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Is it time for your Travel App?

Is it time for your Travel App?

According to a new study from ChangeWave Research 39% of consumers now have a smartphone, which is almost double from a year ago.

The way we look at education

The way we look at education

We all have a big interest in education. We should, because education prepares us for the future. A future which we can’t grasp. We have no idea what will happen in the future, we simply do not know where we will be in 5 years, let alone 20 or 30 years.

PhoCusWright Travel Innovators – Part II

PhoCusWright Travel Innovators – Part II

The PhoCusWright Conference Travel Innovation Summit takes place in Orlando on Nov 17, 2009. In Part I, we took a look at the first ten travel innovators. This is the second part of an introduction to the 30 odd companies taking part in this year’s Travel Innovation Summit.

Tnooz: BOOT on Lonely Planet on Tnooz

Tnooz: BOOT on Lonely Planet on Tnooz

By second post for Tnooz is live titled “Tips for what Lonely Planet should do next”. Contains some background on Lonely Planet’s online plans over the last few years, the online and brand vision from new CEO Matt Goldberg and my recommendations on what else they could do.

Displacement Calculation

Displacement Calculation

Are your contracted non-yieldable segments adding to your bottom line? Or are they displacing revenues that can be generated by selling public transient rates?

Expedia and Choice Hotels: Spencer Has His Say

Expedia and Choice Hotels: Spencer Has His Say

In Part Two of our Ghosts of the Internet Past interviews, we caught up with former Expedia executive Spencer Rascoff. Spencer is now the Chief Operating Office of real estate website Zillow.com but was ran hotel supplier relations during the IHG/Expedia stand-off six years ago

Choice Hotels and Expedia: Former IHG Exec Jim Young Strolls Down Memory Lane

Choice Hotels and Expedia: Former IHG Exec Jim Young Strolls Down Memory Lane

As we discussed earlier, all of the relevant parties to the last major public flare-up between an OTA and a major brand (Expedia and IHG) have moved on to new challenges. However, we’ve tracked the two key witnesses down, and they both have agreed to discuss the current situation between Choice and Expedia.