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Largest travel business news and information websites

Largest travel business news and information websites | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

avelFor being the chroniclers of the world’s largest and most creative industry, the global travel business media and information companies are a siloed and archaic lot. Most of these companies have not managed the legacy to digital transition well, and have not been able to take advantage of the latest and best digital tools to scale their businesses in digital. Many of these once-storied industry brands have a long history in print, and in digital channels they have been sub-standard, with a sub-scaled reach. Most of the other business information sectors have already been disrupted by the new digital-only players many times over since the advent of the internet, but travel has just started seeing some of those over the last few years. Click here to view a list of the ranking of the top industry news and information sites by digital reach. 


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This is an interesting article about some of the websites that may interest a business traveler. If you have a favorite, please let me know.

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Skift's approach to building a new media company: It's as much about data as it is about news

Skift's approach to building a new media company: It's as much about data as it is about news | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

Despite the many miserable prognoses for the future of the media business, a few stubborn entrepreneurs still see fit to venture into content-driven companies. Among the crop of new players in media is Skift, a 10-month-old travel publication that merges content with data services while targeting a crossover audience of business readers and consumers.

 

Skift, which is already among the top three or four online travel industry trade publications in a space that has lagged behind the times, today announced that it has raised an additional $1.1 million in seed funding, adding Advancit Capital, Ironfire Angel, Mesa+ and others to an investment roster headed up by New York’s Lerer Ventures. (Disclosure: Lerer Ventures is also an investor in PandoDaily.) The round brings Skift’s total funding to $1.5 million.

 

Skift was brought into the world by Rafat Ali, who founded paidContent in 2002 as one of the first blog media companies. He later sold paidContent to Guardian Media, which subsequently sold the blog to GigaOm in 2012. After a couple years’ respite since selling paidContent, Ali saw an opportunity in travel, the world’s biggest industry, noticing that the publications that covered the industry had not been subjected to the same waves of disruption that, say, the tech and finance media had.

 

Social and mobile, for instance, were still largely foreign concepts among travel industry publications, which include TTG, Travel Weekly, and Business Traveller, all of which are freighted with legacy baggage from their print magazine backgrounds....


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Skift is an interesting company in the travel content and media business. You might want to know a bit about it.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 16, 2013 3:14 PM

I really liked this inside look at a new digital media startup. it really focused the conversation about transitioning from traditional to digital media and the revenue challenges and editorial overhead that will be a factor in the eventual success or failure of these new media.

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Travel innovation in context - a recap and preview

Travel innovation in context - a recap and preview | Corporate Business Travel | Scoop.it

The US $1.2 trillion global travel industry is accustomed to innovation. New technologies have sparked imaginations and spurred thousands of companies to create the means to better serve suppliers and travellers. Between 2005 and 2013, the travel industry attracted more than 700 start-ups and more than $4.8 billion in investment. Travel innovation is manifested in new business concepts, distribution patterns, sources of content, technologies and approaches to customer service and engagement. It emerges from confronting industry challenges such as:


  • Complex travel planning
  • Travel cost and management concerns
  • Addressing the needs and expectations of global travellers
  • Distribution channel battles
  • Fragmented supply


Click here for more information.


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Business travel is a complex area to manage on your own. Technology is used by the professionals and the travelers as well. My customers find that letting an experienced agent focus on this planning for you can free you up to be productive in your own area of expertise.

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