Weekly Roundup: Travel, Tech and Social Media
It's Friday! Are you excited for the weekend? So are we! Before you head out, here's a recap of what's been going on in the world of travel for the past couple of days.
Happy reading and dont forget to check back next week for more!
Exciting news! TrustYou expanded its product portfolio with their newest development for easy and better reputation management: TrustYou Radar, a purely app based tool available on both iOS and Android. The new app offers the possibility to follow up, analyze and react to reviews and guest surveys while on the go.
As Airbnb has been targeting work travelers with Airbnb for Business, hosts can now get a “Business Travel Ready” badge for their listings to make it easier for business customers.
According to a new ITB World Travel Trends Report, Europeans will keep traveling abroad in 2016, but could choose safer destinations amid continuing conflicts and attacks around the world.
Camilla Vasquez, discourse analyst and sociolinguist at the University of South Florida, tackles a subject that is crucial to the success of businesses everywhere: online reviews, seen as a way to reinforce travel brands.
Phocuswright, on behalf of TripAdvisor, recently surveyed global users of the world’s largest travel site. One thing was heard clearly: guest reviews matter more than ever!
“We’re just getting to the half-way point with technology. We about the point where it goes crazy. It’s just the beginning, it’s going to accelerate and that’s something we need to be prepared for.” says Chris Carmichael, Innovation Lab manager, TUI Destinations Services.
An interesting infographic from Sabre Hospitality Solutions, covering the 10 things to consider when optimizing your booking engine: much like staying on the hiking path, following these simple recommendations will make sure your guests don’t get off the booking path.
Optional add-on products such as airport parking, travel insurance, car rentals, or baggage services can provide a significant increase in revenue for travel companies. However, many of them are not capitalizing on this practice.