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Vast majority of TripAdvisor users read at least 6-12 reviews before choosing hotel
Vast majority of TripAdvisor users read at least 6-12 reviews before choosing hotel
By Karthick Prabu | February 12, 2014
The big daddy of online reviews, TripAdvisor, is becoming terrifyingly important in a traveller's... Read More
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How Facebook users are tearing Facebook apart
How Facebook users are tearing Facebook apart
By PhocusWire | February 11, 2014
SOCIAL: Facebook is a beast of a social network - it has over a billion members, incredible levels of... Read More
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Travel + skateboards = Skateseeing ... and HotelClub is on it [VIDEO]
Travel + skateboards = Skateseeing ... and HotelClub is on it [VIDEO]
By Sean O'Neil | February 11, 2014
Today a video about touring around East London -- Skateseeing East London -- hit the web. It's part of... Read More
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How to execute on data-driven travel marketing
How to execute on data-driven travel marketing
By Alesia Siuchykava | February 11, 2014
As those at the sharp end of travel marketing forge new, adventurous ways to use data and analytics,... Read More
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Alibaba plots travel sector growth with offer for map service AutoNavi
Alibaba plots travel sector growth with offer for map service AutoNavi
By Karthick Prabu | February 11, 2014
China ecommerce giant Alibaba is signalling travel expansion intentions with an offer to fully... Read More
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Rezdy raises $1 million, opens US office as overseas interest grows
Rezdy raises $1 million, opens US office as overseas interest grows
By Karthick Prabu | February 10, 2014
Rezdy has attracted $1 million from new and existing investors, including Menulog's CEO and founder... Read More
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Virgin Atlantic gets up close and personal with Google Glass
Virgin Atlantic gets up close and personal with Google Glass
By Kevin May | February 10, 2014
Genuine (and valuable) uses of Google Glass at the sharp end of the travel industry have been... Read More
News | Technology
Latest airline social rankings show snapshot of actual performance
Latest airline social rankings show snapshot of actual performance
By Nick Vivion | February 10, 2014
Airlines are often vaunted as top performers on social media. One recent study placed airlines at the... Read More
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Startup pitch: Kippsy curates vacation rental properties in the UK, starting with London
Startup pitch: Kippsy curates vacation rental properties in the UK, starting with London
By Nick Vivion | February 10, 2014
The UK now has another player in the vacation rentals market, and it's called Kippsy. At the moment,... Read More
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Trekksoft raises $800,000 for tours and activities push - again
Trekksoft raises $800,000 for tours and activities push - again
By Karthick Prabu | February 10, 2014
Swiss-based tours and activity technology solution provider Trekksoft (TLabs here) has raised another... Read More
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