Articles tagged “mobile”

Amazon Confirms Flight-Booking Launch as Part of a Superapp Strategy

Amazon Confirms Flight-Booking Launch as Part of a Superapp Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Amazon wants to be a superapp, the mobile tool of choice to book flights, buy books, and make payments. In travel, flights are only the beginning.

1 month ago

Booking Drops Hotel Requirement to Book Tours and Activities

Booking Drops Hotel Requirement to Book Tours and Activities

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com's hotel focus has given way to a strategy to serve travelers at every portion of the trip. TripAdvisor already does it, Expedia too. Airbnb is on that full-service road. So Booking.com will have plenty of company.

1 month ago

Google Is Filling In the Missing Pieces With Mobile Flight-Delay Notifications

Google Is Filling In the Missing Pieces With Mobile Flight-Delay Notifications

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google Assistant will soon start sending flight-delay notifications on mobile, and informing travelers about the reasons behind the disruption to their itineraries. This could be a really great service, and Google will do it at scale. Rest assured that an automated flight-rebooking service won't be too far behind.

6 months ago

What 5G Will Mean for Hotels and Events

What 5G Will Mean for Hotels and Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Arriving soon: 5G mobile internet. But it will likely be years before it is deployed around the world in any significant ways. Travel companies, along with event professionals, should start planning now for a future defined by ubiquitous access to high-speed data.

7 months ago

TripAdvisor Digs Deeper Into Social Travel With a Personalized Recommendation Feed

TripAdvisor Digs Deeper Into Social Travel With a Personalized Recommendation Feed

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor already was a social travel site before the beta launch of its new travel feed, and it has resources in this area that many failed startups didn't have — namely, a massive user base, a global brand, and profit. Still, this site redesign may not move the proverbial needle as much as the company hopes.

9 months ago

India’s Outbound Tourism Spending Is Expected to Grow Rapidly

India’s Outbound Tourism Spending Is Expected to Grow Rapidly

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

The India outbound market is already huge and doesn’t show any signs of slowing its growth. It’s about time the global travel industry started paying attention if companies hope to capture a share of the market.

10 months ago

Delete Didi Movement Shakes China Ridesharing Service

Delete Didi Movement Shakes China Ridesharing Service

Bloomberg

Whether it's an airline (United) or a ridesharing service (Didi and Uber), a corporate reputation can be pummeled in a social media minute. Didi executives claim they are now emphasizing safety as the number one priority and making growth secondary. At least they are saying the right things.

10 months ago

New Skift Research Report: The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

New Skift Research Report: The State of India Outbound Travel 2018

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

The India outbound travel market is poised to boom in a matter of years. The global travel industry needs to make itself aware of this market and why it matters now, so they’re not scrambling to catch up later.

10 months ago

Meeting Planners Turn to Mobile Tools for Event Sourcing

Meeting Planners Turn to Mobile Tools for Event Sourcing

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate confidence is high, so more meetings are taking place offsite. This is putting pressure on planners to source and plan events more efficiently, so many are turning to mobile tools to help.

11 months ago

Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

Opportunities for the 15 Ways Travelers Use Mobile: Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

If there is a common thread throughout the in-destination journey today, it’s mobile. Even so, gaps exist in mobile usage between parts of the journey and the key players in each part. For those that are behind, it’s urgent to play catch-up.

11 months ago

All The Ways U.S. Travelers Use Mobile at Destinations: New Skift Research

All The Ways U.S. Travelers Use Mobile at Destinations: New Skift Research

Meghan Carty, Skift Research

From finding things to do, to making spontaneous bookings, and more, mobile has a role to play at each part of the in-destination journey. Travel brands that can add value to this mobile journey have a lot to gain.

11 months ago

Technologies Every Hotelier Needs to Understand: Latest From Skift Research

Technologies Every Hotelier Needs to Understand: Latest From Skift Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The hotel industry needs to catch up with the times when it comes to technology, and we're not just talking about cloud offerings and software-as-a-service technologies. The smart hotelier of today is investing in next generation tech capabilities such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, voice capabilities, virtual reality, robotics, and more, but all with the guest experience in mind.

12 months ago