Articles tagged “local”

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Skift Podcast: The Past and Future of Local Discovery

Skift Podcast: The Past and Future of Local Discovery

Jason Clampet, Skift

No one company has cracked local discovery the way people have long hoped some company would. But as mobile devices become more knowledgable about what we see and do, services like Foursquare and its rivals could become much more interesting.

3 years ago

Foursquare Is Getting Into the Social Trip Planning Business

Foursquare Is Getting Into the Social Trip Planning Business

Dan Peltier, Skift

The travel startup scene is littered with the corpses of social trip-planning services. But Foursquare's check-ins are a gold mine of data, and it's smart enough that it knows this is a nice-to-have feature, not a business in itself.

3 years ago

Foursquare CEO and Founder Steps Down as App Tries to Grow

Foursquare CEO and Founder Steps Down as App Tries to Grow

Jing Cao and Sarah Frier, Bloomberg

Crowley has had the focus and dedication to the product that has allowed it to survive much longer than most other hyped products could dream of, but new blood and a new perspective should help it refocus on what Foursquare has become.

3 years ago

Google Maps’ Local Guides Program Brings Community Focus to Traveler Reviews

Google Maps’ Local Guides Program Brings Community Focus to Traveler Reviews

Dan Peltier, Skift

Google Maps needed a serious refresh to remain relevant not just in mapping, but also in reviews as travelers look for fresher content that's visually stimulating and easily navigable.

3 years ago

Yelp Is No Longer Actively Looking for a Buyer

Yelp Is No Longer Actively Looking for a Buyer

Alex Sherman, Bloomberg

Yelp would like to be more like TripAdvisor. But it's not.

4 years ago

2 Airlines That Are Helping Passengers Live Like a Local

2 Airlines That Are Helping Passengers Live Like a Local

Dan Peltier, Skift

Not all hospitality and tourism trends become aviation trends too, but the travel like a local trend touches all sectors. Some airlines recognize the trend and are doing what they can to get it right.

4 years ago

Farm to Table to Hotel for Smart Properties Looking for Authenticity

Farm to Table to Hotel for Smart Properties Looking for Authenticity

Greg Oates, Skift

There's no easier way for a hotel to distinguish itself than a restaurant that doesn't act like a hotel restaurant.

4 years ago

Lifestyle Hotels Look for a Local Edge to Stand out in the Market

Lifestyle Hotels Look for a Local Edge to Stand out in the Market

Greg Oates, Skift

The demand for a local, authentic travel experience is now driving large hotel companies to develop new brands to differentiate themselves and deliver experiences that immerse guests in local communities.

4 years ago

Groupon Closes SideTour and Shuts Down Its Tours Platform

Groupon Closes SideTour and Shuts Down Its Tours Platform

Jason Clampet, Skift

Many people have worked hard for a long time to bring tours and activities into the digital age. So far, there's very, very little to show for all the work and all the hype.

4 years ago

Yelp Is Getting Into the Tours and Activities Booking Business

Yelp Is Getting Into the Tours and Activities Booking Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Yelp's adding tours and activities' bookings highlights the mainstreaming of the sector but the way Yelp is doing this is modest and not a game-changer. Yelp hasn't acquired a tours and activities provider and isn't putting a lot of resources into in-app bookings, both of which rival TripAdvisor has done.

4 years ago

NYC & Company Shifts Focus From Tourists to Locals in New Campaign

NYC & Company Shifts Focus From Tourists to Locals in New Campaign

Samantha Shankman, Skift

With so few Americans taking full advantage of their vacation days, local travel hits the sweet spot between taking a break from reality and keeping costs low. NYC & Company is smart to target this easy-to-access "visitor" base.

5 years ago

Portland Airport Imports City’s Food Carts for Flyers

Portland Airport Imports City’s Food Carts for Flyers

Associated Press

Airports have gone local and the cart on the street corner may now appear in your airport's restaurant area or along a corridor as you get near your gate.

5 years ago