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How Millennials Are Traveling Better Than You

Dare I say it: It’s good to be a Millennial while traveling. Having grown up in the digital age, they’re free of the hang-ups that hindered past generations of travelers. They don’t think twice about booking a flight online or … Continue reading

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How to channel millennial spirit: do something that drives your soul

You may not be able to just drop everything and switch direction quite as easily as a millennial, but you can still find the time to use your marketing skills for the things that really matter to you, writes Will … Continue reading

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Up, up and away with the Millennials

Adventurous, connected and always on the move, the Millennials (aged 16-34) have become priority number one for the entire travel industry. By 2020, they’re set to account for nearly half of the workforce, and are already on track to outspend … Continue reading

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What travel activities users perform on mobile

After seeing a travel ad or a video in mobile, 74% of people would request for more information about that travel company. This is according to a study by Tapjoy, a performance-based mobile advertising platform. This number shouldn’t surprise many … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Shakes Up Business with Aggressive Hotel Metasearch Integration

TripAdvisor just shook up its business in a way that it hasn’t done for years. After introducing hotel metasearch on smartphones during the fourth quarter, the company said today it will introduce hotel metasearch across tablets and desktops, and complete … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor basks in social graph integration with Facebook, eye-watering numbers revealed

TripAdvisor, wallowing in a 20% jump in revenue for 2012 compared to the previous year, also appears to be enjoying the fruits of its partnership with Facebook. When the user review giant launched its Trip Friends service almost three years … 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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Big Data in travel: Rubber hitting the road, but only for some

Big data and how it will have a massive impact on the travel industry – yup, we’ve been hearing an awful lot about that over the course of the past 18 months or so. But last week’s Smart Analytics Conference, hosted by … Continue reading

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Could technology-led Gen-Y throw a spanner in the business travel agenda?

Not much scope for improving the business traveller experience it seems in 2013 as travel managers focus firmly on reducing cost through various measures. But it makes you wonder how far the Gen-Y population could push back on travel managers … Continue reading

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