Articles tagged “travel apps”

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.

12 months ago

The Promises That Led to Uber’s $40 Billion Valuation

The Promises That Led to Uber’s $40 Billion Valuation

Bernard Condon and Barbara Ortuta, Associated Press

Uber's promise of becoming more than just a ride app and its growing global reach is fueling its sky high valuation, which - even if exaggerated - highlights its near unlimited potential.

3 years ago

Tourism App Developer BlueBridge Raises $1 Million to Expand

Tourism App Developer BlueBridge Raises $1 Million to Expand

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although it may be difficult to get visitors to download an app for a one-time visit, those that prove useful in the planning and navigation phases are likely to improve visitors' experience and perception of the destination.

3 years ago

Tales To Go Delivers Long-Form Travel Content to Mobile Devices

Tales To Go Delivers Long-Form Travel Content to Mobile Devices

Spud Hilton, San Francisco Chronicle

Delivering long-form content directly to consumers' mobile devices sets Travel To Go apart from other content sites and magazines that see apps as a secondary, rather than primary, delivery channel.

3 years ago

5 New Travel Startups That Inspire and Organize Outdoor Travel

5 New Travel Startups That Inspire and Organize Outdoor Travel

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Many startup ideas we see today are creative and many we see piggyback on current trends, which suggests that it will be difficult for most to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive online travel market.

3 years ago

New Travel App Helps Travelers Plan Trips to North Korea

New Travel App Helps Travelers Plan Trips to North Korea

Will Coldwell, The Guardian

The app can be used as an inspiration platform as much as planning tool given that so few people have seriously considered a trip to North Korea.

3 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Built on Top of Today’s Hottest Trends

5 New Travel Startups Built on Top of Today’s Hottest Trends

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Right now we're seeing a lot of travel startups that are trying to recreate or tweak the visionary ideas that are actually driving change in the travel industry. We'd like to see more innovation, less imitation.

3 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Target Travelers’ On-the-Ground Experience

5 New Travel Startups Target Travelers’ On-the-Ground Experience

Samantha Shankman, Skift

3 years ago

5 New Travel Startups That Provide Shortcuts to Better Booking

5 New Travel Startups That Provide Shortcuts to Better Booking

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travel booking is a hassle for everyone from individual backpackers to multimillion dollar companies. These tools want to cut down on the costs and time needed to plan and then get from point A to point B.

3 years ago

5 New Travel Startups That Target Specific Customer Sets

5 New Travel Startups That Target Specific Customer Sets

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Targeting a niche customer base gives a startup focus and the ability to build a loyal following as it grows.

3 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Help Users Find Companions and Hosts

5 New Travel Startups Help Users Find Companions and Hosts

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This week's roundup of travel startups looks at services matching those that have ideas or assets from itineraries to planes to those that do not with the ultimate goal of making travel more affordable and enjoyable for all.

3 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Give Travelers a Taste of Flexibility

5 New Travel Startups Give Travelers a Taste of Flexibility

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Airlines will never give up the growing number of change and cancellation fees that boost their bottom line, but they might reconsider how the fees are divvied out if startup services gain enough traction and attention.

3 years ago