Airlines shouldn’t count on Millennial travellers to pay for in-flight WiFi

Airlines are rushing to equip aircraft with WiFi believing passengers will demand connectivity onboard. But who are those customers? More importantly, do they really intend to pay for it? The mention of ‘Millennials’ streams from headline-grabbing service providers and industry pundits with great frequency and at higher speed than even the most advanced connectivity options. […]

Millennials’ travel quirks and desires

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Hipmunk survey reveals Millennials’ travel habits and what they want from the flight experience Hipmunk has announced the results of a survey it conducted on generational air travel preferences. Polling more than 3,000 travelers, the results revealed that Millennials want unique on-board flight experiences – even if it increases the cost of their tickets. According to the study, […]

International Tourist Arrivals Reach Record 1.087 Billion in 2013

International tourist arrivals grew by 5% in 2013, reaching a record 1,087 million arrivals, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Despite global economic challenges, international tourism results were well above expectations, with an additional 52 million international tourists travelling the world in 2013. For 2014, UNWTO forecasts 4% to 4.5% growth – again, […]

Report: The Cellphone Is Underrated as a Travel Inspiration Tool

Many travel companies have turned to iPads and other tablets when they want to inspire travelers to dream of their next vacations, but in so doing they may be short-changing the mobile phone, and they may want to rethink their app-development priorities. A PhoCusWright survey of 2,200 U.S. travelers in the fourth quarter of 2013 found that […]

The WYSE Travel Confederation 2014 Research Programme

Measuring the size and features of the Youth & Student Travel sector around the world is critical for an understanding of its economic and social contribution. WYSE Travel Confederation and its Sector Associations are committed to understanding the ever-changing characteristics, motivations and needs of young travellers and the industry that supports them. Our investment in research […]