Articles tagged “upselling”

Hotels

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Weirdly, airlines are the upselling masters. But spacious hotels and short-term rentals have much more to cross-sell to travelers than any flying tin cans have. Calling all consumer brands and local artisans: Here's the new "product placement."

Startups Are Turning Hotels and Rentals Into Shops for Retail Goods

Mergers and Acquisitions

Private Equity Backs Travel Upgrade Startup Plusgrade to Do Acquisitions

Expect more travel tech companies to mimic Plusgrade and get private equity backing to be able to do the acquisitions they need to grow during the recovery.

Private Equity Backs Travel Upgrade Startup Plusgrade to Do Acquisitions

Hotels

The Latest Hotel Perk? Renting Electric Fun Utility Vehicles as Upsells

Years ago, leisure travelers typically rented cars at the airport. But many now hail rides to hotels instead. That behavior shift gives properties a chance to rent out electric vehicles.

The Latest Hotel Perk? Renting Electric Fun Utility Vehicles as Upsells

Online Travel

Amadeus Will Deploy Hopper’s Upsell Products to Airlines and Agencies

Amadeus will distribute Hopper's upsells, such as trip cancellation protection, for consumers to add when buying from airlines and agencies. Seems like B2B2B2C is the new business-to-consumer (B2C).

Amadeus Will Deploy Hopper’s Upsell Products to Airlines and Agencies

Airlines

Singapore Airlines Doubles Down on the E-Commerce Trend by Carriers

The superapp is where it's at in Asia, so it's not a surprise to see Singapore's flag carrier broaden its e-commerce playbook. Yet looking worldwide, it's remarkable how many airlines are now going direct-to-consumer in selling non-flight products and services.

Singapore Airlines Doubles Down on the E-Commerce Trend by Carriers

Online Travel

Travel Insurance Gets More Innovative With This Startup Merger

New tech is enabling travel brands to upsell consumers with more targeted trip insurance policies. Think rain cancellation policies for camping or ski trips.

Travel Insurance Gets More Innovative With This Startup Merger

Coronavirus

Oracle Hospitality to Buy Hotel Tech Startup Nor1 That Upsells You Before You Reach the Front Desk

Oracle Hospitality's first acquisition under new top boss Alex Alt takes the hotel tech giant deeper into guest-facing interactions before guests arrive at a property, not just once they reach the front desk.

Oracle Hospitality to Buy Hotel Tech Startup Nor1 That Upsells You Before You Reach the Front Desk

Airlines

Travel Megatrends 2019: Travel Upselling Gets Smarter Than Ever

Travel companies have long tried to woo their current customers into buying more, but their promotional tactics have tended to be generic and blunt. Not anymore. Brands are now adopting sophisticated technology to make their sales pitches relevant and effective.

Travel Megatrends 2019: Travel Upselling Gets Smarter Than Ever