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FOF Travel thinks its social trip-planning service can be profitable

Watch out Gogobot, Couchsurfing, and WAYN.<p>Friends of Friends Travel is an online marketplace that gives members the chance to share opportunities for …

How will online hotel booking change in the near future?

<b>NB</b>: This is a guest article from Gary Leff, a frequent flier mileage expert who blogs at View from the Wing.<p>It’s finally happening. TripAdvisor is …

For travel, the key to loyalty is personalization

<b>NB</b>: This is a viewpoint from Riley Gibson, CEO and co-founder of Napkin Labs.<p>A smarter use of information could help travel brands differentiate …

The pros and cons of using Google Glass for business travel

You might get some funny looks from fellow drivers or from security at the airport, but Google’s internet-equipped eyewear is built for business …

Google Maps to out-Rome2rio Rome2rio? We don’t think so

<b>NB</b>: This is a guest article by Michael Cameron, co-founder of Rome2rio a multi-modal flight platform.<p>Last week, Google announced a new version of …

Tripshare wants to remove travel planning pain via real and actionable itineraries

Like so many trip planning sites, Tripshare grew out of a desire to apply some modern technology to offline itinerary planning and sharing.<p>The …

After Ditching The Groupon Model, Zozi Lands $10M To Build Out Its Marketplace For Celebrity-Guided Adventures

Zozi launched in 2010 to become the go-to destination for those looking for an (affordable) excuse to take break from the daily grind by offering daily deals on a wide range of local adventures — everything from cocktail classes in Atlanta to kayaking in San Francisco Bay. However, after fighting …

Tourism will soon be the largest employer in Saudi Arabia, report says

Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning travel industry will soon be the largest employer in the kingdom, according to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency …

UAE relaxes visa restrictions for Canadians after Emirates Air dispute gets resolved

The United Arab Emirates has reinstated a visa waiver for Canadian citizens it withdrew amid a dispute over [aviation] landing rights more than two …

Kayak spent $75 million on ads in 2012 and built profits

Kayak increased its advertising spend 30% to $75 million in 2012 as it saw ncreased travel queries on its websites and mobile apps — and posted its …

The travel industry can be absurd, so don't add to the suck factor - do something crazy instead

It was like a breath of fresh air and a punch in the face all at the same time, if that’s possible.<p>This was the moment when Brian Chesky, co-founder …

Desktop versus mobile behaviour in travel search [INFOGRAPHIC]

Year of the mobile and all that (for the past few years at least), but how is the shift to consumers using their devices to search for travel …