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…

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…

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…

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…