Top 10 international premium cabin travel trends in 2017


A recent International Traveler Survey completed by 1,320 U.S.-based international premium cabin travelers revealed key premium cabin travel trends and how political, economic and regulatory events impact premium class travelers today. Here are 10 key insights from the survey:

Most business class travelers take multiple international trips per year

Of the respondents, most take multiple international trips per year and commonly book paid business class (45% i.e. no use of miles) or paid economy class and request an upgrade (49%). Of the survey responses, 18% said they take 1 international trip per year, 55% take 2-4 international trips per year, and 27% take 5 or more international flights each year.

Europe is the most common international destination

Nearly 60% of U.S. travelers surveyed said they traveled most frequently to Europe. The second most popular continental destination was Asia (16%), followed by South…

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