On this episode of QuestCast, we talk to Paul Goodman, Head of Consumer at Mapbox, a digital mapping API and developer platform that powers numerous consumer applications including SnapChat, Tinder, the Weather Channel, Lonely Planet, and others. Paul talks about how digital maps have evolved beyond basic tooling and navigational functionality, and how they are transforming interactions between brands and consumers.
On this episode of QuestCast, we talk to Rama Poola, founder and CEO of SkyHi, an air travel club that, for a monthly fee, allows members to buy flights at low fixed rates up to ten days in advance of the flight. The company was selected by accelerator Techstars Mobility last July for its 2018 class.
On this episode of QuestCast we talk to Eric Shepard co-founder and CEO of Trill Travel, a travel marketplace that converts user generated content into bookable experiences.
The short-term rentals market is quickly maturing and consolidating. Vacasa is at the forefront, with its tech-enabled, property management platform model. Expect the company to push harder into urban markets through 2019.
Google’s recent push into travel bookings has significant implications for the two big online travel agencies i.e. Booking Holdings and Expedia Group. Listen to our 2019 OTA outlook in light of recent developments.