Tag Archives: travel

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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Can hotels chill out when it comes to multi-device websites?

Imagine for a second that someone is trying to make a hotel reservation for the same evening, but has already left the house so all they can use are mobile devices. Will your hotel’s website be able to let that … Continue reading

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Rejoice! Daily deals in travel are dying

Did you hear? Even Groupon is moving away from the daily deal business. That’s right, they are selling vacuum cleaners, mattresses and other overstock merchandise to their massive mailing list of bargain hunters because their services-based voucher sales have slowed. … Continue reading

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Another travel startup story: Why iGottaGuide failed

iGottaGuide was my first scalable technology startup. Prior to working with my co-founder and developer Michael Griffiths, we both had extensive experience in service-based businesses. We saw tourism as a fragmented industry, hard to navigate with a massive amount of … Continue reading

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The next big travel technology opportunity: a mobile-only booking giant for tours and activities

At the Travel Business Academy, a professional online course teaching entrepreneurs how to start a travel business, we have been researching and analyzing the in-destination mobile app travel business. This article looks at the current online booking and mobile booking … Continue reading

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