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Google Thinks Smartphone Users Want Travel Discounts and Destination Advice

Google Thinks Smartphone Users Want Travel Discounts and Destination Advice

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Smartphone users of travel apps don't have many apps downloaded at a time, but are willing to try an app based on recommendations from family and friends.

4 days ago

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Free Webinar: Mobile Messaging Strategies for Travel Brands

Free Webinar: Mobile Messaging Strategies for Travel Brands

LivePerson + Skift

Like smartphones themselves, mobile messaging has become ingrained in our everyday lives. Register for this upcoming #SkiftWebinar hosted by LivePerson to learn the most effective mobile messaging strategies for travel brands .

3 weeks ago

Interview: Facebook’s Head of Travel Reveals How Brands Are Winning on the Platform

Interview: Facebook’s Head of Travel Reveals How Brands Are Winning on the Platform

Dan Peltier, Skift

What a year it has been for Facebook and the travel industry and it's not over yet. For a company with the unparalleled size and reach of Facebook to say that travel is the industry it's putting some of its most significant investment towards in the next year should tell you something about the state of the industry. We can't wait to see what's in store for 2017.

4 weeks ago

Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir: How Mobile Technology Empowers Tour Operators

Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir: How Mobile Technology Empowers Tour Operators

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As tour operators become more nimble with their use of mobile technology, they'll be able to strengthen their appeal to consumers who are looking to purchase tours and activities on demand.

4 weeks ago

Video: How Facebook Became a Role Model for Mobile-First Companies

Video: How Facebook Became a Role Model for Mobile-First Companies

Dan Peltier, Skift

Facebook has already given travel brands a variety of ways to communicate with and target consumers with relevant content. But the company's backstory on how it became mobile-first ahead of the pack is also worth knowing and is laid out in this video.

1 month ago

Yelp Gives Up on International Growth, Layoffs Probable

Yelp Gives Up on International Growth, Layoffs Probable

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Yelp struggled outside North America, and is giving up on developing its business abroad. Competing against business listings from companies like Google and TripAdvisor has taken its toll on the company.

1 month ago

Event Booking App YPlan Raised $38 Million But Was Sold For Just $3 Million

Event Booking App YPlan Raised $38 Million But Was Sold For Just $3 Million

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another app-based start-up has failed to live up to the hype. And we're still waiting for a company in the tours and activities field to translate marketing buzz into a scalable and profitable business.

1 month ago

Google Flights Now Notifies Flyers When Airfares Will Expire

Google Flights Now Notifies Flyers When Airfares Will Expire

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google has several very clear advantages over competitors: its mountains of data sets and the computing power to do something with them. That's the context of some of these incremental changes in Google Flights and hotel search. Slowly but surely, after much data crunching and testing, Google -- which already is one of the largest players in travel -- is enhancing its flight and hotel products for consumers and advertisers.

2 months ago

Hotels Find That Guests Won’t Wait When It Comes to Mobile Messaging

Hotels Find That Guests Won’t Wait When It Comes to Mobile Messaging

Deanna Ting, Skift

While we'd probably cut these response times in half or maybe more before we start to get frustrated, the importance of this survey lies not in how long people are willing to wait for a response to a hotel service request made by text, mobile apps, email, or social media. It's the fact that more hotels need to be paying attention to these channels and instituting better standards for addressing requests that come through them.

2 months ago

FAA Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 From All Airplanes, Threatening Criminal Charges for Non-Compliance

FAA Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 From All Airplanes, Threatening Criminal Charges for Non-Compliance

Brian Sumers , Skift

This will be a tough rule to enforce, but the U.S. government probably made the right call. Why take the risk of having a fire on an airplane, especially for a phone Samsung has recalled?

2 months ago

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Is Event Intelligence the Key to Executing Smarter Meetings?

Is Event Intelligence the Key to Executing Smarter Meetings?

Cendyn/EVENTS + Skift

As digital technology replaces the need for some types of traditional in-person meetings, Smart Meeting Management technology is bringing back the relevancy of in-person meetings and making them more engaging and measurably profitable.

2 months ago

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The Modern Hotelier: The Coupling of Mobility and Connectivity

The Modern Hotelier: The Coupling of Mobility and Connectivity

LodgIQ + Skift

Taking advantage of the innovations in technology will ultimately help hoteliers make better decisions faster, giving them the advantage they need to be ahead of the curve, not behind it.

2 months ago