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The Siri Effect: What it Means to Travel Shopping

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The debut of Siri, Apple's intelligent personal assistant, was initially greeted with enthusiastic reviews. Since then, however, reviews have been decidedly mixed. In the meantime, interest in speech-enabled artificial intelligence has skyrocketed, and developers are now racing to bring new and improved applications to the marketplace. This Analysis considers the strengths and weaknesses of some of the latest speech-enabled intelligent personal assistants, and outlines how these tools should fit into travel companies' mobile strategies.
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Analysis | Published: December 2012
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U.S. Online Travel Traffic Report

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US $995 €739

As travelers hop from site to site cobbling together their perfect trips, their mouse clicks yield important clues to the shifting dynamics of the online travel marketplace. PhoCusWright partnered with New York-based Experian Hitwise to identify key trends influencing how consumers plan travel online. PhoCusWright's U.S. Online Travel Traffic Report analyzes the most important categories in the travel vertical, revealing traffic patterns for both transactional and nontransactional travel websites and providing a top-level view of visitation and both upstream and downstream traffic.
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Report | Published: December 2012
Free For: Global Subscribers

Search: The Key to Successful Travel Sites

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US $350 €260

Search in its many forms has impacted the travel value chain more than any other technology. However, while search has evolved significantly in recent years, there still hasn't been a breakthrough search capability for travel. This Analysis examines various search technologies and design tools that are available to today's travel companies, along with the evolving tools that could play a major role in the future of travel search.
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Analysis | Published: December 2012
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Travel: Google the Elephant in the Room!

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Google's purchase of ITA Software prompted many to consider and speculate about the company's plans to enter (and possibly disrupt) the travel distribution landscape. In addition to ITA Software, Google possesses a range of other tools and capabilities it could potentially use to establish itself along various points of the travel value chain. This Spotlight examines Google's possible intentions with respect to travel, and explores the tools at its disposal for building a complete travel system.
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Spotlight | Published: October 2012
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Social Media in Travel 2012: Social Networks & Traveler Reviews

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US $895 €665

While a strategically managed social media presence has become de rigueur in the travel industry, companies are still struggling to determine how best to harness the medium. PhoCusWright's Social Media in Travel 2012 examines the role of social media in the online travel ecosystem, investigating which types of user-generated content are most influential, how social networking affects referrals to travel sites, and what innovations to expect from social travel startups, among other trends.
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Report | Published: September 2012
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Behavioral Targeting: The Future of Online Advertising

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Simply advertising to the masses is no longer enough - companies must identify specific audiences of potential customers. This article examines the trends driving behavioral targeting and the implications of delivering relevant content on loyalty and conversion in travel.
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Spotlight | Published: September 2012
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A Long-Term View of Tour Operators

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European tour operators continue to face financial hardship, thanks to competition from online travel agencies and supplier-direct sales. But efforts to improve their product mix and flexibility, differentiate themselves through customer service, and update their business models may yet keep tour operators in the game.
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Spotlight | Published: September 2012
Free For: European and Global Subscribers

Eastern Europe Online Travel Overview

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Eastern Europe's travel market is a sleeping giant just beginning to wake up. The market experienced healthy growth in 2010 and 2011, and while options and demand for travel are improving, cultural barriers and the European debt crisis still hinder development. PhoCusWright's Eastern Europe Online Travel Overview sizes the total and online leisure and unmanaged business travel markets in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and the Czech Republic. The report also compares trends across product segments, provides analysis of the primary online booking channels, and highlights the key players influencing the market.
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Report | Published: July 2012
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Reading Between The Links: Why Travelers Use General Search Engines

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US $745 €553

General search engines like Google have become so ubiquitous that many users would be lost without them. In the travel category, top brands compete fiercely for general search traffic, despite their well-established names and websites. This report examines the role of general search engines in the travel planning process, and includes an overview of travelers' search engine usage by brand, motives for using search, travel products searched for and more.
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Report | Published: June 2012
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The Role of the GDSs in How Today's Travel Agents Look and Book

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Global distribution systems (GDSs) represent a major piece of airline transactions and a vast majority of travel agency flight, hotel and car rental transactions. But the travel agency landscape has evolved significantly, and the GDS no longer always takes center stage when agents book. This analysis examines how travel agents research and book travel products, the role of the GDS and how this varies by agency type.
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Analysis | Published: June 2012
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