Travel Planning


The journey before the journey: How travel marketers establish trust with consumers
The journey before the journey: How travel marketers establish trust with consumers
By Jim Price - PebblePost | February 19, 2018
The last couple of decades have seen the advent of some very useful and powerful trip planning and booking tools, but planning a vacation is not just scientific, it is emotional, aspirational and... Read More
Opinion | Online
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Research Spotlight: Asia Pacific's fast-growing OTA landscape
By PhocusWire | February 19, 2018
In the Asia Pacific region, aggregate gross bookings via online travel agencies are projected to jump 68% from 2017 to 2012. Read More
News | Distribution
Top reasons why startups end up in the deadpool
Top reasons why startups end up in the deadpool
By Kevin May | February 16, 2018
The travel industry is littered with the remains of startups that came and went quicker than you can say "great, but please tell us how you're going to make money". Read More
News | Startups
Digital tools to enhance the value of airline offerings
Digital tools to enhance the value of airline offerings
By Jill Menze | February 16, 2018
The traveler path to purchase is influenced by countless factors, but above all, consumers make decisions based on how they interpret the value of an offer at any given moment. Read More
News | Technology
TripAdvisor 2018 strategy hotels attractions mobile
TripAdvisor bets on TV advertising, improved UX to restore profit in hotel segment
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2018
TripAdvisor will expand its television advertising spending to $100 to $130 million for its hotel segment during 2018, with new creative and new markets, while simultaneously reducing online marketing... Read More
News | Online
OTA Insight on Google and Airbnb
Google, Airbnb and the evolving distribution landscape
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2018
Airbnb and Google made notable announcements in the first week of February – the former opening its platform to hotel distribution and the latter rolling out updates to expand and simplify travel... Read More
News | Distribution
sawydays necessary evil
Why small property owners see OTAs as a "necessary evil"
By Jill Menze | February 15, 2018
The codependent nature of small property owners and their booking partners has its upsides, but primarily, it’s viewed by the underdogs as a “necessary evil.” Read More
News | Online
TripAdvisor earnings full year 2017
TripAdvisor has revenue elsewhere to thank as hotel growth remains flat
By Mitra Sorrells | February 14, 2018
TripAdvisor turned in modest 5% growth in total revenue for 2017 but a notable 24% increase in revenue in its non-hotel category.    Read More
News | Online
Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
Battling external forces: How a startup competes in the tours market
By Jill Menze | February 14, 2018
The travel industry has yet to see a clear frontrunner emerge in the tours and attractions space. Be it for lack of the right idea or the right distribution model - or, most likely, both - no major or... Read More
News | Online
Cool Cousin guide app blockchain
Local guide app Cool Cousin pivots to blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | February 13, 2018
When Nadav Saadia and his co-founders launched “Cool Cousin” in 2016, they were aiming to create a new version of a travel agency. Read More
News | Startups
Research Spotlight: APAC's thriving economy and market growth
Research Spotlight: APAC's thriving economy and market growth
By PhocusWire | February 13, 2018
Asia Pacific is now the world’s largest regional travel market – one that profits from a thriving economy and continued infrastructure development in support of travel and tourism. Read More
News | Online
Matchmaking attractions app weeds out big-box and "locally mainstream" tours
Matchmaking attractions app weeds out big-box and "locally mainstream" tours
By Jill Menze | February 13, 2018
With Kolu, the app’s co-founders are harnessing the power of three to put their spin on the local attractions space. Read More
News | Startups
What airlines can gain from thinking like Netflix
What airlines can gain from thinking like Netflix
By Jill Menze | February 12, 2018
A main reason for the omnipresence of Netflix is the technology’s ability to personalize recommendations to viewers. Read More
News | Technology
Research Spotlight: Improved tech, young population spur growth in Middle East
Research Spotlight: Improved tech, young population spur growth in Middle East
By PhocusWire | February 9, 2018
Over the next five years, the Middle East is positioned for solid growth – thanks to high internet and smartphone penetration and advancing technology infrastructure. Read More
News | Online
Kiwi Logitravel partnership
Kiwi, Logitravel partner to expand global footprint
By Mitra Sorrells | February 8, 2018
Kiwi.com, a search platform that combines flights from nearly 700 airlines, has partnered with online travel agency Logitravel Group to increase flight offerings in Europe, Russia, Latin America and... Read More
News | Distribution