Travel Industry Wire - Internet News http://www.travelindustrywire.com Internet Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire - Internet News http://www.travelindustrywire.com/images/logo.gif http://www.travelindustrywire.com support@nevistas.com Airbnb Launches Product Suite for Business Travelers http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84675Airbnb_Launches_Product_Suite_for_Business_Travelers.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84675Airbnb_Launches_Product_Suite_for_Business_Travelers.html The global launch of the Business Travel program comes on the heels of 700 percent growth that Airbnb’s Business Travel program has experienced over the past year. Since the program’s launch last July, more than 250 companies have joined Airbnb’s Business Travel program, including Google, TBWA, Twilio, and SoundCloud. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:25:22 EST SOS - Save Our State from Google - WGME http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84558SOS___Save_Our_State_from_Google___WGME.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84558SOS___Save_Our_State_from_Google___WGME.html With summer tourism in full swing, local hotel and inn owners say a glitch with Google is costing them thousands of dollars a day. Search results seem to indicate they're fully booked when they're not. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:31:42 EST Lufthansa GDS Fee 'a Defining Moment for Travel' - Travel Weekly http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84421Lufthansa_GDS_Fee__a_Defining_Moment_for_Travel____Travel_Weekly.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84421Lufthansa_GDS_Fee__a_Defining_Moment_for_Travel____Travel_Weekly.html Lufthansa's imposition of a €16 fee on GDS bookings is 'a defining moment for travel', according to Advantage Travel Partnership corporate director Ken McLeod. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:16:53 EST Google Manipulates Search Results, According to Study From Yelp and Legal Star Tim Wu - re/code http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84372Google_Manipulates_Search_Results__According_to_Study_From_Yelp_and_Legal_Star_Tim_Wu___re_code.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84372Google_Manipulates_Search_Results__According_to_Study_From_Yelp_and_Legal_Star_Tim_Wu___re_code.html Google knowingly manipulates search results according to a research paper published Monday from several academics. The study presents evidence that the search giant sets out to hamper competitors and limit consumers’ options. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:04:02 EST Marriott International and TripAdvisor Announce Instant Booking Partnership http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84137Marriott_International_and_TripAdvisor_Announce_Instant_Booking_Partnership.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article84137Marriott_International_and_TripAdvisor_Announce_Instant_Booking_Partnership.html Starting later this summer, travelers shopping for hotel rooms on TripAdvisor will be able to conveniently make a booking at any of Marriott’s more than 4,200 hotels around the world without leaving the TripAdvisor site experience. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:20:12 EST Eight Reasons Why Travel Websites Fail the Consumer and Lose a Booking - Tnooz http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article83946Eight_Reasons_Why_Travel_Websites_Fail_the_Consumer_and_Lose_a_Booking___Tnooz.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article83946Eight_Reasons_Why_Travel_Websites_Fail_the_Consumer_and_Lose_a_Booking___Tnooz.html Interesting research being released by Triptease this week following a survey and usability testing with consumers into their browsing behaviour on hotel websites. Mon, 8 Jun 2015 12:44:35 EST Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Launches New Social Platform http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article82917Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_Launches_New_Social_Platform.html http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article82917Mandarin_Oriental_Hotel_Group_Launches_New_Social_Platform.html Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces the launch of Fans of MO, a new social platform where guests can share personal photos and notes about their favorite experiences at Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 13:09:56 EST Hawaii Sues Travel Booking Sites for Millions - USATODAY http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82725Hawaii_Sues_Travel_Booking_Sites_for_Millions___USATODAY.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82725Hawaii_Sues_Travel_Booking_Sites_for_Millions___USATODAY.html Tax season just got even more hellish for nine travel-booking sites that owe Hawaii millions of dollars in back taxes. On Tuesday, the supreme court ruled sites like Orbitz, Priceline, and Expedia must pay up for sales made in Hawaii after a nearly five-year court battle that began in 2010 in Hawaii’s Tax Appeal Court. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:05:49 EST Google Played Hardball with TripAdvisor and Yelp, Says Leaked FTC Report - Tnooz http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82712Google_Played_Hardball_with_TripAdvisor_and_Yelp__Says_Leaked_FTC_Report___Tnooz.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82712Google_Played_Hardball_with_TripAdvisor_and_Yelp__Says_Leaked_FTC_Report___Tnooz.html A report on Google’s search practices by the US Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition has been accidentally obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:29:43 EST Booking Flights and Hotels: Online Agents or Direct? - New York Times http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82346Booking_Flights_and_Hotels__Online_Agents_or_Direct____New_York_Times.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82346Booking_Flights_and_Hotels__Online_Agents_or_Direct____New_York_Times.html Expedia, the online booking site that owns other major players, including Hotels.com, Hotwire and, more recently, Travelocity, announced about two weeks ago that it was planning to acquire yet another rival, Orbitz Worldwide. So what does that mean for travelers? Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:28:51 EST Facebook is the Social Network of Choice Among Travelers for Sharing and Engaging with Industry Content - eMarketer http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82218Facebook_is_the_Social_Network_of_Choice_Among_Travelers_for_Sharing_and_Engaging_with_Industry_Content___eMarketer.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article82218Facebook_is_the_Social_Network_of_Choice_Among_Travelers_for_Sharing_and_Engaging_with_Industry_Content___eMarketer.html Among industries, travel had highest Facebook CTR in Q4 2014 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:39:25 EST Expedia Acquires Travelocity for $280 Million in Cash http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article81775Expedia_Acquires_Travelocity_for______Million_in_Cash.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article81775Expedia_Acquires_Travelocity_for______Million_in_Cash.html The acquisition follows the 2013 strategic marketing agreement between Expedia, Inc. and Travelocity under which Expedia has powered the technology platforms for Travelocity's US and Canadian websites along with providing Travelocity access to Expedia, Inc.'s supply and customer service program. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:14:35 EST Tripadvisor Fined by Italian Competition Regulator - BBC http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article81383Tripadvisor_Fined_by_Italian_Competition_Regulator___BBC.html http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article81383Tripadvisor_Fined_by_Italian_Competition_Regulator___BBC.html taly's competition watchdog has fined travel website Tripadvisor €500,000 (£392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews. The regulator began a seven-month investigation following a complaint from a consumer group and hotel owners. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:03:29 EST Majority of Americans Say a Poorly Performing Website or App is More Frustrating Than Dealing with the TSA http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article80834Majority_of_Americans_Say_a_Poorly_Performing_Website_or_App_is_More_Frustrating_Than_Dealing_with_the_TSA.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article80834Majority_of_Americans_Say_a_Poorly_Performing_Website_or_App_is_More_Frustrating_Than_Dealing_with_the_TSA.html SOAST announced the results of its Holiday Travel Behavior Study, examining habits and preferences of Americans planning holiday trips. The research revealed that 41% of Americans are planning to book holiday travel this year, and they’ll be turning to websites and mobile apps for everything from purchasing airline tickets to upgrading seats. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:54:30 EST Meliá Hotels International Launches New Travel Agent Portal MELIÁ PRO http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article80517Meli_______Hotels_International_Launches_New_Travel_Agent_Portal_MELI_______PRO.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article80517Meli_______Hotels_International_Launches_New_Travel_Agent_Portal_MELI_______PRO.html eaturing an easy to use booking engine, highly competitive rates and up to 16% commission on all bookings, MELIÁ PRO is an exclusive resource center specifically designed to increase business for the company’s travel partners. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:18:29 EST Meliá Hotels International Launches New Travel Agent Portal MELIÁ PRO http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article80516Meli_______Hotels_International_Launches_New_Travel_Agent_Portal_MELI_______PRO.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article80516Meli_______Hotels_International_Launches_New_Travel_Agent_Portal_MELI_______PRO.html eaturing an easy to use booking engine, highly competitive rates and up to 16% commission on all bookings, MELIÁ PRO is an exclusive resource center specifically designed to increase business for the company’s travel partners. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:18:07 EST My Break Trip - A Whole New Way To Book Group Travel http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article80297My_Break_Trip___A_Whole_New_Way_To_Book_Group_Travel.html http://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article80297My_Break_Trip___A_Whole_New_Way_To_Book_Group_Travel.html The travel industry is vast, with various websites catering to several different needs when it comes to planning and booking your holiday. With My Break Trip you can 100% organise, share and book group trips totally free of charge. The catch? None. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:02:49 EST WestJet Launches New TA Resource Site http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article79389WestJet_Launches_New_TA_Resource_Site.html http://www.travelindustrywire.com/article79389WestJet_Launches_New_TA_Resource_Site.html Website designed with travel agents in mind Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:09:15 EST