I have lost track of what trip I am reviewing as I have consumed a lot of Cathay Pacific business class in the last few months. I have taken trips to Rome (via Hong Kong) and Tokyo and Seoul (with a CX leg care of a oneworld circle Pacific fare).
One of the components needed to apply hotel revenue management is market segmentation. It allows you to target and market to a variety of consumer groups with different behavior with an offer that matches their needs and budget level.
PhoCusWright doesn’t just talk and issue reports about innovation and travel technology. They’re actually doing a little bit of innovating themselves.
On Oct 21, 2009, the Clean Cruise Ship Act of 2009 (S. 1820) – which would ban the release of raw, untreated sewage in U.S. waters, including the Great Lakes – was introduced in the US Senate by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).
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.