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The Open Booking Effect and Its Impact on Corporate Travel

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Managed travel 2.0 - or open booking - allows corporate travelers to book through any channel as long as they meet certain budget and policy criteria. This analysis examines its pros and cons and discusses the options for bringing out-of-channel bookings into a managed program.
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Analysis | Published: April 2014
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State of Startups: Asia 2005 - 2013

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As Asian travel markets hurtle into online maturity, innovative startups play a growing role in the region. Investment dollars increasingly chase some of the world's fastest growing online travel markets in APAC. This analysis assesses the current travel startup landscape across Asia – where entrepreneurs are focusing their attention, where investment dollars are flowing, and what industry segments are capturing the attention of entrepreneurs and investors alike.
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Spotlight | Published: April 2014
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Door-to-Door Travel and Multimodal Search: Finding and Booking a Complete Trip

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As many travelers know - especially frequent business travelers - air, hotel and car rarely encompass the whole trip. Transportation to and from the airport, for example, can be costly and confusing, especially for complex trips to unfamiliar destinations. Enter multimodal search engines: where travelers can compare and combine air travel with rail, ferry and public transport, all within a single search, and know exactly how they'll get from point A to point B.
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Analysis | Published: April 2014
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The Mobile Landscape: A Multi-Region Spotlight

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Travelers' expectations for mobile continue to rise worldwide, but the specific ways consumers use mobile devices for travel vary by region and market. This article examines the current state of mobile adoption and mobile travel development across three regions – Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.S. – and offers details on device usage, traveler behavior, innovation, and strategies from key travel companies in each region.
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Spotlight | Published: April 2014
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It's the End of the PNR as We Know It

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The PNR, while reliable, has far-reaching limitations. Still, its usefulness has prompted global distribution systems to give it a makeover rather than quash it altogether. Each GDS is creating a program that builds on the old PNR, maximizing its strong suits and minimizing its faults.
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Analysis | Published: March 2014
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When They Get There: Activities, Attractions, Events and Tours in Europe

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The travel activities opportunity in Europe is much larger than that in the U.S., and variations between individual European markets make the region a distinctly different field of play. When They Get There (and Why They Go): Activities, Attractions, Events and Tours in Europe examines the travel activities segment in five key European markets (France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the U.K.), provides insight into the latest progress in the travel activities ecosystem, and identifies lingering barriers to online and mobile activities growth.
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Report | Published: March 2014
Free For: European and Global Subscribers

Social Commerce: The Journey and the Destination

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The relationship between social media and commerce is both more complex and more impactful than originally thought. While increased social conversions may be an important goal for travel marketers, the path that travelers take en route to the "buy" button is often circuitous. This Analysis highlights the various roles social media plays in driving revenue within the travel vertical, and provides insights to help travel companies optimize their social media strategies and boost ROI.
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Analysis | Published: February 2014
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Online Travel Review Deception: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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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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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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