Travel industry trends change almost as often as rates on hotels or airfare. This past year, we at Sky Bird saw the predicted trends of 2019 develop into the norm. We’re now eager to see what 2020 has in store for us, our customers, and their customers as we prepare for the New Year.
Some trends from our 2019 list are continuing to be a hot topic of 2020. These trends include:
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The 2014 New Year began with a snowstorm. It came through the northern Midwest of the United States, causing enough disruption to earn recognition as the January 2014 North American Blizzard. Many people were bound by cancelled flights. When they called their airline in an attempt to remedy the situation, they were met with nothing more than an automated message repeating, “Due to high call volumes, all our agents are currently unavailable. Please try again later.”
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The gaming industry brought the capabilities of virtual reality (VR) to the players, and now the opportunities VR presents is commanding attention from marketing and hospitality businesses. Experts recognize VR gives potential consumers the chance to experience a product before purchase, giving the customer more authority in their final decision. Knowing this kind of control is highly valuable to customers, those working in the travel industry have explored and executed ways to bring this sophisticated technology to every traveler.
Here are ways the travel industry is using VR to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction:
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What is VFR Travel?
“Reason for traveling” is divided into three categories: business, leisure, and what’s known as VFR travel (Visiting Friends and Relatives). VFR travelers are those whose reason for visiting a country is motivated solely by reuniting and staying with family or close friends.
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Bangladesh is a country “untouched by tourism.” It’s emerging as a top destination for travelers who crave being part of the local culture during their trip. Since authenticity is a growing trend in both off-the-beaten-path and luxury travel, putting Bangladesh in your destination repertoire expands the opportunities you can offer clients. While veteran visitors say the best thing to do in Bangladesh is walk around and live life as it comes, here are some other attractions to know:
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Travel Technology is on a continuous rise and is one of 2019’s industry trends to watch. Today, free Wi-Fi and USB plugs are as expected as colored televisions. As a result, these amenities are no longer selling points. Here are some of the biggest and most impressive trends in today’s travel tech.
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Investing in luxury travel is one of the year’s most significant trends. That being said, it’s important to note that 2019’s definition of “luxury” differs from previous interpretations. Knowing this information will help you update your appeal to the luxury travel market. Here is a rundown of how travelers define “luxury” these days.
Today’s characteristics of luxury travel are divided into personalization, authenticity, unique experiences, and 5-star service.
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There is more to planning a couple’s getaway than sending them to the nearest beach. The more you cater the trip to their relationship’s personality, the happier the couple will be. Here are some destination suggestions for couples traveling together:
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June through August is high season for family travel and when clients want you to deliver their unforgettable family vacation, you’ll need options that will intrigue and accommodate the whole household. Here are a few destinations to consider:
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