Food and Dining


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Building blocks of the group experience - considering needs of planners, groups and guests
By Amadeus  | February 13, 2019
The changing face of “groups” is an interesting case study in how hotels must be on top of industry trends, consumer technology preferences, enterprise innovations, business and leisure travel patterns,... Read More
News | Technology
TripAdvisor full year earnings 2018
TripAdvisor credits “reinvigorated” hotel segment, sees growth in experiences and restaurants during 2018
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2019
TripAdvisor reports improved hotel segment profitability and growing experiences and restaurants for 2018 financial results. Read More
News | Online
China series part 1 overview
China, part 1: The big (and getting bigger) picture
By Mitra Sorrells | February 4, 2019
Travel brands and suppliers need to be aware that the Chinese travel market is not only growing - it is also changing. Read More
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OpenTable now lets customers use points for hotels on Kayak
OpenTable now lets customers use points for hotels on Kayak
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly  | January 22, 2019
Booking Holdings has activated a new loyalty benefit for OpenTable, allowing diners to redeem their OpenTable Dining Points for hotel savings on Kayak. Read More
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TripAdvisor surpasses half of hotel sales on mobile, revenue per shopper climbs again
TripAdvisor surpasses half of hotel sales on mobile, revenue per shopper climbs again
By Mitra Sorrells | November 8, 2018
TripAdvisor’s revenue grew 4% in the third quarter of 2018, to $458 million. Read More
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Expedia Group Chinese travel survey
Chinese millennials nearly doubled travel spending in the past year
By Mitra Sorrells | September 19, 2018
Chinese residents born after 1990 are fueling a surge in international travel, with a preference for local experiences, independent accommodations and long-haul destination.   Read More
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Startup Stage MüvTravel
STARTUP STAGE: MüvTravel uses AI to customize itineraries for independent travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2018
MüvTravel is an AI-powered platform to help independent travelers customize their entire trip, including transportation, accommodations and activities.     Read More
Interview | Startups
TripAdvisor Q2 earnings 2018
TripAdvisor’s non-hotel revenue slows but remains bright spot in Q2 earnings
By Mitra Sorrells | August 1, 2018
TripAdvisor reports non-hotel segment revenue grew 22% year-over-year – from $98 million to $120 million - a sizable increase but a deceleration from the first quarter when it posted gains of 36% over... Read More
News | Online
tripadvisor hospitality sector report
Online reputation, bookings top of mind for travel business owners
By Jill Menze | July 26, 2018
Travel businesses are overwhelmingly concerned about their online reputations, as well as how well they’re equipped to meet a mobile audience, a new study from TripAdvisor shows. Read More
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sevenrooms restaurant experience
Do diners want technology to enhance the restaurant experience?
By Jill Menze | July 25, 2018
Technology has transformed the customer experience for travelers, who now expect on-demand, personalized service at all stages of the traveler journey. This often includes while dining, for everything... Read More
News | Technology
Google on why consumers like to know more before they travel
Google on why consumers like to know more before they travel
By Linda Fox | July 23, 2018
Google delves into mobile search trends to discover traveler motives to know more before they go. Read More
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Customer experience part 3 airports
Reimagining customer experience, part 3: Airport innovations
By Mitra Sorrells | July 23, 2018
For part three we take a look inside airport terminals where a variety of innovative work is being done to improve and ease the process of air travel.  Read More
News | Technology
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
By Jill Menze | July 17, 2018
Jane Sun joined Ctrip in 2005 and took the reins as CEO in 2016. As Ctrip grows globally, Sun sees opportunities in tours and activities for Chinese travelers and hopes to see international business... Read More
Interview | Online
Travelers waiting to book tours and activities, prefer local experiences
Travelers waiting to book tours and activities, prefer local experiences
By Jill Menze | June 27, 2018
Summer is a busy season for tours and attractions operators, with the vacation-heavy months bringing with them an influx of people looking for things to do. But how - and when - are travelers booking... Read More
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tripadvisor dining influencer
Diners trust TripAdvisor over Yelp, Google for restaurant recommendations
By Jill Menze | June 12, 2018
TripAdvisor is asserting its position as an influencer in the restaurant scene with a new study claiming consumers prefer the platform as a dining resource over Google, Facebook and Yelp. Read More
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