TripAdvisor and Yelp may be two of the largest companies in the world when it comes to seeking out advice from the average consumer, but these brands are also trying to expand their revenue streams by increasing booking options on each of their respective websites.
A recent Google Travel study shared with the company’s Hotel Finder partners seems to be pointing to Google getting much more involved in travel bookings going forward, and the need to make the booking path more efficient.
ResortsandLodges.com continues to be an innovator in the leisure travel site, and a recent release on the website will now allow travelers to search by a property’s availability throughout the site, an extension of the RALBook Availability Search and online booking feature.
Last-minute hotel booking service HotelTonight has put in quite a great deal of work over the past three years to become the go-to mobile service for same-day hotel bookings. Up to this point, travelers who are using the mobile app have been able to reserve same-day hotel rooms from 9:00 am (the day of) for […]
Airbnb has been a poster child for the “shared economy” era of travel in which we find ourselves today. The company made headlines for a variety of reasons over the summer, but not all of the press was positive in nature. Legal proceedings in two of the country’s largest states (California and New York) put […]
Travelers who are looking for vacation rental options across the globe are turning to HomeAway, and who could blame them? The company just announced that it currently has more than 1 million vacation rentals listings across their various outlets (Homeaway.com, VRBO.com, etc.). However, thanks to a new agreement with Expedia, it will be even easier […]
Despite the fact that OTA’s like Orbitz and Travelocity are now responsible for about 70% of travel booking in the United States today, the individuals who work out of the brick-and-mortar travel agencies are reporting booming sales according to a recent Los Angeles Times article. A recent survey by the American Society of Travel Agents, […]
When you think about the United States, a few images pop into mind: an apple pie, the Statue of Liberty, perhaps the Washington Monument, and even the Hollywood sign. Apparently the next image to add to this list is a golf course.
The old guard of travel companies – Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz – have seemingly been in a holding pattern since the late 1990’s when it comes to technological innovation. These companies were slow when it came to moving to mobile, and have also been slow when it comes to redesigning “outdated” websites. Now Expedia is taking […]
Consolidation in the travel industry has become as common as picking up a daily newspaper for some companies. TripAdvisor recently announced its most recent acquisition, a $200 million deal for tours and activities provider Viator, which is the company’s fourth move of 2014.