Travel Planning


wrapup april 20 2018
Delta, Blacklane, BookingKit and more news briefs today...
By PhocusWire | April 20, 2018
Delta launches Farelogix’s calculation engine… BookingKit partners with Vakario… Thai Airways International promotes Blacklane… Cathay Pacific integrates with Skyscanner… RedAwning grows... Read More
Notated News | Technology
airbnb event planning tool
Airbnb makes foray into events with meeting planner tool
By Jill Menze | April 19, 2018
Airbnb is out to conquer yet another corner of the travel market with the launch of a new tool for meeting and event planners. Read More
News | Online
booking Olivier Gremillon phocuswright europe
Phocuswright Europe 2018 Preview: Q&A with Booking.com's Olivier Gremillon
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2018
Ahead of the event, he discusses the need for collaboration among travel players, the transformative power of technology and more. Read More
Interview | Online
Airbnb aims to combat overtourism with new Office of Healthy Tourism
Airbnb aims to combat overtourism with new Office of Healthy Tourism
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2018
In an effort to spur economic growth through local and sustainable tourism, Airbnb has opened the Office of Healthy Tourism. Read More
News | Online
eDreams ODIGEO machine learning
Machine learning drives 50% increase in flight bookings for eDreams ODIGEO
By Mitra Sorrells | April 17, 2018
Barcelona-based eDreams ODIGEO reports a significant boost in business since it began using machine learning technology to personalize offers for travelers.    Read More
News | Distribution
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
AI series part 3 Hopper
AI analysis, part 3: The brains behind Hopper
By Mitra Sorrells | April 16, 2018
In part three, we talk to Fred Lalonde, founder and CEO of Hopper. Read More
News | Technology
TravelTriangle nets $12M to expand booking consumer-to-agent service
TravelTriangle nets $12M to expand booking consumer-to-agent service
By Mitra Sorrells | April 13, 2018
TravelTriangle, an India-based online marketplace, has raised $12 million in a series C funding round.   Read More
News | Online
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
Google tests activities search platform with a twist
Google tests activities search platform with a twist
By Kevin May | April 10, 2018
No need to panic just yet - it's only a test, of course - but Google has quietly built a search engine for tours and activities. Read More
News | Online
Online review management study
Hotels that request guest feedback earn more positive reviews
By Mitra Sorrells | April 9, 2018
Accomodations can improve their online reputation by proactively asking guests to post reviews. Read More
News | Online
QOTW: Something about the end experience
QOTW: Something about the end experience
By PhocusWire | April 6, 2018
Quote from Mike Croucher, chief architect at Travelport, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Technology
Why now is the time for travel brands to go mobile-first
Why now is the time for travel brands to go mobile-first
By Mark Rabe - Sojern | April 6, 2018
It’s popular to talk about the impact that smartphones have had and with good reason. In recent years, since smartphone introduction, there has been a dramatic shift in the way people engage with brands... Read More
Opinion | Online
MakeMyTrip Flipkart partnership
MakeMyTrip boosts distribution with Flipkart partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2018
Less than a month after buzz circulated that Amazon could make a move into travel – again – one of its biggest e-commerce competitors is doing just that. Read More
News | Distribution