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TripAdvisor sees experiences and restaurant revenue up as investment continues in new areas
TripAdvisor sees experiences and restaurant revenue up as investment continues in new areas
By Linda Fox | May 8, 2019
TripAdvisor reports a slight decrease in revenue for Q1 2019 while revenue for its experiences and restaurants units is up almost a third. Read More
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Culture Trip says online travel agency "bet" is close
By Linda Fox | May 7, 2019
The company raised $80 million last year and brought in former-Expedia U.K. managing director Andy Washington to help launch the OTA. Read More
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Digital natives reveal what and who gets their attention with online travel reviews
Digital natives reveal what and who gets their attention with online travel reviews
By Kevin May | May 2, 2019
TripAdvisor does not compare to Google for getting online reviews of travel products in the minds of travelers aged between 18 and 28. Read More
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Welcome to next-generation hospitality: Attribute-based booking, tech-led services and achieving cult status
By Jill Menze | April 30, 2019
According to the new Drivers of Change in Hospitality report, produced by Amadeus in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group, Foresight Factory and Cornell University, there are three key... Read More
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TripScout signals next phase of travel discovery app with $2.1M funding
By Kevin May | April 24, 2019
The investment is being led by Corazon Capital and includes participation from a number of other funds including New Stack Ventures, MATH Ventures and Connetic Ventures. Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! The role of social media content across the travel buyer journey
WEBINAR REPLAY! The role of social media content across the travel buyer journey
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
Explore how tourism brands should be using user generated content in 2019 to create the most engaging experiences both digitally and on-site. Read More
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Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
By Kevin May | April 18, 2019
The India-based travel community secured the round from Orchid India, Hornbill Orchid India Fund, Chiratae Ventures, 3one4 Capital and Lasmer NV. Read More
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Retailing for hoteliers: What it is and what you need to do
Retailing for hoteliers: What it is and what you need to do
By Diane Merlino  | April 17, 2019
From selling guest rooms and hotel services differently to monetizing under-utilized spaces and partnering with local businesses on experiences, a new model of retailing is slowly taking hold in the... Read More
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University stakes claim on first AI-powered travel guide
By Linda Fox | April 12, 2019
The University of Surrey and Open University have created an AI-driven app to enhance a travel guidebook with digital content. Read More
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TripAdvisor launches new cruise vertical
By Mitra Sorrells | April 9, 2019
TripAdvisor is expanding its platform to include cruise content, reviews and price comparison. Read More
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Lonely Planet acquires TRILL to make its visual content bookable
Lonely Planet acquires TRILL to make its visual content bookable
By Jill Menze | April 3, 2019
Lonely Planet will use TRILL's technology, which turns Instagram posts into bookable experiences, to cultivate a community of influencers. Read More
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VIDEO: Bringing an immersive experience to destination activities
VIDEO: Bringing an immersive experience to destination activities
By Kevin May | April 2, 2019
Similar to advances in the movie industry in recent decades, technology can give visitors a new way to experience a destination. Read More
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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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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.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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