Every year at Skift, we zero in on the big trends transforming the travel industry. We call them the Megatrends defining travel, and this year was our most mega yet.
With a new regional spotlight and a fresh focus on restaurants thanks to our colleagues at Skift Table, we included 19 editorial megatrends in our annual magazine, which is available to download here.
In mid-January in New York, we held the first of three Megatrends events and drilled down on nine of those topics, including the way travel brands are turning into experience platforms, how hotels are trying to be everything to everyone, the return of European travelers to disrupted destinations, and the way restaurants are fighting the delivery boom. We recorded that event and turned it into this episode of the Skift podcast.
Speakers were Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali, hospitality editor Deanna Ting, travel tech editor Sean O’Neill, Skift Table senior editor Kristen Hawley, and news editor and podcast host Hannah Sampson.