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Wedding registries allow guests to contribute to experiences over things
Implications - Wedding registry platforms that allow guests to put money towards opportunities like travel are becoming increasingly popular. The preference many Millennial consumers have for experiences over things is driving this more dynamic expression of the experience economy. By nurturing the attitude that memories are more valuable than goods, brands are able to better align themselves with the values of their consumer and establish an authentic connection to a major life milestone. [More]
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21,690 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Jun 18
This Month and Untested
WorldLifestyleTravelWeddings
The fashion world provides commentary on mass tourism
Implications - Clever fashion brands allude to the shared experience of mass tourism with faux souvenirs and editorials characterized by social cues that denote sightseeing. This commentary on the ubiquitous nature of the travel experience may also be meant as subtle criticism of the state of the industry. In highlighting the mundane nature of these mass-produced cultural experiences, brands are able to connect with consumers through authentic dialogue on globalization and unsustainable lifestyles. [More]
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73,748 Total Clicks
Dec 16 - May 18
This Month and Warm
FashionWorldHip FashionTravel
Mobile hotel concepts pop up as consumers seek more experiential forms of travel
Implications - Hospitality brands are increasingly offering mobile accommodations for consumers seeking distinct travel experiences. These mobile hotels come with a shift in consumer preference, in which they increasingly seek out adventure and culture immersion over relaxation in their travel experiences. [More]
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87,955 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - May 18
This Quarter and Hot
Art & DesignWorldTravel
Luxe in-flight experiences become increasingly niche
Implications - For those who can afford them, in-flight experiences that expand beyond comfort and entertainment are becoming increasingly common. Ranging from pet-friendly jets to in-flight aromatherapy, these products cater to luxury-minded consumers seeking more for the high costs they pay to fly, while giving brands the opportunity to elevate customer experiences with little extra costs. [More]
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56,587 Total Clicks
May 16 - Apr 18
This Quarter and Warm
WorldBusinessTravel
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Galleries and museums adopt Instagram-worthy exhibits for mass appeal
Implications - As the experience economy continues to grow, typically traditional businesses and destinations are adapting as a means to gain exposure and engagement. Museums, galleries and exhibits are participating in this shift by collaborating with artists and holding exhibits that speak more to bold, share-worthy designs and aesthetics as opposed to simply cultural or historic significance. Catering to an Instagram-obsessed generation, these curated exhibits are not only exposing art to new generations, but they’re also changing the way art, culture and educational activities are perceived and experienced. [More]
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101,051 Total Clicks
May 17 - Mar 18
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Art & DesignWorldLifestyleTravel
Upscale beauty brands create attractive, portable iterations of their offerings
Implications - Consumers today are putting greater emphasis on taking care of themselves, leading to a boom in the cosmetics and skincare industry. A concurrent shift, however, is that consumers are on-the-go and traveling more than ever before as well. Meeting these two changes in the middle are beauty and skincare products specifically formulated for travel that miniaturize themselves without sacrificing the design and luxury elements that consumers expect from this category. This reflects the ways in which convergence is being adopted to help meet increasing and sometimes conflicting consumer needs related to lifestyle. [More]
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29,544 Total Clicks
Dec 17 - Mar 18
This Quarter and Mild
FashionWorldLifestyleTravelCosmetics
Innovations seek to mitigate the effects of jet lag while consumers travel
Implications - Specialized tech that mitigates the various symptoms associated with jet lag is helping frequent travelers maintain their health and routines while they're away from home. These products serve consumers who are willing to take on high costs in order to prioritize their health –making them most suitable for busy, traveling professionals. [More]
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70,865 Total Clicks
Nov 16 - Feb 18
This Year and Warm
TechWorldLifestyleTravelHealth
Trend Hunter Services
Hotels adopt home comforts and services to enhance the travel experience
Implications - Though hotels have long prioritized guest comfort, they are taking that a step further by offering the same comforts that guests are accustomed to in their own homes. Whether in the form of errand-running or homey designs, these spaces are becoming popular as hotel brands seek to compete with the convenience of companies like Airbnb, and travelers increasingly seek out experiences that best immerse them in local cultures and lifestyles. [More]
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116,267 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Feb 18
This Year and Warm
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Travel accessories move from pure necessity to exclusive statement pieces
Implications - Offering travelers a greater sense of exclusivity, brands are re-imaging their product designs to transform everyday accessories into personalized statement pieces. From pop-art inspired aesthetics to exclusive brand collaborations, these products not only provide an outlet for expression, but they also offer a more affordable way for consumers to access exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences. [More]
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93,257 Total Clicks
Jun 17 - Feb 18
This Year and Warm
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Artificial intelligence tech aids in the process of travel planning
Implications - AI integration into travel planning is becoming increasingly popular as brands look to optimize the way their targeted consumers choose and experience their travels. The use of AI in accelerating the preparation process serves consumers who are seeking to minimize time spent on such tasks, and proves especially useful as business travel continues to rise. [More]
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28,841 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Feb 18
This Year and Mild
TechWorldTravel