STARTUPS: Travel is just like many other industries in that there seems to be an influx of folk wanting to position themselves as “mentors” to startups.
Forget social seating on planes, Marriott Hotels has been working with MIT Mobile Lab Experience to create a more social experience at its hotels.
THack China, Tnooz’s first ever hackathon in the counry, attracted over 100 developers to build 23 working products based on mobile, social and wearable devices.
These are tough but exciting times for the online travel industry but do you have what it takes to forecast the future?
SYSTEMS: Wearable technology has a problem. As much as its champions and manufacturers try to evangelise, it just isn’t particularly cool at the moment.
Playing hardball apparently works. American Airlines’s decision to pull its flights from online travel agency Orbitz has turned out to be short-lived.
April’s initial public offering for eDreams Odiego quickly became a nightmare when the online travel agency conglomerate declared a profit loss soon after listing.
Southwest Airlines has joined the ranks of carriers such as Atlanta-based Delta Airlines that have dedicated social media listening outposts.
In a real-time marketing twist, luxury vacation rental company Inspirato has opened a series of “experience centers” in high-end malls around the United States.
Hostels are not a popular target for travel startups, given that industry consolidation has led to only a few major players on the booking side.
In the airline distribution segment in China, a lot of progress has been made with the support of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and IATA.
STARTUPS: Most of us will have had a string of bosses throughout our career with the exception of those who went straight to running the company.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for August 2014.
Corporate travel managers should be taking a closer look at the systems powering their travel programmes.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel STARTUPS in tourism and hospitality for August 2014.
Not one to be left out of a trend, Instagram has followed the recent spate of single-use apps with its own standalone time-lapse video app called Hyperlapse.
Consumer technology is unleashing massive opportunity for the European travel industry. Mobile devices are remaking the digital rules of traveler engagement, opening up new ways for travel businesses to stimulate demand and drive bookings.
Somo, a mobile marketing specialist, has pulled together some of the latest mobile travel trends to give a snapshot of how mobile consumers are versus the travel industry.
MARKETING: Website owners are being encouraged to make the switch to HTTPS with Google announcing a ‘slight’ ranking boost. However, it seems that some businesses have seen a drop in AdSense revenue and CPCs of more than a third indicating that not all web components are ready for HTTPS yet. Read more on Marketing Land Earlier this month, Google announced that HTTPS sites — those with SSL certificates aimed at protecting users against data interception — would receive a slight ranking signal boost over non-encrypted HTTP sites.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel MARKETING in tourism and hospitality for August 2014.