Forget those year-in-review articles that list the hottest trends in design, marketing, and business models among consumer-facing travel startups.
There was a subtle change at Sabre HQ during 2015 – from leading the battle against IATA‘s NDC to embracing it.
STARTUPS: Roll back the razzmatazz that surrounds areas such as Silicon Valley or cities such as Tel Aviv, Berlin or London, and you the challenges for any startup are obvious.
What kind of travel content are mobile travelers looking for when they use their devices? Or, from a commercial perspective, what types of activities are they searching for and then booking?
Travelers are have growing expectations from airports, says the latest FlightView Connected Airport survey.
If we want to improve our positioning on Booking.com as rapidly as possible in order to increase sales, it is obvious what needs to be done.
Brazil-based Easy Taxi, one of the few taxi bookings apps with a global footprint, has confirmed that it is “scaling back” in Hong Kong and Indonesia and has canned plans to launch a service in India.
Here’s what we know about good or bad reviews in the travel industry as 2014 comes to a close: they matter.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DISTRIBUTION in tourism and hospitality for December 2014.
Travellers in the UK will be the latest to see how far TripAdvisor has moved beyond its original strategy of sharing reviews of hotels.
It’s not news that online travel agents charge significant commissions or that hotels would like to claw back some of that business direct via their own channels.
Bluesmart is the first smart suitcase to market, appearing with a bang and becoming one of the top funded campaigns ever on Indiegogo.
A/B testing still dominates the optimization space, particularly for travel brands. It remains the most used testing method for improving conversion rates.
There is an endless debate about roaming charges and how much they restrict travellers from taking advantage of mobile services overseas.
As widely expected, Chinese search giant Baidu has confirmed “a strategic investment and co-operation agreement” with Uber.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DEVICES in tourism and hospitality for December 2014.
The second Tnooz THack Bangalore showed not only how engaged the developer community is with travel tech, but also just how clever some of the ideas coming out of Bangalore are.
After pressure on Booking.com from regulators in Sweden, France and Italy, the OTA has offered to soften the long-maligned rate parity clause in contracts with hotels.
STARTUPS: The travel industry, like countless other sectors, is mired in a language of corporate nonsense which, let’s face it, only serves to apparently make companies sound clever in their public-facing announcements.
Sabre has managed to offload its European online travel agency Lastminute.com to the Bravofly Rumbo Group.