Dennis Schaal

Dennis Schaal

Dennis Schaal was North American editor for Tnooz.

TripAdvisor Local Picks Facebook restaurant app to compete with Yelp and Zagat

Eat like a local and compete on a grand scale with Yelp, Zagat and Google+ Local.


Kayak acknowledges that a third party — it turns out to be one of its hotel customers — was able to match a last name on the site with the last four digits of people’s credit cards, and that others could have done so, too.


With global airfares and hotel rates rising, American Express Global Business Travel is emphasizing the carrot — rather than the stick — in trying to get road warriors to save money in their travel spending choices for their companies.


You can look forward to the day — most likely during this decade — when transoceanic Internet access will be routine on board most commercial airlines.


Several startups have failed at mastering online travel planning and booking for small groups, but Groupize hopes a new connection to the TravelClick central reservation system and accompanying agreement will put the process on the right track.


If pictures are indeed worth a 1,000 words, then sharing them on Twitter via Instagram must translate into tons of marketing merit.


Right on time, like a shuttle bus arriving at the hotel with punctuality, US-based startup Mozio sets out to be an airport transportation search engine, enabling travelers to efficiently navigate their transit choices from the airport to the hotel using varying modes of transportation and doing so like a local.


There wasn’t much intrigue or back-stabbing, but Groupon and the TNT cable network came up with a clever travel promotion timed to coincide with the reprise of Dallas, which debuted last night with nearly 7 million viewers taking it all in.


Global Hotel Exchange went live the other day and, assuming there are no alterations in strategic direction, the hotel-booking site may be destined to be a resounding success or a quickly forgotten memory.


Just when you thought direct-connect distribution from American Airlines, which is focusing on Chapter 11 reorganization, is dead in the water, there are signs of life.


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