Agoda reveals travel trend expectations for 2020s

Travel Daily Media | December 30, 2019

Agoda reveals travel trend expectations for 2020s
Single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel and mobile app check-in are the top three ‘new travel norms’ expected by travellers in the next decade, according to new research by Agoda, the digital travel platform. With the continued advancement of technology, revolutionary travel apps, and better connectivity, people expect a lot more from their travel experience in the next decade. Specifically, Southeast Asians half of all respondents in Indonesia (56%), Singapore (54%), Malaysia (53%), Taiwan (50%), the Philippines (48%) and Thailand (48%) considering this the norm in the next decade. This compares to only a third of people in the UK and the US (33%).

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The increase in business travel spending has also been driving the market. The US leads the business travel spending market with over $290 billion and this figure is expected to rise during the forecast period. In the APAC region, China leads the market and the report predicts that by the end of 2015, it would dominate the global business travel spending market.

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