Travel & Data Trends

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


Sun, Sand, Sea, and Luxury: The Rebound of Barbados Following COVID-19

Barbados is an independent English-speaking Commonwealth country and the easternmost island of the Caribbean. It is one of the most mature tourist destinations in the Caribbean. The island is known for offering some of the most serene beaches in the world, as well as an abundance of dining options, local shopping experiences, outstanding golf courses, and numerous other attractions. According to Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), approximately 80% of visitors to the island come for vacation or tourism purposes. The following graph shows the historical stopover visitation data for Barbados.

3 reasons why hoteliers need a CDP that’s built for our industry

Let’s face it: technology investments can be expensive. That’s why it’s so important for hoteliers to make sure you choose partners that will ultimately increase your bottom line and advance your mission to create amazing guest experiences.

A Deep Dive Into Japan’s Hotel ADR Growth Trends

Japan’s growth in hotel revenue per available room (RevPAR) has remained extremely impressive over the past 15 months – a function of a later opening post-pandemic, above-average inflation, and an influx of international demand. That’s largely reflected in average-daily-rate (ADR) growth, although through much of 2023, the first and third points helped drive double-digit occupancy increases as well.

Amsterdam Market Pulse – Full Recovery in Sight

With a population of more than 930,000 , the capital city of Amsterdam lies on the coast of the province of North Holland. The city – known for its historic canals, the famous Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the coffee shops of the Red Light District – is also a significant financial and business centre in Europe. There were more than 3,500 international companies in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) in 2023, representing more than 30% of the private-sector jobs. The city is highly accessible via local, national and international transport links. Amsterdam has excellent domestic and international connections via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the European high-speed rail network and the North Sea Canal.

Why getting luxury right means blending instinct with data

A key challenge of luxury hospitality is living up to the demands of the guests. They are, rightfully, discerning. To retain loyalty in a booming, competitive market, businesses need to ensure they are providing the perfect service. This means designing every detail, no matter how small, to reflect the guest’s desires.

European Hotel Investor Compass 2024

Cushman & Wakefield’s Hotel Investor Compass survey canvasses the views of 60 major investors active across the region, who collectively invested €18 billion between 2019 and 2023 in hotels and have an average fund size of €233 million available for hotel investment in 2024.

3 hotel data pain points and how a CDP can help

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Iconic Resort Destination Ocean City, MD is Poised for Success

Ocean City, Maryland, known for its expansive beaches and boardwalk, welcomes millions of visitors annually. This robust tourism industry fuels a thriving hospitality market, and recent strategic investments underscore Ocean City’s focus on providing exceptional experiences for all visitors.

How new Mews funding will shape hospitality’s future

As the hospitality industry undergoes a significant period of transformation, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve raised an additional $110m of funding, led by existing investor Kinnevik, alongside Revaia, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Notion Capital, and new investor LGVP.

Cornell Hotel Indices First Quarter 2024: Large Hotels Reach a New Statistical Low

Only the Midwest, South Atlantic, and West South-Central regions posted moderate single-digit hotel-price gains in the first quarter 2024 (Midwest, 3.2%; South Atlantic, 3.8%; and West South-Central, 1.6%). Hotels in gateway cities experienced a reversal, exhibiting better performance than hotels in non-gateway cities this quarter. Transaction volume fell year over year and quarter over quarter for both large and small hotels in gateway and non-gateway cities. Standardized prices of large hotels continue to soften while those of smaller hotels remain relatively stationary. The cost of hotel debt financing and the delinquency rate for hotels rose in the recent quarter, even though credit spreads continued to tighten and relative risk narrowed. As in prior periods, borrowing costs still exceed the return on hotels. Expect to see a rise in the price of large hotels and a decline in prices for small hotels next quarter based on our leading indicators of hotel price performance.

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