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25
Jul

The most popular mobile OTA and metasearch apps so far in 2013

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Which travel apps were the most popular in the first half of 2013 for the United States and the United Kingdom?

That question was answered this month in a report by Kevin Kopelman, equity research analyst at investment bank Cowen & Company. He crunched the numbers from benchmarking services AppData and App Annie.

Here are his estimated six-month average rankings, based on reported average monthly rankings between January 1 and June 16:

travel apps rankings

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25
Jul

NusaTrip wants to be the preferred OTA for the Indonesian market

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The Indonesian online travel market is fragmented, maturing, and quite interesting.

The market works slightly differently compared to elsewhere. For instance, the preferred mode of payment in Indonesia is bank transfer.

Another example: BlackBerry is the leading smartphone in Indonesia, with 15 million users. (That’s a huge slice of the 80 million users worldwide.)

Having noted such quirks, you have to be impressed by the growth of the Indonesian travel industry. A screen grab, below, shows the projected domestic airline traffic growth.

Indonesian-Airline-Market

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24
Jul

GetGoing adds hotel booking, via Expedia, plus UX tweaks

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Coming out of beta four months ago, San Francisco start-up GetGoing has elicited buzz because of its unique opaque booking product for vacation packages: “pick two, get one.”

Today the San Francisco company adds traditional hotel booking to its menu of options — with an inventory of 140,000 hotels in 150 countries from Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN). It will mimick Hotels.com’s highly successful book-10-hotels-get-a-tenth-stay-free loyalty rewards concept.

The start-up, which has 35 full-time employees, is a graduate of the Y Combinator accelerator program and has received about $5 million in funding. In April it added ordinary flight booking.

It doesn’t reveal key metrics, but says that out of millions of searches per month, its conversion rate is higher than it projected and than what its airline partners had asked of it as metrics for success. The company cryptically says “hundreds of thousands of travelers” have “chosen” it for “search and booking experiences.”

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21
Jul

Kayak Tv ad Collection

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18
Jul

Most Beautiful Places To Visit

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Whitehaven Beach, Australia

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14
Jul

HeBS Digital Empowers Hoteliers to Fight Back and Shift Share from the OTAs

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HeBS Digital invites hoteliers to "Shift Share from the OTAs to the Property Website" with a Summer promotion, offering substantial savings of 20% off website design packages for the Three Screens (desktop, mobile, tablet) New York, NY (July 10, 2013) - HeBS Digital, the leading hospitality digital marketing, technology and direct online strategy firm, is pleased to announce a 20% off "Shift Share from the OTAs to the Property Website" promotion.

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12
Jul

Trivago tv ad collection

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Trivago tv ad collection

 

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11
Jul

The TravelClick Perspective – June 2013

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Current Outlook

The hotel industry outlook for the top 25 North American Markets is showing an increase of 2.3% in committed occupancy for June 2013 - May 2014, based on group commitments and individual reservations on the books as of May 26, 2013 compared to the same time last year. The group segment is up 1.6% in room nights committed (contracted). New group business added over the last month (pace) has been stronger than recent months, up 6.6% over the comparable period last year. Transient room nights booked is up 4.1% compared to the same time last year. Average daily rate (ADR) is growing slightly more than occupancy, up 3.4% based on reservations currently on the books for 2013.

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10
Jul

Expedia reclaims the top spot! on The 2013 Travel Weekly Power List

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The seesaw battle to be the largest travel company by sales as ranked by the annual Travel Weekly Power List continues with the swing back to Expedia, which reclaimed the top position from American Express. And continuing to climb was Priceline, powered in part by its rapidly growing Booking.com subsidiary and now occupying the No. 3 spot formerly held by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (No. 4). 

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08
Jul

TOUR OPS GRAPPLE WITH EGYPT CRISIS

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One major tour operator moved quickly last week to cancel upcoming tours to Egypt, while others said they were waiting to see how the situation unfolded following the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

 

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