2013-10-16 TravelTech News Review

Focus on: China Skift Country Profiles: Chinese Online Travel Market in 2013 Informative article on the Chinese Travel Market, with some astounding numbers: “Total revenues of the travel industry in China grew from RMB1.16 trillion (US $190 billion) in 2008 to RMB2.57 trillion (US$419 billion) in 2012, representing a CAGR of 22.0%, according to iResearch.…

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…

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…

GetGoing Review • Travel Essentials • Google not Helping Hotels • China Travel Compilation • 124 Travel Briefs • Travel Aspirations

GetGoing Mini Review: an Interesting Variation on Opaque Booking Priceline and Hotwire have proved that airlines and hotels are willing to provide deep discounts on unsold inventory through “opaque” distribution channels. The idea is that the shopper purchases the product based on a generic description and the actual brand and product are revealed only after…

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…