Despegar Uses Installment Payments to Prod Demand

In 2019, Despegar launched a rebranded logo and marketing campaign that included tote bags with a theme of the online travel agency helping people plan all parts of their trip. The logo was done by brand consultant Saffron. Despegar Skift Take: Some religions take it on faith that their messiah will come, but they stoically … [Read more…]

TripAdvisor Looks to Counter Google by Considering Loyalty Initiatives for First Time

TripAdvisor saw decreased free traffic from Google in the second quarter of 2019. Pictured is Google Maps, a key part of Google’s travel initiatives. Bloomberg Skift Take: A new loyalty program and a brand campaign to bolster direct traffic and user engagement are among the measures TripAdvisor is working on to counter the fact that … [Read more…]

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Best bars in Times Square

On a swelteringly hot July day in New York City, I took a look around in Times Square at the hordes of tourists with selfie sticks slowly shuffling shoulder-to-sweat-stained-shoulder. There were people in Pikachu and Transformers costumes pushing for tips from unknowing passersby, and a bombardment of advertisements flashing who knows what. It was, simply, … [Read more…]

UK trains staying in Interrail

The Interrail train program has allowed unlimited train travel across Europe at a fixed price for nearly 50 years, and earlier this week, UK train operators announced their withdrawal from the program, effective on January 1, 2020. For a whole 24 hours, people were speculating on the widespread consequences this might have on UK rail … [Read more…]