Why do people abandon online travel bookings? According to a recent survey, 81% of people abandon online travel bookings, with 'just looking' the biggest reason for this. 53% abandon when they see the full price, though 87% said they would consider returning to the booking. So what, if anything, can travel websites do about this? Why do people abandon?
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Tours and activities: Still looking for breakthrough company This is part two of our three part series on the online tours and activities market, focusing on the buzz around venture-backed startups in the space. Part one here. There are only a handful of companies that matter these days in selling tours and activities, and they are a mix of old-guard established companies, a hungry wannabe, and an online travel agency making some overtures. And, although there has been venture capital money funneling into the sector, the track record has seen a paucity of success stories. “There are never any winners in the space,” one experienced travel-industry investor chimes in, dismissing the tours and activities sector. Viator’s long wait
Booking.com best in the UK travel sector for mobile experience - EPiServer London, UK – 19 November 2014 New EPiServer study reveals Booking.com provides the best mobile retail experience in the UK travel sector Booking.com offers the best mobile experience within the online UK travel sector, closely followed by Expedia, according to a new travel benchmark report published today by EPiServer. The study of the UK’s most popular travel sites* reveals that the sector is embracing mobile, offering mobile sites alongside multiple smartphone and tablet apps.
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Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take This appendix lists collocations of the verbs make, do, take, and have. In many of these usages the verbs are "light verbs" that lend relatively little semantic content. Other light verbs include: give, pay, put, raise, offer. 8 Opt-In Offers Your Visitors Can't Refuse Reader Resource Tune in April 7 and find out how to provide stellar customer care with social media in our free webinar. Register Now » GetYourGuide raises $14M for tours and activities push in new markets In what could be one of the biggest investments so far in the growing online tours and activities sector, GetYourGuide has grabbed $14 million from Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners Europe. The company says the Series A investment round will be used help with “rapid growth” into new markets. Spark has previous invested in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and Akamai, while Highland’s portfolio includes Lycos, MapQuest and VistaPrint. The level of investment in GYG signifies the major interest in the tours and activities segment of the industry. Previous high rounds included $7 million into US-based Zozi in May 2011.
Starwood Hotels begins rollout of iPhone/Apple Watch virtual room keys, Hilton to follow (Video) Starwood Hotels has officially launched its SPG Keyless service, allowing guests to use their iPhone (and, in the Spring, Apple Watch) to unlock their hotel doors, bypassing the front desk. The boutique hotel group first announced the project back in January. 1. After booking a reservation at a keyless hotel, SPG members are invited to opt-in to SPG Keyless and register their phone through the SPG App.2. Approximately 24 hours before arrival, the guest receives his/her room number and Bluetooth key via the app.3.