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Articles tagged “ota”

5 Charts Showing How UK Travelers Plan Trips Online

Booking sites are prominent throughout the online trip-planning process for U.K. travelers and while they're one of the most used channels for booking, airline and hotel sites become more important when travelers are ready to pull the trigger. Offline travel agents and tour operators are big, too, but not covered by this survey.

5 months ago

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The Convergence of Media and Booking Spells a New Day for Online Travel

As travel consumers become blind to advertisements and ill-conceived promotions from booking sites, there is a rising need for the smart curation of hotels and travel experiences by trusted media brands. Consumers don’t need more choices, they need better ones

12 months ago

Orbitz Gives In, Hires Bankers to Find a Buyer

Orbitz Worldwide is putting itself up for sale, and the leak to Bloomberg may be a signal that the bidding hasn't been particularly robust to date.

2 years ago

Interview: The Indie Airfare Deals Site That Has Flight Geeks Talking

There is definitely something to be said for hand-picked, curated airfare deals, and The Flight Deal is finding a niche. How much the site expands beyond the FlyerTalk crowd is another question.

2 years ago

Orbitz Tries to Build Loyalty With New Restaurant Rewards Program

Is this Orbitz trying to make a restaurant play like TripAdvisor and Priceline? Or trying to build loyalty via a third party? We're not sure either.

2 years ago

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4 Trends Defining the Evolution of Online Travel

Amadeus provides the technology, which keeps the travel sector moving - from initial search to making a booking, from pricing to ticketing, from managing reservations to managing check-in and departure processes. It is this strong commitment that we believe will enable us to continue working with our customers and partners to shape the future of travel.

2 years ago

Travelocity Tops Online Travel Agencies in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Travelocity officials have long said that its brand punches above its weight with consumers, and the J.D. Power survey bears that out. Still, Travelocity's top marks are somewhat ironic because for the last few months Expedia has been providing Travelocity with customer service and technology.

2 years ago

Ctrip Concedes Credit Card Breach at a Very Inopportune Moment

The data breach at Ctrip comes as Chinese travelers are rapidly discarding the call center option for online and mobile transactions. Such compromising of customers' credit card data undermines confidence in China's online booking market.

3 years ago

Orbitz Installs a COO After 7 Years Without One

Orbitz is tying the move to name a COO to finally having its far-flung travel brands on a common technology platform. Alignment of tech and alignment of brands, or so goes the party line. Was anyone minding the store before this?

3 years ago

Skyscanner Appoints New Chairman With Expertise in Mobile

Skyscanner got a little more diverse, selecting a woman as chairman, and importantly picked someone who might be able to assist its transition into mobile.

3 years ago

Alibaba to Let Chinese Users Buy Airline Tickets Online Without Credit Cards

This is big news for airlines, and big news for online travel in China. Expect a surge in mobile and desktop booking, as well as other players to come up with equally flexible payment methods.

3 years ago

Targeting the Growing Number of Chinese Travelers Booking on International Sites

With such low penetration in China, there's an incredible amount of growth opportunity for Chinese and International brands to re-invent the online booking experience.

3 years ago