May 15, 2018

Moving the global travel industry forward


Over the past two years, travel start-ups raised a cumulative US$30 billion in funding - almost totaling the amount raised over the past 10 years. The potential for one of these companies to completely change industry dynamics is likely not a matter of if, but a matter of when.

The global travel industry today has reached unprecedented size and momentum, as disposable incomes grow larger across the world. Although there are factors that make the industry vulnerable, the travel space continues to thrive in 2018. Investments in travel start-ups capable of offering novelty, data derived from emerging technologies, and employee engagement will elevate personalization for consumers. How can these personalized interactions unlock a myriad of new revenue streams?

This insight reviews the current state of the global travel industry and focuses on issues that will drive the industry forward. It also discusses how travel suppliers can build a bigger ecosystem by tapping into the value created by adjacent industries such as hotels, tours and activities, and health and wellness. The article also discusses a collaborative approach for online travel agencies and hotels as the path to securing a competitive advantage.

Get the full story at Deloitte (PDF 2.7 MB)