Travel agent transactions for airline tickets rose 6% in 2015 Year-end data from ARC on the number of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies indicates lower average ticket prices throughout 2015. Meanwhile, sales of ancillaries continued to soar, with 333.6% more transactions in 2015 versus 2014. Source: Hotel Marketing Travel agent transactions for airline tickets rose 6% in 2015
Successful 2016 ahead for incentive travel The incentive travel industry is in for another successful year, with bigger budgets and an even more competitive market set to define the next 12 months, according to the SITE Foundations annual study. Source: Hotel Marketing Successful 2016 ahead for incentive travel
Uber launching food delivery service in the U.S. The company will introduce a dedicated mobile app, UberEats, for customers in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and six other destinations that will let users order lunch and dinner from local restaurants and have the food delivered by an Uber driver. Source: Hotel Marketing Uber launching food delivery service in the U.S.
Expedia invests in CRM platform for hotels ALICE, which allows hotels to manage and complete guest requests across various service departments with ease thanks to its intuitive host of mobile suite products, announced today that it had closed a $9.5 million Series A funding round led by Expedia. Source: Hotel Marketing Expedia invests in CRM platform for hotels