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SAP Concur Closing Down Hipmunk Business from Jan 23.

On January 23, Hipmunk by SAP Concur will officially cease to operate in the travel search industry. In less than a decade, the company has seen many highs, but the good run of events has ended. SAP Concur acquired Hipmunk in 2016, reshaping it as a top-tier meta-search travel website and app. In an official blog, Hipmunk confirmed the news. The blog read, "Today, we have important news to share. After nine years of being a travel search innovator, Hipmunk is being retired. The current plan is to stop supporting the…

David Doctorow Named CEO of Move Inc.

News Corp announced that David Doctorow will become Chief Executive Officer of Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com®, effective 3 February 2020. David is a veteran of eBay and Expedia. Doctorow joins Move from eBay, the global e-commerce business where he served as Head of Global Growth, eBay Marketplaces, since 2016. He previously was Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Expedia, the leading travel technology company. Read More: Slack Chooses Qualtrics CoreXM to Gain Greater Insights into Experiences that Impact…

5 Travel and Luxury Brands that Use Technology for Customer Experience

Customer Experience is the crux of any business’s functioning. With the advent of technology, there are many new solutions to the age-old problems that are being easily resolved. Customer experience might have its importance in every industry on a varying level, but for luxury and travel brands, it is always the top priority. Luxury and travel brands are hence, obliged to use customer feedback software to meticulously analyze the customer data, and work on it to improve customer experience (CX). The usage of various CX…

Placements.io Hires Expedia Alum to Product Leadership Team

Marlon Descargar Brings Relevant Publisher Experience to Ambitious Product Growth Plan Placements.io, the revenue management system for publishers, announced they have appointed Marlon Descargar as Senior Product Manager. Descargar, a CRM and OMS specialist, comes to Placements.io from Expedia, where he lead their Media team's Salesforce instances and owned the vision and roadmap for their proprietary order management solution. These experiences give Descargar unique, relevant insights that will inform product strategy and…

Small Travel Companies Hold Their Own in a Diffuse Digital Market

The travel industry is a competitive playing field and a massive part of the global economy, and nowhere is that clearer than in the digital market. Finding the perfect destination or the best airline deals are thoroughly researched, and customers are increasingly using Google to find the answers and make educated purchase decisions. Although there is no shortage of competition, a recent report by Conductor shows that there is still room for companies to find their niche with focus and innovation, while capturing significant…

Expedia Unpacks the Best Time to Book, Cheap Places to Visit, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Summer 2019

 Searches for "summer 2019" have been on the rise for the past 90 days, and the unofficial start to summer – Memorial Day weekend – is just a couple weeks away.  Expedia travel experts revealed the best time to book, cheapest places to visit, and other vacation planning tips to help travelers prepare for another season of epic adventures. Expedia also recently polled 1,000 Americans and analyzed travel data to uncover the trends that will likely inspire your next summer getaway. Expedia's ready to…

Wildfire Systems Launches Wildlink, The First Platform for Monetizing Social Messaging and Digital Communications

Wildfire Systems, Inc. announced the launch of Wildlink, the first monetization system for social messaging and digital communications. Wildlink rewards consumers for making word-of-mouth recommendations, while driving incremental revenue for merchants and platform partners. Over 20,000 e-commerce sites are in the Wildlink network, including Hotels.com, Expedia, Nordstrom, Sephora, REI, Ticketmaster, 1-800-Flowers and Walmart. Wildfire Systems has launched Wildlink, the first platform for monetizing social messaging and…