Articles tagged “mobile”

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.

5 days 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.

5 days ago

Video: Facebook Chief Creative Officer Thinks Virtual Reality Is a Low Priority

Video: Facebook Chief Creative Officer Thinks Virtual Reality Is a Low Priority

Hannah Sampson , Skift

It's not surprising that the chief creative officer of Facebook thinks travel companies should get smarter about using — and ostensibly advertising on — Facebook products. But he also adds insight on why mobile is so crucial for travel companies to master and why virtual reality is less important.

5 days ago

Hilton and Marriott Turn to the Internet of Things to Transform the Hotel Room Experience

Hilton and Marriott Turn to the Internet of Things to Transform the Hotel Room Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

It was only a matter of time before the big brands started rolling this smart-room technology. But what will be even more interesting is seeing which brand's approach works better in a hospitality setting, and is more appealing not only to guests but to hotel owners, too.

1 week ago

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From Limited Access to Multiple Touchpoints: The Future of Mobile Engagement

From Limited Access to Multiple Touchpoints: The Future of Mobile Engagement

Travelport + Skift

Brands need to deliver the right information at the right time to the right device in order to succeed with today’s travelers. Those that are engaging with customer touchpoints throughout the entire travel journey are the ones making the most impact.

4 weeks ago

Facebook Has Quietly Named a New Head of Global Travel Strategy

Facebook Has Quietly Named a New Head of Global Travel Strategy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With Google rumored to be ramping up its online travel efforts, it makes sense that Facebook is looking to develop more robust tools for travel companies to sell on its platform. The battle for mobile bookings is heating up.

2 months ago

Loyalty-Program Fatigue and What to Do About It

Loyalty-Program Fatigue and What to Do About It

Caroline Bremner, Euromonitor International

Personalization and mobile tools will allow loyalty programs to create more compelling offers for their members in coming years. The most important advances, however, may originate outside of the travel industry.

2 months ago

Airbnb Was Most-Installed Travel App in September

Airbnb Was Most-Installed Travel App in September

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It looks like Airbnb is experiencing a huge upswing in mobile adoption. But traditional search engines and social networks are still driving consumers to travel sites on desktop, too.

2 months ago

Google’s New Earbuds With Real-Time Translation Have Huge Implications for Travel

Google’s New Earbuds With Real-Time Translation Have Huge Implications for Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The first iteration of this technology could be glitchy, but the ability to translate your speech into 40 languages could turn out to be something of a true killer app for the travel industry.

2 months ago

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Mobile and the Next Wave of Digital Disruption: A Look at the Future of Traveler Experience

Mobile and the Next Wave of Digital Disruption: A Look at the Future of Traveler Experience

Travelport + Skift

The travel providers that are leading the new engagement economy we now live in are the ones adding value, removing friction, and offering customers seamless and relevant solutions throughout the entire travel journey.

2 months ago

TripAdvisor CEO Responds to Analyst Critiques of Its Hotel Search Strategy

TripAdvisor CEO Responds to Analyst Critiques of Its Hotel Search Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Analysts continue to critique TripAdvisor's near-term tactics. But CEO Steve Kaufer said Wednesday that no other company is as well-positioned to create value on mobile in the long run as his own.

2 months ago

U.S. Business Travelers Embrace Technology but Also Fear Its Impact

U.S. Business Travelers Embrace Technology but Also Fear Its Impact

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

U.S. business travelers want the technology tools to make their trips easier. The rest of the world, however, doesn't necessarily see technology as the solution to service problems.

2 months ago