HotelTonight’s new Look Ahead forecasting tool for its mobile application is designed to give confidence to the impulsive traveler, while generating demand for unfilled hotel rooms.
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Online retailer Net-A-Porter has partnered with new midtown Manhattan boutique hotel WestHouse to provide guests with bespoke shopping services.
Best Western’s new mobile payment offerings puts the hotel brand one step closer towards its goal of cutting down the checkout process to one step.
Online travel agency Travel Trolley has launched a fully bookable mobile site enabling on-the-go travelers to search and compare prices as well as book and pay for flights directly from their smartphones.
The number of airlines offering on-board mobile payments will increase from 5 percent to 36 percent in the next two years, according to a new report from WorldPay.
Expedia.com’s most significant redesign in over a decade recently debuted to address mobile’s growing role for travelers and boasts faster page loading, smart recommendations and responsive design.
Priceline is testing two new products that build on the company’s significant portion of mobile-generated sales to give consumers more options when booking a flight or hotel room.
Priceline wants a bigger role throughout the travel experience, such as enabling hotel check-ins or on-site purchases, and views mobile as essential to realizing these goals.
As new application-based taxi services such as Uber and Lyft face challenges for not following regulations, a more conservative approach from Carmel Limousine shows how marketers can work within the legal system effectively.
The City of Chicago will be introducing a pay-by-mobile program for parking this spring to bring more convenience to its residents.