Apple versus Google – a modern battle between two giants of the digital economy which is being played out in a number of interesting ways.
It was almost three years ago that we all got first sight of what Apple might have in mind if it wanted to launch an assault on the travel industry.
Many companies and even whole industries have been blind-sided by new entrants who are empowered by technology and changing consumer behavior rather than old business models and processes.
I was catching up on RSS today and read a piece by Alex Bainbridge on Tnooz about the Top Eight Travel Industry Battles.
Apparently so – if you believe what you hear on Twitter and some of the tech press.
There’s little new in hotel distribution, but that’s not to say that there’s little interesting going on elsewhere in the industry when it comes to technology.
After three and a half days of wandering around the annual HITEC event in the US, I will argue there is not much going on in hotel distribution. Honestly.
That’s what the latest Digital IQ Index report from L2 Think Tank says when it reviewed the “digital competence” of 52 of the world’s leading hotel brands.
Last week EyeforTravel held its inaugural Mobile conference alongside its fifth annual Social Media conference, with over 300 people in attendance, including myself.
As we got towards the end of 2011, many people were asking me what I thought was next in the world of mobile and whether I had any predictions.