Is Trust Enough in The Sharing Economy?

By tackling the issue of trust, not only will companies in the sharing economy be able to raise standards, they might also be able to keep regulators off their backs.

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The Dream of a Pan-African Budget Airline Is Fading

While some of fastjet's wounds have been self-inflicted, it hasn't been helped by problems in key markets. The radical turnaround plans initiated by the new CEO seem like the last throw of the dice.

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Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

These spokespeople from Puerto Rico tourism agencies want to make one thing clear: neither Zika nor Puerto Rico's financial crisis are seriously problematic for tourism to the island.

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Help Define the Future of Travel: Take Our 2016 Digital Transformation Survey

Agility and speed in adapting to a rapidly changing digital world will define tomorrow's competitive landscape in travel. Take our survey to understand the big questions now facing the industry.

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Virgin Holidays Pivots Strategy as It Moves Into Middle Age

It's a subtle change, but a change nonetheless. Virgin Holidays' growth plans cannot be met by going after the same old customers, it needs to broaden its appeal and try and convince holidaymakers who regularly fly to the Mediterranean to try something different.

3 weeks ago

United’s New President Shows Why Airlines Hire Insiders as Senior Executives

Airlines prefer not to take risks with most of their senior hires, which makes sense, because the industry is more complicated than most.

4 weeks ago


Mastering Mobile Bookings: 4 Do’s and Don’ts for Hotels

Mobile is predicted to overtake desktop for online travel bookings; below are four tips for hotels to stay current in the ever-changing, mobile-first, booking environment.

4 weeks ago

TUI Group Sees Cruise Sector as Key to Growth Strategy

Growing its cruise offering is a key plank of TUI’s current strategy. Expect to see further expansion in the near future.

1 month ago


Hospitality Reenvisioned Through Data and Mobile

The digital transformation of hospitality and travel is underway, and it mirrors the changes most brands and consumers now see across the broader business ecosystem.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor’s Tough Q2 and 7 Other Digital Trends This Week

These are the digital trends we were talking about this week.

2 months ago

Attractions Were a Bright Spot in TripAdvisor’s Tough 2nd Quarter

TripAdvisor took a beating in the second quarter, but its growing tours and activities sector is showing strength as the company tries to become all things to all travelers.

2 months ago


Free Report: The Hospitality Industry’s New Platform Paradigm

"Platform" companies like Airbnb, Amazon and Uber have reinvented their respective industries by seamlessly linking together all aspects of their operations and customer experience into a single system. The lessons from this model are especially relevant in the hotel industry, where a more holistic approach can work wonders for guest satisfaction, property efficiency and revenue.

2 months ago