Travellers book online more than ever, shows ITB World Travel Trends Report

Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

The 20th World Travel Monitor Forum shows that travellers are getting older. The number of travellers aged 55+ has increased to 23%, while 35% are in the 15-34 age category and 42% are aged between 35 and 54.

The internet has now clearly established itself as the main place to buy travel with 54% of bookings, well ahead of travel agencies that have slipped back to 24%. Interestingly, this is a global trend with Asians and South Americans now catching up with North Americans and Europeans in terms of booking via the web, the IPK figures showed.

Holidays remain the dominant reason for taking an international trip (71%), ahead of business travel 16% and other reasons such as visiting friends and relatives (13%). More people are flying on holiday than using their car or another means of transport.


(No Like Yet)

Related Posts

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 06 ITB Asia 2020
  • 12 ITE Hong Kong 2020
  • 13 IMEX 20
  • 16 FHC 2020
  • 16 G&A 2020
  • 16 ITB asia 2020
  • 16 TAAPE 2020
  • 17 AAA-banner 2020
  • 18 WCTIE 2020
  • 20 GWS-2020
  • 23 emitt 21
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

      July 7 - July 9
    2. DRT SHOW SHANGHAI

      July 17 - July 19
    3. SHANGHAI WORLD TRAVEL FAIR (SWTF)

      July 30 - August 2
    4. IT&CM CHINA 2020

      August 3 - August 5
    5. Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo 2020

      August 4 - August 6
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com