Wednesday Jul 23
:DentalPlans Appoints Bill Chase Vice President of Marketing
In his new role, Chase will be focused on creating demand across all marketing channels and growing the :DentalPlans brand and overall value with both consumers and marketing partners.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Changing of the Guard as Airbnb, TripAdvisor and HomeAway Join Travel Tech Trade Group
In a testament to the arrival of the sharing economy and alternative lodging choices, Airbnb, TripAdvisor and HomeAway have joined a travel tech advocacy group that until now has been the sole fiefdom of major online travel agencies and global distribution systems.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Packing Tips From A Travel Blogging Pro
Courtney Scott is the senior editor at Travelocity where she produces and hosts Travelocity's original weekly travel show, Let's Roam.
Travel advertising firm Intent Media raises $22.7M
Intent Media focuses on advertising and marketing in the travel industry, specifically for travel-related tech companies.
The Next Chapter in the Convergence of Booking Sites and Metasearch
A metasearch-like advertisement on an online travel agency site isn't going to get anywhere near the the sort of clout that sites such as TripAdvisor, Google and Kayak can wield, but it enables OTA sites to get into metasearch in a modest way to appease consumers' inclination to comparison-shop without taking a lot of the risk.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
SPYING: Sites Like Travelocity Turning Over Full Credit Card...
The 76 new pages of data, covering 2005 through 2013, show that CBP retains massive amounts of data on us when we travel internationally.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Sites like Travelocity pass full plaintext credit card numbers and IP ...
Sites like Travelocity pass full plaintext credit card numbers and IP addresses to DHS, which retains them for years - Ars editor learns feds have his old IP addresses, full credit card numbers - FOIA request turns up 9 years of records, including plaintext credit card numbers.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Egencia Expands Into Emerging Markets With Local Partnerships
When online travel agencies Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz launched their own online business travel agencies years ago, the traditional travel management companies sniffed that the OTAs wouldn't be able to compete because business travel was more complicated than just an Internet solution.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
How Travel Brands Squeeze Value Out of Crowdsourced Social Campaigns
Crowdsourced content is particularly important to travel brands who pump out several high-quality visuals a day across social media.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Get Integrated Analytics-or Get Lost
Tealeaf's Ken Bisconti wants to know, "Why is every interaction with a brand NOT a marketing opportunity?" Good question.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Travelocity Lays Off 85 As Orbitz Takes Control of Partner Network
As Travelocity has become more and more a simple vassal of Expedia, there's little to no need for their own staff outside of marketing people.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
The Motley Fool
Why Orbitz Worldwide Can't Compete With Expedia Inc
While higher travel costs are a tailwind for the entire industry, Orbitz Worldwide is one of the smallest public online travel agencies, resulting in a scale disadvantage.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
The Sixth Borough: The Tradeoff of Fresh Eggs
I'm particularly vulnerable when I'm on deadline. That's when I get in really deep, clicking further and further until I'm a mouse tap away from booking a room.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Expedia and Sabre Extend Their Already Deep Relationship
When Expedia gets around to talking about acquiring Travelocity outright, the relationship between Travelocity parent Sabre and Expedia is already so close they will have no problem getting their phone calls answered.