TripAdvisor Instant Booking: Testing, learning and confusing Perhaps one day consumers using TripAdvisor websites and its mobile apps will know what to expect when looking to book a hotel on the site. But for now, the varying booking/metasearch options are consistently inconsistent. Source: Hotel Marketing TripAdvisor Instant Booking: Testing, learning and confusing
Most Airbnb users want Bitcoin payment integration in 2017 Airbnb’s Brian Chesky spent Christmas night on Twitter after he posed a question to his followers: “If Airbnb could launch anything in 2017, what would it be?” Most of the users responded with Bitcoin payment integration, providing the success of Expedia as an example. Source: Hotel Marketing Most Airbnb users want Bitcoin payment integration in 2017
UK: Mobile usage for travel set to surpass desktop in 2017 According to Expedia, mobile activity in the travel sector in the UK is on track to overtake desktop early this year, having done so in the US in September 2015. Source: Hotel Marketing UK: Mobile usage for travel set to surpass desktop in 2017
Where will U.S. travelers visit in 2017? 2017 is shaping up to be a year of uncertainty, with a new political regime here in the USA and violent attacks in popular destinations abroad. But people still seem eager to travel for business or leisure – or even “bleisure” – according to industry experts. Source: Hotel Marketing Where will U.S. travelers visit in 2017?