What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W2, November 2022

Here is your weekly industry news round-up. Check out the short snippets here and follow below for more details.

  • Which travel trend is going to dominate 2023? 3D virtual space or off-grid holiday escape?
  • Pelikin: The Digital Travel Money Card crosses its first 100 issues
  • Will the tech layoffs impact Travel brands too?
  • Over 60% of UK residents don’t consider Tourism as an attractive industry to work in
  • November 2022: Global update on travel restrictions within and outside the country

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Travel Trends to Dominate 2023

If 2022 was the year of the triumphant return of travel, 2023 will be the year of its creative reinvention. Booking.com commissioned an in-depth study of over 24,000 travellers in 32 countries to predict the 7 emerging travel trends. While 44% of the travelers are looking for an off-grid escape, 38% want to do something new and exciting, and so the list goes on.


Australian Market signs over 100 digital travel Money Card

Pelikin the game-changing travel money product, which claims to be the first such card in the Aussien market, has proven popular due to the ease of signing up for the travel agent and no requirement for formal accreditation, doing any ID checks or taking money in-store.


Impact of Tech Layoffs on Travel Companies

The job losses at big tech brands including Facebook and Twitter present a big challenge for those companies and the talent they’ve lost. But the travel industry dealt with much of this in 2020. Tech headcount has grown during pandemic while travel has shrunk. It totally depends on the number of travels the economy is witnessing.


Why don’t UK residents want to work in travel & tourism industry?

In the survey conducted by World Travel Market London and released at the ongoing World Travel Mart, London—among 2,000 respondents across the UK, only 29% find the tourism industry a lucrative career opportunity where more than 60% of them said a direct NO to working in the travel and tourism sector.


Latest updates on uplifting travel restrictions

There are no domestic travel restrictions to fly within the United States or to outlying points, including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, eligible international visitors must have a current Covid-19 vaccination to enter the country. Europe is open for tourism to all parties, although the Russia-Ukraine conflict restricts leisure travel to these destinations.


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