Google has a knee on the necks of companies like GetYourGuide, Airbnb, and Travago, at a moment when regulators build an anti-trust case.
A new partnership between Google and Volara is enabling hotels to deploy contactless guest engagement and touchless room controls solutions.
Crete programmer Fanis Kourtikakis creates another brain-training wonder with “6 Clues” – an app that is hard to put down.
The Greek Tourism Ministry, in cooperation with Google, has launched the greecefromhome.com (#greecefromhome) site.
Tripadvisor has announced a new service aimed at helping restaurant owners to more easily and effectively respond to their reviews.
When Presidential hopeful Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren called for the breakup of U.S. technology companies Google, Apple, and Amazon recently, she was right to do so.
The folks at Google are trying to solve for “X” again with a Google Maps feature called “Mapping Thanksgiving.”
Today the Digi.travel Cyprus Conference & Expo kicks off from the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia. Organized for the first time, in co-operation with the Association of Cyprus Travel Agents, this session puts technology providers alongside travel and hospitality professionals for networking, business intelligence, and problem-solving. Argophilia Travel News reports from Cyprus.
Hotel tech startup, SnapShot GmbH has announce the selection of former Google Germany director, Dr. Stefan Tweraser as the Austrian company’s CEO. Borrowing from the talents of this technology company manager, SnapShot hopes to fast forward development of a much anticipated new produce, as well as building a powerful business presence in the space.
In a new initiative announced by Google Greek tourism stands to gain in a collaborative effort in between the search giant, the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT), and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).
When Google acquired ITA flight software a couple of years back, a group of competitors went ballistic warning of unfair practices by the Internet search and ad giant. Most people back then blew off what FairSearch was contending, this author included. As it turns out, a half dozen court cases won and a lot of water under the hotel search bridge, and potential guests really have no choice at all. Google has rigged the hotel booking game into an ad recommendation one.
For the geographer or climatologist among you out there, Google has helped develop a fascinating time-lapse view of our planet. Just released today, the stunning perspective via Google Earth, and in collaboration with Time, NASA, and the USGS, offers the most comprehensive view of our planet over time ever.
Arthur Frommer has decided at age 83 that his world famous travel books should not be slated for obsolescence. The travel publishing legend will re-acquire the brand sold by Wiley & Sons to Google last year. The Frommer’s Guides appear to be alive and well in their founder’s hands again.
A wonderful initiative by Google did not make the headline news like most of the Mountain View Internet giant’s moves. But the “Google on a Slovak note” program will not only help preserve some fantastic Slovakian culture and folklore, it will also help inform people of this magical country’s customs and history.
A federal lawsuit naming the likes of Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Trump International Hotels Management, Intercontinental, Kimpton, Sabre Holdings, Priceline, Marriott, Starwood, and Hilton alleges the companies conspired to fix hotel room prices. According to the news from Reuters, the suit claims the travel giants did so in an effort to fend off competition from smaller online retailers.