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Online Travel Advertising Ready to Take Off in 2015

It’s easy for Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) to focus on the major spikes in revenue that they experience over seasonal events like Spring Break and Christmas, but looking solely at peak customer purchasing times may render online travel advertisers short-sighted. Studies researched and led by eMarketer over the past year suggest that there are many investment and ROI opportunities available to companies who zoom out to see the bigger picture. How are trends like mobile usage, local targeting and traveler […]

The Role Social and Mobile Plays in Travel Bookings

Once upon a time, you had to visit or call a travel agent to plan your getaways. Nowadays, people are flocking to social media for vacation inspiration and search engines to track down their own packages and deals. While most travel research is performed on desktop, mobile devices are doubling as miniature assistant shoppers — used to compare fare quotes, check destination weather and map out routes in advance. In addition, mobile apps are increasingly employed to book hotels, cars […]

Passport to Profit: The Massive Mobile Opportunity for Travel Marketers

More than pets or even newborn babies, we’re all sharing about one thing on Facebook: travel. As the top industry on the social network, travel represents an enormous opportunity for marketers to capitalize on our collective wanderlust. A Facebook study from November 2013 reveals just how significant of a role travel plays. Just this week Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook has 1 billion active monthly users on mobile. Couple this massive audience with PhoCusWright’s projection that mobile will account for 25% […]

Facebook Advertising for Travel Marketers

Facebook has emerged as a viable channel for travel companies looking to drive website referrals and sales. As Facebook usage continues surge, marketers have a huge opportunity to influence travel purchase decisions. The social network’s massive amount of user data makes it an incredibly powerful performance based channel through which travel advertisers can run highly targeted, cost effective campaigns. Facebook differs from search advertising in that the user often doesn’t explicitly state their intent to travel. Advertisers must not only […]