Analysis of more than two billion “user journeys” and 120 million transactions on travel websites has revealed some important ways to get more money from site visitors. Qubit reckons brands can boost their RPV (revenue per visitor) by as much as 6% if they make a number of seemingly small changes to their websites. Top of the list is highlighting items that are low in stock (such as air tickets or hotel rooms), known as scarcity selling – a tactic that can raise RPV by 2.9%.
Hospitality management software provider Cloudbeds has brought in a $9 million Series B investment round, bringing its total so far to $20 million. The US-based company has attracted the likes of lead investor PeakSpan Capital alongside finance houses Nashville Capital, Cultivation Capital, ClearVision Equity and TTCER Partners as fgellow participants. The round comes almost a year to the day on from a $3.14 million Series A from returning backer Cultivation Capital.
At the so-called “traditional” end of the intermediary world is the much-maligned but still relevant travel agency. Yes, numbers of agents, shops and call centres have fallen dramatically over the past 20 or so years, but equally many have survived and evolved. But to what extent have some of them evolved, by introducing technical or online features to their service? Or not, as the case may be…Web call specialist Talkative recently examined almost 150 traditional travel agency websites in the UK.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".