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Hate-Selling in the Age of Google Travel

Attendees watch a presentation during a Google Inc. 20th anniversary event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. The search giant announced a raft of new features at an event celebrating its 20th anniversary. A Facebook-like newsfeed populated with videos and articles the company thinks an individual user would find interesting will now show up on the Google home page just below the search bar on all mobile web browsers. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg David Paul Morris / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Online booking sites still treat potential customers with disdain using manipulative marketing tactics. As airlines and hotel chains have adopted these methods, it calls into question what a world without them would really look like. Google offers a hint.

— Andrew Sheivachman

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