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…

2013-09-08 TravelTech News Review

Online Travel Industry Skift Asks: Have You Used a Mobile App To Book Any Kind of Travel? – Skift Skift put together an interesting survey that found that only about 12+% of adult US internet users have used an app to book travel. Unfortunately, they made a selection bias error because the tool they used,…

Anticipatory Assistants • Focus on: Social, Reviews, Tours, Innovation Blockers, Air Distribution, Space Travel, and More…

Anticipatory Assistants • Focus on: Social, Reviews, Tours, Innovation Blockers, Air Distribution, Space Travel • 180 Travel Briefs • Awesome Travel Photos • Tech Briefs • I Write Like… Editor’s Note I’ve been very busy with my day job, helping to deliver a next-generation travel search and booking site and it has been far too…

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…

Online Travel Agencies Benefit Consumers and Are Not Going Away

Pauline Frommer, daughter of famous travel guide author Arthur and a well-known travel writer in her own right, recently published a provocative article that has been picked up by at least a few travel sites. Starting with comments made by Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association, she writes that hotels and airlines…

Priceline to Acquire Kayak • Semantic Search • Expedia Destination Experiences • North Korean Super Hotel • Traverie

Contents Priceline to Acquire Kayak • Semantic Search • Expedia Destination Experiences • North Korean Super Hotel • Traverie • Allegiant Air • Travel Briefs • Travel Aspirations Priceline to Acquire Kayak for $1.8 Billion In an unexpected move that set the online travel industry buzzing, Kayak has agreed to be acquired by Priceline. This…

TravelTech Patent Stupidity • More Google Antitrust • Toblerone and Guest Satisfaction • 22 Travel Briefs • 3 Travel Aspirations

Contents TravelTech Patent Stupidity • More Google Antitrust • Booking.com Reselling Canceled Rooms • WantMeGetMe • THack Singapore • Travel Agents Selling Air Again • Ancillary Fees • Mobile Travel Transformation • Toblerone and Guest Satisfaction • 22 Travel Briefs • 3 Travel Aspirations TravelTech Patent Litigation Stupidity Plug the following string into Bing or…

World’s Tallest Hotel • Airfare Transparency • ICANN is Broken • Expedia Controversy • More Hotel Lock Hacking • Travel Briefs

World’s Tallest Hotel • Booking.com most Profitable • Airfare Transparency • ICANN is Broken • Room Key • Expedia Pay-at-Checkout Controversy • OTAs Must Pay Retail Taxes • HotelTonight Acqui-hires PrimaTable • More Hotel Lock Hacking • Travel Wikis • Remote Presence Avatar • Travel Briefs • Travel Aspirations World’s Tallest Hotel Scheduled to Open…