Articles tagged “mobile”

Tourism

Tourism Agencies Use Mobile Data to Track Travelers Crashing With Friends and Relatives

Limitations on understanding the travelers visiting friends and relatives segment have been eroding, but they are still there when it comes to the imaginations of destination marketers. Tourism agencies should try to push the envelope.

Tourism Agencies Use Mobile Data to Track Travelers Crashing With Friends and Relatives

Online Travel

15 Key Moments During Sam Shank’s Days at Airbnb-Owned HotelTonight

Sam Shank and HotelTonight had a significant impact on the travel industry's competitive landscape. We picked 15 pivotal events that helped to define Shank's legacy as co-founder and CEO as he embarks for a new journey elsewhere.

15 Key Moments During Sam Shank’s Days at Airbnb-Owned HotelTonight

Online Travel

HotelTonight Founder Sam Shank Leaves Airbnb After an Extended Stay

HotelTonight is the fastest, and probably the most exquisite and feisty hotel booking app around. Regardless of its future with Airbnb, it created dozens of imitators, and set the standard.

HotelTonight Founder Sam Shank Leaves Airbnb After an Extended Stay

Travel Agents

American Express Travel Is Right on Point for Certain Millennial Travelers

The American Express Travel website and mobile experience won't win user experience awards. But it may have something better for cardmembers — private fares, other negotiated deals, perks and points redemption.

American Express Travel Is Right on Point for Certain Millennial Travelers

News Blog

Google Will No Longer Be a Place to Book Travel as Fewer Travelers Were Using It

Google announced it will shut Book on Google for flights for users outside the U.S. at the end of September, and told Skift it will likewise end the feature in the U.S. sometime after March 31. It turns out, a declining number of users were booking their flights on Google, which acknowledged that travelers would…

News Blog

Travel Hacks Galore to Ease the Pain of Hassled Travel

The New York Times published a story a few days ago headlined, Tech Hacks to Make Traveling Right Now Less of a Headache. The famous Racoon Stealer malware is back ☠️ And it brought new updates that you should know. Source: SurfShark In the story, the author recommended: Book direct with the airline or hotel…

Online Travel

7 Takeaways From Online Travel Agencies Slugging It Out on Mobile

Once dismissed as a commission-free loss leader, flights are a new battleground as Expedia and Hopper compete over keywords and customers on mobile.

7 Takeaways From Online Travel Agencies Slugging It Out on Mobile

Travel Booking

Travel’s Mobile Commerce Sales: How the West Can Close the Gap With Asia

People in the West traditionally have used mobile phones as a research tool and a desktop for transactions whereas in the East, since people mostly skipped the offline era, users began directly in the digital age through mobile. Companies looking to boost mobile commerce need to create unique touchpoints and tailor their product offerings to achieve a greater sales mix.

Travel’s Mobile Commerce Sales: How the West Can Close the Gap With Asia

Announcements

Calling Travel’s Future Without Fear Then and Now on Skift’s 9th Anniversary

When we officially launched Skift on July 30, 2012, we couldn't have envisioned the insanity and tragedy of 2020 and 2021. But we got through it as a company, and much of the global travel industry, licking its wounds, has likewise proved to be as adaptable as the circumstances demand.

Calling Travel’s Future Without Fear Then and Now on Skift’s 9th Anniversary

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Sees Short-Term Hit to Profit Margins From Connected Trip Strategy

With the recent launch of flights for its U.S. point of sale, and development of a payments platform, Booking.com continues to work on CEO Glenn Fogel's signature connected trip strategy. It's probably tough to learn too much so far about flights when hardly anyone is flying, but the initiative looks to be proceeding apace under the covers.

Booking Holdings Sees Short-Term Hit to Profit Margins From Connected Trip Strategy