Travel Inspiration


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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
India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
India, part 2: Investors express optimism as travel market grows
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2019
For the second piece in our series on India, we talk to some of the country's travel industry investors and entrepreneurs to understand the opportunities and challenges of the market. Read More
News | Startups
Sounding Off: Brand equity counts for nothing if you don't use it wisely
Sounding Off: Brand equity counts for nothing if you don't use it wisely
By PhocusWire | July 12, 2019
Trading on its former and well-deserved glories is never going to be enough. Lonely Planet will need to think about how it fits into a digital travel future beyond websites and mobile content. Read More
Interview | Online
You’re not in tourism - a digital world means you’re in entertainment
You’re not in tourism - a digital world means you’re in entertainment
By Charles Cunningham - Sparkloft Media  | July 12, 2019
In today’s social-focused world, competition for double taps, likes, favorites and shares is more intense than ever, with distractions not only coming from other brands, but also your audience’s own... Read More
Opinion | Online
Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
By Kevin May | July 11, 2019
The new look comes just a handful of months after the deployment of a new CEO for Lonely Planet and two acquisitions. Read More
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What can we learn from top tourism boards about the digital experience?
What can we learn from top tourism boards about the digital experience?
By Iñigo Valenzuela - Smartvel  | June 25, 2019
With the unprecedented increase in tourism in recent years, destinations have been experiencing an impact on the social, cultural and economic environments. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
How Instagram breathed new life into destination marketing
How Instagram breathed new life into destination marketing
By Richard Black - Sojern  | June 21, 2019
A few years ago, DMOs where just dipping their toe in the digital advertising water. Now, there's no stopping them as Instagram illustrates its huge opportunity for marketers. Read More
Opinion | Online
Industry innovation: Insider perspectives on how to make tourism better
Industry innovation: Insider perspectives on how to make tourism better
By Voyager HQ  | June 20, 2019
The in-destination segment - worth an estimated $150 billion - continues to capture its fair share of attention in the broader travel industry. But it is evolving fast. Read More
Opinion | 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
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How do travelers choose where to go?
By Phocuswright Research  | June 13, 2019
Travelers are exposed to an array of inspiration sources that seed ideas of spectacular places they hope to one day see. But with a world of options, travelers must carefully whittle them down to the... Read More
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Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
Google shuts Trips app, everything migrates to broader Google Travel platform
By Kevin May | June 6, 2019
The search giant quietly updated the app's help page this week to reveal support for the product will cease after almost three years in the market. Read More
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VIDEO: Facebook on inspiring travelers and connecting them to relevant brands
By Mitra Sorrells | May 31, 2019
Facebook’s head of global travel strategy Nikhilesh Ponde shared some of the company's plans for future growth in travel during an interview at Phocuswright Europe. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Guide121 wants to bring a "playlist" mentality to travel
By Mitra Sorrells | May 30, 2019
Guide121 provides users what it calls a “playlist,” which is a suggested sequence of destinations, attractions and events displayed on a digital map. The system cross-references information from the... Read More
Interview | Startups
What to know about Gen Alpha, the new generation influencing travel decisions
What to know about Gen Alpha, the new generation influencing travel decisions
By Jill Menze | May 30, 2019
Generation Alpha - defined as those born after 2010 - plays an active role in family travel inspiration and planning, new research from Expedia Group Media Solutions shows. Read More
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Is a consolidated world good for travelers?
Is a consolidated world good for travelers?
By Jill Menze | May 29, 2019
At Voyager HQ's Travel Disruption Summit, leading players in the tours and activities space debated if consolidation in travel is good for consumers. Read More
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