Articles tagged “trip planning”

Priceline Exec Says Virtual Reality May Make Travel Planning Obsolete

It was almost heresy a few years ago to say that people would arrive for a trip in a destination without a hotel reservation. Advances in artificial intelligence and virtual reality in coming years may take that whole trend even further. Will your grandkids say, "Trip-planning: What was that?"

3 weeks ago

New Google Trips Mobile App Uses Gmail to Source Reservations, Recommendations

Google already had Google Maps when it added Google Flights in 2011 and later hotel metasearch and booking. With the launches of a destinations app, which pairs flight and hotel bookings, in 2015, and now the Google Trips app for organizing reservations and making tours and activities recommendations, Google's travel business is slowly, if steadily, becoming pervasive. Google can afford to bide its time -- it is, after all, Google.

1 month ago

Google’s New Mobile Tool Lets You Compare Destinations by Price

Should competitors be concerned that Destinations on Google is a harbinger of Google's global takeover of trip-planning and the travel industry? Don't be paranoid. Plenty of companies can out-compete Google but its dominance of search and ability to make traffic disappear on a dime are ongoing headaches given that the playing field tilts toward Mountain View, California.

8 months ago

Foursquare Is Getting Into the Social Trip Planning Business

The travel startup scene is littered with the corpses of social trip-planning services. But Foursquare's check-ins are a gold mine of data, and it's smart enough that it knows this is a nice-to-have feature, not a business in itself.

9 months ago

The Most Successful Trip Planning App Still Comes in a Paper Version

Old school isn't always a nostalgic, vintage throwback. Sometimes it's just the smartest way to do things.

1 year ago

6 Ways to Make Travel Magazines Better

Where do we send our subscription money?

2 years ago

Venture Capitalists Discuss the Missteps of Travel Startups

If you are thinking of launching a travel startup, please read this before you waste years of your life, and become old, gray and bitter.

2 years ago

Travefy Acquires Another Group Travel-Planning Site

Established trip-planning sites, whether they deal in individual travelers or groups, are not fearful of this acquisition.

2 years ago

Georgia Adds Content and Trip Planning to Its Tourism Website

Although most travelers research more than a dozen sites when planning a trip, information and direction shared by official tourism boards are key to building awareness of a destinations' offerings and opportunities.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Aim for Smarter Pre-Trip Planning

2 years ago

Interview: Trippy’s CEO on Travel Startups and the Art of the Pivot

Trippy is banking on the premise that its new question and answer platform for travel will be a cut above the rest in terms of quality, and that it will distinguish itself in the way it maps attractions and concisely summarises their basics for travel planning. That begs the question: Will it be enough?

2 years ago

Personal Recommendations Are Still the Most Important Planning Source for Travelers

The key learnings are in the socio-demographic breakdowns: the young are using and seeking out travel information in many different ways than previous generations have, and the shares of various channels are likely continue to change in the next few years.

3 years ago