Services

TrustYou Acquired as User-Generated Reviews Sector Heats Up

TrustYou Acquired as User-Generated Reviews Sector Heats Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TrustYou's hotel clients have remained relatively modest in scale as the company has grown. Perhaps it will be able to attract bigger brands, and more companies based in Asia, with a more robust global presence.

1 week ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Farelogix Tries to Profit From Airline Distribution Turmoil

Travel Tech CEO Series: Farelogix Tries to Profit From Airline Distribution Turmoil

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa Group and IAG (the parent of British Airways) are striving to shake up airline distribution. One of the tech providers that they've hired to do this is Farelogix, whose boss, Jim Davidson, has a provocative vision of the future that's running into commercial resistance.

1 week ago

Sabre Predicts U.S. Airlines Won’t Level Booking Surcharges

Sabre Predicts U.S. Airlines Won’t Level Booking Surcharges

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre argues that it would be self-harming for U.S.-based airlines to copy the surcharges that European airlines like Lufthansa and British Airways are adding on bookings processed outside of their own networks. Perhaps. But airlines often have views widely different than Sabre's.

2 weeks ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Points International Aims to Upgrade Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Travel Tech CEO Series: Points International Aims to Upgrade Airline and Hotel Loyalty Programs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Points is trying to diversify beyond being the world's largest reseller of airlines and hotels points. But this loyalty tech company needs a little more mojo if it wants to produce truly game-changing products.

3 weeks ago

Honeywell Shows Off Connected Aircraft Capabilities On Test Flights

Honeywell Shows Off Connected Aircraft Capabilities On Test Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

Honeywell has a new suite of connected tools that it's bringing to market powered by satellite connectivity. In a crowded market, though, it may take some time before the potential is fully realized.

3 weeks ago

Retail Brands Target Chinese Travelers on Mobile Before They Leave Home

Retail Brands Target Chinese Travelers on Mobile Before They Leave Home

Jessica Rapp, Jing Daily

Why wait to market to consumers when they arrive abroad as opposed to targeting them directly via efficient platforms before they ever leave town?

1 month ago

Video: Google Exec Says Hotel Ads Are the Big Moneymaker in Europe

Video: Google Exec Says Hotel Ads Are the Big Moneymaker in Europe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It doesn't surprise any soul who knows the travel industry that Google Hotel Ads is the breadwinner and Google Flights takes a back seat revenue-wise, but it's nice to hear Google finally say it.

1 month ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Amadeus Is Evolving Despite Airline Distribution Pressures

Travel Tech CEO Series: Amadeus Is Evolving Despite Airline Distribution Pressures

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In his first interview with Skift, Amadeus's chief executive Luis Maroto makes a persuasive case that his $24.8 billion company is successfully navigating industry changes.

1 month ago

Ski-Obsessed China Offers an Opportunity for Tech Providers to Resorts

Ski-Obsessed China Offers an Opportunity for Tech Providers to Resorts

Hugo Miller, Bloomberg

China is building ski resorts that need tech systems sold by western makers of ticketing and turnstile systems. But don't expect China's resorts to compete with the Alps, the Rockies, or Russia's Sochi anytime soon.

2 months ago

Nearly Half of Tourism Boards Think Working With Influencers Is a Good Idea

Nearly Half of Tourism Boards Think Working With Influencers Is a Good Idea

Dave Montali, Skift

Influencers are increasingly important for DMOs looking to reach and engage with its audience over social media. Overall they are also considered as a good ROI.

2 months ago

Google Earth Revamps to Focus on Exploration and Entertainment

Google Earth Revamps to Focus on Exploration and Entertainment

Associated Press

It's not exactly virtual reality or augmented reality, but this interactive approach could be used as another platform for destinations looking to promote themselves to would-be visitors.

2 months ago

Content Marketing in Travel Has Moved From Niche to Mainstream

Content Marketing in Travel Has Moved From Niche to Mainstream

Dave Montali, Skift

In today's content-driven world, travel companies have adapted to cater to customers' needs. Content marketing is now more popular than ever before.

3 months ago