Norwegian to auction cabin upgrades

Haven Suite photo by Dave Jones Borrowing a page from Priceline, Norwegian Cruise Line said it will allow select passengers to bid on cabin upgrades prior to sailing but after making final payment. The process would let passengers upgrade one or two meta-categories. So for example, a guest in an oceanview cabin could bid toContinue reading “Norwegian to auction cabin upgrades”

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Phocuswright: Mobile is key battleground, but it’s not all about apps

By Travolution Image: Phocuswright’s Marcello Gasdia Mobile is now firmly established as the key battleground as the world’s biggest online travel firms fight for dominance. At last week’s Phocuswright conference in Los Angeles, global giants Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Expedia and Kayak all highlighted mobile as vital to success. Central to this for online agents and metasearchContinue reading “Phocuswright: Mobile is key battleground, but it’s not all about apps”

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Why Google’s designs on travel aren’t good news for the big OTAs

by David Stevenson by David Stevenson, FT columnist and Travel Weekly’s City Insider Is the travel industry going the way of publishing – unwillingly turned into a digital product which is under the effective control of a single dominant player, such as Amazon or Google? Until fairly recently I’d have laughed out loud at thisContinue reading “Why Google’s designs on travel aren’t good news for the big OTAs”

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