Articles tagged “mobile”

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Skift Video: How The On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping Traveler Expectations

Skift Video: How The On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping Traveler Expectations

Mastercard + Skift

The rise of the On-Demand Economy, where goods and services are only a click away, has fundamentally changed the expectations of the modern consumer: we're now used to getting whatever we want whenever we want it and without friction.

2 weeks ago

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who says you can't dream big — or small? Just don't ask us to pitch on Shark Tank, please. Also, this is why we're writers and not entrepreneurs.

3 weeks ago

Hotel Booking Site Stayful Winds Down and WorldVentures Holdings Picks Up the Pieces

Hotel Booking Site Stayful Winds Down and WorldVentures Holdings Picks Up the Pieces

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We've seen it over and over again by now: Given the vast marketing resources of major players in the hotel booking arena, it is extremely hard for startups to build their brand with consumers. Building a business-to-business company is somewhat easier but Stayful's pivot might have come too late.

4 weeks ago

Middle East, African Airlines Restrict Electronic Devices on U.S.-Bound Flights

Middle East, African Airlines Restrict Electronic Devices on U.S.-Bound Flights

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In the past, authorities have been able to both move fast and be competent, but the complete lack of information provided this time around to travelers so far by airlines and authorities only creates confusion for international travelers.

2 months ago

Interview: Facebook’s Head of Travel on Hotels Going Mobile

Interview: Facebook’s Head of Travel on Hotels Going Mobile

Deanna Ting, Skift

Facebook would certainly love nothing more than for hotels to use its platforms exclusively for their mobile needs. But what Christine Warner has to share about how hotels should be thinking about mobile, and social media platforms, is advice any hotel can use.

3 months ago

4 New Travel Startups Helping Hotels Engage With Guests

4 New Travel Startups Helping Hotels Engage With Guests

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Tink Labs is a standout Hong Kong company in the hotel ecosystem. It attracted $170 million in funding to make its Handy loaner smartphones a free amenity in hotels worldwide. But we found some other companies that are also offering promising tools for hoteliers.

3 months ago

Puerto Rico Launches Mobile App to Promote Museums and Art

Puerto Rico Launches Mobile App to Promote Museums and Art

Associated Press

If you develop it, they will come -- or a least that's the hope regarding a new museum and arts app for Puerto Rico. The island saw tourism rise in 2016 despite Puerto Rico's severe economic woes.

5 months ago

Should Mount Rainier Get Cell Service or Remain a Tech-Detox Zone?

Should Mount Rainier Get Cell Service or Remain a Tech-Detox Zone?

Phuong Le, Associated Press

Should Mount Rainier get cell service? Should airline passengers be allowed to make phone calls? The Trump-Clinton campaign and Brexit are not the only things that divided the citizenry.

5 months ago

YouTube Travel Videos Still Drive Inspiration for Trip-Planning Tourists

YouTube Travel Videos Still Drive Inspiration for Trip-Planning Tourists

Dan Peltier, Skift

Everyone has been talking about video this year and mostly regarding newer platforms and products such as Snapchat, Instagram Stories, and Facebook Live, for example. But YouTube still dominates content marketing and gives brands a chance to tell stories in a more natural way rather than streaming or bite-sized video on other platforms.

5 months ago

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

Michelle Evans, Euromonitor

All markets are not created equal, and these five have lessons that are helpful beyond their borders.

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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Free Webinar: Mobile Messaging Strategies for Travel Brands

Free Webinar: Mobile Messaging Strategies for Travel Brands

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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 .

7 months ago