Published On: Tue, Nov 5th, 2013

6 Trends Shaping Global Travel

The BBC’s Babita Sharma (far left) discusses findings from the “World Travel Market global trends report 2013” with Euromonitor International’s Angelo Rossini and Caroline Bremner. (Photo: Patrick Mayock)

The BBC’s Babita Sharma (far left) discusses findings from the “World Travel Market global trends report 2013” with Euromonitor International’s Angelo Rossini and Caroline Bremner. (Photo: Patrick Mayock)

While the World Travel Market in London is taking shape several key trends have emerged in the dynamic travel industry, according to the "World Travel Market global trends report 2013."

Among the trends the following have been highlighted:

* PANKS represent an untapped market segment in the Americas.

* Peer-to-peer travel-networks will generate approximately $15 billion in global travel sales by 2017

* Hotel guests expect 24/7 customer service through their mobile devices

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