Google-owned Waze is a compelling navigation app, but whether Google can turn it into the foundation for a winning ride-share service will have to be tested in the marketplace over the next few months and years. Google is a latecomer to the field, although the sector is likely to undergo more disruption and a revolution in years to come.
While this acquisition was surely already in the works, it will be interesting to see if former Carlson Wagonlit Travel head Doug Anderson's tenure at American Express GBT leads to even more industry consolidation.
Rich travelers, or those with multi-million annual incomes and assets, are getting richer and they're also getting more loyal and becoming stronger advocates for hotels. They also expect value from loyalty programs like every other kind of traveler and choose programs accordingly.
Artificial intelligence and messaging are the trends of the day that many startup accelerator programs are interested in but there is also plenty of opportunity for aviation-oriented startups, in particular, to swoop in and command the attention they deserve -- and airlines desperately need their help.
Generator Hostels is cleaving out an entirely new sub-segment in hospitality. The brand is geared toward young-minded people who want an affordable price point in major gateway cities like most hostels offer, but they also want a certain level of modern design and programming more typical of lifestyle hotel chains.
These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.
Scott Kirby, known for his strong financial acumen, could be the savior United's investors have been seeking.
Delta is once more doubling down in its campaign to woo Seattle customers.
Although you may be stuck in the middle seat — hey, look — there's free in-flight entertainment.
If you want to understand what's happening right now in global tourism, the first person you should listen to is the UNWTO's Taleb Rifai.