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Online Travel

Breaking news and insights about online travel booking, online travel agencies, travel startups, venture capital investments, and more essential news about digital travel.

Online Travel

Cyclists track riding habits with GPS app to improve city infrastructure

The CycleTracks app aims to improve cycling conditions on commonly ridden routes throughout the city to improve bikers’ trips and encourage drivers to trade fuel for pedals.

Cyclists track riding habits with GPS app to improve city infrastructure

Online Travel

Foursquare takes on Yelp, Zagat and more with iPhone update

There was so much hype about Groupon and Zynga, and perhaps their stars are getting clouded over. But, Foursquare, if it handles its commercial strategy with a little more acumen than it has shown so far, could really turn into a viable business.

Foursquare takes on Yelp, Zagat and more with iPhone update

Business Travel

Amadeus and Travelport launch tech tools for companies to track business travelers

Communication is at the core of these mobile solutions that aim to help corporations and travel agents anticipate travel hassles before they occur and easily alert travelers of itinerary changes.

Amadeus and Travelport launch tech tools for companies to track business travelers

Media and PR

Michigan Tourism website debuts Kid Rock’s new tribute to his birthplace in Detroit

There’s nothing quite like a locally born celebrity to get a tourism board salivating, but the star’s newest song is especially appropriate as it includes references to past stars that hailed from Detroit.

Michigan Tourism website debuts Kid Rock’s new tribute to his birthplace in Detroit

Hotels

BRIC shoppers will lead the way and other travel predictions for 2013

With Europe looking forward to at least a few more years of economic challenges, travelers from Brazil, Russia, India, and China will likely flood into its cities to snap up merchandise and give its retail and hospitality sectors a much needed bump.

Hotels

Hilton recycling: Going to the mattresses

Kudos to Hilton for recognizing that recycling is not only the right thing to do, but also in its economic interests.

Airlines

How Allegiant Air turned a profit for 39 consecutive quarters

Controversial and fee-happy, Allegiant undoubtedly does things differently, is nimble and successful.

How Allegiant Air turned a profit for 39 consecutive quarters

Airlines

Infographic: How are airports using social media

Airlines have been more progressive on use of social media, airports have been the ignored cousin, sort of. But passengers are already heavily using social media inside the airport ecosystem, so the management of airports has to reflect that sooner or later.

Airlines

Travel companies continue to step up and aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

It’s customary for travel companies to donate during natural disasters, but many of the companies’ own employees and headquarters were affected by this storm.

Travel companies continue to step up and aid Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Online Travel

Mobile apps that attempt to bring old world pleasures to high tech travelers

Technology has clearly changed the way we travel with nearly as much time spent staring down at a screen as up at the sights, but apps, when done well, can help deepen our understanding of a location.