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Online Travel Review Deception: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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US $350 €254

Travelers consider reviews a critical tool when researching and shopping for hotel rooms. But not all reviews are written with honest intent, and deception and review manipulation can take many guises. While humans can't reliably distinguish false reviews from truthful ones, researchers are creating computer programs that can – a welcome development to hoteliers.
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Spotlight | Published: January 2014
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Traveler Technology Survey 2013

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US $995 €721

Today's travelers are typically within arm's reach of one or more web-enabled devices, whether they are using desktops and laptops at home or work, or mobile technology such as smartphones and tablets on the go. Increasingly, travelers expect their mobile experiences to have the same speed and functionality as the desktop web, and want to use their devices to plan their vacations, navigate busy airports and explore new destinations. PhoCusWright's Traveler Technology Survey 2013 presents a comprehensive view of the devices travelers currently own and use, and general trends in mobile web activity. In addition, the report addresses how travelers use social network platforms like Facebook and Twitter to plan their trips and share their travel experiences.
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Report | Published: January 2014
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Mobile Web Applications in Hospitality

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The rapidly expanding base of mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - is changing consumer behavior across a range of activities, and this has significant implications for the hospitality industry. This Analysis highlights mobile trends in hospitality and compares the features, pros and cons of mobile websites versus native applications (apps) for hotels.
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Analysis | Published: December 2013
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Hotel Revenue Management Publication Package

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US $650 €471

Purchase two hotel revenue management articles together to save.
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Spotlight | Published: December 2013

Hotel Revenue Management in 2013 - More Art Than Science?

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Hotels are complex, hybrid operations that combine the challenges of real estate development and labor-intensive service delivery. Revenue managers must balance directives that are often in direct conflict with one another. This article outlines the challenges faced by hotel revenue managers and highlights the market changes that are putting their traditional strategies to the test.
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Spotlight | Published: November 2013
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Travel Distribution 2018: A Look Ahead

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US $250 €181

This Analysis aggregates insights and predictions from a range of PhoCusWright analysts, and then presents a cohesive picture of what travel distribution will look like five years from now. Analysis covers the entire travel value chain in 2018 - Imagine, Learn, Shop, Book, Experience and Share - from the standpoint of travelers as well as travel suppliers and intermediaries.
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Analysis | Published: October 2013
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Payment Unsettled: Cost Opportunity and Disruption in Travel's Complex Payment Landscape

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Once the traveler's wallet is out, an efficient, effective payment experience - or lack of one - can make the difference between winning and losing a sale. New technology and heightened consumer expectations quickly forced travel companies to deliver better branding, services and communication. Amid the hustle for image, however, the parallel imperative for payment improvements fell to the wayside. Now the industry must face the challenges that lie behind the curtain.
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Report | Published: October 2013
Free For: Global Subscribers

U.S. Skier and Ski Traveler Report

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US $995 €721

Skiers and snowboarders are a unique bunch – passionate about the slopes, excited to share their experiences, and busy planning their next ski adventure the minute the last one ends. They also happen to be a travel marketer's dream demographic: young, tech-savvy, and flush with disposable income that they're happy to spend on complex ski trips. PhoCusWright's U.S. Ski and Ski Traveler Report digs into the details about this crowd, providing valuable insight about their behavior, attitudes, and motivations, including their shopping and buying habits. It also highlights the differences between skiers from various geographical regions, enabling marketers to tailor their strategies to the customers they want to attract.
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Report | Published: July 2013
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Staying Local: A Study of the U.S. Road Traveler

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US $995 €721

Finally, the nitty-gritty on the quintessential American vacation: PhoCusWright's Staying Local: A Study of the U.S. Road Traveler provides a comprehensive view of dynamic trends in the U.S. domestic drive market – including travel incidence, trip frequency and duration, and travel expenditure – and illuminates the travel planning process to find out what makes road travelers tick. What motivates their destination decisions? What divides advance planners from spontaneous ones? Is offering local deals a good deal for travel companies?
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Report | Published: July 2013
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Technology Spend Survey

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Travel and tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, and technology is what drives travel commerce. PhoCusWright conducted a survey to better understand how travel companies allocate their technology budgets. This Spotlight examines the results of the research, highlighting travel companies' investments in online travel distribution, smartphone and tablet apps, social media, Big Data, security, cloud computing and more.
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Spotlight | Published: May 2013
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