In the past week, there were 16 threats via Twitter, according to USA Today. Bomb threats via social media have been around for a while, complicating the job of airline social media managers.
Vacation-rental provider HomeAway‘s attempt to stop new regulations for house rentals in San Francisco has been halted.
The “marketer” designation continues to shift towards a new “marketing technologist” title, according to a massive new Salesforce report that crunched responses from 5,000 marketers across the globe.
There is a clear mobile majority in travel across all demographics for the first time ever, says the latest Travel Technology Survey from Phocuswright.
So you made it through the busy holiday travel season and are gunning for a great 2015. The US (and SOME elsewhere around the world) economy is looking up, wallets are opening for travel, and the online travel website continues to popularize.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel SYSTEMS in tourism and hospitality for January 2015.
TheLater is an app for iOS that helps travelers organize their trip research. A Q&A with founder Ashley Byers: Tell us how you founded the company, why and what made you decide to jump in and create the business.
Sabre said in a financial filing this week that it was considering an acquisition to the tune of half-a-billion dollars during the next two months.
HotelTonight now lets hotels show cheaper rates only to particular guests, as determined by their mobile device’s signal.
Mobile-first local recommendation startup Localeur has topped off its coffer, bringing its to-date angel investment up to $1.2 million.
This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DISTRIBUTION in tourism and hospitality for January 2015.
Apple opened its Apple Maps to small business owners back in October 2014, creating a method for owners to claim and curate their listings.
Travel marketers and conference organizers are two potential users for two new Twitter features: group messaging and video recording.
The massive shift from desktop to mobile and tablet devices continued its rigorous pace. Last year over 38% of web visitors and nearly 40% of page views were generated from non-desktop devices (mobile and tablet), while nearly 21% of bookings and 17% of room nights came from tablets and mobile devices.
Switzerland-based tours and activities system provider Trekksoft has secured a further $1.1 million in investment.
STARTUPS: The time-line for many startups often includes a moment where they have to considering raising money or going it alone on the vapours of their early revenue.
Taxi and transfer booking platform Cabforce has capped a busy 12 months with the addition of a Euro 1.5 million investment round.
Following a rocky few months at eDreams Odigeo, a boardroom shuffle which sees the appointment of Dana Dunne as chief executive, is perhaps a sign the company is back on track.
Hotels are matching heightened guest expectations with an increase in hotel technology budgets, investing an average of 4.9% of revenue in IT.
At the start of Monday local time, something odd happened to the website of Malaysia Airlines. Users visiting the site in some regions were redirected to a different webpage.