Sunday, December 16, 2018

Hotel Big Data Start-up StayAngel Shuts Down – Hilton loses millions

Recently, we learned that hotel big data start-up, StayAngel had closed its doors.  This is a piece written by the Founder, Mark Ross-Smith, on why...

Commercializing frequent flyer program member data

I recently shared an article on how airlines are using information to individually price airfares and extract maximum value from passengers which was thought...

Priceline Group predicts rise of travel besties – smart tech that understands traveller needs

“Instant Gratification 2.0” is how the Priceline Group is defining how tech will influence travellers as they look for and interact with travel brands. The...

Data is everywhere but does it drive strategic decisions in travel?

Ctrip is acquiring Skyscanner for numerous reasons but a big plus is its razor-sharp focus on data. Senay Boztas reports from EyeforTravel’s Amsterdam Summit...

Could Machine Learning Help Cathay Pacific Save Millions From Travel Delays?

Aircraft fuel is without a doubt the biggest cost for any airline and often receives widespread attention, especially when airlines hedge their bets the...

Google reveals how travelers use their smartphone

In today’s mobile-first world, people turn to their phones regularly to help make travel decisions. In a new report, Google shares insight into the...

Breakage vs Engagement: The Financial Question for Loyalty Programs

Len Llaguno - Founder and CEO of SnapShotML, firm providing a financial measurement for loyalty programs, about the challenges that loyalty programs face when...

How Airlines Measure Loyalty

For years, the airline loyalty industry has been debating over what the definition of a high-value customer is. One that spends big on airline...

Are frequent flyer miles a liability for FFPs?

Are miles a liability for frequent flyer programs? At the end of 2015, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage program had over 853 BILLION frequent...

How Big Data Helps Boost Marketing Conversion Rates

Today, the marketing industry is permanently connected to technological innovation. The many new resources and techniques continuously entering the marketplace mean that advertisers have...

Hacking the American Express Big Data System for your advantage

Hacking American Express? Wait, what? Banks and card providers like American Express are increasingly becoming more reliant on predictive analytics, merchant and transactional data to...

3 Charts Showing Growth of Short-Term Rentals vs. Hotel Online Bookings

There’s no question short-term rentals made a splash around the world this year — mainly from the likes of Airbnb — even amidst the...

Airbnb & Noise data: How the data handshake improves customer experience

AirBnB & Noise data: How the data handshake improves customer experience Data's value increases when it's shared, and you can make money by selling it....

Can Uber predict your credit rating?

Specific country laws are in place protect the information you provide to companies, cross-border transfer restrictions, and consumer data privacy rights. The pace of...

Are Predictive Analytics In Marketing Helping The Wrong People?

The rise of predictive analytics has brought many benefits to marketers. The tremendous amount of both real-time and historical data available about customer behaviour...