The flash deals market is under pressure – share price of market leader Groupon dropped by 70% compared to the value at the time of its IPO.
The Scan: Half of daily deal sites may disappear in 2013, SkyTeam mulls an IT change, and other news
Living Social, Medallia, SkyTeam, and Everbread make our roundup of the stories that are driving the travel tech conversation on 27 September.
Interesting data out of UK-based DealZippy after analysing a year’s worth of deals from across a range of industries and platforms, showing how popular the channel remains in travel.
When it comes to disruptive forces in travel distribution, 2010-2011 seemed to be largely about airlines, GDS’s, GNE’s (the so called Genies), direct connects, and full content agreements.
Some early momentum for the recently launched Global Daily Deals Association, securing the support as a member from travel deal platform Travelzoo.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring UK-based EveryDayOffers, a deal site which allows suppliers to list offers without paying commission to brokers.
You won’t find it in TravelClick’s latest flash sales survey announcement — but most global hoteliers who’ve tried flash sales would be ready to try them again.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based EveryLodge, a new service aiming to bring together travel-related offers from private and member-only flash sale sites.
It had to happen eventually – such are the myriad of issues surrounding so-called daily deal sites that a lobbying group and trade body has been formed, calling itself the Global Daily Deal Association.