Tnooz recently had the pleasure of participating in the inaugural TravelTraction conference. Created by open standards organization OpenTravel, the half-day event focuses on helping new travel startups gain traction in the industry through connections, knowledge and insight.
The OpenTravel Alliance did something a little different yesterday than its usual preaching about data standards for the travel industry.
Many mobile apps aren’t even apps; rather, they are basic copies of the Web version. And those that are fully realized applications are not necessarily any better, lacking a clear focus on user experience and the desired outcome – a purchase.
Some interesting figures and an update on travel tech trends shared at an OpenJaw customer conference in Dublin last week
Travel analyst Henry Harteveldt says he’s leaving Forrester Research Sept. 1 to form an “industry-focused research company” with travel and airlines, along with healthcare, as the initial focus.