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Here's Why Google Is Focusing on Travel

Recently, Alphabet Inc.’s subsidiary Google GOOGL introduced “Google Trips” – a mobile app intended to reduce travel related hassles by aggregating all trip information relating to day plans, reservations, things to do, etc., bundles within the app. The company has also ensured that the “download” button for each trip can save this information on the users phone offline. This launch comes nearly six years after Google acquired flight information firm ITA software and indicates the Google is finally ready to foray into the travel segment.

The future of social media marketing

The future of social media marketing looks bright. And tomorrow's social media-savvy travel agent is learning how to incorporate new tools such as Instagram Stories, live video streaming and 360-degree photos to benefit his or her travel business.

Travel professionals need to be curious and willing to look around the corner to keep ahead of the competition.

One company that is always looking forward is Facebook, and its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made comments about how the company plans to grow its global reach.

Travel marketing is more frustrating than ever

Digital marketing is a great way to burn lots of cash, now more so than ever.

It used to be that SEO and Adwords were the only game in town. These days we’re scrambling for mobile strategy and attribution models; first we needed a plan for Pinterest, then it was Instagram, now it’s video. Even when you (sort of) know what you’re doing it can make your head spin.

Need to know: when jury service calls

Jury duty underpins British justice but can prove difficult for employers if key workers are absent at a critical time, writes Andrew Don.

Alison, a senior member of staff, is summoned for jury service.“No problem,” you might say, if other staff can pick up her duties. But the consequences can be severe if you own a small agency with a few employees.

How the UK plans to tempt international tourists post-Brexit

Britain's tourism industry could benefit from a weaker pound in the wake of Brexit if the UK ensures it continues to attract visitors from around the world.

This is the message from the chief executive of the UK’s tourism body, VisitBritain, Sally Balcombe, who has issued a plea for unity and hard work following the UK’s

Cambodia Luxury Tourism: A Model For Others To Follow

The world is getting smaller, with travel companies and hotel chains increasingly reaching out into previously untapped parts of the world. At the same time, our concept of what constitutes luxury tourism is changing. Five-star resorts are two a penny and even space tourism is no longer in the realms of science fiction.

On the road again

Companies are spending more on sending their staff out to win deals.

FOR well over a century, people have predicted that technology will make business travel obsolete. In 1889 Jules Verne imagined that the “phonotelephote”, or “the transmission of images by means of sensitive mirrors connected by wires,” would replace overseas meetings. In the 21st century far-flung communication is no longer science fiction. Yet far from stowing their suitcases, putting away their passports and signing in to Skype, the corporate world’s “road warriors” are clocking up more miles than ever.