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The Wrap:  “Little Big 10” takeaways from WIT
31/10/2014, by

In this special edition of The Wrap, I share 10 takeaways I took away from the WIT Conference, which celebrated the “Little Big 10” theme in line with its 10th edition.Infusion of new ideasTalented young people are invading the online travel space, judging from the array of start-ups which prese... Read more

Accor unveils wide-reaching digital transformation plan
31/10/2014, by

Accor Hotels today announced its “Leading Digital Hospitality Plan” aimed at consolidating its leadership throughout the hospitality value chain.This includes the reinvention of the customer experience through technology, an eight-purpose designed programme with key deliverables from 2015 and a... Read more

10 tips on leveraging social media from Accorhotels
30/10/2014, by

As part of WIT’s 10 anniversary international hotel group, Accor, shared the “Little Big 10” highlights of the 2014 Accorhotels Social Media Monitor, a handy guide on the 101 of using social media by hotels to enhance service delivery and promote the brandEmilie Couton, vice president, guest e... Read more

The death of the travel agent Episode 9
30/10/2014, by

Perviously on “Lost” we saw the Travel Agent who had been caught in a time warp constantly making the same mistake over and over again. (With apologies for the use of certain Americanisms in this piece). In one of the Day 1 sessions at WIT’s Little Big 10 Conference, Martin Symes (pictured be... Read more

The changing face of start-ups in APAC
29/10/2014, by

The fourth annual WIT Bootcamp was so overflowing they had to change venues at the last minute to accommodate the additional people attending. As WIT is now celebrating its 10th birthday it is relevant to reflect on the changing face of start-ups in travel in Asia.Speaking with several of the attend... Read more

Northstar Travel Media relaunches Travel Weekly Asia
28/10/2014, by

Northstar Travel Media announced the relaunch of Travel Weekly Asia on 27 Octobber as a fully-integrated media platform for the Asia-Pacific travel market. Among the new initiatives in the relaunch are Travel Weekly Asia, a monthly print publication, a redesigned website and a responsive e-newslette... Read more

The Millennial Traveller: The Grid
27/10/2014, by

All around the world, it seems that I have the same routine for every restaurant I sit in. I’d thank our waiter for the menu then immediately request the Wi-Fi password. It’s not I’m that desperate to check my Facebook notifications. It’s more the feeling that I needed to reassure my family ... Read more

Good response to trippiece’s English website
23/10/2014, by

trippiece, the Japanese website that was founded in Tokyo in 2011 to introduce the idea of “social travelling” to young inbound travellers, has seen success with its English website set up in April 2014.Since the English site’s launch, the online “social travelling” company has focused on ... Read more