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Worries emerge over mobile app plateau
Worries emerge over mobile app plateau
By Kevin May | October 12, 2016
Mobile services generally are in an interesting spot right now, with most brands having an application of sorts for users to have on their smartphones. But some recent analysis by ComScore has foun Read More
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Booking.com scraps standalone Booking Now late hotel app
Booking.com scraps standalone Booking Now late hotel app
By Kevin May | September 26, 2016
Booking.com has axed its Booking Now mobile app after 20 months in service, although it says last-minute hotels bookings are continuing to grow. The Priceline Group-owned hotel booking giant launch Read More
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The Standard becomes another hotel group offering an OTA-like marketplace
The Standard becomes another hotel group offering an OTA-like marketplace
By Sean O'Neil | September 20, 2016
It was a year ago that AccorHotels began selling independent hotels alongside its own properties on its website, in an "open marketplace" concept that has drawn a lot of attention. Today Standard I Read More
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Same-day mobile hotel bookings - where are the most spontaneous cities?
Same-day mobile hotel bookings - where are the most spontaneous cities?
By Kevin May | February 11, 2016
Late hotel booking app HotelTonight reckons it has discovered where the impromptu travellers are located, based on data from its users. As well as trying to find out which cities in the US containe Read More
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Uber and Airbnb's business travel growth eclipsed by HotelTonight
Uber and Airbnb's business travel growth eclipsed by HotelTonight
By Martin Cowen | January 22, 2016
The poster children of the so-called sharing economy - Uber and Airbnb - are now mainstream corporate travel suppliers says a detailed report into US business travellers' expense claims by Certify. Read More
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In-app search on Google enters new phase
In-app search on Google enters new phase
By Kevin May | January 19, 2016
Mobile app indexing could be one of the quieter trends to emerge in travel marketing during 2016. HotelTonight and Chimani, a provider of tourist apps for National Parks in the US, are part of a pi Read More
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HotelTonight lays off about a fifth of its staff
HotelTonight lays off about a fifth of its staff
By Sean O'Neil | November 10, 2015
HotelTonight, the pioneer in same-day hotel booking apps, has laid off 37 staff members, or about a fifth of its team. But the company plans to continue to hire selectively for particular roles, es Read More
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HotelQuickly slows down as well, now offers seven-day bookings
HotelQuickly slows down as well, now offers seven-day bookings
By Kevin May | October 26, 2015
Asia-based HotelQuickly has followed the trend in the same-day hotel booking sector - in other words: abandoned the model. The company, based in Hong Kong, announced today that it would extending i Read More
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HotelTonight on targeted success, future developments and industry trends
HotelTonight on targeted success, future developments and industry trends
By Linda Fox | October 23, 2015
Back in January HotelTonight began enabling hotels to offer cheaper hotels to certain guests using the location of their mobile phone. Such has been the success of the initiative, according to boss Read More
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HotelTonight moves into Dubai, targets 25 percent unfilled rooms
HotelTonight moves into Dubai, targets 25 percent unfilled rooms
By Kevin May | October 6, 2015
Late-booking mobile service HotelTonight is targeting the desert city of Dubai for its first foray into the Middle East. The San Francisco, US-based company now has a presence in 35 countries aroun Read More
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Hilton opens digital door for loyalty members
Hilton opens digital door for loyalty members
By Linda Fox | August 18, 2015
Hilton Worldwide is adding keyless entry to its app for loyalty members with plans to deploy the Digital Key at 250 US hotels by early 2016. The move is part of Hilton's ongoing drive for a more se Read More
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Deep dive into last-minute online hotel booking habits
Deep dive into last-minute online hotel booking habits
By Kevin May | July 29, 2015
Let's face it, before HotelTonight and chums came along the big boys of online travel had probably never even considered carving out a niche for last-minute hotel bookings. Or if they had, they dis Read More
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Concur partners with Lyft and HotelTonight
Concur partners with Lyft and HotelTonight
By Sean O'Neil | July 27, 2015
Concur, a division of SAP that makes software that tracks business expenses, said today it has signed deals with Lyft, the on-demand car sharing service, and HotelTonight, the on-demand lodging startu Read More
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Virtual travel concierges are a thing, says HotelTonight, Native, and maybe Facebook
Virtual travel concierges are a thing, says HotelTonight, Native, and maybe Facebook
By Sean O'Neil | July 14, 2015
The shift in travel spending from bricks-and-mortar travel agencies to online travel companies has largely been about automation -- taking the human part out, for cost savings. Now a few startups, Read More
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HotelTonight trials a virtual concierge in five cities
HotelTonight trials a virtual concierge in five cities
By Sean O'Neil | July 8, 2015
Since February, HotelTonight, the on-demand booking app, has been prototyping a local virtual concierge service. Users will be able to query a "local expert" about their destinations, such as where Read More
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