It’s hard to say how much of the increase in traffic is driven by new services or by people moving from less lucrative services to more lucrative ones.
But it seems likely that the increase is due to new services gaining traction in the market.
“It is hard to predict just how much is attributable to new companies in the marketplace and how much to increased adoption,” says Eric D. Lonergan, an analyst with Forrester Research.
Loonie is the first of these, and its success has been attributed to its high-quality product.
“If you’re going to build a new service, you want a high-performing product,” Lonergon says.
In other words, Loonies have been able to get consumers to pay for new services.
“In the past, it was a lot of people moving to the service because of a lack of an incumbent,” says Darlene Smith, senior vice president of customer experience at TCL.
“But now the incumbents are losing their market share.”
It’s not just the service providers themselves who are driving traffic.
“A lot of the traffic growth is due more to growth in the consumer-facing businesses and the businesses in general,” Smith says.
Some of this growth is driven largely by companies that are offering more value to their customers, such as food and beverage, while others are driven by consumers who are moving to a more cost-effective service, such a video chat service, or the app for renting out rooms.
For example, Airbnb was able to grow in the U.K. and Canada because it offered more value for its customers.
But these trends are also happening in other countries as well.
In the U, for example, the number of Airbnb rentals increased more than 10 percent in 2015, according to research firm Accenture.
“When you look at a U.N. report, Airbnb is in the top three in terms of volume and the most popular platform in the world,” Smith explains.
The U.I.M. survey, conducted by the United Nations Office for Disaster Assistance and Crisis Management (UNODA), found that of the countries with the highest growth in Airbnb rentals in 2015-16, six were in the United States, the U of A and Australia.
The growth in U.s. rentals was mostly driven by the popularity of Airbnb.
Airbnb, for its part, says it has been adding thousands of new members to its service each day.
“As the volume of rentals continues to increase, we expect to continue to increase the number and variety of hosts that are available to us,” the company wrote in a statement.