Beautiful Caves • Travel Briefs • Wiki Travel Lawsuits • Restaurant Yield Management

Contents Wiki Travel Lawsuits • Restaurant Yield Management • Beautiful Caves • Travel Briefs Wikimedia Travel versus Wikitravel The Wikimedia Foundation (parent of Wikipedia) confirms it will create a wiki travel guide. Much initial content will be forked from existing content at Wikitravel.org. Wikitravel is now owned by for-profit company Internet Brands, which has sued…

$1.95B in Hotel Fees • Travel Review Authenticity • Hotel Lock Fixes • Low/No FF Miles • Happy Birthday Rollaboard • Travel Aspirations: Waterfalls and Balloon Rides

Contents $1.95B in Hotel Fees • Class Action Hotel Pricing Lawsuit • Authenticity of Travel Reviews • Hotel Lock Fixes • Low/No FF Miles • Hertz to buy Dollar Thrifty • Happy Birthday Rollaboard • Travel News in Brief • Travel Aspirations: Waterfalls and Balloon Rides $1.95B: Hotels, Like Airlines, are Increasing Revenue Through Ancillary…

Hotel Image A/B HiPPO Fail • Travel Search Semantic Revolution • Ancillary Air Fees Hurt Passengers • WestJet Compassion

Contents Hotel Image A/B HiPPO Fail • Effects of When Guests Pay • Travel Search Semantic Revolution • More Google-Frommer’s Analyses • Ancillary Air Fees Hurt Passengers • Kudos for WestJet Compassion • Lake Tahoe Hotel Images: A/B Testing Exposes Another HiPPO Fail Great write-up in Tnooz about optimizing Hotel image clickthrough. My A/B testing…

News on Google’s acquisition of Frommer’s

The interesting thing about Google acquiring Frommer’s, and earlier Zagat, is that both operations are high-quality traditional content providers with  professional staffers creating the content. Google is clearly aiming to build a comprehensive travel business and also become a media company rather than pure search player. Tnooz has one of the best analyses. Google can…

Demise of OTAs? • Airline Upgrade Auctions • Target Dog flies 1st Class • Airbnb Vigilantes • Steampunk Cruise • World’s Coolest Bazaars • more…

Contents Demise of OTAs? • TrustYou + TripAdvisor • Revinate Series A • Hipmunk v. Concur • Tablets for Shopping • Amadeus opens APIs • AA Lie-flat seats 1st in US • Airline Upgrade Auctions • Target Dog flies 1st Class • Airbnb Vigilantes • Freighter Cruises • Steampunk Cruise • World’s Coolest Bazaars Demise…

Travel App Usage Ranking • Touring the US • Unlimited Vacation Perks • Silicon Valley Frequent Traveler Secrets • The Burj Al Arab • and more…

Contents Travel App Usage Ranking • MetaDeals • Touring the US • Baggage Information Transparency • Unlimited Vacation Perks • Silicon Valley Frequent Traveler Secrets • Living and Working in Heathrow • Great Landmarks Hotels • The Burj Al Arab Top Travel App Usage Ranking Tnooz has an interesting infographic ranking the usage of top…