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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
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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
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booking be a booker
Booking.com highlights its breadth of accommodations in new U.S. ad campaign
By Mitra Sorrells | February 26, 2019
Booking.com is launching a new brand marketing campaign that encourages U.S. consumers to stop dreaming and start booking. Read More
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sojern state of the industry 2019
What's on the minds of 600+ travel marketers? Personalization - and Facebook
By Jill Menze | February 21, 2019
Sojern's massive survey of more of travel marketers identifies key challenges and priorities for advertisers in 2019. Read More
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A practical guide for affordable virtual reality productions in travel
A practical guide for affordable virtual reality productions in travel
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | February 12, 2019
VR has one big downside: Creating professional-level content is expensive - some might say prohibitively expensive. Read More
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China series part 1 overview
China, part 1: The big (and getting bigger) picture
By Mitra Sorrells | February 4, 2019
Travel brands and suppliers need to be aware that the Chinese travel market is not only growing - it is also changing. Read More
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TUI adds a touch of (augmented) reality to tours and activities
By Linda Fox | January 24, 2019
TUI Destination Experiences is experimenting with augmented reality on glasses to enable travelers to get more information on what they are seeing. Read More
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New model hotel op-ed Gulati
When it comes to guest personalization, price is only one piece of the puzzle
By Valerie Castillo - TrustYou  | January 23, 2019
A new hotel brand, Life House, is currently testing an algorithmic pricing system based on customer profiles, history, spending habits and even social media followers.  Read More
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Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
Polarsteps walks away with €3M investment round
By Kevin May | January 16, 2019
INKEF Capital has backed the Netherlands-based company - an app that helps travelers track and share their trips. Read More
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Pinterest travel marketing personas
Pinterest creates “travel personas” to help marketers drive conversions
By Mitra Sorrells | January 15, 2019
Pinterest has developed discrete user personas to help travel brands target their marketing campaigns to its 250 million monthly users. Read More
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VIDEO: Amadeus - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Amadeus - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 9, 2019
Introducing the industry's first content management and distribution solution for personalized media. Read More
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2018 review 2019 preview AI
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Artificial intelligence in travel
By Mitra Sorrells | December 27, 2018
To explore what lies ahead for AI in relation to travel, we solicited input from IBM’s global managing director for travel and transportation, Dee Waddell, and from Mark Holt, chief technology officer... Read More
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VIDEO: Culture Trip on disruption, its OTA plans and "tech-enabled creativity"
By Jill Menze | December 17, 2018
Where in the Power Paradox does a travel content site fit in? Dr. Kris Naudts, founder and CEO of Culture Trip, believes a content site such as his is well-placed to disrupt the top of the funnel. Read More
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The Gen Z and Millennial mindset: capturing the attention of these young and fast-growing generations
The Gen Z and Millennial mindset: capturing the attention of these young and fast-growing generations
By Lisa Lindberg - Expedia Group Media Solutions | December 17, 2018
Today’s younger generations are redefining the rules of engagement and asserting their role in purchasing decisions—for themselves, and their families—and travel is no exception. Read More
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VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
By Mitra Sorrells | December 14, 2018
2018 was a big year for Hopper. The app-only price prediction and booking platform picked up $100 million in Series D funding in October and rolled out its hotel service to more than 40 markets. Read More
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