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Building a Mobile Path to Purchase — Digital Marketing News This Week

Building a Mobile Path to Purchase — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Many companies — especially in the hotel sector — aren't doing enough to encourage mobile purchases.

6 months ago

Facebook and Google’s Travel Ad War — Digital Marketing News This Week

Facebook and Google’s Travel Ad War — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Facebook is challenging online advertising heavyweight Google by offering innovative products that target travel brands (and other sectors). Expect the social network to seize some market share but how much remains to be seen.

6 months ago

The Airline Industry’s Tech Problem — Digital Marketing News This Week

The Airline Industry’s Tech Problem — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Technology-driven innovation has done wonders for airline industry stock prices. But is that innovation also doing wonders for passengers? Right now the answer seems to be no.

6 months ago

Flexibility Tops Travelers’ Loyalty Wish Lists — Digital Marketing News This Week

Flexibility Tops Travelers’ Loyalty Wish Lists — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

For many travelers, loyalty programs increasingly feel like gambling in a casino — where the house is stacked against you. Adding flexibility to programs can help brands regain travelers' trust.

7 months ago

How Will the Travel Industry Use AI? — Digital Marketing News This Week

How Will the Travel Industry Use AI? — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Today, the travel industry is mostly applying artificial intelligence (AI) to power chatbots and dynamic pricing tools. But a time-traveling cyborg tells us more innovation is coming.

7 months ago

Effective Outreach in China — Digital Marketing News This Week

Effective Outreach in China — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Most Western travel brands are still in their infancy when it comes to understanding China's digital platforms and marketing norms.

7 months ago

Merging Travel’s Tech and Offline Experiences — Digital Marketing News This Week

Merging Travel’s Tech and Offline Experiences — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Travel brands need to check that their digital effort is in sync with their offline service.

7 months ago

Digital Marketing News: Building a Culture for Travel Innovation

Digital Marketing News: Building a Culture for Travel Innovation

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Every travel company wants to be known as innovative. But creating the right culture for innovation can be challenging. That's why travel incubators seem like such a great strategy: access to outside partners, ideas and talent with minimal risk.

8 months ago

Rethinking Sustainable Tourism — Digital Marketing News This Week

Rethinking Sustainable Tourism — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

Overtourism is a growing problem, so it's heartening to see Booking.com taking on the problem of sustainability in an innovative way. That said, it's still too early to tell if this is a genuine commitment to sustainability, or just a "feel-good" move to create PR headlines.

8 months ago

Travel Marketing in the Age of Trump — Digital Marketing News This Week

Travel Marketing in the Age of Trump — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

Even the digital marketing world couldn't escape the Trump factor this week. Travel brands would love an opportunity to move on to business as usual.

9 months ago

Travel Ramps Up for Chinese New Year — Digital Marketing News This Week

Travel Ramps Up for Chinese New Year — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

Chinese New Year is big business for the travel industry. The country's travelers are expected to take more than three billion trips during this year's festivities.

9 months ago

Google’s Travel Search Dilemma — Digital Marketing News This Week

Google’s Travel Search Dilemma — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

One of the dirty "secrets" of digital advertising is that companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft purchase ads on their own platforms, essentially competing with other buyers for the top placements. The news should give any marketer spending top dollar to try and earn high-ranking search results cause for concern.

9 months ago