Airbnb, Blablacar, Drivy... Ceux que vous considérez comme vos concurrents, deviendront-ils des partenaires ? Quels sont les intérêts pour les professionnels du tourisme à collaborer avec les acteurs de l’économique dite collaborative ?
Today’s consumers want better choices - they're visiting up to 20 sites before making a booking in order to get a good experience with the best price. According to a study from the Hotel Asset Managers Association, third-party commissions rose at twice the rate of revenue from 2009-2012. Customer acquisition costs in the hotel industry are on average 15% to 25% of total revenue, more than four times the 3% to 6% seen in airlines and the 4% to 6% in car rentals. These statistics suggest that hotels are not providing the best prices and booking experiences for consumers. The fact that many consumers are leaving and booking elsewhere demonstrates what a huge opportunity this is for hotels. Consumers would be happy to book directly if given a reason. Brand.com websites and hotel booking engines have become a very homogenised experience, with consumers believing that the best prices can be found at third-party sites. Click here to learn more.
IN Festival, the biggest event of Innovation and Creativity held in Iberian Peninsula returns this year. The Secretary of State for Culture, Jorge Barreto Xavier, will participate in the official presentation of the festival that takes place next Wednesday, the 11th February, at 2:30pm, in the Taguspark’s Congress Centre, in Oeiras. Connecting the networks in network is the main theme of IN Festival 2 nd edition. The aim is to affirm Lisbon as a Creative City, contributing to put the Portuguese capital in the international networks of Creative Cities.
For those who do not know, Y Combinator is a great accelerator out of Silicon Valley that has been behind companies such as Airbnb and Dropbox. They have been at the top of the best accelerator lists for the past few years and for some going
Prospects looked bleak in June 2013 for Oyster.com, a website that featured realistic and professionally taken hotel photos and expert reviews, when it fired most of its staff and put itself up for sale.
It appeared as though Oyster’s journey would turn out to be a sadly familiar story in the annals of travel startups, another unhappy ending.
Just in Time Tourist launches #AppleWatch version. #JiTTapp is one of the first travel guide apps to launch on Apple Watch version. There’s already great excitement and anticipation for the latest Apple gadget, which will be available from 24 April.
There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, my observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies: Therefore, what? This question arises when you spot or predict a trend and wonder about its consequences. It works like this: “Everyone will have a smartphone with a came
When it comes to creating the conditions that allow entrepreneurs to thrive – that is, well-functioning entrepreneurial ecosystems – policymakers often wonder whether what they are seeking can be quantified.
PayinTech est une start-up incubée au Welcome City Lab. Gagnante du Start-up Content Next Tourisme dans la catégorie service professionnel face à GuestApp et MajorCoach, elle propose de faire ses achats avec un bracelet connecté dans un contexte touristique. Une façon pour les pros du Tourisme d’améliorer l’expérience des clients, mais aussi de récolter des données.
L’aventure PayinTech a d’abord commencé dans l’univers des tournois sportifs et des festivals de musique. La société s’appelait alors MyBee Events et distribuait des bracelets connectés en guise de portefeuille. Forts de ces premiers succès, les deux fondateurs, Bertrand Sylvestre et Jean-Rémi Kouchakji, ont décidé d’utiliser cette base technologique et ce savoir-faire pour la lancer dans le secteur du Tourisme. PayinTech est né en 2013 et a intégré le Welcome City Lab début 2014.
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