Research


Value remains most important factor for U.S. and French buyers of travel online
Value remains most important factor for U.S. and French buyers of travel online
By Linda Fox | November 26, 2019
Research from Amadeus highlights most important factors in online booking as well as influences on purchasing decisions. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: CruiseDirector creates new online platform for booking no-fee luxury cruises
By Mitra Sorrells | November 13, 2019
CruiseDirector is an online platform for travelers to book luxury ocean, river, yacht and expedition cruises with no booking fees and a best price guarantee.  Read More
Interview | Startups
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Integrated tech is still a dream in business travel
By Linda Fox | October 29, 2019
The survey from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives reveals that 72% of buyers say their business travel program is only somewhat integrated. Read More
News | Technology
STR hotel data giant sold to CoStar Group for $450M
STR hotel data giant sold to CoStar Group for $450M
By Kevin May | October 1, 2019
STR was created in 1985 by Randy and Carolyn Smith as a benchmarking and analytics service for hotels. Read More
News | Technology
Mobile and millennials continue to dominate tours and activities online booking
Mobile and millennials continue to dominate tours and activities online booking
By Linda Fox | September 12, 2019
A study from TourScanner finds smartphones are dominant for searching tours and activities and millennials are leaders in online booking. Read More
News | Distribution
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Destination marketing, part 1: The evolving - and expanding - role of DMOs
By Mitra Sorrells | September 9, 2019
We begin our month-long look at destination marketing with analysis of how the role of DMOs has grown over the years. Read More
News | Online
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TripAdvisor will offer Wi-Fi services to restaurants to help their marketing efforts
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2019
TripAdvisor Wi-Fi Plus is a new option to enable restaurants to offer free Wi-Fi to their guests in return for sharing their email or social media credential. Read More
News | Technology
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Influential travel sites for booking not always the big players
By Linda Fox | July 19, 2019
Online travel agents might be spending billions on marketing yet very few make the cut when it comes to sites used to choose a hotel. Read More
News | Online
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Frustration with online travel booking continues as consumers consult more sites
By Linda Fox | June 13, 2019
The web was supposed to make booking travel easier, faster and more accessible - but the reality is somewhat different, according to research. Read More
News | Online
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In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Mark Tanzer
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: ABTA CEO Mark Tanzer. Read More
Interview | Online
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Northstar Travel Group acquires Travel Technology Europe owner Centaur Media Travel
By PhocusWire | April 10, 2019
Northstar Travel Group acquires Centaur Travel Media, owner of the Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe. Read More
News | Distribution
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Google and TripAdvisor stand out for tour and activity research
By Linda Fox | March 12, 2019
More than half of travelers (56%) say they used Google and 38% say they used TripAdvisor to help plan activities. Read More
News | Distribution
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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
Minding your language - Booking Holdings' study shows English a possible barrier to online adoption
Minding your language - Booking Holdings' study shows English a possible barrier to online adoption
By Linda Fox | January 22, 2019
The study of 1,000 digital leaders and experts in China, India and Indonesia reveals that 79% view the internet as a necessity and 82% see it as a “fundamental right.” Read More
News | Online
From investors to incubators - a look inside the vast travel startup ecosystem
From investors to incubators - a look inside the vast travel startup ecosystem
By Kevin May | January 15, 2019
A five-year examination of the sector reveals a wide array of incubators, investors and communities dedicated to helping new businesses in the travel industry. Read More
News | Startups