DESTINATION AND TOURISM
Journera | December 15, 2022
Journera, recognized as one of the World's 10 Most Innovative Travel Companies by Fast Company and a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, announced the launch of Journera® Audiences for destination marketing organizations and tourism boards.
Journera® Audiences provides real-time and historical customer insights to help destinations reach more known travelers, optimize their marketing strategies, drive more revenue, and create more economic development for their destinations. Most destinations currently lack access to direct customer data, so they rely on outside customer insights and marketing channels to get out their messages, which often lack the precise targeting required to turn clicks into trips.
Journera® Audiences is unique because it is based on first-party, real-time airline and hotel booking data from the largest U.S. travel brands. Journera serves up target audiences based on known travel behaviors and travel purchases right down to the customer ID level.
"Launching an important new product in the tourism market is further affirmation of the power of real-time, first-party data to drive better marketing and customer engagement,Our message is simple for travel brands and destinations of every type: your own data is far more valuable when you pair it with first-party data from across the travel ecosystem."
-Jeffrey Katz, CEO, Journera
No matter where customers book - whether it's online, through an online travel agency, corporate booking or a global distribution system (GDS) - all bookings from all channels are captured and anonymized through Journera's patented 'cryptographically enforced data exchange.' Journera can access more than 325 million customers, 760 million reservations, and five-billion travel events.
Journera® Audiences includes a wide array of filters that can be chosen by the destination marketing organization. They include historic bookings to the destination; historic bookings to similar destinations; active airline and hotel reservations to the destination (or to a competing destination); and customers whose past trips exhibit a high propensity to spend and travel again.
Our approach solves the inefficiency challenge that destinations encounter when their target audiences are comprised of too many people with possible intent to visit the region or destination," said Maria Sheetz, Director of Sales, Tourism at Journera. "With Journera® Audiences you're reaching known travelers not bots, bookers not lookers.
Journera's commercial partners include United Airlines, American Airlines, Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and many others. Together, these travel companies account for nearly 50 percent of all travel in the U.S. For more information about Journera's destination offering, visit https://journera.com/tourism.
Journera is a technology company that provides a secure, real-time data exchange for creating more seamless travel journeys. Through its platform, Journera creates a complete view of the traveler's journey in real-time, enabling travel-related companies to create better travel experiences that drive increased loyalty and direct engagement with customers. Journera was recognized as a 2021 'World's Most Innovative Company' by Fast Company. For more information, visit www.journera.com.
BUSINESS TRAVEL, AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS
Avelo Airlines | January 19, 2023
On January 18, 2023, Avelo Airlines reported strong booking trends before the much-awaited introduction of the airline's base at Wilmington Airport (ILG). This launch will take place on February 1, and from that date onwards, the company will offer nonstop flight services to Florida from the most convenient location in Delaware Valley.
Andrew Levy, Chairman and CEO at Avelo Airlines, said, "With 14 days to go, we are very encouraged by the initial demand from across the four-state Delaware Valley region. We are seeing strong booking trends across all five Florida destinations Avelo will serve from Wilmington. It is clear there is a lot of excitement about the convenient, affordable and reliable service Avelo is bringing to the region."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
With Avelo's ILG base opening in two weeks, the airline plans to provide nonstop flights to five popular destinations in Florida: Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, and West Palm Beach. In addition, Avelo will run a special inaugural flight on February 1 from Wilmington to Orlando International Airport (MCO), the busiest and most convenient airport in Central Florida, to mark the opening of its ILG base.
The company will begin by placing one Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 at ILG along with 35 Crewmembers (employees), including pilots, aircraft technical operations and maintenance, airport customer service, flight attendants, and supervisors.
In the United States, Avelo now offers service to 34 locations. By operating on overlooked routes to underserved communities across the nation, the airline has ushered in a new era of choice, convenience, and competition in air travel.
About Avelo Airlines
Founded in 2020, Avelo Airlines was established with a simple goal - Inspiring Travel. Through its Soul of Service culture, the airline keeps people at the heart of everything, allowing customers to save time and money, avail low everyday fares, and experience refreshing convenience. Avelo operates a fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft and serves 34 popular locations across the United States, with five bases: Tweed-New Haven Airport in Southern Connecticut (HVN), Hollywood Burbank Airport in Los Angeles (BUR), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), and Wilmington Airport in the Delaware Valley (ILG).
Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group | December 13, 2022
Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group (Lodging Dynamics), a leading hotel management company, has been appointed to manage The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton (Charter Hotel). This appointment expands Lodging Dynamic's presence in the Seattle market.
"We are thrilled to add this beautiful, one-of-a-kind hotel to our management portfolio, The Charter Hotel, with its prime location, spectacular rooftop bar views, and other first-class amenities, makes it a tremendous addition to our management portfolio,"
-Jamie Caraher, Lodging Dynamics president and CEO
The Charter Hotel is located near many of Seattle's most popular attractions. Pike Place Market, The Convention Center, Seattle Aquarium, Pier 66, and Pine Street – home to some of Seattle's best shopping and restaurants are all within short walking distance.
The 229-room Charter Hotel features luxury guest rooms and two upscale dining experiences: the Fog Room (a rooftop lounge with water and skyline views featuring a contemporary food and beverage service) and Patagōn (a modern, gourmet, upscale Argentine restaurant featuring locally sourced fish, meat, and vegetables). In addition, the hotel features more than 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton participates in the award-winning Hilton Honors travel program representing 6,700 hotels worldwide. For more information about the Charter Hotel or to book a room, call (206) 256-7500 or visit https://www.thecharterseattle.com.
About Lodging Dynamics
Based in Provo, Utah, Lodging Dynamics Hospitality Group is a nationally recognized, award-winning operator of premium-brand, select service, and extended-stay hotels and one of a few third-party operators approved by Marriott and Hilton. Founded in 1991 after developing the first Marriott franchise in Utah, Lodging Dynamics continues its long history by providing award-winning operating services for hotels throughout the continental United States and Hawaii. The company has managed hotels in the Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and IHG premium-brand families. For more information, visit www.lodgingdynamics.com.