Mobile


Skyscanner Trello integration
Skyscanner enables flight search through Trello platform
By Mitra Sorrells | March 7, 2019
Skyscanner has created an integration with Trello, a visual organization and collaboration tool. Read More
News | Technology
TripAdvisor opens hotel Sponsored Placements
TripAdvisor expands Sponsored Placements for hotels, adds new features
By Mitra Sorrells | March 5, 2019
TripAdvisor's Sponsored Placements for accommodations are now available to any property that provides rates and availability on the platform. Read More
News | Online
Ground transportation part 1 investors
Ground innovation, part 1: The investment path
By Mitra Sorrells | March 4, 2019
In part one in our ground transportation theme series, we talk to investors about startups in the category. Read More
News | Startups
Q&A: Airbnb China president on growing the business, regulators, targeting millennials
Q&A: Airbnb China president on growing the business, regulators, targeting millennials
By Jill Menze | March 1, 2019
In one of his first interviews since he was appointed president in July, Tao Peng lays out his vision for Airbnb China in this extensive conversation. Read More
Interview | Online
WeChat 2018 rankings Dragon Trail Interactive
Airlines, cruise lines see big gains in WeChat engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | February 28, 2019
According to a report from Dragon Trail Interactive, the top 10 airlines and cruise lines saw significant increases in WeChat activity in 2018. Read More
News | Online
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
Booking Holdings breaks down private accommodation revenues for first time, now at 20% of total
By Mitra Sorrells | February 27, 2019
As part of its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial report, Booking Holdings is disclosing details on Booking.com's alternative accommodations business, which now accounts for 20% of the... Read More
News | Distribution
Yext integrates Chinese apps
New service helps brands reach Chinese tourists traveling abroad through popular apps
By Mitra Sorrells | February 26, 2019
Online brand management platform Yext has added integrations with four Chinese apps to help brands reach Chinese tourists traveling abroad. Read More
News | Online
China part 4 distribution
China, part 4: The digital distribution model
By Mitra Sorrells | February 25, 2019
For the final piece in our China theme month, we explore the diverse digital distribution landscape. Read More
News | Distribution
Ctrip hotel marketing training
Ctrip expands its "Hotel University" training program to hoteliers worldwide
By Mitra Sorrells | February 21, 2019
The travel giant is growing its in-person marketing training - dubbed Ctrip Hotel University - to hotels outside China. Read More
News | Online
The mobile-first world holds tremendous revenue potential for hoteliers - here's why
The mobile-first world holds tremendous revenue potential for hoteliers - here's why
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital  | February 20, 2019
As the travel planning process increases in complexity, hoteliers need to find ways to engage their best potential guests across multiple touch points and across all devices, especially mobile. Read More
Opinion | Online
Startup Stage Refundit
STARTUP STAGE: Refundit automates VAT refund for travelers, retailers and governments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2019
Refundit automates the VAT, or value-added tax, refund process for tourists visiting the European Union. Read More
Interview | Startups
GoEuro global expansion new name Omio
GoEuro launches global expansion, unveils new company name
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2019
GoEuro is preparing to expand to South America, Asia and the United States with a new name: Omio. Read More
News | Online
travelport-business-travel-tech
Business travelers happy with tech and human hybrid approaches to services
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2019
Travelport research reveals the technologies business travelers are adopting, with support growing for alt-human interfaces. Read More
News | Technology
virtual-car-rental
Virtuo revs up with €20M in funding for expansion of car-rental app across Europe
By Linda Fox | February 13, 2019
Mobile app-based car-rental startup Virtuo adds €20 million in funding. Balderton Capital and others are backing the company. Read More
News | Startups
Alipay usage Chinese New Year
Older Chinese tourists catching up to millennials in use of mobile payments
By Mitra Sorrells | February 12, 2019
Alipay says middle-aged travelers, those born between 1960 and 1979, were the main driving force in outbound tourism and overseas consumption for the Chinese Lunar New Year week.  Read More
News | Technology