In a 2014 economy seemingly stagnated OTAs and other travel businesses are feeling some pain. This is not the case for Priceline Group, which just showed a 1st quarter earnings jump of some 36% on international bookings. However, this company’s gain is evidently Orbitz’s and other digital travel business loss. Are we seeing a “weeding out” of good travel entities versus bad ones?
Now that my invite to travel Triptease has been mailed, received, and opened, the latest in a line of online travel tools gets a bit of Argo love, or hate, depending. If ever you feverishly desired making a magazine from your travels, Triptease may just be your dream come true. Let’s find out 1 -2 -3.
On Friday, WorldVentures announced their latest empowerment of members with their DreamTrips™ Reward Program. According to their announcement, new members who join before April 30 will receive points redeemable toward costs of curated vacations.
A number of reports are suggesting that the Wikimedia Foundation is preparing to launch its own travel website later this week, which is expected to become a direct competitor to the popular WikiTravel website.
Revolutionizing the online hotel industry, Treovi reservation service recently announced their main objective of excluding all existing online commissions and founding an equitable collaboration between hotels and their customers. Now this is news.
Travel and tourism has always been one of the fastest growing business sectors worldwide. Even in these difficult times, leisure activities across the globe serve investors and the people who travel well.
Some travel startups were extensively praised on mainstream media, others, were less fortunate, but their value is still there.
Argo Travel News decided to make every Sunday into a new series, “Service Sunday” in honor of all those great travel services out there worth checking out. Today, we spotlight Smart Destinations, one of the world’s top sightseeing portals online.
Orbitz announcements of deals and personnel changes, like most such corporate news fodder, would not ordinarly be a sign of anything big in the offing. However, with a closing price of $2.40 on Friday, and the inherent value underneath, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this stock is on the way up.
Google’s head of Local, Maps and Location Services, Marissa Mayer, just announced the acquisition of Zagat, publisher of worldwide restaurant guides, on the Google blog. Zagat is the entity that produces some of the world’s best printable restaurant guides, and accordingly, the platform will now help refine Google tools like Maps, Places, and Hotspot too, Google’s growing recommendation engine.
It should come as no real surprise that Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, gets his vacation deals via the Internet too. According to the news from Travelmatch and the Daily Mail, Cameron’s booked a luxurious villa in Italy via the online travel portal. He and his family will be headed out on vacation via budget airline, the whole shebang, just like you or I. Well, almost – read on.
Travel Republic, one of the top online travel sites in the UK and around the world, has announced their expansion into the Spain market. Our friends at Travel Daily News reported on this last week, outlining Travel Republic’s strong ties with Spanish hotels, and the obvious benefits of engaging that space.
Ryan Cox reviews Kukunu, a travel startup of 2010 – promising, yet still far behind what it could become.
Is expedia.com a trustworthy site? Ryan Cox, Argophilia’s travel tech expert, believes it is. What do you think? Share your experience!