Articles tagged “mobile apps”

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.

2 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.

4 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?

4 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.

4 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.

6 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.

1 year 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

The Future of Smart Airports — Digital Travel Marketing This Week

The Future of Smart Airports — Digital Travel Marketing This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

Given how much time we all spend at airports, it's a sector of the travel industry that's ripe for technology innovation and disruption.

2 years ago

The Standard Launches a Same-Day Booking App for Independent Hotels

The Standard Launches a Same-Day Booking App for Independent Hotels

Deanna Ting, Skift

Even more exciting than the launch of this app is the transformative potential it could have for the participating independent hotels in terms of data sharing, loyalty program opportunities, messaging, mobile services, and so much more.

2 years ago

Hilton’s Newest App Feature Ups the Game in Guest Personalization

Hilton’s Newest App Feature Ups the Game in Guest Personalization

Deanna Ting, Skift

Minority Report meets hotels. It was inevitable. It’ll be interesting to see how this tech evolves, and how hotels walk the fine line between being serviceable and just pushing ads into guests’ phones.

2 years ago

4 Charts That Illustrate the State of Mobile Travel App Bookings

4 Charts That Illustrate the State of Mobile Travel App Bookings

Dan Peltier, Skift

Whoever believes that online travel agencies are down and out during this direct bookings push by hotels is sorely mistaken. Not only does this data show travelers still fully embrace booking sites, it also shows that they're increasingly using them on mobile devices -- a platform increasingly eating share from desktop.

3 years ago