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25 travel moments that mattered in 2015

25 travel moments that mattered in 2015 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Skift has curated a list of 25 travel moments which mattered in 2015. In gathering the 25 selections, Skift looked for stories that helped to tell a bigger picture about what it is like to travel now - in addition to providing a snapshot of what happened in 2015, they also help point to where travel is headed in 2016. Making the cut includes:


  • Instagram surpassed Twitter to top social media strategies.
  • Tourism bureaus rallied around next-gen strategy.
  • U.S. Justice Department identified TripAdvisor and Google as booking threats.
  • Big players bought into tours and activities. 
  • Cruise lines finally competed with good Wi-Fi.
  • China's online booking sites finally got rational.


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25 travel moments that mattered in 2014

25 travel moments that mattered in 2014 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

As the year comes to an end, Skift have collated a selection of 25 travel moments which have characterised 2014. As well as providing a snapshot of what happened over the last year in travel, the article offers an insight into the trends that may occur in 2015.


Key insights include:

  • The rise of the sharing economy in the tourism industry, including the creation of ventures such as Airbnb, Uber and FlightCar.
  • Resorts and destinations favouring GoPro cameras on helmets or airborne drones over the traditional tripod.
  • International tourist arrivals reached a record 1.087 billion, with the Asia Pacific region seeing the most growth.
  • Free Wi-Fi access in urban areas has started to spread worldwide, creating great opportunities for travellers to search and discover in-destination with fewer fees.
  • Hotels have launched mobile check-in and smart room keys.


Click here to view Skift's 25 travel moments of 2014.

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