Posts for Technology Category

Using a single integrated platform to manage operations can help hotels keep up with the competition and consumer demands.
-Dawn Rzeznikiewicz

Rethinking the Current State of Hotel Technology

Using a single integrated platform to manage operations can help hotels keep up with the competition and consumer demands.
-Dawn Rzeznikiewicz

The travel industry has witnessed a number of successful mergers and acquisitions of major brands over the last few years. However, the deals that are truly driving innovation in the space are those that involve forward-thinking startups.
-Dawn Rzeznikiewicz

How Mergers and Acquisitions Are Accelerating Innovation in Travel

The travel industry has witnessed a number of successful mergers and acquisitions of major brands over the last few years. However, the deals that are truly driving innovation in the space are those that involve forward-thinking startups.
-Dawn Rzeznikiewicz

Losing a big market such as London is not how new chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi would have wanted to start his tenure. The specific complaints made by the UK capital's transport authority show just how big a job he has on his hands.
-Patrick Whyte

Uber Suffers Setback as It Loses London Operating Licence

Losing a big market such as London is not how new chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi would have wanted to start his tenure. The specific complaints made by the UK capital’s transport authority show just how big a job he has on his hands.
-Patrick Whyte

With privacy and data protection becoming bigger issues for consumers, its not a surprise to see the European Union step up its regulation. Travel companies all over the world should be paying attention.
-Patrick Whyte

The European Union Is Preparing to Get Tough on Data Protection

With privacy and data protection becoming bigger issues for consumers, its not a surprise to see the European Union step up its regulation. Travel companies all over the world should be paying attention.
-Patrick Whyte

With this funding, Le Collectionist ramps up its marketing of luxury vacation rentals. But Airbnb and other tech and lodging brands may not let this profitable segment be siphoned off by this and other young startups for long.
-Sean O'Neill

Home Rental Platform Le Collectionist Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

With this funding, Le Collectionist ramps up its marketing of luxury vacation rentals. But Airbnb and other tech and lodging brands may not let this profitable segment be siphoned off by this and other young startups for long.
-Sean O’Neill

Destinations can be doing a lot more to forge alliances between tourism and tech. London & Partners shows how.

-Dawn Rzeznikiewicz

Skift Podcast: How London is Powering a Travel Startup Cluster

Destinations can be doing a lot more to forge alliances between tourism and tech. London & Partners shows how.

-Dawn Rzeznikiewicz

The online travel environment is transitioning  at a hectic pace when you consider mobile and artificial intelligence. Expedia's new CEO, Mark Okerstrom, will have to find a way to chart his company's evolution at an appropriate speed to keep up. It won't always be smooth sailing.
-Dennis Schaal

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

The online travel environment is transitioning at a hectic pace when you consider mobile and artificial intelligence. Expedia’s new CEO, Mark Okerstrom, will have to find a way to chart his company’s evolution at an appropriate speed to keep up. It won’t always be smooth sailing.
-Dennis Schaal

With its IPO on Wednesday, Despegar became the world's seventh-largest online travel company by market cap. Its bosses talk a good game. But its major markets may have near-term hiccups ahead.
-Sean O'Neill

Despegar Hints at Its Latin American Travel Strategy After Successful IPO

With its IPO on Wednesday, Despegar became the world’s seventh-largest online travel company by market cap. Its bosses talk a good game. But its major markets may have near-term hiccups ahead.
-Sean O’Neill

Smart technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. At home, we playfully bark orders and pose hypothetical questions to Alexa and Siri and see them getting smarter over time. The reality is that interconnected, cognitive technology is on the brink from moving from novelty to essential on the home front. For business, it’s a game changer. 
-Dawn Rzeznikiewicz

From Novelty to Game Changer: AI and The Future of Work in the Travel Industry

Smart technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. At home, we playfully bark orders and pose hypothetical questions to Alexa and Siri and see them getting smarter over time. The reality is that interconnected, cognitive technology is on the brink from moving from novelty to essential on the home front. For business, it’s a game changer.
-Dawn Rzeznikiewicz

Expedia would own 14 percent of online travel agency Despegar post-IPO. But contemplating the odds of an Expedia takeover is a "rompecabeza,” or a head-breaker.
-Sean O'Neill

Expedia-Supported Despegar Prices IPO at $26 Per Share

Expedia would own 14 percent of online travel agency Despegar post-IPO. But contemplating the odds of an Expedia takeover is a “rompecabeza,” or a head-breaker.
-Sean O’Neill

Visit Philadelphia’s new videos target black travelers making at least $75,000 and aim to reclaim some lost market share. But the campaign sends a more nuanced message to a wider audience.
-Sarah Enelow

Visit Philly Turns to The Roots to Attract More Black Tourists

Visit Philadelphia’s new videos target black travelers making at least $75,000 and aim to reclaim some lost market share. But the campaign sends a more nuanced message to a wider audience.
-Sarah Enelow

Booking.com is pulling back from its advertising spend on Expedia-controlled Trivago. But we must await third-quarter financial data and any company pronouncements on the topic to know all of the implications.
-Sean O'Neill

Priceline May Be Spending Less on Trivago and Changing Hotel Metasearch Dynamics

Booking.com is pulling back from its advertising spend on Expedia-controlled Trivago. But we must await third-quarter financial data and any company pronouncements on the topic to know all of the implications.
-Sean O’Neill

The new Skift Travel app, optimized for our paid Research subscribers, is now available. Free users get access to the last 24 hour of stories.

Launching: Skift Travel App for iOS and Android

The new Skift Travel app, optimized for our paid Research subscribers, is now available. Free users get access to the last 24 hour of stories.

Just like what the old CEO has been saying since 2015 when Expedia went on a mostly U.S. acquisition spree, the new CEO thinks the company has to get more global. We've got some ideas how. Stay tuned.
-Dennis Schaal

Expedia CEO Thinks the Company Is Too U.S.-Focused Unlike Its Biggest Rival

Just like what the old CEO has been saying since 2015 when Expedia went on a mostly U.S. acquisition spree, the new CEO thinks the company has to get more global. We’ve got some ideas how. Stay tuned.
-Dennis Schaal

U.S. business travelers want the technology tools to make their trips easier. The rest of the world, however, doesn't necessarily see technology as the solution to service problems.
-Andrew Sheivachman

U.S. Business Travelers Embrace Technology but Also Fear Its Impact

U.S. business travelers want the technology tools to make their trips easier. The rest of the world, however, doesn’t necessarily see technology as the solution to service problems.
-Andrew Sheivachman

Context is a scholarly tour business betting that digital marketing will let it replicate its model profitably worldwide. Other experiential tour businesses will watch with a skeptical -- but hopeful -- eye.
-Sean O'Neill

Tour Operator Context Nets $5 Million in Funding for Its Daunting Task of Scaling

Context is a scholarly tour business betting that digital marketing will let it replicate its model profitably worldwide. Other experiential tour businesses will watch with a skeptical — but hopeful — eye.
-Sean O’Neill