Articles tagged “mobile”

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.

5 days 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

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Free Webinar: Mobile Messaging Strategies for Travel Brands

Free Webinar: Mobile Messaging Strategies for Travel Brands

LivePerson + Skift

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3 months 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 months 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 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago