Tnooz recently featured two somewhat academic articles about the economics of peer-to-peer travel marketplaces (Article #1, Article #2).
For many people travel is all about realising dreams, a brief respite from the daily grind of life and the chance to get inspired by places that they visit.
Inspiration. An over used-word around these parts. But inspiration remains one of the final remaining challenges in online travel.
Being called a bunch of pirates in an industry isn’t as bad an insult as it sounds – especially in the context of being seen as potential disruptive forces in the travel sector.
Are you bored in your job? Looking for a new challenge!? How about come and work for us for a few months, probably unpaid, but will send you on a trip of a lifetime.
It is currently Responsible Tourism Week. In the tours and activities sector, so-called responsible tourism is important. Very important.
It’s interesting watching how startups evolve – San Francisco-based Zozi started out in 2009 as Ekoventure, an intermediary in multi-day tours and activities.
The profession of travel blogging is apparently on the rise (defined as those who find employment through writing travel blogs).
Despite every startup claiming to be approaching a problem in a different way, you can actually divide them into four categories.
There are a number of pieces missing from the Google travel jigsaw. So far its focus has been on data-driven services – Maps, Flight Search, Hotel Finder, Places and the ubiquitous click-based advertising.