The Impact of the Internet and Social Media on Travel – Infographic

On vacation and still updating your facebook status? Don’t worry, you are in the majority! Check out Funsherpa.com infographic, which looks at the influence of social media on travelers, how travelers use the internet, and how social media has become a major part of the vacation. Source

Hotelbeds Targets Growth in South America and Asia

Tui Travel’s Hotelbeds online accommodation arm expects sales to rise by a quarter this year with plans to accelerate expansion in South America and Asia. The business reported total transaction values of £844 million in 2010 and expects that to rise by 25% this year. Hotelbeds, whose clients include easyJet, Air France-KLM and Travel Republic, […]

Social Media Data is Key to Produce Profitable Travel Products

62% of travel product developers say social media and in particular Facebook is a vital source of data when building new products Early findings for a report to be delivered by EyeforTravel this November indicate that social media is no longer just for marketing and customer service. Well over half the travel companies so far […]