Peek.com Mini-Review • Hotels & OTAs: Better Together • Travel Health Benefits? • 134 Travel Briefs • Travel Aspirations

Mini Review: Peek Destination Activity Booking Site Peek, a destination activities guide and booking site which launched late last year, is backed by Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey. Schmidt and Dorsey know a good thing when they see it. There are other sites and apps that do destination activity…

Our “Find Yours” Travel Experience

I think Expedia’s “Find Yours” promotional campaign is brilliant. Instead of limiting itself to the stereotypical travel promotion themes of beautiful/relaxing travel destinations/experiences it goes deeper into the purposes, emotions and meaning behind travel. It’s been a while since I’ve written a travel news and commentary compilation post (I’ll post the next one shortly). Besides…

Watch This and Try not To Cry

I used to teach university advertising classes and I spent a lot of time analyzing ad campaigns. I’ve been impressed with Expedia’s “Find Yours” campaign from the start. After seeing the latest “Find Yours” video, I’m genuinely touched and very proud to work at Expedia. Through January 31st 2013, Expedia is matching donations to St.…

Travel Suppliers Make Most Online Sales • Petition for Airfare Transparency • Onity Lock Thefts • 60 Travel Briefs • Travel Aspirations

Suppliers make the Majority of Online Travel Sales and the Gap is Widening For all the complaining that hotels and airlines do about pricing pressure from online travel agencies, you would think that OTAs had all the power in the market. The numbers suggest a different story. Industry analyst firm PhoCusWrite predicts that supplier websites…