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VIDEO: Travel planning with digital assistants
VIDEO: Travel planning with digital assistants
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2018
Digital assistants in travel are not an entirely new form of technology - moreover, just another layer that builds on the shift to digital and, especially, mobile. Read More
News | Technology
Digital marketing series part 3 email
Modern travel marketing, part 3: Email campaigns
By Mitra Sorrells | June 18, 2018
 The introduction of personal email addresses in the 1990s created an entirely new opportunity for brands to reach consumers quickly and cost-effectively.    Read More
News | Online
research spotlight door to door trip planning
Why is door-to-door trip planning so difficult?
By Jill Menze | June 18, 2018
The click of a button is practically all it takes for consumers to purchase nearly any good or service. The travel industry understood this long ago and counts itself among the first sectors to embrace... Read More
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GetYourGuide tries the vertically-integrated strategy in activities race
GetYourGuide tries the vertically-integrated strategy in activities race
By Kevin May | June 18, 2018
GetYourGuide accepts there is a risk involved but claims it wants to "transform the tour experience itself" with the introduction of its own branded products. Read More
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google travel obsession
Google: Travel's closely watched obsession
By Douglas Quinby - Phocuswright | June 15, 2018
Google's entry into metasearch may be more than half a decade old, but it continues to be a closely watched obsession for the travel industry. Read More
Opinion | Online
Ctrip iClick marketing partnership
Ctrip boosts customized marketing capabilities with iClick partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | June 14, 2018
Ctrip is enhancing its digital marketing services through a partnership with iClick Interactive, a Hong Kong-based marketing technology company. Read More
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Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | June 14, 2018
A recent article on the Nasdaq website claims blockchain‐based platforms “offer promising solutions” to particular areas of difficulty in the hospitality industry, including blockchain‐based hotel... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Expedia plots package advantage with late-booking tool
Expedia plots package advantage with late-booking tool
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | June 14, 2018
Saying that 46% of U.S. travelers prefer to book their flight and hotel separately, Expedia will enable customers to book discounted hotels after they purchase their airfare on Expedia. Read More
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OAG survey booking and payments
Amazon tops list of alternative platforms consumers would use to book travel
By Mitra Sorrells | June 13, 2018
As speculation simmers regarding whether – or when - Amazon will make a foray into travel, a new survey finds 44% of travelers say they would be comfortable booking their trips on the e-commerce site.... Read More
News | Distribution
Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
By Kevin May | June 13, 2018
Much of the attention in 2018 in tours and activities has been on moves at TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings - but Expedia Group has big ambitions of its own. Read More
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Which payment methods are accepted by airline apps?
Which payment methods are accepted by airline apps?
By Jill Menze | June 13, 2018
As consumers diversify how they pay for things - using everything from debit and credit cards to PayPal and WeChat Pay, airline apps need to broaden their payment offerings. Read More
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Uber targets emerging markets with slimmed-down Lite app
Uber targets emerging markets with slimmed-down Lite app
By Jill Menze | June 12, 2018
Uber is shrinking the size of its app in order to expand its presence in emerging markets. Read More
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Startup Stage SeeVoov
STARTUP STAGE: SeeVoov drives travel bookings through tagged videos
By Mitra Sorrells | June 12, 2018
 SeeVoov provides tagged video content to help travelers select destinations, accommodations and activities.    Read More
Interview | Startups
Voice search marketing strategies
Listen up: Travel marketers need to pay attention to voice search
By Stuart Butler - Fuel | June 12, 2018
There’s a lot of coverage in the media about Google, Amazon and Apple (ok, AND Microsoft) regarding the race to dominate the voice assistant space. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Deep dive on hotels and online travel agencies
VIDEO: Deep dive on hotels and online travel agencies
By PhocusWire | June 11, 2018
Some say the online travel agency vs. hotel debate moves in cycles, depending on who has the biggest to axe grind during a particular period in time. Read More
News | Distribution