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Online Travel Agency Wheel the World to Offer Guaranteed Accessibility and Price Match

Online travel agency Wheel the World, which serves travelers with disabilities, announced on Thursday that it's offering guaranteed accessibility and price match for hotel rooms booked on its website. "We have identified those details of accessibility and the rooms that have those details,” Wheel the World CEO and co-founder Alvaro Silberstein said, adding that the…

Tour Operators

Niche Tours Building Direct Booking Tools

Few solutions exist to group niche experience and accommodations components together in a niche direct booking tool, especially for tours well off the beaten track — but that seems to be changing.

Niche Tours Building Direct Booking Tools

Online Travel

TUI Drives Loyalty Through New Connected Trip Tours

The promise of a "connected trip" has become like the buffering wheel on a lagging digital screen. But a soft launch of a new TUI Tours platform could be one to watch in the push for flexible, frictionless travel booking.

TUI Drives Loyalty Through New Connected Trip Tours

Online Travel

Why Trip.Com Thought It Needed a Generative AI Chatbot

Generative AI is far from making a considerable impact in the way travel bookings are made, but Trip.com sees the potential and is starting the hard work now.

Why Trip.Com Thought It Needed a Generative AI Chatbot

Online Travel

Sequoia Capital-Backed Safara Curates New Gen Z Travel Booking

Gen Z travelers are hard to please. With support from Sequoia and defy.vc partners, hotel booking startup Safara is looking to build loyalty in this demographic by focusing on curations, memberships, and environmental consciousness.

Sequoia Capital-Backed Safara Curates New Gen Z Travel Booking

Online Travel

Skift CEO Video: Travel Planning and Booking Are About to Converge, Are You Ready?

Integrated conversational AI has immense potential to transform travel search, planning and booking. Watch our CEO break down how search and booking engines need to step up on innovation.

Skift CEO Video: Travel Planning and Booking Are About to Converge, Are You Ready?

Travel Agents

Virtuoso’s Travel Agents Say Luxury Bubble Presents New Booking Challenges

Affluent travelers, prepared to spend as much as $48,000 per person this year on travel, are ironically driving a competitive price surge unlikely to come down in the year ahead.

Virtuoso’s Travel Agents Say Luxury Bubble Presents New Booking Challenges
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Travel Booking

Q&A: Why E-Commerce Relevancy Is Key for Today’s Blended Travel Era

As blended travel comes of age, traditional segmentation is no longer effective. This year will require a major overhaul in e-commerce strategies to ensure the individualized needs and expectations of the blended traveler are addressed in a more relevant way throughout the customer journey.

Q&A: Why E-Commerce Relevancy Is Key for Today’s Blended Travel Era

Tour Operators

The Tours and Activities Sector Doesn’t Want Its Own Apple Plug Problem

Standardization of outdated tours and activities systems by a non-profit group called OCTO sees a teething-problem approach to modernization. It leaves little incentive for more established operators to get involved. How long will this attempt to customize the sector take to reach an innovation tipping point?

The Tours and Activities Sector Doesn’t Want Its Own Apple Plug Problem
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Hotels

Q&A: Why You Should Put Payments at the Heart of Your Hospitality Tech Stack

Implementing the jumble of tools and services needed to raise the bar on the guest experience can feel like untangling spaghetti. A unified platform centered on payments can not only streamline hospitality technology, it can also power data-driven insights that save time, improve operations, reinforce loyalty, and boost revenue.

Q&A: Why You Should Put Payments at the Heart of Your Hospitality Tech Stack