While European consumer behaviors don’t always correlate with North American ones, results here echo trends and observations that the travel industry needs to ponder on both sides of the Big Pond. Consider that: - 33% of the total online search volume for accommodation (desktop & mobile) came from a mobile device during Q3 2012 (as of July 9th 2012). That’s a sharp increase from the previous quarter when it had 25% in Q2 2012, and even more compared to a year earlier, when it reached 5% during Q3 2011; - Last-minute queries on mobile device for hotels and accommodations were up 79% during the January 2012 Peak compared to 2011, and up 411% during the June 2012 Peak compared to 2011. During these same peaks, last-minute queries on desktop were down by 37% and 79% respectively; - Similar results can be found for last-minute Holiday packages and Airfare queries, demonstrating a clear shift from desktop to mobile for last-minute queries for all categories, including hotels and accommodations. Get the full story at Business2Community