Each day, we curate a bite-sized round-up of the best industry news from across the world. We search the web for the latest hospitality updates and travel trends, so you don’t have to. Get comfortable with a coffee and start each morning with our daily must-reads
1. Family travel to increase 25% by 2022, says report
New research by GlobalData shows that the family travel market is expected to grow from 300 million trips in 2017 to 376 million in 2022. The company’s latest report ‘Key Trends in Family Travel’ says that the family travel currently accounts for 30.8% of outbound tourism.
2. Agoda and JTB Corp join forces
Online travel agent Agoda has announced a new deal with Japan’s biggest travel agent JTB Corp. The agreement between the two travel giants will expand Japanese property inventory on both Agoda.com and JTB’s sites, improving accessibility to the country’s accommodation market for travellers.
3. World’s first underground hotel set to open in Shanghai
The world’s first underground hotel, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, is set to open on December 1st after almost 10 years of being under construction. Built inside a formerly abandoned quarry, the hotel was designed by the architects behind Dubai’s famed Burj Al Arab.
4. 54.3 million Americans expected to travel for thanksgiving
The auto club AAA has recently released its annual forecast, revealing that 54.3 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving this year, a 4.8% increase on last year.
5. Marriott expands Culture Day programme worldwide
Marriott International has announced the expansion of its Culture Day programme. Founded in 2014, the programme aims to ensure welcoming environments at its hotels and increase guest satisfaction.
Don’t forget you can access weekly travel insights and expertise with Click. Bytes
Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
Popular around Click.
Evolution of online payments
Insider tips on boosting your review score
Travel trends: what 2017 taught us
What I wish I knew: lessons in holiday rentals
Adapt or die: surviving in the era of digital Darwinism
Five travel trends that will shape customer experience in 2018
Spotlight on: the impact of food tourism