Luxury Coach & Transportation

December 2018

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14 LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION DECEMBER 2018 WWW.LCTMAG.COM Stats, facts, faces, and products from the chauffeured luxury and motorcoach transportation industries. LuxuryTransportationScene 12.18 BY THE NUMBERS FOR MORE NEWS GO TO LCTMAG.COM AND FIND LATE BREAKING E-NEWS AND INDUSTRY BLOGS. LCT has compiled some interesting facts and stats about the international travel market for operators to remember as 2018 yields to 2019. As more companies add "worldwide" to their business names, it's important to know where travelers are headed so you can be prepared with quality af-liates in those locations. Not only that, it's vital to make booking easy. That means having mobile friendly websites and faster reservations without requiring clients to call. Source: Cvent (2018) Source: Kayak (2018) Top 10 Convention Cities Worldwide United States 1. Orlando, FL 2. Las Vegas, NV 3. Chicago, IL 4. San Diego, CA 5. Atlanta, GA 6. Dallas, TX 7. Nashville, TN 8. New York City 9. Washington, D.C. 10. San Francisco, CA Europe 1. London, England 2. Barcelona, Spain 3. Berlin, Germany 4. Amsterdam, Netherlands 5. Madrid, Spain 6. Paris, France 7. Frankfurt, Germany 8. Rome, Italy 9. Munich, Germany 10. Lisbon, Portugal Caribbean and Latin America 1. Cancún, Mexico 2. Nassau, Bahamas 3. Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 5. San Juan, Puerto Rico 6. San José del Cabo, Mexico 7. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 8. Guanacaste, Costa Rica 9. Riviera Maya, Mexico 10. Los Cabos, Mexico Middle East and Africa 1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2. Johannesburg, South Africa 3. Cape Town, South Africa 4. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 5. Marrakesh, Morocco 6. Doha, Qatar 7. Durban, South Africa 8. Nairobi, Kenya 9. Sandton, South Africa 10. Cairo, Egypt Canada 1. Toronto, Ontario 2. Vancouver, British Columbia 3. Montreal, Quebec 4. Calgary, Alberta 5. Ottawa, Ontario 6. Mississauga, Ontario 7. BanŸ, Alberta 8. Edmonton, Alberta 9. Whistler, British Columbia 10. Quebec City, Quebec Asia-Pacific 1. Singapore 2. Sydney, Australia 3. Bangkok, Thailand 4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5. Hong Kong 6. Shanghai, China 7. Melbourne, Australia 8. New Delhi, India 9. Tokyo, Japan 10. Mumbai, India Percentage of smartphone users who are comfortable researching, booking, and planning their entire trip to a new travel destination using only a mobile device. Global business travel spending is forecast to advance another 7.1% in 2018 and will expand to $1.7 trillion by 2022. U.S. 48% Brazil 67% U.K. 45% Germany 27% France 44% India 87% S. Korea 53% Japan 59% Australia 45% Source: Google Consumer Insights, 2018 Source: GBTA (2018) These destinations are seeing the biggest increase in traveler interest out of over 1.5 billion annual searches: 1. Maui 2. Barcelona 3. Bali 4. Amsterdam 5. Lisbon 6. Las Vegas 7. Madrid 8. Athens 9. Paris 10. Rome

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