I was visiting Main Streets in beach towns to the mountains, cities to cool college towns meeting with great local merchants, artists and community leaders and heard so many first hand stories about the rapidly advancing tech-savvy customers. Travelers want to know the coolest places to shop and crave convenience to complement their local experiences.
Travelers today require convenience and crave authentic local experiences. Shopping travelers spend over $200B a year, beyond duty-free and the airports. Local merchants find it increasingly challenging to keep up with tech-savvy travelers.