In our monthly digest, you can find the highlights of the past month on travel technologies in under a 5-minute read!
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5 key elements to look at when creating your hotel’s website
In today’s digital age, being visible online is the number one priority. Creating the right website for your hotel has become the most essential task in marketing strategy. In our article, you will see 5 key elements to create a website that generates revenue: website builder, booking engine, promotion engine, online payment system, and metasearch.
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
Loyalty programs of Expedia, Vrbo, Hotels.com, and other brands under the Expedia Group will be combined to form one service. The new program will include all the brands and products including flights, hotels, alternative accommodation, car rentals, cruises, and activities and aims to help customers get the most out of their experience.
Recovery of business travel – ‘Everybody talks but nobody knows’
Telecommunication is a complementary part of business travel but as the humanistic reasons intervene such as the desire for meeting in person and to ‘get away’, it looks like the traditional way of conducting business will be here for a long time. So, it is safe to say that nobody knows when the business travel will return to pre-pandemic levels, but it sure will.
Vrbo expands Fast Start program to entice hosts from competitors
Vacation rental brand Vrbo launched its Fast Start program earlier this year in March to help new properties increase their visibility in the first 90 days. The program is now expanding to Canada, France, and the UK in a bid to attract hosts from other rental companies including Airbnb.
The city destinations that exceed expectations
Luggage storage experts, Radical Storage has conducted an analysis of the 140,000 Google reviews that reveals how visitor felt after they visited a city. The study includes 20 of the most popular city destinations. The results show that Stockholm exceeds expectations with 93% positive reviews and Paris fails to live up to expectations with 18.1% negative reviews.
New survey finds post-pandemic travel will pose challenges old and new
Wise released the Wise International Travel Survey, in an attempt to understand the U.S. market and traveler behavior. According to the survey, 82% of U.S. travelers say that international travel is one of the things that they’re looking forward to most while 72% expressed that they are currently planning an international trip.