According to the latest Global Barometer of Tourism of the UNWTO the collapse of international travel represents an estimated loss of $1.3 trillion.
Recent ForwardKeys analysis reveals a big jump in international flight bookings to Greece, Portugal, and Spain as the tourist destinations announce the easing of travel restrictions.
baVel, Voxel’s leading electronic transaction platform in the travel sector, has now been integrated with travel tech provider Juniper.
AEGEAN is extending its waiver of rebooking fees for customers that wish to reschedule their travel plans due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Booking.com has issued a notice regarding the Coronavirus announcing free cancellations and refunds for travelers affected.
Agoda says single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel, and app check-in are the top three ‘new travel norms’ of the next decade.
easyJet has announced a new holiday business which offers great-value holidays to handpicked hotels across Europe.
Greece’s 2019 tourism season warns of a disastrous 2020. Unless stakeholders think outside the box, Crete and other markets will suffer.
Kahlua Hotel & Suites and EyeWide entered a partnership aimed at enhancing the digital presence of the chic boutique hotel at the harbor of Hersonissos.
ospitality technology provider, D-EDGE has announced a partnership with PayPal to make prepayment the norm in hotel bookings.
RateGain unveiled the Smart Distribution solution during HEDNA, Madrid. This game-changing product will revolutionize hotels distribution.
The most frequent criticism of social media as a marketing tool is the fact return on investment (ROI) is challenging to measure.
More than six in ten travelers (61%) say they pick a destination for its great food or drink; Over half of global travelers (51%) are likely to seek out local street food markets; Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and Brazil are among the top places to discover local food across the globe.
A new report out from FASTBOOKING reveals that the average hotel website conversion rate is only 2.2 %. The same report also tells us that the top 20 % of hotels convert at a rate of 5.6 %, while the bottom fifth only convert at a pitiful 0.3%. Clearly, the spread in between leaves a gulf of disparity. For hoteliers wanting to get a grip on how to bring their properties into optimization, this FASTBOOKING paper offers help.
A new report and a revealing graphic from FastBooking reminds us that hotelier uptake for using more and more advanced tools and strategies needs to be incremental. The report entitled “A guide for independent hotels: budget hotels, small luxury hotels, and hotel groups” shows how CRM and other energies need to work hand-in-hand with websites, social, SEO and SEM, email marketing, metasearch and other facets to spur direct bookings.