SOCIAL: Perhaps a brand’s Facebook marketing strategy should be one that is filed under “Review Every Two Months”, such is the frequency with which the social network changes its policy around branding and reach.
Watch the video Singapore Tourism chiefs are perhaps starting to feel the same as the producers of Second World War biopic Downfall did a few years ago.
At $120 billion, baby boomers are one of the most active demographics in travel. This cohort can be an especially lucrative target for travel marketers, given its increased leisure time and appetite for exploration.
Urban transport application Citymapper has confirmed Series A funding of $10 million led by Balderton Capital.
Trivago.co.uk, the British arm of the hotel search engine owned by travel giant Expedia Inc, appears to have vanished in search visibility — possibly as the result of a Google penalty for breaking its link building guidelines.
Travel technology and distribution giant Sabre is returning to the public financial markets for the first time in over six years.
WeChat, the mobile-based messaging service, has added the ability to make flight reservations to its mobile app.
Google Glass isn’t going away, despite the wishes of some travel companies. And Starwood, a chain of 1,150 hotels worldwide, is the latest hospitality brand to embrace the wearable technology.
The original mappers at Mapquest have continued iterating the map product, eyeing a return to relevance in the mobile and information-rich world.
There was a pantomime-like end to the CAPA Airlines in Transition event in Dublin last week when Ryanair’s former deputy chief executive hijacked proceedings somewhat.
Yatra, one of India’s leading online travel agencies, has raised about $23 million (INR 140 crore) in its fifth funding round.
Sosh, the human-powered city concierge app that curates activities and events, has integrated with OpenTable to book tables at restaurants.
HotelTonight, the San Francisco mobile booking startup, is encouraging its users to procrastinate with their hotel bookings until the last minute.
UK online travel agency Sunshine has acquired online review site Real Holiday Reports for an undisclosed sum.
With customer buying behavior constantly evolving, online travel brands are constantly tuning their approach towards purchase patterns and other factors.
First rule of PR is to never claim a “first” unless you are 100% sure it’s true or it won’t raise a snigger here or there.
Shifting of the sand in the vacation rental marketplace with confirmation that HouseTrip is scrapping all listings of private rooms from its database.
Momondo Group says it is ready to come out fighting after a few years lurking in the shadows, watching as the metasearch world went kind of crazy.
DEVICES: Every traveller has a view on jet lag, the world’s annoying way of reminding us we are shifting unnaturally between time zones.
SilverRail Technologies, a business-to-business platform for train ticketing, has raised $40 million in a new venture capital round meant to fast-track its growth.