Articles tagged “digital”

Online Travel

The 10 Best Designed Tourism Websites in the World 2022

In a frantic attempt to avoid being left behind, official tourism organization websites are doing their best to catch up to the high expectations of the new traveler — tourists of the post-pandemic digital age.

The 10 Best Designed Tourism Websites in the World 2022

Hotels

Lodging Advertisers Love of Video May Persist Through 2022 and Beyond

You can debate the degree to which cities will come back and the future grip of remote work, but it seems clear that video advertising will remain on a new perch for awhile.

Lodging Advertisers Love of Video May Persist Through 2022 and Beyond

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Are Travel’s Last Big Sector Ready for Digital Transformation

The tour operator sector feels like the hotel industry of yesteryear. With billions in market value hiding in plain sight, it seems primed to have its decade of intense innovation.

Tour Operators Are Travel’s Last Big Sector Ready for Digital Transformation

Hotels

Restaurant Tech Upstart Toast Puts Hotels on the Menu

Hotels are looking to upgrade the tech that guests use to order and pay for food. Toast's move into the market takes advantage of a surge in hotel spending on cloud-based systems, a key ingredient for upselling travelers.

Restaurant Tech Upstart Toast Puts Hotels on the Menu

Online Travel

TUI Gets More Digital in Aspiring for Reinvention

Travelers in many parts of the world are used to the online booking of build-your-own vacation packages, and others prefer to walk into a travel agency to plan. After many years, TUI is trying to embrace digital trends, and is modestly executing on a plan to get more online.

TUI Gets More Digital in Aspiring for  Reinvention

Announcements

Call for Entries: Skift IDEA Awards 2021

Entries are now open for 2021 edition of the Skift IDEA Awards, the travel industry’s annual recognition of excellence in design, creativity, and innovation. Apply by the June 28 early deadline for the best entry rate.

Call for Entries: Skift IDEA Awards 2021

SkiftX

The Year of Working Remotely: What Travel Companies Have Learned, and What’s Next?

Among many things, both infamous and otherwise, 2020 will be remembered as the year the travel sector pivoted to working remotely. Moving into 2021, companies will need to optimize the remote working experience for their teams.

The Year of Working Remotely: What Travel Companies Have Learned, and What’s Next?

Online Travel

A Newer Way of Charging for Hotel Metasearch Ads Is Catching On

Google, Trivago, and Sojern began this year to offer a commission-based model for digital advertising in metasearch. Hoteliers may find that a more appealing way of budgeting than paying on a cost-per-click basis or by a monthly fee.

A Newer Way of Charging for Hotel Metasearch Ads Is Catching On

Airlines

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

With the closure of its operation in Japan and rumblings about selling its stake in India, AirAsia Group will have to renews its focus on core markets in Southeast Asia. But while the airline operation turns inward, the group's e-commerce operation is gambling on expansion.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

Online Travel

Payments Firm for Airport Luxury Goods Shops Could Sell for $2.6 Billion

Global Blue helps luxury goods shops at airports process purchases by international travelers. Private equity firm Silver Lake's attempted sale of it looks likely soon.

Payments Firm for Airport Luxury Goods Shops Could Sell for $2.6 Billion