2013-10-08 TravelTech News Review

Special Feature: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Why are there Still So Few Women in Science? The article presents evidence that often-subconscious stereotypes and biases are limiting the number of women choosing to pursue STEM careers. A key factor holding women back appears to be the lack of encouragement from people in mentoring roles, such…

2013-10-01 TravelTech News Review

Online Travel Industry NYC Tourism Organization Partners with Booking.com for Direct Hotel Bookings – Skift Booking.com gets a nice win here. Priceline Group Gaining Ground in Asia Pacific | PhoCusWright “According to a new PhoCusWright Asia Pacific and Global Edition report, [Priceline’s] Agoda brand is the most popular online travel agency (OTA) in five of…

2013-09-27 TravelTech News Review

Online Travel Industry Survey reveals half of users do not trust travel review websites TripAdvisor reviews are rated as most trustworthy. I would have expected the Hotels.com and Priceline reviews to be perceived as more trustworthy, since both sites only allow reviews from people who have actually made a paid booking at a hotel (Expedia was not…

2013-09-24 TravelTech News Review

Online Travel Industry Why CheapOair Is Sticking With Flights While Booking Peers Chase Hotels – Skift Not long ago a very frequent flyer told me that he usually checks CheapOair first before any other OTA because they often really to have cheaper flights. “[Founder and CEO Sam Jain] argues that a single-minded focus on, and…

2013-09-20 TravelTech News Review

News Trend: Social Media in Travel Hotels put best foot forward on social media [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tnooz Infographic with lots of statistics on guest reviews and social media usage. You’re grounded – (social) media storms and airline responses | Tnooz “Airlines are generally held-up as quite advanced in social media so it’s curious to see…

2013-09-13 TravelTech News Review

Online Travel Industry Hotwire Needs to Pivot Toward Last-Minute and Mobile, Expedia CEO says – Skift The article quotes lots of strategic insights from Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Expedia tests Shazamable travel ads – would you, seriously? | Tnooz Expedia is testing a new use for the popular Shazam music matching app. Rather than using the…

2013-09-10 TravelTech News Review

Online Travel Industry Search for a room while you drive: Ford adds @hotelsdotcom to its voice-operated dashboard | Tnooz This is kind of cool but it would be cooler if a live agent wasn’t needed to complete the booking. 5 Travel Startups to Watch This Week – Skift A couple of interesting ones here. Beeline is an…