The Hyatt responds to the public outcry, just announced they will offer positions to their recently fired staff.
Totally Barbados is a classic online success story - a website that started small but has grown a mass following. It capped a year of unprecedented success last December by winning “World’s Leading Travel Destination Website” at the 2008 World Travel Awards Grand Final in Turks & Caicos. So how did the site for all things Barbados do it?
Respondents to a recent survey published by Beresford Research ranked social networking as more important than reading books or watching TV. It is no secret that social networking is a popular use of our time. Respondents spend an average of 22 hours per week on social networking sites. Yet, some still remain skeptical of social networking’s value to commerce.
Travel Web sites are performing well in the midst of the broader travel industry downturn. PhoCusWright’s Online Traffic and Conversion Report, a new study conducted in partnership with Compete Inc., shows that monthly traffic and conversion is up in almost all travel categories in the second quarter of 2009, compared to the same quarter of previous years.
Hyatt Hotels Corp. is in trouble in Boston, with labor protests and calls for boycotts from local authorities and individuals in response to Hyatt’s mass firing of 130 housekeepers from the three Hyatt hotels in Boston – the Hyatt Regency Boston, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, and Hyatt Harborside Hotel.
During the OpenTravel Alliance half day session at Eye for Travel’s Distribution Summit in Chicago, we had an opportunity to discuss new and emerging distribution channels including, believe it or not, destination marketers.
It has been a very difficult week for the BOOT and family. Within moments of turning up for TRAVELtech in Sydney
Will the Tupperware model work for the travel industry? Royal Caribbean tried this marketing strategy in late summer to see if it would float.
The great subprime recession is over. Federal Reserve Chief Bernanke says so. Wall Street says so. Airlines are gearing up for a massive recovery. Hotel stocks are getting buy ratings from analysts. Vegas is back. Travel stocks across the board are zooming into the stratosphere, and we’re now in the initial stages of a sustained recovery.
At yesterday’s webinar on Mobile - The Next Platform for Travel, Norm Rose covered a lot of ground and provided useful insight into this topic travel services providers need get familiar with going forward. The changes brought about in consumer behavior by mobile devices, especially smartphones like the iPhoneare affecting a wide range of industries.
At yesterday’s webinar on Mobile - The Next Platform for Travel, Norm Rose covered a lot of ground and provided useful insight into this topic travel services providers need get familiar with going forward. The changes brought about in consumer behavior by mobile devices, especially smartphones like the iPhone are affecting a wide range of industries.
This latest edition of PhoCusWright’s Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview Third Edition addresses the Asia Pacific (APAC) region’s fragmentation a defining characteristic of this area of the world where economic performance has differed considerably with growth rates exceeding 6% in China and India at one end and a 4% decline in Japan and Malaysia at the other.