Articles tagged “social media”

Tourism

Meeting the High Expectations of the Gen Z Traveler: New Report

When predicting current and future trends, everyone in the travel industry has their eyes on Gen Z travelers, and, boy, are they demanding.

Meeting the High Expectations of the Gen Z Traveler: New Report

Travel Technology

Is Instagram the New Google for Travel? These Startups Say It Is

Startups like Tripscout, which just raised $10 million in venture capital, and Curacity say Instagram is the Next Big Thing in selling travel, much as Google was in the 2000s. Companies like TripAdvisor were built largely on their prowess at search marketing. Investors are betting that a company like these will be next.

Is Instagram the New Google for Travel? These Startups Say It Is

Online Travel

Trip.com Co-Founder Banned From Social Media for Questioning China’s Zero-Covid Policy

James Liang has been banned from posting on China's Weibo for "violating relevant laws and regulations." But few could deny that ongoing lockdowns are hitting the economy, as tourism continues to suffer.

Trip.com Co-Founder Banned From Social Media for Questioning China’s Zero-Covid Policy

Short-Term Rentals

Behind Sonder’s Multi-Pronged Tech Approach to Sell More Rooms

The self-proclaimed next-generation hospitality company has a finely tuned strategy, but it may be a slow-burner as profits continue to be elusive.

Behind Sonder’s Multi-Pronged Tech Approach to Sell More Rooms

Startups

Raus Raises $3 Million for Nature-Themed Escapes: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, Germany's Raus topped up its investment to attract more city dwellers and nature enthusiasts to its cabin getaways, while Mondee secured $20 million as it gears up to go public.

Raus Raises $3 Million for Nature-Themed Escapes: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Online Travel

U.S. Travel Brands Hop on TikTok Marketing to Reach Next-Gen Travelers

TikTok is finally becoming a promising tool for travel marketers. But brands should expect a lot of trial and error. This social video app isn't just Instagram or YouTube by another name.

U.S. Travel Brands Hop on TikTok Marketing to Reach Next-Gen Travelers

Online Travel

Social Media Influencers Sync With Startup Tools to Sell Travel

This reporter managed to include Kourtney Kardashian's Insta in this story about travel tech. #winning #socialmedia #thinkfluencer

Social Media Influencers Sync With Startup Tools to Sell Travel

Online Travel

Hotwire Tries to Hack Its Way Into Gen Z and Millennial Hearts

Hotwire is calling out the online travel industry for its failure to focus on anything but price, price, price. As a discount travel business, that message drips with irony.

Hotwire Tries to Hack Its Way Into Gen Z and Millennial Hearts

Online Travel

Finally, Airbnb IPO Will Signal a New Era of Accounting and Accountability

As a public company, Airbnb would be a dream for reporters, analysts, and investors because of the required disclosures about financials and strategy. It could also prompt competitors to up their game, and perhaps be more forthcoming about the numbers behind their own short-term rental businesses.

Finally, Airbnb IPO Will Signal a New Era of Accounting and Accountability

Online Travel

Facebook Users Still Dream of Getaways: Here’s the List of Travel’s Most Popular Videos in June

With travel to foreign countries still a tepid in many parts of the world, Facebook users are dreaming about vacations. Travel brands, particularly tourism boards and airlines, are only too happy to stoke those visions.

Facebook Users Still Dream of Getaways: Here’s the List of Travel’s Most Popular Videos in June