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Articles tagged “data”

Online Travel

Ctrip Concedes Credit Card Breach at a Very Inopportune Moment

The data breach at Ctrip comes as Chinese travelers are rapidly discarding the call center option for online and mobile transactions. Such compromising of customers' credit card data undermines confidence in China's online booking market.

Ctrip Concedes Credit Card Breach at a Very Inopportune Moment

Airlines

U.S. Budget Airlines Added Jobs in 2013 While Major Carriers Cut Them

Increased airline fees are almost always discussed in a negative light, but are also largely to credit for airlines' growing profits that lead to job creation instead of loss.

U.S. Budget Airlines Added Jobs in 2013 While Major Carriers Cut Them

Airlines

Hack of JetBlue Network for Crew Members Went Undetected for 3 Years

JetBlue passengers deserve to know that a cyber attack on JetBlue's computer network went undetected for more than three years. Even though the files allegedly accessed contained crew members' information only, it is still an incident that customers should be aware of.

Airlines

NSA spying could threaten U.S.-EU passenger-information sharing pact

Europe has always been wary of passenger-data sharing with the U.S., and the Snowden-triggered NSA spying revelations could provide supports to opponents of the program.

Online Travel

Someone has finally done something about roaming charges

Whether it's privacy issues or roaming charges, the EU is light years ahead of the U.S. in its consumer protections. Nothing ruins a vacation like a data-roaming bill when you return home.

Someone has finally done something about roaming charges

Airlines

The center of modern-day aviation sits in a rural field in Poland

The concentration of flights in Europe and the northern hemisphere highlights which countries benefit the most from business and leisure travel and how much potential there still is for further connectivity.

Hotels

Florida tourism board mines data to attract visitors

Smart tourism boards are getting a digital edge in their marketing efforts by analyzing visitor data.

Florida tourism board mines data to attract visitors

Hotels

Hospitality data startup Duetto raises $10 million in first round

Duetto’s team has a critical mix of industry insider expertise and tech experience, but adoption from hotel brands that are hesitant to learn a new system will be the company’s biggest hurdle to success.

Hotels

The U.S. hotel industry will end 2012 with high marks all around

Some markets are indeed gaining faster than others, but this year's numbers are enough to get operators agressively investing again following the great big project freeze of 2008.

The U.S. hotel industry will end 2012 with high marks all around

SkiftX

Ten big data dilemmas that travel companies are working through

Execs might be sick of seeing "big data" in the news, but the sooner they make some key hires and get a grasp on data sharing, consolidation, and organization, the sooner they’ll succeed.