07:56 am, worldli
Google tests new hotel search, pushes Hotel Price Ads to second click

Google has been testing an evolved hotel search layout, leaning more on its mobile layout for hotel search on the original desktop search page.

11:12 am, worldli
Expedia reveals travel data platform ambition with revamped tablet app

The Expedia brand has teased a new tablet app for Android and iOS, revealing a strategic move towards a more cohesive, data-driven tablet experience.

07:37 am, worldli
Turbulence for the P2P economy as FAA bans flight sharing

The FAA handed down an unwelcome clarification for flight sharing startups last week, ruling that private pilots could not publicly sell open seats on their planes.

08:44 am, worldli
How Pinterest Messaging could transform travel planning

Messaging, a recently announced feature on the photo-pinning platform Pinterest, is the next phase of its domination of targeted consumer engagement.

09:31 am, worldli
From novelty to ultilty: Aloft's robobutler rolls into Silicon Valley

The robot butler is here, and its more than just a novelty - at least that’s what Starwood’s Aloft is trying to prove with the brand’s first robot butler.

08:30 am, worldli
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Ibiza hotel updates guest bracelet with integrated PayPal payments

The Palladium Hotel Group, behind iconic Ibiza hotel brands Ushuaïa and the Hard Rock, has once again stepped up tech integrations with a smart bracelet.

07:47 am, worldli
YouTube sees spike in consumption of branded travel videos

YouTube has seen a year-over-year spike in consumption of branded travel videos, according to a new detailed whitepaper about the video platform.

09:46 am, worldli
How this piece of paper will change travel marketing forever

Finally, a piece of travel marketing technology worthy of writing about: a piece of cold, hard, and decidedly undigital paper. Yes, paper!

10:11 am, worldli
Thoughts on BYOD from a mobile industry stakeholder

Mobile network Sprint has dropped its hat into the long-running BYOD conversation with an on-topic whitepaper on steps to creating a device-based policy.

11:06 am, worldli
Hotel lands in media maelstrom with anti-review site policy for weddings

The horror stories of social media gone astray are covered in depth, especially when they are related to anti-Yelp or other anti-review sentiment.

10:13 am, worldli
Delta Studio launches, delivering streaming content to devices

With today’s release of the Delta Studio, Atlanta-based Delta has officially become the latest US airline to offer streaming content to passengers’ devices.

09:37 am, worldli
Academy demonstrates a novel deployment of iBeacon technology

Academy Ground Transportation, based in Los Angeles, is set to test a novel deployment of iBeacon technology in ground services.

11:25 am, worldli
Egencia previews predictive search and card-based functionality on iPad

Egencia, the travel management brand under the Expedia corporate umbrella, used this year’s GBTA event to preview a new product iteration on mobile.

10:09 am, worldli
Concur adds loyalty points, deepens integrations with Uber linkup

Following on the heels of yesterday’s announcement of a direct linkup with Airbnb, Concur has now also brought on-demand car service Uber into the platform.

12:44 pm, worldli
American Express boosts traveler care with enhanced traveler management

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced updates that enhance the current business travel product at this year’s annual GBTA conference.