Expedia boss on the new breed of disrupters Mr Khosrowshahi’s latest obsession is voice search, and he has several types of voice assistants at home. He imagines how one day voice search could replace the current system of ticking boxes and filling in airport codes on a website to book a plane ticket. Source: Hotel Marketing Expedia boss on the new breed of disrupters
SnapTravel raises million for a hotel booking service that works over chat Chatbots haven’t yet become breakout hits, as a group. But that hasn’t stopped investors from pouring in $8 million into a hotel booking startup called SnapTravel, which lets users find and book rooms via SMS texts and Facebook Messenger. Source: Hotel Marketing SnapTravel raises million for a hotel booking service that works over chat
Airbnb competition heats up Airbnb is leading the way in the private accommodation rental market, but online intermediaries like Priceline and Expedia as well as Google are looking to catch up. Source: Hotel Marketing Airbnb competition heats up
Could Google become a dominant force in hospitality? Sit in a hospitality-related conference these days and the subject of Google is bound to raise its head. One general line of questioning has been: will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake? Source: Hotel Marketing Could Google become a dominant force in hospitality?