RateGain Acquires BCV, Gains Momentum in Hotel Tech Consolidation

A photo of the surf-inspired decor at the Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort in Huntingdon Beach, California. The photo is an example of the Instagram-friendly social media content that BCV, just acquired by RateGain, can provide hoteliers. BCV Skift Take: RateGain, a travel tech company backed by private equity, said it has begun a roll-up … [Read more…]

Lonely Planet to Revamp Its Guidebooks, Starting With China

Lonely Planet CEO Luis Cabrera at the Travel Disruption Summit in New York City, May 22, 2019. Isaac Carey / Skift Skift Take: CEO Luis Cabrera has big plans to invest in digital opportunities, but right now the company is still in the experimental stage. — Isaac Carey Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID … [Read more…]

Business Planning training – transcripts and video recordings

This tutorial holds the video recording and key points for: Business Planning Panel Session (16 May 2019) 1. Business Planning Panel Session On 16th of May 2019, we welcomed customer strategy superhero Sueanne Carr to discuss the importance of planning strategy for tourism businesses with Tourism Tribe’s CEO Liz Ward. Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet … [Read more…]

Guest content marketing training – transcripts and video recordings

This tutorial holds the video recording and key points for: Guest Content Panel Session (11 April 2019) 1. Guest Content Panel Session On 11th of April 2019, we welcomed Mark Fitz, an experienced professional photographer and social influencer and Heather Congram, the Marketing Executive for Capricorn Enterprise, for a live panel session on guest content … [Read more…]

Instagram Launches Direct Purchasing for Fashions Brands But Travel Is Missing in Action

Branded posters displayed at the Instagram office in New York. Instagram is enabling direct booking of fashion products. Jeenah Moon / Bloomberg Skift Take: Facebook’s Instagram is focusing on direct booking for brands from Adidas to Warby Parker but you can imagine the day that this e-commerce initiative will also include flights and hotels from … [Read more…]