Articles tagged “mobile apps”

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The Hotels, Airlines and Cruise Brands Using Premium Content to Build Loyalty

The Hotels, Airlines and Cruise Brands Using Premium Content to Build Loyalty

PressReader + Skift

Some innovative hotels, airlines, and cruise operators are using premium content to deepen their connection with guests and enhance consumer experience.

3 months ago

Overwhelmed Conference Attendees Crave Personalized Recommendations

Overwhelmed Conference Attendees Crave Personalized Recommendations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Conference-goers feel overwhelmed by making choices about which sessions to attend and who to network with. Digital tools featuring personalization can help smooth over these pain points.

4 months ago

Airstream Is Turning Recreational Vehicles Into Smart Homes

Airstream Is Turning Recreational Vehicles Into Smart Homes

Kyle Stock, Bloomberg

The classic American camper brand will now let digital nomads control their campers by iPhone. Airstream started taking orders for a $1,000 kit that will convert any of its vehicles into a smart home. The move gives new meaning to the phrase "turn on, tune in, and drop out."

4 months ago

Legacy Airlines Look to Asia for Travel Technology Innovations

Legacy Airlines Look to Asia for Travel Technology Innovations

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Traditional airlines don’t ever want to be caught unprepared again, as they were when low-cost carriers disrupted their gig. And Asia is where they look to for a head start on travel tech innovations. Never see legacies as geriatric ever again.

4 months ago

Hotels Play a Bigger Role as Matchmakers With the Help of Technology

Hotels Play a Bigger Role as Matchmakers With the Help of Technology

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hotels and dating apps: a match made for the digital age that shows how far hospitality is going to market experiences.

7 months ago

Apple’s New iPhone Push Notification Tweaks Could Help Travel Brands

Apple’s New iPhone Push Notification Tweaks Could Help Travel Brands

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite the hype, Apple is merely playing catch-up to Android by rolling out new tools for fine-tuning app notifications. But it's still good news for the many users of business travel apps on Apple devices.

9 months ago

New Hilton-Foursquare Mobile Concierge Is a Promising But Missed Opportunity

New Hilton-Foursquare Mobile Concierge Is a Promising But Missed Opportunity

Deanna Ting, Skift

The idea's there, but why not take it a step further and personalize it that much more?

9 months ago

Mobile-First Booking Startup HotelTonight Expands to Desktop

Mobile-First Booking Startup HotelTonight Expands to Desktop

Sean O'Neill, Skift

HotelTonight is no longer a mobile-only company. It's no longer just for same-day stays, as its name once implied. Investors seem to want no potential income left on the table, even if the brand must lose some of its original distinctiveness.

10 months ago

Top Korea Hotel App Takes Majority Stake in Singapore Startup Zen Rooms

Top Korea Hotel App Takes Majority Stake in Singapore Startup Zen Rooms

Sam Kim, Bloomberg

Southeast Asia is one of the world's fastest-growing travel markets, and companies that want in on the excitement could learn from Yanolja and Zen's localized apps that are making waves in the region.

11 months ago

Most Hotel Apps Still Need a Radical Overhaul

Most Hotel Apps Still Need a Radical Overhaul

Deanna Ting, Skift

If mobile is increasingly becoming a more popular channel, not only for booking and search but also for in-destination travel experiences, this report is proof that hotels have a lot of work to do when it comes to their apps.

2 years ago

Guests Are More Satisfied at Hotels That Are Mobile Friendly

Guests Are More Satisfied at Hotels That Are Mobile Friendly

Deanna Ting, Skift

Where online travel agencies make it easy for guests to book hotel rooms from their smartphones, hotels need to do a much better job if they want more direct bookings. And they need to make better apps while they're at it.

2 years ago

What Marriott Learned From Starwood’s Loyalty and Digital Expertise

What Marriott Learned From Starwood’s Loyalty and Digital Expertise

Deanna Ting, Skift

Big data, AI, and geo-fencing are coming together to reshape the hotel guest experience, and their combined influence will no doubt change the way hotel brands manage their loyalty programs.

2 years ago