Articles tagged “travel inspiration”

TripAdvisor Launches Redesign to Hook the Non-Bookers

TripAdvisor Launches Redesign to Hook the Non-Bookers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If travelers aren't ready to book, feed them some inspiration and hope they'll hang around until they are. That is essentially what TripAdvisor's new travel feed is all about. Will the grand experiment work? We'll have to wait and see how the feature evolves.

2 months ago

TripAdvisor CEO on Moving From User Reviews Toward Professional Content

TripAdvisor CEO on Moving From User Reviews Toward Professional Content

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor will start showcasing content from long-dismissed professional reviewers so it can be more of a resource to visitors who aren't ready to book. Is nothing sacrosanct anymore?

4 months ago

The State of Travel Startups: What’s In, What’s Out

The State of Travel Startups: What’s In, What’s Out

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If some of the well-intentioned founders of travel inspiration startups might be accused of creating pie-in-the-sky business plans, investors are pouring their money into more grounded enterprises, with lots of sharing economy ground transportation startups attracting the highest funding on average.

4 years ago

InterContinental Hotels Seeks to Expand Traveler Appeal with Amadeus Technology Partnership

InterContinental Hotels Seeks to Expand Traveler Appeal with Amadeus Technology Partnership

Dennis Schaal, Skift

InterContinental Hotels is savvy to recognize that it needs to go beyond the low-hanging fruit of converting lookers into bookers, and needs to be involved in earlier and later phases of the guest journey. Amadeus has experience with some of these things on the airline side of things, but it remains to be seen how effective it will translate into hotels.

5 years ago

Travel Inspiration Is Back from the Dead, But This Time It’s on Booking Sites

Travel Inspiration Is Back from the Dead, But This Time It’s on Booking Sites

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When even a company such as Booking.com -- which is obsessed with transactions -- launches an Inspire Me feature, you know a trend is afoot. This next generation of travel inspiration features have something that earlier pioneers didn't: they are integrated lockstep with bookings.

5 years ago