There’s something about travel that appeals to our deepest desires and natural instincts. Seeing a friend’s Instagram photo of a trip to Paris is a bit like watching someone devour an ice cream on a hot day. You see it, you want it. That basic tendency is at the heart of what’s driving social trends in the travel agency today. A shared experience is a step closer to an experience that’s all your own. So maybe that’s why we love to window shop for holidays more than any other type of expenditure.
In a recent article in Marketing Land, the incredible amount of social travel data out there online was put under the microscope. Marketer Chris Kerns drew three separate conclusions from the findings of his research. We’re going to look through his analysis and suggest how travel brands might adapt to meet the changing needs and behaviour of their customers.