Articles tagged “google maps”

Online Travel

What a Google Breakup Would Mean for Travel

Superapps and connected trips would take a hit if Google were forced to self-immolate. However, competition would flourish if authorities curtail Google bias.

What a Google Breakup Would Mean for Travel

Online Travel

Google Maps Antitrust Probe Gains Momentum

Google argues that its integrated products offer a better user experience. Its competitors and advertisers argue that this provides Google a better bottom line.

Google Maps Antitrust Probe Gains Momentum

Online Travel

Google.com Gets Free Hotel Booking Links to Level Playing Field … A Tad

Pressure from regulators and maybe disgruntled partners prompted Google to add free booking links in search results and Maps in travel. Google certainly hasn't leveled the proverbial playing field among advertisers and non-advertisers, but hotels and smaller online travel agencies may see some benefit.

Google.com Gets Free Hotel Booking Links to Level Playing Field … A Tad

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Newest Influencer Is …. CEO Brian Chesky

Airbnb has been a savvy public relations practitioner throughout the years, and the volume of press releases the company churns out annually is legion. Brian Chesky's yearlong digital nomad stint aligns with the company's brand narrative and marketing strategy.

Airbnb’s Newest Influencer Is …. CEO Brian Chesky

Hotels

Marriott’s Refresh of W Hotels and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Marriott indicates W Hotels will get a makeover, Google Maps was the most downloaded travel app in 2021, and Omicron batters European hotels.

Marriott’s Refresh of W Hotels and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Online Travel

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Stock markets, at their best, can be hype killers, and public investors shot down many inflated private company valuations in 2021. This may be a sobering development for IPO and SPAC wannabes in 2022.

Letting the Air Out of Online Travel’s IPO Bloat

Online Travel

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App

No big surprises on Google Maps, but Booking.com outpaced rival Airbnb in downloads in the online travel agency category globally by nearly 20 million in 2021. That's not a game-changer, but it's important if Booking is going to eat into Airbnb's daunting direct-booking advantage.

Google Maps Tops in 2021 as Most-Downloaded Travel App

Online Travel

Google Maps to Redirect Drivers to Eco-Friendly Routes Just as Travelers Do More Road Trips

Big Tech firms like Google have lately been working towards making climate change more of a priority. Environmentally aware travelers will take notice. Will the efforts last until after the pandemic?

Google Maps to Redirect Drivers to Eco-Friendly Routes Just as Travelers Do More Road Trips

Online Travel

Google’s Soaring Ad Revenue Gets Little Help From Travel

Google's advertising revenue and profits skyrocketed during the fourth quarter — although travel industry spend didn't drive the results. As with other industries, travel advertisers will likely flock to YouTube for brand promotions when demand returns.

Google’s Soaring Ad Revenue Gets Little Help From Travel

Online Travel

Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places

Business travel is often dreaded by perpetual road warriors, but that’s not true for Valentina Frassi. Except when there's a pandemic, Frassi travels the world recording iconic scenes of major landmarks that most people can only dream of seeing.

Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places