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Debunking the Elusive East - Online Travel in India

Debunking the Elusive East - Online Travel in India

As an active online traveler living in India, I have had, if not a front row seat, at least a window seat with a pretty good view of the country’s vibrant, online travel sector. As detailed in PhoCusWright’s Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview Third Edition, India’s online travel marketplace is characterized by intense competition and entrepreneurial energy. The report adds that India will “emerge a winner in the online space.”

Holiday Travel Budgets Expected to Decline

Holiday Travel Budgets Expected to Decline

When it comes to going over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving, roughly 19 percent of last year’s travelers are rethinking that journey this November 24.

How to measure your efficiency?

How to measure your efficiency?

How can you measure the results of your revenue management strategy? Which KPI’s or Key Performance Indicators should you use?

Climate Witness: Blog Action Day

Climate Witness: Blog Action Day

For many of us, the idea of a changing climate is just that, an idea, something vague, distant and unfortunately irrelevant. For Ursula Rakova, climate change is much more. It is the source of a disrupted life, a community displaced, a paradise lost.

Walt Disney Co Hires Apple and Steve Jobs for Store Makeover

Walt Disney Co Hires Apple and Steve Jobs for Store Makeover

The Walt Disney Co. has a neat plan for giving its stores an extreme makeover – turn each store into an interactive mini-theme park. And for this job, they hired someone who knows a thing or two about running stores which interact with shoppers - Steve Jobs, assisted by Apple’s retailing hotshots.

Japanese Travel Market Struggles to Keep Pace

Japanese Travel Market Struggles to Keep Pace

The Asia Pacific travel industry has not completely escaped the ravages of the global recession. PhoCusWright’s Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview Third Edition highlights some markets that have performed quite well in 2009 and others that have suffered.

Tweetyourtrip - win a trip!

Tweetyourtrip - win a trip!

Voyage.tv is running a cool promotion using Twitter to drive traffic and awareness. The rules are simple: Tweet your perfect vacation to @voyagetv and become a follower. Every Friday, they announce a winner.

Travel industry gears up for the PhoCusWright Conference

Travel industry gears up for the PhoCusWright Conference

This November, the travel industry is all set to be one of it’s own biggest customers, as hundreds of travel & tourism leaders and executives enjoy Orlando’s hospitality. The PhoCusWright Conference will be held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate (Nov 17-19, 2009).

United allows unlimited upgrades and goes after competition

United allows unlimited upgrades and goes after competition

United just announced that they will allow unlimited complimentary upgrades for all Mileage Plus elite members. Not only that, but in an email from United, they make the elite benefits of the Mileage Plus program pretty clear vs. the competition. We haven’t seen this aggressive of competitive positioning (by name, no less) from an airline in a long time - remember the Shuttle wars?