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Travel Megatrends 2018: Back-End Travel Tech Gets a Design Renaissance

Travel Megatrends 2018: Back-End Travel Tech Gets a Design Renaissance | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it

"The travel industry urgently needs operational software that normal people find intuitive, flexible, and powerful. Otherwise it will lose efficient early-career workers to other sectors that have superior tools."

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EU DSGVO-Verstösse bringen Google Millionenstrafe ein | Netzwoche

EU DSGVO-Verstösse bringen Google Millionenstrafe ein | Netzwoche | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Die französische Datenschutzbehörde (CNIL) hat Google eine Strafe von 50 Millionen Euro aufgebrummt. Die CNIL wirft dem US-Unternehmen eine Reihe von Verstössen gegen Bestimmungen der EU-Datenschutz-Grundverordnung vor.
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Airbnb held talks to buy Hotel Tonight

Airbnb held talks to buy Hotel Tonight | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Talks between Airbnb and Hotel Tonight, described by one of the people as informal, have gone cold though they could come back to life.

Whether or not there is a deal, Airbnb’s flirtation with Hotel Tonight highlights the need some executives and investors see for the startup to branch into new lines of business that can bolster its core home rentals, particularly as it faces heightened competition from other online-travel aggregators like Expedia Group.
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WhatsApp is banning you from forwarding the same message to more than five people

WhatsApp is banning you from forwarding the same message to more than five people | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
WhatsApp is limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, as part of a global effort to combat “misinformation and rumors,” it announced today.

The news: The messaging app, which is owned by Facebook, previously let users forward a message on to 20 individuals or groups. However, it’s cracking down on the practice after forwarding was blamed for helping spread misinformation that led to vigilante killings in India, according to Wired.
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#CES2019 : ces technos qui peuvent inspirer l’industrie du Tourisme

#CES2019 : ces technos qui peuvent inspirer l’industrie du Tourisme | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
En arpentant les allées du plus grand salon du monde dédié à la technologie, TOM a repéré des technologies qui pourraient donner des idées de services et produits aux entreprises du Voyage. Si le salon ne manque pas de gadgets, on y trouve aussi des produits qui participent à la naissance de nouvelles tendances et qui offrent un avant-goût de ce que pourrait devenir le secteur d’ici quelques années. Tour d’horizon de quelques découvertes.
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The modern guest experience & how hotels can achieve it in 2019

The modern guest experience & how hotels can achieve it in 2019 | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
What hotels need to know in order to appeal to the modern guest
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Un hôtel japonais remplace ses robots par des collaborateurs humains - rts.ch - Sciences-Tech.

Un hôtel japonais remplace ses robots par des collaborateurs humains - rts.ch - Sciences-Tech. | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Le premier hôtel au monde entièrement géré par des robots fait marche arrière. Une partie des 243 machines de l'établissement japonais seront remplacées par des humains à la suite d'erreurs technologiques à répétition.
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Are Airbnb and Google revolutionising hotel distribution? One year on

Are Airbnb and Google revolutionising hotel distribution? One year on | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
As we settle into 2019, it's time for an update to explore how Google's and Airbnb's ambitious initiatives - and those of other large global companies - are affecting hotels.
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100 milliards de dépenses sur les applis mobiles en 2018

100 milliards de dépenses sur les applis mobiles en 2018 | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Les utilisateurs ont passé en moyenne 3h par jour sur les applis dans le monde, une croissance de 45% par rapport à 2016.

App Annie, référence mondiale en données et enseignements sur le marché des applications mobiles publie aujourd’hui sa rétrospective pour le marché des applications mobiles en 2018. Chiffres clefs, tendances par secteurs d’activité, classements globaux et France, App Annie passe en revue l’app-économie qui a battu de nouveaux records en 2018.
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Vidéos de destinations touristiques : si on racontait de vraies histoires ?

Vidéos de destinations touristiques : si on racontait de vraies histoires ? | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Les Trophées de la vidéo touristique 2019 viennent de dévoiler les nominés qui conservent toutes leurs chances d’être primés lors de la cérémonie de remise lors des INTO Days à Cannes. Un grand bravo aux nominés pour la qualité de leur production et aussi aux participants évincés qui n’ont certainement pas démérité.
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Capitales européennes du tourisme intelligent | Veilletourisme.ca

Capitales européennes du tourisme intelligent | Veilletourisme.ca | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Qu’ont en commun les villes de Lyon et d’Helsinki ? Elles ont été élues capitales européennes du tourisme intelligent pour 2019.
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Most people don’t know what Facebook knows about them

Most people don’t know what Facebook knows about them | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Most Facebook users aren’t aware how much Facebook knows about them, and they tend to not be comfortable when they find out, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

The findings: Around 75% of Facebook users in the US are unaware the social network tracks and records a list of their interests in order to target advertising. Once pointed to their Facebook ad preferences page, 59% said it reflected their interests while 27% said it did not. A small majority—51%—said they were uncomfortable with Facebook compiling this information. The study surveyed 963 US adults at the end of last year.
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Museum Connections : l'IA fait ses preuves dans la Culture

Museum Connections : l'IA fait ses preuves dans la Culture | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
L’événement Museum Connections a été l’occasion d’aborder les applications potentielles de l’intelligence artificielle pour les acteurs de la Culture. Au cours d’une matinée d’ateliers, plusieurs experts de l’IA se sont succédé pour démystifier et éduquer le public sur le potentiel de l’IA.
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Selon une étude menée par Phocuswright, les hôtels indépendants sont inquiets des coûts croissants des réservations via les sites de réservation tiers

Selon une étude menée par Phocuswright, les hôtels indépendants sont inquiets des coûts croissants des réservations via les sites de réservation tiers | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
D'après l'étude « Independent Lodging Properties and the Online Marketplace 2019 », les progrès dans le secteur, y compris le développement des metasearch et un recours croissant au marketing numérique,…
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Le SEO de votre site web à l'ère de la recherche vocale

Le SEO de votre site web à l'ère de la recherche vocale | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
n 2016, on estimait que 20% des mobinautes avaient déjà fait une recherche vocale. Cette proportion est passée à 25% en 2017 et devrait atteindre 50% d’ici 2020… soit dans moins de 11 mois! Cette année, vous verrez, il sera de plus en plus question des impacts de la recherche vocale sur votre marketing numérique!
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Les techniques cachées des OTAs pour casser la parité tarifaire

Les techniques cachées des OTAs pour casser la parité tarifaire | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Chaque hôtelier cultive la notoriété de sa marque d’hôtel et fait en sorte que le visiteur réserve directement sur son site et non sur le site d’un tiers. La parité tarifaire est un des enjeux stratégiques qui a un impact colossal sur vos ventes directes.
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As OTAs get bigger, booking a decent hotel room gets harder

As OTAs get bigger, booking a decent hotel room gets harder | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
If you’re booking a holiday or long-awaited getaway, it can be fun to browse options for hours, comparing and contrasting pools and rooftop views. But if you’re a frequent traveler, booking a business trip, or embarking on an impromptu city break to make use of credit card miles, the glut of options on major booking platforms can be a hindrance to a swift booking process.
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Airbnb vs. Hotels | The Daily | Gartner L2

Airbnb vs. Hotels | The Daily | Gartner L2 | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Airbnb just announced its second straight year of profitability and may be preparing for an IPO, which could help it compete with hotel enterprises that have already gone public. When it comes to digital, Airbnb certainly stacks up against the Genius and Gifted brands in Gartner L2’s Digital IQ Index: Luxury Hotels, including Four Seasons, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and W Hotels.
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OpenTable encourages diners to travel with its new loyalty play

OpenTable encourages diners to travel with its new loyalty play | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
U.S.-based members of OpenTable’s loyalty program can redeem their OpenTable Dining Points for discounted hotel stays on Kayak.
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Transformational travel, and are those real followers, or just bots?

Transformational travel, and are those real followers, or just bots? | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Tim Morgan, Virtuoso’s Director, Business Strategy, Canada, says social media’s influence is unmistakable, as it drives travellers’ desire to find the most captivating backdrops and the best time of day for snapping images. It’s even impacting booking requests for Virtuoso advisers.

Influencers now command high fees and their travel costs covered to share content with their followers, who may number in the millions. The drawback? There’s little visibility into what and who the influencer brings to the table.
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Demand for high-quality localized content to grow massively

Demand for high-quality localized content to grow massively | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
According to the research, which explored the impact of Asia's digital transformation, three-quarters of respondents (76%) said that the online dominance of English prevented their countrymen and women from fully participating in a digitally economic, cultural and social life. Similarly, 76% of respondents cite lack of affordable Internet service as a major barrier and 72% cite lack of affordable devices.
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TripAdvisor talks "holistic" approach to vacation rentals, new integrations | PhocusWire

TripAdvisor talks "holistic" approach to vacation rentals, new integrations | PhocusWire | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Compared to other major players in the space (namely, Airbnb and Booking.com), TripAdvisor stays relatively quiet on the status of its Rentals business.

While the platform doesn’t boast quite the same numbers as its competitors (the two companies mentioned above have both reported more than five million listings on their respective sites), TripAdvisor does have a healthy 880,000 rentals available to book.
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Your Top 10 Digital Marketing New Year's Resolutions for hotels in 2019 | HEBS Digital Blog : HEBS Digital Blog

Your Top 10 Digital Marketing New Year's Resolutions for hotels in 2019 | HEBS Digital Blog : HEBS Digital Blog | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
With new technology and digital innovations announced daily, it can seem overwhelming for hoteliers to stay on top of trends and work them into their own strategies. With voice search and AI, omnichannel marketing, and the use of influencers on the rise, hoteliers have the opportunity to reach potential guests at more touchpoints than ever before.
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773 millions of e-mail addresses have been exposed—here’s how to check if yours was one of them

773 millions of e-mail addresses have been exposed—here’s how to check if yours was one of them | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
One of the largest ever collections of breached data, including 773 million e-mail addresses and over 21 million passwords, has been discovered.

The details: The 87-gigabytes breach, discovered by security researcher Troy Hunt, is made up of many different individual breaches from thousands of sources. It was found in a popular hacking forum, which Hunt chose not to name. He’s dubbed the leaked files “Collection #1.”

What you should do: If you want to find out if your e-mail address has been compromised, head to the website Have I been Pwned. If it hasn’t, you can breathe a sigh of relief. If it has, you should probably change your password right away. While you’re at it, you can also check if any of your passwords have been leaked here. Don’t forget to choose a secure password as a replacement. 
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Exclusif : La Plagne se dote d'une agence en ligne

Exclusif : La Plagne se dote d'une agence en ligne | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
En direct de net Managers’now : avec Orchestra, la station de La Plagne transforme sa centrale de réservations en agence de voyages en ligne. Un modèle qui pourrait être dupliqué dans d’autres stations de montagne.
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Le team P3F a eu la chance de travailler avec La Plagne pour établir son diagnostic touristique et déboucher sur certaines recommandations ... Jolie job !:-)

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Independent Lodging Properties and the Online Marketplace: Phocuswright

Independent Lodging Properties and the Online Marketplace: Phocuswright | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Phocuswright explores the marketing, distribution and technology-adoption practices of independent lodging properties in six key markets: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.
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