According to the App Overlap Report Series published by the Strategy Analytics - Travel Analytics - service, only 20% of those that use airline applications also use hotel applications leading to bifurcated trip planning.
An Infographic identifying 5 new trends emerging in reaction to the increasing use of data and mobile by the airline, hotel, OTA and travel industry was today release by Eyefortravel. It outlines the more subtle changes that are happening at an organisational, business model and financial level.
United Airlines and travel firm Orbitz have launched legal action against a site that seeks out cheap 'hidden city' airfares. The site finds cheap fares by looking for flights that have a stopover at the city someone wants to travel to. The two firms allege the site is engaged in 'unfair competition' and seeks to recoup lost revenue. The developer behind the site said he was doing nothing wrong by exposing the 'inefficiencies' in airline ticketing.
Brussels Airlines inaugurates 'The Loft' at Brussels Airport, a new business lounge centred around comfort, technology, design and Belgian gastronomy. With this new lounge concept, Brussels Airlines sets new quality standards in hospitality on the ground.
Sams Club today announced availability of a new, free Sams Club Travel mobile application exclusively dedicated to members-only savings on hotels, rental cars, vacation homes, and other travel activities.
REBEL Travel Corporation, the Miami Beach-based travel and entertainment marketing company was named Digital Agency of Record by OpenBook, the Idaho Falls, Idaho-based travel technology firm that provides enterprise solutions for Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Destination Management Companies, and Travel Affiliates.
Available to JetBlue customers via their own personal device, it will offer a wide range of entertainment options such as some of the most popular TV shows from FOX and National Geographic, ebook samples from HarperCollins, e-learning videos from Coursera and Rouxbe and the option to purchase magazines from Time Inc.'s portfolio.
Technology is poised to transform the role of Travel Managers within the next three to five years, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Travel Managers see their positions shifting to a more strategic role, thanks in part to streamlining and automating processes.