Mobile

Expedia Winning at Mobile in Southeast Asia: New Study

Expedia Winning at Mobile in Southeast Asia: New Study

Raini Hamdi, Skift

A bigger chunk of online travel bookings will be made through mobile in Southeast Asia and players need to improve the user experience fast. Learn from Expedia, which has been anointed the guru of mobile in the region by a Google/Accenture study.

3 days ago

Uber Plans On Disrupting Itself With All Kinds of Transport

Uber Plans On Disrupting Itself With All Kinds of Transport

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

As the company prepares for its IPO, it wants investors to know that its ambitions are big. But it's hard to imagine scooters becoming wildly popular, and it's an expensive investment, especially at a time when growth of its core business is slowing.

1 week ago

How Much Longer Can Lyft Maintain Its Friendly Image?

How Much Longer Can Lyft Maintain Its Friendly Image?

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft has earned a reputation for being the nice guy, but that can't last long if it wants to be number one in a cutthroat industry.

2 weeks ago

Popular Travel Apps Shared Detailed User Information With Facebook

Popular Travel Apps Shared Detailed User Information With Facebook

Dennis Schaal, Skift

What's clear from the report is that Facebook and some travel apps are sharing way more personal information than they had admitted to. The backlash will undoubtedly pick up steam, although Facebook seems to have largely escaped condemnation from this latest disclosure.

2 months ago

Tech Billionaire’s New App Helps Visitors Access California Beaches

Tech Billionaire’s New App Helps Visitors Access California Beaches

Associated Press

It's remarkable that what started as a rule violation turned into a useful app for beachgoers, instead of just a drawn-out fight.

2 months ago

Grab’s Tie-Up With Indonesia Tourism Gives a Glimpse of Ambitions Beyond Ridehailing

Grab’s Tie-Up With Indonesia Tourism Gives a Glimpse of Ambitions Beyond Ridehailing

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Grab’s partnership with Indonesia’s tourism ministry, the first of its kind between a national tourism body and a ridehailing platform, reveals one of the initial ways it is trying to become Southeast Asia’s super app for a plethora of travel services.

3 months ago

New Research Report: Digital Advertising Trends in Travel 2018

New Research Report: Digital Advertising Trends in Travel 2018

Haixia Wang, Skift Research

Along with marketers’ heavy investment in digital, the quality of digital advertising continues to improve with more advanced targeting and measurement capabilities. Optimized marketing success requires the right media mix and technology types.

4 months ago

Expedia Brings Voice Bookings, Cancellations and Rewards to Google Assistant

Expedia Brings Voice Bookings, Cancellations and Rewards to Google Assistant

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Voice-based search will not only have technology issues to overcome, but in an era when news of data breaches is commonplace, companies such as Expedia will have to address the personalization and privacy issues as well.

4 months ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

New Skift Research Report: The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

The India outbound travel market is poised to boom in a matter of years. The global travel industry needs to make itself aware of this market and why it matters now, so they’re not scrambling to catch up later.

6 months ago

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How Customer Data and Dynamic Inventory Can Deliver Better Travel Buying Experiences

How Customer Data and Dynamic Inventory Can Deliver Better Travel Buying Experiences

Switchfly + Skift

Today’s travel consumer faces a needlessly complex online shopping experience. There are too many choices, and offers are not customized to address buyers’ unique needs. To solve this problem, travel brands must use what they already know about their customers to simplify, streamline and personalize the purchase process.

6 months ago

Walk a Few Miles and Earn Points: New Location-Based Loyalty Program Launches

Walk a Few Miles and Earn Points: New Location-Based Loyalty Program Launches

Grant Martin, Skift

A new loyalty program aims to reward travelers for everything from taking a walk to road tripping across the country. But will users find the rewards to be worth the cost of sharing their location data?

7 months ago

Google Is Trying to Do Away With Bad Advertising

Google Is Trying to Do Away With Bad Advertising

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Online advertising can be annoying, and even more so when it's missing the mark. Google's Rob Torres talks about how the company is trying to at least improve the relevance of the ads users see.

7 months ago