions, positive travel sentiment, and the resumption of scheduled international flights, which has resulted in a significant increase in flight and hotel bookings in the country.

Swiss tourism amid dueling crises: A look behind the numbers

During the Covid crisis, many hospitality players suffered, some weathered the storm and a few even thrived. As the pandemic finally recedes and another threat surges to the forefront, we take a look back at how hospitality has been reshaped by recent events in Switzerland. Two specialists from the EHL Hospitality Business School delve into the statistics before and during Covid, and draw some surprising conclusions. Dr. Stefano Borzillo, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, specializes in topics relating to individual and collective performance and for a more financial perspective, Dr. Augusto Hasman, also an associate professor at EHL, who teaches finance and risk management.

Q1 Travel Trend Report: Rebuilding Tourism for the Future

As part of our ongoing commitment to share insights, we have been tracking how travel is returning through our Expedia Group first-party data and research in our quarterly Travel Trend Reports. In our last report covering Q4 2021, we saw promising momentum, including consistent search volumes and more international destinations appearing on top 10 destination lists.

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