Preface With the rise in advancement of lodging technology and increasing market of lodging accommodations, it is becoming essential for accommodations to find a viable alternative to suit the changing trends of guest preference and create ‘the personal touch’ to meet guests’ satisfactions; one such example is Airbnb. Airbnb is a rising accommodation that many travellers in the world is looking out for when they are on leisure travel. Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34, 000 cities and 190 countries. (About Us, 2015) In addition, it provides comfortable service while expending their community of users worldwide, with hopes that they can help people to fully utilise their additional spaces
Take the booming business-Airbnb, for example; which provide an innovative platform for customers to select the services and prices they want when landlords are renting out their houses and rooms through the platform. It already has more then 11 million guests stayed in Airbnb in 2008 (Kurtz 2014), which is expanding rooms and houses rapidly. There is no doubt that Airbnb would be recognized as a big substitute in hotel industry because it is going “to surpass the world’s largest hotel chain, including IHG and Hilton globally” (Kurtz
Electronic channels allow the traditional sales event via an internet webcast, which provides streaming videos, various website images and audio of sales events as it is show in the physical environment. Electronic channels are play essential part in buying process specially in hospitality industry they have very competitive environment and every consumer always use these channels in their buying process. These channels help to make sure about the product of the organisation. Hilton hotels are a world one of the best and much respected brand with recognised as a top selling and customer focused organisation. They are operating their business in 42 languages serving more than 25000 customers in 93 countries with their 34 major regional offices around the world with more than 700 sales team members (Hilton worldwide sales ONLINE) Hilton Hotels also play very important role in their online services and always connect with their customer worldwide.
The airline is utilizing big data in various ways such as maximizing revenues through pricing strategy optimization, forecasting maintenance, and improving the passenger’s in-flight experience. Etihad believes that big data will help the company sustain growth in the future. Etihad uses the pricing and revenue management software developed by PROS to add new destinations and grow their connections that best fit the needs of their target group. Etihad also adopted the SITA CrewTablet which will enable the crew to access any operational or passenger data via tablets anytime. Lastly, Etihad is using their loyalty program “House of Brands” to analyze the flying habits of their frequent flyer in order to gain insight that will help in determining the best price and timing to send an upgrade offer in order to boost sales and develop strategic
What Are the Best Travel Rewards Programs for Business Travelers? Nowadays, more and more employees pack their suitcases, board a plane, and cross long distances to do business; annually they make about 480 million business trips. This impressive number foregrounds the importance of creating a cost-effective corporate travel policy that ideally would comply with its own principles, profit company, and keep its employees pleased and far from resigning. Travel rewards programs - airline, hotel, and car rental - are a helpful tool for construing such policy. However, better let these programs speak for themselves and read the guide showcasing the best travel rewards programs for business travelers.
Consumers have the ability to share almost anything in today’s economy, including houses, cars and clothing. You can also take advantage of the sharing economy with your next peer-to-peer (P2P), business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-crowd company. What is the Sharing Economy? Sharing brands, including Uber and Airbnb, grow every year in part because 68 percent of people like the idea of renting their resources, services and goods for a short time, and 66 percent of people are willing rent those items. These consumers understand that sharing offers numerous social, economic and environmental benefits.
This is also mentioned in the reading about Global Culture Theory, how modern technological innovation pushed the envelope for globalization. In specific, transportation of people, goods, and information technologies have all advanced at incredible speed. Today investment can be made in fractions of a second thanks to the internet, super cargo ships are capable of holding tremendous amounts of goods (a Maersk Triple E class ship can carry 165,000 tonnes), and people are able to travel with relative ease around the globe on aircrafts such as a Boeing 747 that can cruise at 575 miles per hour. These factors lowered the barriers of commerce and knowledge exchange have brought the world closer
The proposed system for Dynamic packaging enables users to build a customized trip by assembling various components of their interest which will be helpful to control the cost of package also. It provides enough flexibility to adapt tourist's needs and restrictions. So, the next generation e-Tourism infrastructure must support flexible automation, integration, computation, storage, and collaboration. With rapid expansion in size and diversity, the Linked Data cloud has gained significant attention in the Semantic Web community over the past few years. Nowadays, the big challenge is to integrate Linked Data and semantic Web services in order to take advantages of two technologies and to create a new synergy.
Intro As mature markets are becoming saturated, new models of collaborative consumption are surging as alternatives. The sharing economy refers to businesses that are built on the premise of shared resources, like a car or a house, for a certain period of time and a fraction of the price, replacing ownership with access. And even if the idea behind the sharing economy isn’t necessarily new (companies like Napster, eBay and Craigslist were created on the premise of peer to peer connections), Uber and Airbnb are regarded as the poster children and pioneers of a business model that is robust, scalable and profitable. Born out of the idea of helping consumers during the Great Recession, they offered new income streams for people who needed an extra
6.3. THRILLING EXPERIENCES Tourists are also admiring several non-traditional activities such as birding, mountain biking, cruise travel, festivals and special occasions, the thrilling experiences will offer splendid memories at tourism place 6.4. THE RISE OF E-TOURISM The internet has modernized the face of travel industry, with its massive impact among the tourists. Travelers influencing their decision-making and is the fundamental force behind personalization and customization. Now a day they also prefer online bookings and reservations nowadays.