Travel

Delta adds premium economy offering to domestic flights: The airline—along with Qantas, Emirates, and other carriers—looks to capitalize on surging demand for higher-end travel.

Airlines have a lucrative advertising opportunity: United Airlines is capitalizing on its robust user location data to introduce ads in-flight and in its app.

American Airlines hits turbulence after misguided strategic shifts: The carrier lowered its Q2 guidance after failing to capitalize on growing demand for business travel and international flights.

Wealthy consumers are driving summer travel demand: The share of affluent travelers is rising as cost concerns cause lower-income consumers to pull back.

Travel demand accelerates: 43.8 million people will travel over the Memorial Day travel period, a 4% increase over last year and the highest number in nearly 20 years.

Travel ranks high on consumers’ priority list this year: People are willing to spend big for once-in-a-lifetime trips to see Taylor Swift or take in the Olympics.

Streaming services drive 6.7% increase in 2024 US ad market, excluding cyclical events: Retail and travel sectors boom, but entertainment and tech face headwinds.

Delta says bookings for leisure and business travel are strong: That helped it swing to a Q1 profit and positions it well for peak travel season.

The travel and tourism industry is thriving: We expect US digital travel sales to rise 6.0% this year as consumers continue to prioritize travel.

Digital travel bookings in the US are on a consistent upward trajectory, reflecting a healthy bounce back after the pandemic slump.

Hotels struggle to find (or retain) workers: That’s hindered their ability to deliver a high-quality customer experience.

In just five years, retail media went from a $1 billion segment to a $30 billion segment. With US omnichannel retail media ad spend poised to reach $59.98 billion this year, per our October 2023 forecast, non-retail industries from health and fitness to restaurants and financial institutions are looking to build out their own media networks.

Expedia launches global ad campaign on Netflix: The platform’s expansive streaming reach could set a new standard for international media buys.

Chinese consumers will take 9 billion trips this Lunar New Year: But their strong desires to travel may not be enough to spur a retail recovery.

Consumers took to the skies over the holidays: That helped American and Southwest Airlines soar past analysts’ expectations, but domestic demand is expected to moderate this year.

United, Delta bullish on travel demand: Both airlines are benefiting from robust international travel, although signs of price sensitivity are emerging.

Revenge travel remained in full force throughout much of the year: But as the year dragged on, cost-conscious consumers began pulling back.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether this is the beginning of Amazon's decline, if the Internet is becoming more ad-free, whether shopping pairs well with streaming, where brands will shift their ad dollars during the Super Bowl as they lean away from X (formerly Twitter), ChatGPT creator OpenAI's deal with publishing giant Axel Springer, the most visited tourist attractions in the world, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Blake Droesch and vice presidents of content Suzy Davidkhanian and Paul Verna.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss the travel rebound and how tech is helping it out, how Black Friday football (with a side of online shopping) performed this year, will X (formerly Twitter) go bankrupt next year, a new way to stream NBA games post-cable, what to expect from ChatGPT next year, why your passport is the color it is, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, forecasting analyst Zach Goldner, and director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.

Airlines expect record traveler numbers and revenues in 2024: That dovetails with our digital travel sales forecast, which expects 6.0% growth next year.