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Is China’s Retail Industry on the Upswing?

In a signal that it has flattened the curve, China reported zero new domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 in the mainland last month, though that may slightly change as there have been cases brought back by overseas returnees. (Additionally, there is some speculation around the accuracy of these reports.) Editors Note: Since this article's original publication, one county in China has gone into total lockdown again amid fear of a second wave of COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus in the UK: Hospitality Industry in Crisis Despite Digital Options

The coronavirus pandemic is touching all aspects of daily life in the UK and around the world. From an industry perspective, those most affected thus far rely on movement of people, particularly travel and hospitality. Some have been able to adapt to this new reality, sustained largely by digital, but the hospitality sector is grappling with an environment where human contact of any kind is becoming increasingly limited, even when mediated by digital.

Lyft Will Take User Share from Uber Through 2023

In a marketplace crowded with competition, ride-hailing pioneer Uber still dominates the US transportation-sharing economy. But as the first mover's growth slows, its main competitor Lyft will increasingly claim market share.

Smart Speakers Today, Ambient Computing Tomorrow

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam and principal analyst Victoria Petrock discuss how Americans are using smart speakers today and how that will morph into ambient computing in the future. They also talk about the rise of spam calls, how Americans travel for the holidays and the cloud gaming wars.

The Weekly Listen: Airbnb’s IPO and Facebook Acquires ‘Mind-Reading Wristband’ Company

eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to discuss Airbnb’s upcoming IPO, Facebook’s acquisition of “mind-reading wristband” company CTRL-labs, highlights from New York Advertising Week 2019 and more.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart shares our worldwide digital travel sales estimates and the impact of online travel agents.

We expect a shift in US digital ad spending next year, as economic factors weigh on certain industries. In 2020, financial services will displace the auto sector, while travel will surpass consumer packaged goods (CPG).

eMarketer director of forecasting Shelleen Shum shares our latest ad spend numbers for travel, including estimates into 2020. Watch now.

Traditional Retailers Invest in D2C Strategies: An Interview with Charlie Cole of Samsonite

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands thrive on their abilities to build strong customer relationships, optimize data and identify the unmet needs of modern customers. More and more, brands see these digital natives as a threat.

More than 60% of UK Media Ad Spending Is Digital

Much of the growth in UK ad spend in digital channels through 2019 is expected to come from mobile.

COVID-19 Has Ground Tourism to a Halt. Now What?

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin discusses how the coronavirus will impact tourism. How will it change airlines, accommodation and travel-related ad spending? She then discusses what will happen to movie theaters and ride-hailing services as the pandemic takes hold.

Coronavirus's Impact on Consumers and Businesses in China

As the coronavirus continues to spread, China's status as the epicenter of major supply chains is causing significant changes to businesses and consumer behavior. This is not only putting a strain on multiple industries within the country, but multinationals operating out of and doing business in China are feeling the effects as well.

The Weekly Listen: CCPA Arrives, Spotify Political Ads and Facebook Deepfakes

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about CCPA's arrival, TikTok's recent security and misinformation issues, Spotify's position on political ads, Facebook's deepfake ban, Delta Air Lines's "binge button" and more.

eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom shares our recent forecast adjustments for digital travel sales in Japan and South Korea, including the reasons behind the faster-than-expected growth.

Facebook Continues to Be Hotel Marketers’ Most Effective Targeting Tool

For hotel marketers, Facebook continues to be the most effective advertising platform for targeting new audiences and driving brand awareness, according to research from travel industry ad platform Sojern.

Ad Spend on Travel in the US Is Growing Faster than Other Verticals

Travel is the sixth-largest industry in terms of ad spending in the US this year, according to our newest estimates. Rising competition and a strong economy are prompting travel companies to increase their ad budgets to capture a larger market share.

eMarketer Live Analyst Series: Digital Ad Spending By Industry

eMarketer analysts discuss our digital ad spend by industry forecasts, exploring verticals such as automotive, CPG, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical, travel and retail.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco tees up our ad spend numbers for the travel and CPG verticals and shares reasons behind the shifting outlook. Made possible by Teads. Watch now.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we delve into how technology and the sharing economy are affecting popular tourist destinations, and what measures are being taken by local tourism organizations to promote sustainable travel.

In China, Millennials Are Driving Digital Travel Sales

Nowhere is the shift from offline to online booking more pronounced than in China. Digital travel sales in the region will total $133.90 billion in 2018, a 20.5% increase over 2017.