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Technology is driving "tidal wave of change" for booming travel industry
By Mitra Sorrells | May 15, 2018
The combination of strong economies around the world and rapid developments in technology are causing significant, fundamental changes in the business of travel.   Read More
News | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Tripcents brings idea-save-pay process to trip planning
STARTUP STAGE: Tripcents brings idea-save-pay process to trip planning
By Kevin May | May 11, 2018
Founded in mid-2017, Tripcents has a different take on the trip planning model by tapping into one of the most important parts of traveling: paying for the trip. Read More
Interview | Startups
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TripAdvisor claims to influence 10 percent of $5 trillion global travel economy
By Jill Menze | May 10, 2018
TripAdvisor has issued another not-so-subtle reminder of its status and influence in the travel market - this time with the dollars to back it up. Read More
News | Online
How marketers should use Facebook's new Trip Consideration tool
How marketers should use Facebook's new Trip Consideration tool
By MDG | May 4, 2018
When planning a future trip, many people may have a beach getaway or hiking adventure in mind—but they still may be wondering where to go. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Chozun offers blockchain system for experiences and loyalty
By Mitra Sorrells | May 3, 2018
Australian entrepreneurs Teresa Truda and Zia Word pivoted the focus of their app to Chinese outbound millennial travelers after they were accepted into Chinaccelerator, a Shanghai-based startup... Read More
Interview | Startups
Thomas Cook Qubit digital personalization
How personalization is driving conversions for Thomas Cook
By Mitra Sorrells | May 3, 2018
Personalization of the digital experience is a primary strategy for brands looking to attract and retain customers. But one of the challenges is how to create personalization at scale and in a way that... Read More
News | Online
Why travel marketers should be "less perfect and more honest"
Why travel marketers should be "less perfect and more honest"
By Ari Lewine - TripleLift | May 1, 2018
For many families, a vacation is a huge investment. Paying for airfare, hotel rooms, meals and excursions for a family of any size typically costs thousands of dollars - not to mention valuable vacation... Read More
Opinion | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Gilad Berenstein of Utrip
By Mitra Sorrells | April 27, 2018
Utrip has accumulated about 400 million traveler preferences since it launched in 2011. The company works with brands such as JetBlue, TUI Group, Hilton and others to help their customers create... Read More
Interview | Technology
SDL AI machine learning content creation
How AI is rewriting content creation for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 25, 2018
Content is the foundation of a brand’s interaction with its customers. Whether in the form of a website, mobile app, emails, or a social campaign, the words a brand uses provide both information and... Read More
News | Technology
Culture Trip brings in $80M to build online travel agency
Culture Trip brings in $80M to build online travel agency
By Kevin May | April 24, 2018
Who said travel content sites were dead in an age dominated by large players such as TripAdvisor and long-standing niche sites already in the market? Read More
News | Startups
How TripAdvisor is using AI to "humanize" its review community
How TripAdvisor is using AI to "humanize" its review community
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2018
TripAdvisor is the most-visited pre-transaction travel website in the world - meaning hundreds of millions of visitors each month come to the site looking for travel recommendations. That’s a lot of... Read More
News | Technology
TripAdvisor reminds the giants: we're still huge and influential
TripAdvisor reminds the giants: we're still huge and influential
By Kevin May | April 12, 2018
The conversation in online travel circles has been dominated this year by new entrants and the age-old battles. Read More
News | Online
In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
In The Big Chair – Noreen Henry of WayBlazer
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2018
Hotel brands, travel tech providers, airline vacation packaging groups and others use Wayblazer’s AI-powered recommendation engine to help travelers find the best destinations and products. Read More
Interview | Technology
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How this marketing campaign uses eye tracking technology to gauge traveler interest
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2018
All-inclusive luxury brand Palace Resorts wants its guests to experience a worry-free vacation “without lifting a finger,” and now it is using eye tracking technology to translate that concept to a new... Read More
News | Technology
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QOTW: Something about engaging travel influencers
By PhocusWire | March 30, 2018
Quote from Kirk Crenshaw, CMO of Traackr. Read More
News | Online