Articles tagged “mobile”

HotelTonight CEO Chides Big Competitors for Misguided Priorities

HotelTonight CEO Chides Big Competitors for Misguided Priorities

Sarah Enelow, Skift

HotelTonight made a smart move by expanding beyond last-minute bookings. So far, the company's willingness to tweak its product and roll with the punches is paying off with profitability.

4 days ago

TripIt Can Now Tell You When to Leave the House for Your Flight

TripIt Can Now Tell You When to Leave the House for Your Flight

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's fairly shocking to see that TripIt, which lives deep in the belly of Concur and SAP, is still innovating. We had given TripIt up for dead, but there appears to be a pulse.

4 weeks ago

New Skift Research Report: WeChat Strategies for Global Travel Brands 2018

New Skift Research Report: WeChat Strategies for Global Travel Brands 2018

Meghan Carty, Skift

WeChat may be key for travel brands and destinations looking to appeal to Chinese outbound travelers. However, brands need to go beyond simply copying and pasting content from western social media to see the kind of payoff they are hoping for.

4 weeks ago

Voice Search Will Change Travel Marketing Faster Than You Think

Voice Search Will Change Travel Marketing Faster Than You Think

Colin Nagy, Skift

Voice will change the current travel marketing funnel much faster than we think. Savvy marketers and technologists should begin thinking about ways to make an impact on this burgeoning channel.

4 weeks ago

CES 2018 Report: A New Data Era Will Reshape the Travel Industry

CES 2018 Report: A New Data Era Will Reshape the Travel Industry

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Consumer behavior will shift in drastic ways in coming years, powered by a new generation of devices with ridiculously fast data connections and the mainstreaming of gadgets that have been niche products until now.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor CEO Sees Mobile Leading to More In-Destination Engagement

TripAdvisor CEO Sees Mobile Leading to More In-Destination Engagement

Hannah Sampson, Skift

TripAdvisor will continue fighting to get a bigger piece of the online travel booking pie in 2018. It's a familiar refrain at this point.

2 months ago

Brands Must Rethink Engagement With the New Digitally Connected Traveler

Brands Must Rethink Engagement With the New Digitally Connected Traveler

Michelle Evans, Euromonitor International

Widespread digital connectivity has created a generation of travelers who are more impatient, demanding, and savvy than ever before. Travel brands must adapt to meet those needs.

2 months ago

Apple Maps Adds Airport Terminal Guide for Travelers

Apple Maps Adds Airport Terminal Guide for Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Built-in maps of airport terminals are certainly useful for iPhone users. But this new feature has a long way to go in terms of airports included and the granularity of information available, before it becomes a mainstay for frequent travelers.

2 months ago

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Why Travel Brands Need to Be Present Across the End-to-End Journey

Why Travel Brands Need to Be Present Across the End-to-End Journey

Travelport + Skift

Thanks to mobile’s ubiquity, there’s never been a better time for brands in the travel space to consider how they can offer their customers practical solutions and real value throughout the complete traveler journey.

3 months ago

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Learning from Asia: Tech Insights from Travel’s Fastest-Growing Region

Learning from Asia: Tech Insights from Travel’s Fastest-Growing Region

Cartrawler + Skift

The West has long spearheaded innovation, but in recent years, Asia has led some of the most strategically crucial areas of technological advancement.

3 months ago

Google Earbuds With Real-Time Translation Aren’t Much More Than a Gimmick

Google Earbuds With Real-Time Translation Aren’t Much More Than a Gimmick

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The future you're promised is never the future you get. Google is touting artificial intelligence-powered translation capability as a transformative feature for its users, but it's really just an impractical repackaging of existing technology.

3 months ago

AccorHotels Has a Community Hub Strategy With Local Services App

AccorHotels Has a Community Hub Strategy With Local Services App

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is a sign of a much bigger shift in the entire travel industry where travel brands no longer want to just be "travel" brands. Hotels don't want to just be hotels. Instead, they want to be platforms for offering you experiences whenever and wherever you may be.

3 months ago