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Chains, OTAs and Google: time to heal old wounds or go...

Google Hotel Finder was hyped as potentially the biggest ever game changer in the ever-evolving travel landscape, but has that really materialized, and has it done what everybody thought it would?

Compass Edge provides direct connection to Google Hotel Finder for hotels...

Compass Edge, a complete online solution provider for independent hotels in Asia, has launched direct connection for hotels to display their real-time prices and availability on Google search, Google

A terrific travel opportunity for customers on the go

Thriving in world of travel search requires some nifty footwork.

Google insecurity

(eTN) - I was hacked on Monday! Early in the morning my stockbroker called to ask if I really wanted a large sum of money wire transferred to an account in Thailand.

Google and TAT team up for eTourism Day

BANGKOK, Thailand - Chiang Rai will play host to eTourism Day, a technology showcase joint initiative by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and Google to

Not to be outdone by Apple, Google dives into passenger app...

Back in April 2010, it came to light that Apple is working on an iTravel app and has been busy filing a series of submissions to the US Patent & Trademark Office.

Google tightens the screws on OTAs: how can they fight back?

Google’s recent spate of new product launches and acquisitions has undoubtedly raised many an eyebrow and pulse among travel’s old guard intermediaries this summer.

Google top of industry buyers’ agenda

Google’s power in the travel sector was the major topic among the technology buyers at the latest World Travel Market (WTM) Meridian Club Think Tank.

Google project lets virtual tourists visit top museums

For decades, museums have been looking for ways to use technology to enhance visitors' impressions.

Jordan teams up with Google in promoting Jordanian tourism

AMMAN - Ten government entities will use Google services to advertise and promote Jordan as a destination for tourists and investors over the next three years under a $10 million deal announced on Tue

Dominance of European travel by Google to be challenged by mobile

Mobile phone manufacturers are poised to take over from Google as the most powerful technological players in the European travel and tourism industry, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report today (8 Nov

Google launches Kiswahili language versions

(eTN) Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Chrome – Google’s very own web browser – are now available in a Kiswahili language version according to reports received last week, making access to the Inte

Google moves into travel market

Google has agreed to acquire airline information service ITA.

Google’s ITA buyout negotiations irk travel industry

Google is upsetting more people today, with plans to buy out a travel software company leading to complaints from travel sites, and Google's search engine being partially blocked in China after it fai

Team Vision Virtual hires former Expedia and Google tech exec

HONOLULU, HAWAII - Team Vision Virtual (TVV), creators of 3D destination-experience websites, announced the appointment of Paul Onnen as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Google: World Cup tourists also researching sightseeing in South Africa

Research by Google suggests that international visitors attending the Soccer World Cup also plan to do some sightseeing in SA.

Amari wins Google Campaign of the Year Award

Amari, part of the Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group, was presented with the Google Southeast Asia Campaign of the Year award for its 2009 advertising campaign.

Delivering the most compelling offers exactly at the time of searching

Be it for the integration of social search into online travel to Google’s algorithms and Google Labs, to the progression of technology and innovation in the travel industry, there are numerous devel

Google maps now available for Kampala and Entebbe

Intending visitors to Uganda can now access detailed maps of Kampala and Entebbe via Google Maps through their web browser, giving them detailed locations of hotels, restaurants, airlines offices, and

Community rallies to get Hawaii in the running for visionary Google...

A community-based appeal for Google to make Hawaii one of the test locales for its recently-announced, ultra-fast broadband service is being organized through an online petition.

“When Google started out, they didn’t spam other search engines”

Car rental comparison site Oodles.com firmly believes that setting a strategy that weans a business off Google is vital if a company is going to build a brand and drastically increase its conversion r

Webcam pictures On Google Earth

VADUZ, Liechtenstein (September 2, 2008) - Travelers worldwide know that they can preview holiday destinations by visiting Google Earth to view pictures from panoramio.com, articles from Wikipedia or

Google co-founder to become space tourist

NEW YORK — One of the cofounders of Internet giant Google, Sergey Brin, has booked a flight to space aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket for 2011, The New York Times reported Wednesday.Virginia-based Space Adventures, which arranges space flights for ultrawealthy clients, plans to buy a private Soyuz flight in 2011, and Brin is a new investor in the company, the report said.