2014 was a very dynamic year for the online travel sector, which saw new forces rising within it, reshaping the way travel products will be marketed in the next few years.
In September 2014 research by ShareThis, 51% of travel content social shares by US internet users took place through a smartphone or tablet.
When looking at device usage patterns of teenagers, there is little doubt where the world is going next.
Bing has partnered with TripAdvisor to deliver reviews, booking capabilities and rates for hotel searches in 22 different countries.
Hilton Worldwide has announced that its pioneering digital check-in and room selection technology is now live across more than 4,100 hotels spanning 11 brands worldwide.
Hyatt will offer free unlimited wireless internet at its properties worldwide starting in February. The goal is to draw travelers in to a marketing portal, and also to out-do rival chains in the amenity wars.
Looking wistfully back at 2014, I’d say a pivotal moment in travel technology came when Hilton Worldwide became the first major hotel chain to fully embrace mobile apps.
Breadtrip raised US$50 million in its round C financing, Tencent led the investment , joined by Fidelity Growth Partners Asia and China Broadband.
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