Articles tagged “online booking”

Online Travel

The 10 Best Designed Tourism Websites in the World 2022

In a frantic attempt to avoid being left behind, official tourism organization websites are doing their best to catch up to the high expectations of the new traveler — tourists of the post-pandemic digital age.

The 10 Best Designed Tourism Websites in the World 2022

Business Travel

Google Selects Prince Harry-Backed Travalyst for Emissions Data on Flight Searches

With the search engine also publishing the methodology and framework for other travel sellers to adopt, there's a greater chance that carbon emissions data will eventually become standardized, and less confusing. But there's still a long way to go.

Google Selects Prince Harry-Backed Travalyst for Emissions Data on Flight Searches

Short-Term Rentals

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Other than at exception-to-the-rule Google, metasearch has been on a downward spiral in vacation rentals for years. HomeToGo is turning itself into a series of booking sites instead, which just might work in that holiday home sector.

HomeToGo Buys E-Domizil for $45 Million In Homes Strategy Shift

Online Travel

Barbados’ Foray Into Online Booking and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Barbados creates its own online travel booking platform, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky takes suggestions from Twitter followers about what the company should launch, and 2022 will likely see a large number of major deals in the hotel industry.

Barbados’ Foray Into Online Booking and Other Top Travel Stories This Week

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

Online Travel

Thailand’s TakeMeTour to Ride Out Crisis Storm Selling Its Tech Expertise to Other Businesses

The surge in adoption of new practices and technologies could be the silver lining for travel firms determined to come out on the other side of the coronavirus crisis.

Thailand’s TakeMeTour to Ride Out Crisis Storm Selling Its Tech Expertise to Other Businesses

Online Travel

Skift Global Forum Video: Responsible Travel Marketing in the Era of Data, Privacy, and the Always-On Consumer

Travel marketing was a hot topic at this year’s Skift Global Forum in New York. In this video recap from the event, we learn about how travel marketers can deliver relevant messages to consumers at the right moment while still respecting growing requests for privacy.

Skift Global Forum Video: Responsible Travel Marketing in the Era of Data, Privacy, and the Always-On Consumer

Business Travel

What Is the Future of Packaged Vacations After Thomas Cook’s Collapse?

Package holidays are changing and under pressure, but in markets such as the UK, Germany, China, and Canada, these offline options still have their place. Failure to adapt was a contributing factor in Thomas Cook's demise, but there were a whole bunch of other things going on as well.

What Is the Future of Packaged Vacations After Thomas Cook’s Collapse?

Airlines

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

United is the first U.S. airline to let its passengers pick a gender option other than male or female when booking tickets. Delta and other carriers said last month that they plan to make similar moves shortly. We’re with they/them.

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

Meetings

Online Booking Finally Becomes Reality for Meeting Planners

Figuring out where to hold a small meeting is becoming more like booking a flight or hotel online. As more of the giant hotel chains buy into this model, there is the potential for the wider distribution marketplace for meetings space to shift significantly.

Online Booking Finally Becomes Reality for Meeting Planners