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SideStep Providing Washingtonpost.com Search

Internet travel search company SideStep, has announced a distribution partnership with the washingtonpost.com.

MySpace Gets Facebook Travel App

Where I’ve Been (WIB), an interactive map that allows users to share the places they have visited has launched on MySpace.

Limelight Teams With Lonely Planet

Limelight Networks, a content delivery network for digital media, announced today that Lonely Planet has tapped Limelight’s network to power its new lonelyplanet TV video channel.

Dopplr Social Network Finds Funding

Dopplr, a social network for travelers, is getting a lot of attention; although it’s in an invitation-only mode, there have been plenty of positive reviews.  What’s also important, however, is the attention it’s received from some investors.

Farecast Launches Hotels Search

Travel search site Farecast has launched the beta version of its hotels search.

Traveloctiy Tweaks Hotel Review Tool
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Travelocity has launched a new hotel review tool that provides users with more relevant results for their own personal tastes and interests.

Strong Branding Drives Search And Conversions

"Branding" has become a bit of a buzzword in online marketing, though there are still detractors out there decrying the lack of ROI, or at least the inability to measure it. Advocates have been quick to note that branding matters, it matters a lot, and now there are some numbers to back that up.

MSN Partners With Farecast

MSN has entered into a partnership with Farecast.com, an airfare prediction site.

European Online Travel Outpaces U.S.

Online travel reservations in Europe grew 30 percent in 2006, according to analysts in a July 9, 2007 New York Times Article.

Compared to European online travel growth, U.S. online travel has hit a plateau.

Hotels Reserve Space In Yahoo Search

Yahoo has enabled some travel assistance within its search results for people looking for hotels at a vacation destination.

UK Goes Online For Travel Reviews

About half of UK consumers who use the Internet to research travel do not make hotel reservations because of a negative online review, according to American Express "Hospitality Monitor 2007" report.

AOL Launches Travel Guides

AOL has launched the beta version of its AOL Travel Guides, an online service that offers information on 1,900 locations and more than 100,000 hotels.

TripAdvisor Launches Traveler Network

TripAdvisor has launched a traveler network that allows its users to find friends and plan their travel more efficiently.


New Network At TripAdvisor
New Network At TripAdvisor
Google and Travel

OK, if Google knows so much about me, why is it giving me all result pages in Spanish this morning and taking me to Google Mexico? After all, the cookie on my machine hasn’t been erased. They have all my history. Have I ever done a search in Spanish? No. Have I ever translated something from English to Spanish? No. Have I ever visited Google’s Mexico site at http://www.google.com.mx ? No.

So, why, when I want to go to google.com, does it redirect to google.com.mx and give me everything in Spanish?

American Travelers Make Plans Online

American travelers are taking a series of smaller vacations and are buying more travel products and services on the Internet, according to "The PhoCusWright Consumer Travel Trends Survey Ninth Edition" released this week.

American Travelers Make Plans Online
“American Travelers Make Plans Online”
American Travelers Make Plans Online
Local SEO – Comparing Hotel Sites

I’ve been doing a few local searches recently to find some examples of well-optimised Abingdon websites, I found a Google search for "Abingdon hotels" brought up an excellent example of both good and bad SEO for various local accommodation websites.

Yahoo Travel Gets Personal

Yahoo has added several new features to its travel Web site. The new version of Yahoo Travel focuses on personalized travel deals, travel guides and a new mapping system.

All Your Conlin are Belong to YDN

One of the things that’s helpful about having been at Yahoo more than a few years and having multiple roles during that time is that it provides lots of opportunity to meet lots of people and figure out what they’re good at.

As a by-product, I’ve managed to build up a list of people who constitute my "dream team." These are the people that I wish I could take with me when I move into a new group and/or role. It’s rare that you can get ’em to move since these are also the people who are often quite happy in their roles, but it never stops me from trying.

Travel Channel.Com Makes Return Flight
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The Travel Channel has re-launched their Web site and has partnered with travel search firm SideStep Inc. The site has a new design, navigation and search pages allowing users to find information on specific destinations.

Yahoo India Looking for Travel Partner

Business Standard has reported that Yahoo! India is looking for a partner in India to offer travel related services. George Zacharias, MD, Yahoo! India has said that “We want to be in this space and we should be finalising our partner pretty soon.”

Taxes, Travel On Your Mind Online

A pair of opposing ideas have been occupying web surfers as they cruise the Internet: the desire to ditch the office for a week in the sun, and the need to pay Uncle Sam his annual due with the money you might otherwise use for that vacation.