Trends: Chinese Travelers

Thanks to a growing group of middle and upper class travelers, the Chinese now have an enormous—and growing—influence on hotels, tour operators, and destinations around the world. Hotels.com just released its third annual Chinese International Travel Monitor, (CITM)—a report that surveys more than 3,000 Chinese international travelers and 3,000 hoteliers around the world. I loved sifting through the study’s data. Here are some highlights: Eager globe trotters: While only 5% of Chinese citizens hold passports, 14 million more Chinese travelers traveled in 2013 than 2012. Why? Along with loosening government... Read On →

Affordable Travel Tips: AirBnB’s new destination guides

In an effort to help create bespoke experiences for every traveler, AirBnB  has launched Discover, a new magazine-quality home page that hopes to inspire its users not only to book one-of-a-kind accommodations, but also to seek authentic destination restaurants and activities on the road. AirBnB has compiled data from over 1,000 travel markets across the world, including user favorite destinations such as San Francisco, Mexico City, Paris, and, of course, Austin, Texas. Share → Tweet