Articles tagged “amazon”

The Amazon Factor in Travel: New Skift Research E-Book

The Amazon Factor in Travel: New Skift Research E-Book

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Amazon's influence over travelers is likely to grow. Perhaps it will be a direct competitor, or maybe an advertising partner. In either case, travel companies need to pay careful attention. Our limited edition e-book evaluates lessons, threats, and opportunities that Amazon presents for the travel industry.

6 hours ago

The Bigger Promise of Voice in Hospitality Could Be With Vacation Rentals

The Bigger Promise of Voice in Hospitality Could Be With Vacation Rentals

Deanna Ting, Skift

Voice has tremendous potential to transform the vacation rental or private accommodation experience as we know it — but are we there yet? And if not, how do we get there?

1 month ago

Hotels Are Discovering Back-of-House Uses for Voice Technology

Hotels Are Discovering Back-of-House Uses for Voice Technology

Deanna Ting, Skift

If voice technology can do more than help facilitate guest requests for forgotten toothbrushes, there's a good chance it will be more than the latest hotel tech fad.

2 months ago

Wellness Newsletter: Inside Adidas’ Love-Hate Relationship With Amazon

Wellness Newsletter: Inside Adidas’ Love-Hate Relationship With Amazon

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Teaming up with Amazon could mean cash flow now, but at what cost down the line? It’s a question every brand that partners with the giant should ask –– especially in the wellness industry, when so much of a company’s DNA centers around cultivating a feel-good image.

2 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.

2 months ago

Video: Sojern CEO Is Intensely Watching Amazon’s Rising Advertising Business

Video: Sojern CEO Is Intensely Watching Amazon’s Rising Advertising Business

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the most interesting man in the world. Well, not really, but Sojern CEO Mark Rabe thinks Amazon's developing digital advertising business is the most interesting trend he's tracking. He could be right.

4 months ago

IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels

IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

IHG CEO Keith Barr’s take on how we’ll be using technology now and in the future is both contrarian and perhaps more pragmatic than the views of some of his travel industry peers.

4 months ago

Expedia’s Hotel Boss on Becoming a Global Platform

Expedia’s Hotel Boss on Becoming a Global Platform

Deanna Ting, Skift

We still think there's a pretty good chance that we'll see Expedia-branded hotels in the near future if not sooner.

5 months ago

Skift Podcast: The Amazon Factor in Travel

Skift Podcast: The Amazon Factor in Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in for an expert take on how Amazon has already dabbled in travel and how the retail giant might return.

5 months ago

Amazon and the Future of Business Travel

Amazon and the Future of Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Amazon pushes into hospitality, a battle will take place over who owns the business traveler's wallet. Travel managers will have to deal with Amazon and hotel loyalty programs pushing travelers to spend more on their platforms. Ubiquitous voice-powered travel booking, though, remains a distant reality.

5 months ago

Amazon’s Alexa for Business Travel Doesn’t Compute Right Now

Amazon’s Alexa for Business Travel Doesn’t Compute Right Now

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The big global travel management companies have pivoted to become more like technology companies in recent years. Despite the usual bromides about innovation and user experience, they're unlikely to invest in voice-powered automation right now. Personalization needs to come first.

5 months ago

Skift Call July 10: The Amazon Factor

Skift Call July 10: The Amazon Factor

Tom Lowry, Skift

Nothing quite gets the attention of travel executives these days like the mere mention of Amazon. Will it get in? Will it stay on the sidelines? We'll explore all the implications on Tuesday, July 10 at 1 p.m. EST on a Skift Call. Please join us for this all-important discussion.

5 months ago