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Google versus Apple for travelers – played out in the skies [INFOGRAPHIC]

Google versus Apple for travelers – played out in the skies [INFOGRAPHIC] | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Apple versus Google – a modern battle between two giants of the digital economy which is being played out in a number of interesting ways.
Apple fans talk about innovation, quality, the revenues for developers from the AppStore and user experience.
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Cheaper iPhone Would Cost $99 to $149, Report Says

Cheaper iPhone Would Cost $99 to $149, Report Says | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Apple's rumored cheaper iPhone would cost anywhere from $99 to $149, according to a new report.
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Beware Google and 9 things for OTAs to look out for in 2013 | Travel Industry News & Conferences - EyeforTravel

Beware Google and 9 things for OTAs to look out for in 2013 | Travel Industry News & Conferences - EyeforTravel | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
OTAs must go much further with their offering. No longer should they be serving up mundane information such as transactional data, destination, price and so on.
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HouseTrip raises $40M investment round

HouseTrip raises $40M investment round | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Big investment coming in to the vacation rental market once again with UK-based HouseTrip raising $40 million in Series C funding from Accel Partners.
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Did Google buy Frommer's for its search engine juice? No, there is a lot more going on | Tnooz

Did Google buy Frommer's for its search engine juice? No, there is a lot more going on | Tnooz | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Similar to when Google bought ITA Software in the summer of 2010, officials are avoiding saying yet what the search giant intends to do with its purchase of Frommer's travel guides.
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Should You Trust Online Reviews? Economists Weigh In.

Should You Trust Online Reviews? Economists Weigh In. | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
The Internet has fundamentally changed the way that buyers and sellers meet and interact in the marketplace. Online retailers make it cheap and easy to browse, comparison shop, and make purchases with the click of a mouse.
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Mind the gap: the mobile traveler leads the way, but who will follow? | Tnooz

Mind the gap: the mobile traveler leads the way, but who will follow? | Tnooz | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
The path to understanding the evolving mobile travel landscape is a journey that involves both figuring out how to make money and staying current with connected consumers adopting and using the latest technologies before, during and after travel.
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Indian giant MakeMyTrip makes its next moves | Tnooz

Indian giant MakeMyTrip makes its next moves | Tnooz | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
MakeMyTrip is India's largest online travel agency by ticket volume. Here's a round-up of what's new with the company, which has grown its revenue 66% in the past year to $197 million and is headquartered in Gurgaon.
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Wikipedia parent to launch travel guide with Wikitravel rebels

Wikipedia parent to launch travel guide with Wikitravel rebels | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
With the help of WikiTravel expatriates, the Wikimedia Foundation will launch a travel guide offshoot to its Wikipedia brand.
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27 sights that will remind you how incredible Earth is

27 sights that will remind you how incredible Earth is | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
These amazing spectacles may not change your life, but they should change your vacation plans...
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Hotel Mobile Marketing & Distribution Do’s and Don’ts

Hotel Mobile Marketing & Distribution Do’s and Don’ts | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it

Fifty percent of U.S. adults and 80% of business travelers already have smartphones. Twenty-four percent of leisure travelers and 36% of business travelers have already purchased travel via their mobile devices (PhoCusWright).

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Global Hotel Exchange launches with Adam Smith on board | Tnooz

Global Hotel Exchange launches with Adam Smith on board | Tnooz | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Global Hotel Exchange went live the other day and, assuming there are no alterations in strategic direction, the hotel-booking site may be destined to be a resounding success or a quickly forgotten memory.
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Wotif, WebJet and Expedia take third all traffic - Top Australia travel sites, full month May 2012 | Tnooz

Wotif, WebJet and Expedia take third all traffic - Top Australia travel sites, full month May 2012 | Tnooz | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Wotif, WebJet and Expedia secured over a third of all traffic going to agency websites in Australia during the month of May 2012.
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TripAdvisor basks in social graph integration with Facebook, eye-watering numbers revealed

TripAdvisor basks in social graph integration with Facebook, eye-watering numbers revealed | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor, wallowing in a 20% jump in revenue for 2012 compared to the previous year, also appears to be enjoying the fruits of its partnership with Facebook.
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Most Important Travel Trends of 2013

Most Important Travel Trends of 2013 | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
What’s in the cards for the new year? T+L taps our network of experts to predict the trends that wil...
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Priceline.com acquiring travel company KAYAK for $1.8B in a deal that includes $500M in cash

Priceline.com acquiring travel company KAYAK for $1.8B in a deal that includes $500M in cash | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
The price saving website Priceline.com is acquiring travel company Kayak for $500M in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed stock options. This puts the value of Kayak at $1.8B, ...
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The Heat is On: Five Online Travel Trends Set to Explode | Travel Industry News & Conferences - EyeforTravel

The Heat is On: Five Online Travel Trends Set to Explode | Travel Industry News & Conferences - EyeforTravel | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
With less than one week to go before the EyeforTravel team head to Las Vegas for TDS North America we consider the most pertinent emerging themes in online travel and consult some of the events most exciting speakers for their expert insights and...
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How image selection affects click-through rates on OTA hotel listings | Tnooz

How image selection affects click-through rates on OTA hotel listings | Tnooz | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
What images hotels choose to display in their OTA booking paths have significant impact on CTRs, a recent study by Intent Media has found.
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Founded By Former Expedia Engineers, Stealthy Travel Startup Hopper Closes $12 Million Series B | TechCrunch

Founded By Former Expedia Engineers, Stealthy Travel Startup Hopper Closes $12 Million Series B | TechCrunch | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Hopper, a stealthy consumer-facing travel startup in development for nearly five years so far, has closed on a $12 million Series B round of funding to grow its team in Boston.
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Email Marketing Converts Better Than Search, Social Media, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Email Marketing Converts Better Than Search, Social Media, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Email Marketing Converts Better Than Search, Social Media, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC]...
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Travel: The #1 Place To Go In 2012 - Forbes

Travel: The #1 Place To Go In 2012 - Forbes | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Lauded by the New York Times Travel Section, WSJ's  MarketWatch, Fox Business Editor’s Pick and others, Triptrotting.com has emerged as “The #1 International Like-minded Travel Community” according to members in 2,000+ cities, backers Joe Kraus...
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Unlimited flights for US$1,000 per month -- private jets come to the masses

Unlimited flights for US$1,000 per month -- private jets come to the masses | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
How Surf Air hopes to eliminate check-ins, security lines and annoying Internet searches for fliers...
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Apple Passbook and its potential impact on the travel industry | Tnooz

Apple Passbook and its potential impact on the travel industry | Tnooz | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Last week, Apple announced Passbook, a new default app coming to iOS 6 for iPhone later this year which stands to get a lot of attention in our industry.
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Online travel surges in China

A new study by PhoCusWright says China's online travel revenue will have quintupled by 2013, compared with 2008. It says the country's total travel market, including offline, will nearly double in that span.

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10 Most Creative Ads Of The World

10 Most Creative Ads Of The World | Travel & Tourism Marketing | Scoop.it
Check out the top 10 Most Creative Ads Of The World campaigns that we could find. Be sure to let us know what you think by commenting below!
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