2014-08-14 TravelTech News Review

  • Startup detour.com is releasing a new location aware audio tour app
  • Online Travel Industry News: Expedia and Orbitz benefit from Travelocity deals. Priceline invests in Chinese OTA Ctrip. Expedia’s Chinese site eLong reports Q2 results.
  • Air Travel News
  • Travel Aspirations: Destinations & Experiences

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…

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…