STARTUPS: In the public sector, manufacturing, healthcare and countless other industries, failure is simply not an option – or at least comes with either dire or damaging consequences.
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This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DEVICES in tourism and hospitality on Friday 6 December 2013… Google allows users to save flights and find them on all devices Flight Search now offers a “Saved Flights” feature that allows users to save useful flight information and retrieve it when they are ready to book.
SOCIAL: Not for us to say that some of the brands in travel technology might have an image problem or, err, be considered a bit on the dull side, but your average company in the sector is not exactly a L’Oreal, Apple, Ferrari or Tommy Hilfiger.
Peter Greenberg’s Best Travel Tip One of Peter Greenberg’s best travel tips is: “Never take a no from someone who is not empowered to give you a yes in the first place.” This is an excellent piece of advice for all travelers to remember and applies when you’re booking or changing flights, checking in at a hotel or even dining at a restaurant.
Google is exploring how it might integrate attractions, tours and activities at a deeper level into search and other products, along similar lines to its push into hotels.
My dad, Harris English and me at TPC Summerlin You know the commercials: $150 for box seats to a baseball game, $50 for a glove, $14 for hotdogs, watching your son catch his first foul ball: Priceless.
The recent company to join the venture capital industry is none other than the GDS giant Amadeus. Today, Amadeus has officially announced its foray into (early stage) investing in travel startups that have technology as a backbone.
SOCIAL: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and countless other networks have allowed consumers, celebrities, politicians and others to share their (often mundane, sometimes fascinating) world with, well, the rest of the world.
Little bit of movement in the world of round-the-world ticketing and long term travel buying as AirTreks sells to rival service BootsnAll.
As the industry moves towards using technology to the fullest to help travellers in their planning experience, Trabblr says it has a different approach to it.
MARKETING: Search marketing was a relatively complicated discipline even before Google (and its ilk) introduced such services as Local and Maps.
Hang Up and Call Back One of the best bits of advice you’ll get from any frequent traveler is this: Any time you call a reservations agent and you don’t get the answer you’re looking for (within reason), just hang up and call back.
In an apparent move to strengthen its online support, Booking.com has acqui-hired a group of staffers from messaging service provider eBuddy.
Dash is the latest startup attempting to address one of the most significant pain-points in the food service side of the hospitality business: split payments for larger groups.
Travel investor Brad Gerstner recently said that the vast majority of value created from the last ten years has been wiring up the world’s accommodation and distributing it online.
Travel data security, risk management while traveling to emerging countries and demand for additional mobile technology will be the focus for corporates next year, says corporate travel management company HRG.
In Evan Konwiser’s recent piece about whether or not travel startups should stay the course or pivot, I found myself thinking that a lack of commitment is often what separates the winners from the losers.
Make the most of the snow this winter on a magical getaway with cosy cabins, reindeer and icy adventures.
After venturing into non-core domains like driver-less cars and technology enabled glasses, now Google has ventured into the online deals business in India.