With websites such as Tripadvisor, WAYN, Google Maps, Facebook, etc., do DMO/NTO/CVB’s need websites at all 10 years from now?
European online travel bookings are projected to grow slightly by 0.6% in 2009 according to PhoCusWright’s European Online Travel Overview Fifth Edition. Internet distribution channels continue to outperform the European travel market as a whole, which is projected to decline by 10% in 2009.
The Pew Internet for the American Life Project is out with new data about Twitter …
The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) has issued the 2010 U.S. Business Travel Buyers’ Cost Forecast report to its members.
Microsoft search engine Bing inked a deal with Twitter that includes tweets in search results. Microsoft announced the deal onstage at the Web 2.0 Summit today.
The Economist is a regular podcast listen of mine. This week “Doing Business in Sydney” by the Economist appeared in my iTunes podcast feed. Is a ten minute Sydney guide by the Economist (odeo player with audio below) covering airport practicalities, business culture, restaurant and hotel recommendations and side trips if you have a moment.
Despite the global recession, the online travel marketplace in China is growing rapidly and PhoCusWright predicts online travel revenue will increase by 19% in 2009.
About six weeks ago, Tim Hughes introduced his concept of travel individuation on his Business Of Online Travel blog.
Following the success of 3 years of hotel management training on topics like revenue management, online distribution, internet marketing and travel 2.0, Xotels has launched its 2010 training course program for Europe.
Travelocity just announced the departure of Paul Nelson who is leaving the company at the end of the year. Filling his shoes as President, Global Partner Marketing is long-time Travelocity vet Noreen Henry.
Choice Hotels’ CEO Steve Joyce just spoke with Hotels Magazine about the current issues at hand - taking the fight into the streets.
On doctor’s orders I had to cancel my trip to WebInTravel this year. Here with slides and audio is the presentation I would have given today if I had been there.