Articles tagged “trip planning”

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Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer Officially Steps Down and Looks Forward to Next Chapter

Tripadvisor co-founder Steve Kaufer has stepped down as CEO after 22 years, as expected, and Matt Goldberg took over. Tripadvisor co-founder and CEO Steve Kaufer. Tripadvisor In a Twitter post Friday, Kaufer offered "some parting thoughts" and said he welcomed any ideas on a new gig that would be "disruptive, challenging and impactful." https://twitter.com/kaufer/status/1542956666710380545?s=20&t=FVJkI9c8KQDXcminQ-jP6g Kaufer…

Hotels

Wyndham’s App Update Is Made for Road Trips

Hundreds of thousands of Americans regularly struggle to plan long-distance trips with stops at hotels that are pet friendly or have parking for large trucks. Wyndham's new tool aims to address this hassle.

Wyndham’s App Update Is Made for Road Trips

News Blog

Give Up Travel Because of Inflation? Gen Z in UK Is Undeterred

Despite inflation taking a chunk out of family spending power in the UK, only 8 percent of Gen Z respondents in a survey said they would give up vacation plans to cut costs. But the Advertising Week Europe survey, conducted by Lucid, found a generational divide on the issue. Boomers — people age 68-77 —…

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus’ New Text Service Lacks the Human Touch

Tripadvisor's travel-planning help by text for Tripadvisor Plus subscribers plays to the company's strengths — user reviews and a global roster of hotels, restaurants and things to do listings. It really can't compete, though, with a real travel agent who has visited the destination and knows the hotel general manager personally.

Tripadvisor Plus’ New Text Service Lacks the Human Touch

Online Travel

A New Trivago Will Have More Booking and Travel Inspiration

While Tripadvisor has transitioned over the years away from hotel metasearch in a big way — largely because of Google's incursions — Trivago is just starting to dabble with diversification. That tilt could lead to more significant changes in the future.

A New Trivago Will Have More Booking and Travel Inspiration

Online Travel

Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

From the wishful thinking and hype of years ago, the connected trip is beginning to draw real investment and become a thing. It will take a very extended period of time to make it a more meaningful development. In that faraway horizon, will there indeed be any differentiation among the leading providers?

Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

Online Travel

What Utrip’s Tragic Final Year Can Teach Other Travel Startups

What makes Utrip's collapse eye-catching is that the company had the makings of becoming a respectable, if not a sensational, business. A timeline of the company's strategic decisions and failed attempt to get acquired may provide a few lessons for other travel startups.

What Utrip’s Tragic Final Year Can Teach Other Travel Startups

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Find Already-Complex Cruise Bookings Are Getting Even Harder

This might be the best time in history for travel advisors to sell cruises, but it's also the most complex. Those who take time to know the growing array of cruise choices and focus on the high end of the market are the most likely to succeed.

Travel Advisors Find Already-Complex Cruise Bookings Are Getting Even Harder

Online Travel

If Only Vacation Planning Were Just Another Project to Manage on Trello

It's often true that the best ideas or inventions for travel are those that originate outside the sector. Could this be one?

If Only Vacation Planning Were Just Another Project to Manage on Trello

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Make the Most of Post-Trip Phone Calls in a Digital World

Following up with clients after a trip is a critical part of the travel-planning process. However, getting clients to truly open up about their experiences takes finesse.

Travel Advisors Make the Most of Post-Trip Phone Calls in a Digital World