Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by April 22, 2016 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Happy Friday once again! We are back with this week's favorite travel, tech and social media stories. This week we're taking a look at the last minute hotel bookers and ways to effectively target them, some examples of great travel marketing campaigns that you can learn from and tips on how to set your hotel SEO strategty straight, plus a lot of exciting industry news. Happy reading and don't forget to come back next week for more! Industry News Google Rolling Out New Tag Like Attribute for Hotel Listings Remember back in 2010 when Google rolled out “Tags” to allow… read more »

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by April 15, 2016 11:04 am Leave a comment

Happy Friday once again, fellow readers! We're back with this week's best stories on travel, tech and social media. This week's edition has everything you need: tips from LHW on how to best target the "curious traveler", ways in which hotels can leverage big data in order to make guests happier, why it's time to shift focus from Millennials to the next generation of travelers and a lot more. Take a look! Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! Industry News Marriott and Starwood Shareholders Approve Merger to Become World's Largest Hotel Company Anbang, who? We thought this day… read more »

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by April 8, 2016 12:31 pm Leave a comment

Happy Friday once again and welcome back to our weekly roundup! Scroll down for a quick peak into some of our favorite headlines from the past week! Happy reading and don't forget to come back next week for more! Industry News AccorHotels Spends Big on Home Rentals with Euro 148 Million Onefinestay Deal AccorHotels has bought upmarket home rentals business onefinestay for Euro 148 million (£117 million) and has earmarked a further Euro 64 million (£50 million) to expand the business internationally. Hilton to Temper Its Stance on Booking Direct Although his company has made it a mission to tell… read more »

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by March 11, 2016 11:04 am Leave a comment

Happy Friday! Welcome back to TrustYou's weekly dose of travel, tech, and social media news and trends. Check out our favorite stories below and don't forget to come back next week for more. Industry News ITB 2016: Google Says "Not Now, Not Ever" Will It Become an OTA Google insists it won't move into selling travel after launching a destination search and trip-planning tool hailed as "game changing" this week. Oliver Heckmann, Google vice-president for travel and shopping, said the search giant has no plans to act as an online travel agent (OTA) "now or in the future" despite offering a 'Book on… read more »

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by March 4, 2016 2:24 pm Leave a comment

Happy Friday! What did the first week of March bring for the travel and hospitality industry? Check out our favorite stories below. Happy reading and don't forget to come back next week for more! Industry News First Look at Expedia Accelerator Program for Improving Hotel Placement Expedia’s new Accelerator program offers a way for hotel properties to move their way up from page three to the first page of listings on Expedia.com — all they might have to do is pay Expedia an additional 10 percent commission on top of their typical payments. Accor and Chinese Conglomerate Both Consider Carlson… read more »

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by February 26, 2016 12:53 pm Leave a comment

Happy Friday and welcome back to another weekly roundup of travel, tech, and social media news and trends. Check out our favorite picks below! Happy reading and don't forget to come back next week for more! Industry News Hotelquickly Enters Japan with Purchase of Tonight Last-minute hotel booking app, HotelQuickly, has acquired Japan’s domestic booking app, Tonight, paving its entry into the “Land of the Rising Sun”. Amadeus Launches First Online GDS Booking Platform in UK Amadeus has officially launched its Selling Platform Connect in the UK, which it claims is the world’s first fully online GDS booking and fulfilment platform.… read more »

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by February 19, 2016 12:00 pm Leave a comment

It's that time again! Welcome back to our usual weekly roundup of travel, tech, and social media news and trends! Check out what's new in the world of travel and hospitality below. Happy reading and don't forget to come back next week for more! Industry News Hilton Infuses Mobile Throughout Mass and Personalized Appeals Hilton is placing mobile at the center of its 2016 marketing initiatives, which include enhanced digital keyless entry options, its largest-ever campaign with a call-to-action for rewards memberships and a celebrity-supported social media contest, pointing to mobile's potential to build brand across demographics. Yahoo Travel Shuttered as Part of… read more »

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by February 12, 2016 12:36 pm Leave a comment

Happy Friday, everyone! We're glad you're here. This is the place where each week we bring you a short list of must read articles that will arm you with useful insights about what's going on in the hospitality world. Here are our favorite picks for the past week! Happy reading! Industry News Direct Reservations Help TripAdvisor Book Profit Beat Travel review website operator TripAdvisor Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as more users reserved hotels using a new system that allows direct bookings from its website. Expedia Setting Sail to Monopolize US Travel Industry As online bookings are less… read more »

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by February 5, 2016 1:11 pm Leave a comment

Happy Friday! Did you miss your travel and hospitality news this week? No need to worry! We’ve put together our weekly roundup to bring you the latest in the industry. I hope you find it interesting. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to check back next week for more great picks! Industry News TripAdvisor Instant Booking Finally Expands to More Markets TripAdvisor has expanded instant booking for hotels to nine English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and South Africa. How Expedia Is Rebuilding Its Presence in China Expedia, after selling its stake in… read more »

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media

by January 22, 2016 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Happy Friday! This week is coming to an end and that means it is time for us to look back at this week's industry highlights. See below for insights into everything from social media trends and mobile bookings stats, to modern hotel marketing and new product releases. Happy reading! Industry News TrustYou Releases TrustYou Stars to Help Hotels Get More Reviews and Enhance Content on Google TrustYou has launched a new product, TrustYou Stars, aimed at helping hotels gain more reviews and enhance their review content by seamlessly pushing guest satisfaction survey reviews to Google. These reviews are also incorporated… read more »