The 2014 Global Traveler Study offers hotel and restaurant executives detailed insight into the mind of the modern traveler. Global consumer surveys across a wide range of demographics has uncovered traveler preferences for the use of mobile devices, social media, and loyalty programs in their interactions with hotels and restaurants. Findings reveal that consumer purchasing patterns are shifting towards increasingly mobile transactions. Meanwhile, loyalty is evolving to value personalized offers and rewards, and social media has potential to become a valuable channel for ecommerce. The valuable insight contained in this 2014 Global Traveler Study can help operators shape their digital engagement strategies on an ongoing basis.