Travel Planning


research spotlight door to door trip planning
Why is door-to-door trip planning so difficult?
By Jill Menze | June 18, 2018
The click of a button is practically all it takes for consumers to purchase nearly any good or service. The travel industry understood this long ago and counts itself among the first sectors to embrace... Read More
News | Online
google travel obsession
Google: Travel's closely watched obsession
By Douglas Quinby - Phocuswright | June 15, 2018
Google's entry into metasearch may be more than half a decade old, but it continues to be a closely watched obsession for the travel industry. Read More
Opinion | Online
Ctrip iClick marketing partnership
Ctrip boosts customized marketing capabilities with iClick partnership
By Mitra Sorrells | June 14, 2018
Ctrip is enhancing its digital marketing services through a partnership with iClick Interactive, a Hong Kong-based marketing technology company. Read More
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OAG survey booking and payments
Amazon tops list of alternative platforms consumers would use to book travel
By Mitra Sorrells | June 13, 2018
As speculation simmers regarding whether – or when - Amazon will make a foray into travel, a new survey finds 44% of travelers say they would be comfortable booking their trips on the e-commerce site.... Read More
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FEI on bringing the industry closer to equestrian sports
FEI on bringing the industry closer to equestrian sports
By PhocusWire | June 12, 2018
Equestrian events are complicated for its participants to attend, not least because of the equipment and the transportation of horses around the globe. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Startup Stage SeeVoov
STARTUP STAGE: SeeVoov drives travel bookings through tagged videos
By Mitra Sorrells | June 12, 2018
 SeeVoov provides tagged video content to help travelers select destinations, accommodations and activities.    Read More
Interview | Startups
Voice search marketing strategies
Listen up: Travel marketers need to pay attention to voice search
By Stuart Butler - Fuel | June 12, 2018
There’s a lot of coverage in the media about Google, Amazon and Apple (ok, AND Microsoft) regarding the race to dominate the voice assistant space. Read More
News | Technology
tripadvisor dining influencer
Diners trust TripAdvisor over Yelp, Google for restaurant recommendations
By Jill Menze | June 12, 2018
TripAdvisor is asserting its position as an influencer in the restaurant scene with a new study claiming consumers prefer the platform as a dining resource over Google, Facebook and Yelp. Read More
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digital marketing part 2 social media
Modern travel marketing, part 2: Social media
By Jill Menze | June 11, 2018
For the second installment on modern travel marketing, we explore the power of social media and how it influences consumer behavior, as well as the tactics travel brands are using to grow their reach... Read More
News | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
By Jill Menze | June 8, 2018
With TRILL, users can turn their Instagram content into bookable experiences. By using the platform, TRILL tastemakers earn cash when people book off their content. Read More
Interview | Startups
Facebook touts benefits of people-based travel marketing
Facebook touts benefits of people-based travel marketing
By Jill Menze | June 7, 2018
With so many content and review site options in the travel space, there’s a likelihood people shopping for and booking travel might not even encounter certain brands’ products. This creates an... Read More
News | Technology
13 mistakes that sabotage vacation rental bookings
13 mistakes that sabotage vacation rental bookings
By Kevin High - VroomRes | June 6, 2018
You work tirelessly to manage your properties. You do all the things that the so‐called “experts” tell you to do, but it just doesn’t seem to be paying off in the ways that you really want. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Kayak Trip Huddle tool
Kayak launches new tool to streamline group travel planning
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2018
Kayak has created a new service intended to make the process of planning a trip with friends or family a little easier.    Read More
News | Online
Digital marketing series part 1 SEO
Modern travel marketing, part 1: SEO strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2018
Throughout June, we're looking at a variety of topics under the umbrella of digital marketing. We start with an analysis of the current state of search engine optimization, which today could be renamed... Read More
News | Online
Coming soon to your hotel: The integrated revenue generation team
Coming soon to your hotel: The integrated revenue generation team
By Max Starkov, HEBS Digital & Scott Dahl, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausann | May 31, 2018
The hospitality industry is enjoying its longest expansion and healthiest growth in decades, yet there are some troubling trends beginning to surface that threaten profitability and overall performance. Read More
Opinion | Distribution