Tag Archives: travel

Weekly Social Media Update

This week: Foursquare travel infographic, JCPenney santa tags and the Stamped recommendation app.

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Bing swings into action with new results buttons

(image) Redmond's search outlet has plugged in action buttons that allow users to book flights, rent cars and more directly from SERPs.

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Facebook, Skyscanner serve up travel comparison tool

(image) In a bid to further extend its remit, Facebook has now joined forces with travel comparison site Skyscanner to offer quotes, travel chat and more at the click of a Like button.

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The State of the Travel Market

What in January seemed like a great start to the year, with record number of online travel, fell off a cliff in April. The latest data from Nielsen Netview shows that unique audience to the travel category declined by 6% YOY in April. The airline industry saw the largest drop with 26% followed by hotels ...

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2010′s “explosion in digital content consumption”: Digital’s Big Bang?

(image) 2010 witnessed a digital Big Bang moment says analyst comScore, with e-commerce spending increasing, demand for display advertising soaring and digital content consumption "exploding" across multiple platforms.

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Google strikes into travel search territory with software company acquiral

(image) Search engines seeks expansion, creating further competition with Bing, as well as Expedia and other travel sites

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April Fool’s Hotelicopter takes off as new search engine

Heard the one about the flying hotel that's, like, also a helicopter?

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UK travel customers ‘increasingly using search engines’

The internet is rapidly becoming the number one resource for consumers looking to travel, according to new research.

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A quarter of all searches end in a purchase

Matthew Brittin, Google UK's MD, provides some insightful analysis of searching habits. 25% of all searches end in a purchase.

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