How Marriott is using voice-activated assistants for hotel guests

How Marriott is using voice-activated assistants for hotel guests Hospitality brands across the spectrum have quickly gravitated to voice-activation as part of their wider move to keep pace with what travelers not only want and expect, but also as a way of surprising them with greater amenities. Source: Hotel Marketing How Marriott is using voice-activated assistants for hotel guests

With HomeAway growing like crazy, Expedia closes in on Airbnb for market share

With HomeAway growing like crazy, Expedia closes in on Airbnb for market share Airbnb ranks No. 1 in the home-sharing market, but travel booking giants Priceline Group Inc. and Expedia Inc. are catching up – the latter boosted by rapid growth at HomeAway. Source: Hotel Marketing With HomeAway growing like crazy, Expedia closes in on Airbnb for market share

China’s overseas tourists increasingly value experiences over shopping

China’s overseas tourists increasingly value experiences over shopping Travelers from China keep heading overseas in record numbers, and they’re bringing their wallets with them – although there’s been a dramatic shift in where they focus their spending. Source: Hotel Marketing China’s overseas tourists increasingly value experiences over shopping