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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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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, 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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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
News | Startups
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
News | Startups
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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