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Bing travel search report
Summer months, sporting events drive travel search traffic
By Mitra Sorrells | July 10, 2018
Travel industry marketers looking to capitalize on periods of high travel search traffic have the best shot during summer months and around large sporting events, according to a report from Bing... Read More
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VIDEO: Under the hood of cruise
VIDEO: Under the hood of cruise
By PhocusWire | July 9, 2018
The cruise industry is arguably the last bastion of what some consider the "old model" of travel distribution. Read More
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CellPoint Mobile launches new engine to increase direct bookings, reach mobile customers
CellPoint Mobile launches new engine to increase direct bookings, reach mobile customers
By Jill Menze | June 28, 2018
CellPoint Mobile has unveiled a new product to address two travel provider pain points: securing direct bookings and reaching a mobile-first audience. Read More
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The fragmented landscape of travel brands in Google’s organic search
The fragmented landscape of travel brands in Google’s organic search
By Mitra Sorrells | June 26, 2018
The usual suspects in travel and hospitality are the most successful at leading the Google search game, but more than half of the total market share is still up for grabs.   Read More
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VIDEO: How to succeed in Europe's online travel agency landscape
VIDEO: How to succeed in Europe's online travel agency landscape
By PhocusWire | June 8, 2018
Europe's online travel agencies are not just about the two names that appear to capture the lion's share of attention: Expedia and Booking.com. Read More
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Digital marketing series part 1 SEO
Modern travel marketing, part 1: SEO strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2018
Throughout June, we're looking at a variety of topics under the umbrella of digital marketing. We start with an analysis of the current state of search engine optimization, which today could be renamed... Read More
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Dreamlines sails home with €45 million to expand cruise platform
Dreamlines sails home with €45 million to expand cruise platform
By Kevin May | May 8, 2018
Cruise booking platform Dreamlines has brought its total funding to over the €100 million mark with a new €45 million capital raise. Read More
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Hotelbeds offloads destinations services to TUI for €110M
Hotelbeds offloads destinations services to TUI for €110M
By Kevin May | March 28, 2018
Hotelbeds has ended its interest in providing incoming services to travel agencies by selling its Destination Management division to TUI for €110 million. Read More
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MSC Cruises voice assistants
MSC Cruises puts voice-enabled assistants in every cabin of new ship
By Mitra Sorrells | March 26, 2018
MSC Cruises has created what it says is the cruise industry’s first voice-enabled smart speaker. Read More
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research spotlight cruise packaged travel
Research Spotlight: How can cruise and packaged travel work together?
By Jill Menze | March 19, 2018
The cruise and packaged travel segments have key similarities that separate them from other areas of the industry. Read More
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Europe online shopping abandonment
Why website abandonment rates are so high for European travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | March 8, 2018
European travelers appear to be more commitment-phobic lately when it comes to booking accommodations, travel and experiences.    Read More
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WeChat usage by travel brands
How travel brands are using WeChat to reach Chinese consumers
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2018
With more than 963 million active users each month, WeChat is the leading social media app in China.   Read More
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TUI Group blockchain development 2
Q&A: Trust, truth and transparency at the heart of TUI Group’s blockchain work
By Mitra Sorrells | February 21, 2018
TUI Group was one of the first travel brands to make headlines for its adoption of blockchain.   Read More
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Travel ledger blockchain billing
Travel tech entrepreneur launches blockchain system for non-airline services
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2018
A new blockchain-based travel billing and settlement platform is in the works.    Read More
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Criteo study mobile and booking apps
Mobile travel bookings jump, especially for online agencies
By Mitra Sorrells | January 29, 2018
Travelers are increasingly turning to their phones – and away from desktops and tablets – to book trips and experiences.   Read More
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