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Mobile and video influence Middle East travelers, but technology restrains conversions

Google has unveiled data to show how travellers in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia travelers use mobile, video and search engines in their travel decisions. The search giant released its report at the Arabian Travel Market last week. Web … Continue reading

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A social signal for 2013: is Google+ where it’s at?

Most travel brands use Facebook and Twitter but growing numbers are using Google+ to engage with users in a compelling way. Could this be down to the growing recognition that the boundaries between social and search are becoming increasingly seamless? … Continue reading

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Google Glass – the Next Big Thing in the travel industry?

In 2012, Google announced plans to create what many considered to be the next and logical step for mobile devices – interactive glasses known as, err, Glass. This week, Google unveiled a new video inviting the curious to experience “how it feels” to … Continue reading

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Five reasons why hotels are finally embracing mobile

With all the constant buzz surrounding consumer use of smartphones, many hoteliers are wondering whether to make a serious push into mobile as a component of their online strategy. We have been quite surprised by the level of interest our … Continue reading

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Geo-targeted advertising poised for serious growth in coming years

Travelers have been leading the mobile charge for some time now, toting tables and clutching phones on trips all over the world. With all of these connected travelers roaming localities around the world, mobile advertising is poised to grow – already travelers … Continue reading

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Google updates Hotel Finder with date, neighborhood, brand, and travel time

Google has updated its Hotel Finder tool to invite users to narrow their searches by neighborhood and time period, plus (for a limited number of cities) its first unique innovation in metasearch: “time-based search.” When a user clicks to runs … Continue reading

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Where Google Travel is heading, according to one of its employees

Yesterday, Google announced an update to its Flight Search tool that lets users search for regions, like “Hawaii”—not merely airports. You can now “search for countries, states, islands, and continents from any U.S. or Canadian origin,” says the company. This … Continue reading

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