Lots of ideas were floated at the annual Datalex User’s Conference in Dublin last week, as a roomful of consultants, airlines, distributors, and technology providers talked about airline merchandising perhaps coming-of-age.
Travelers who love hostels usually say their favorite thing is the social life – meeting new friends, hanging out in the bar or lobby or garden, the potential for new experiences.
An industry with multiple standards bodies using the same type of technology addressing the same business functions could be seen as an indication of an industry in some disarray.
Tnooz node Valyn Perini reflects on her predictions for the last year.
Everyone agrees that the vacation rental industry is in a state of evolution, if not revolution. But one that increasingly resembles a classic Western movie.
Even before Google waded in last week, vacation rentals was one of the hottest sectors in the travel industry, but one with challenges on the technology side.
A disparate sector with few common standards for reproduction of inventory, confusing search engines and random levels of customer service – that’ll be vacation rentals?
What happens when airlines, distributors and agencies come together to talk about merchandising?
It’s official – the debate around merchandising has switched from the conceptual to the practical, perhaps meaning it is finally being taken very seriously.
Like most travelers, when I book a trip in North America (and this generally applies to Australia and New Zealand, South America, South Africa and a few other regions) I take out my credit card.