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TripAdvisor’s Facebook app surges through paid marketing and social growth

What's behind the surge of users of TripAdvisor's Cities I've Visited app on Facebook? It didn't happen by chance.

Business Travel

Will the GSA per diem change really ruin business travel?

The Power of Travel Coalition, in lodging a protest over GSA per-diem rates for federal government travel, may have gone too far in objecting to the removal of "upper upscale hotels" as part of the calculations.


Zagat airport restaurant ratings could be coming to Google

Expect a lot more airport, airline, airport restaurant and hotel coverage from Zagat as its content begins to permeate Google search.

Online Travel

The hotel total price fiasco and Kayak’s mobile experiment

Travelers need to see the total price of a hotel room instantly, but online travel agencies and comparison-shopping engines have bowed to competitive pressures.


Social-travel site CasaHop takes big step with $1.2M in funding

CasaHop might be called social tech rather than social travel because it is a heavy tech play in the home-exchange arena.

Online Travel

Expedia partners with Greek travel agency — debt crisis will travel

Tight economic times are fertile ground for discounters, whether it's Priceline, Hotwire or, which is partnering with Expedia for dynamic packages.

Online Travel

Mac and iPad users get premium treatment on Orbitz

Orbitz is beginning to skew hotel displays according to the computing or mobile device you use. Get a grip on those iPads, this is only the mere beginning of an online travel agency personalization push.

Online Travel

Gogo obtains $135M credit facility as IPO patiently waits in the wings

Give Gogo credit. The WiFi provider has to get working on its international expansion and can't wait for its IPO try to be sorted out. That may be the reason behind a $135 million debt-financing agreement.


How turned the other OTAs into converts

The global hotel business is wide open with room for plenty of players to succeed, but is way ahead of the curve and the article tells why.

Skift Originals

Priceline blasts Hotel Tonight on inflated savings claims

Priceline is calling out Hotel Tonight on its allegedly inflated savings' claims, and the issue is one that permeates the travel industry as purported discounts can sometimes turn out to be fictitious.

Skift Originals

Kayak responds to privacy breach by saying everything is OK

The fact that it was a curious customer rather than a determined hacker that discovered speaks to sloppiness on the part of the aggregator.