Published on : Saturday, December 31, 2016
The megatrends of 2016 travel industry would promise to make headlines in 2017 as well. Oscillating from Brexit and Trump, Brussels and Paris, Pokemon Go to ULCCs, the tourism industry saw some of the major trends and changing faces in the travel landscape.
On the last day of 2016, Travel And Tour World brings you the recap of some of the most impactful events of the travel industry.
The battle for the world’s longest non-stop flight route happened to be an important feature where airlines challenged each other in launching new 9,000-mile schleps in the hope of scoring the rank.
With American travel companies getting a chance to open up their frontier in Cuba served as a mixed blessing. U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, Spirit, United, Frontier, Alaska, and Silver Airways started their inaugural flights.
Brexit result created much turmoil in the tourism industry. Predictions on the staycations, aviation sector, hospitality segment started flowing in with the Brexit vote. What it means for the global tourism industry, only time will stand its testimony.
U.S. tourism boards such as Travel Portland and Visit Anaheim featured Pokémon Go craze in their tourism campaign. This Google Maps-based app game created a fad amongst the travellers and turned it into a new dimension of marketing for the travel boards.
Spirit Airlines has been the ultra low-cost carrier in the United States for a long time. the major full-service airlines such as American, Delta, Southwest and United are now thus planning to change their air fare structure to attract travellers. United’s new no-frills fare are supposed to not even charge for the free carry-ons.
The Federal Aviation Administration banned the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and the other regulatory authorities followed the FAA’s lead. Pre-flight warnings and flight instructions also changed following some mishaps with the Samsung Galaxy Note7.
Ctrip’s acquisition of Skyscanner came as the striking news for the travel industry providers.
U.S. Presidential Election named Donald Trump as their new President and predictions followed in with how and when this would affect the tourism industry. Tightening immigration, affecting the travel stock markets etc. were some of the immediate speculations.
Travel And Tour World wishes all our readers a very happy and prosperous New Year.