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Why Travel & Hospitality Brands Can’t Ignore the Power of LinkedIn Pulse for B2B Marketing

September 18, 2017

By Alan Young As a hotel or travel brand, if you’re not focusing your attention on LinkedIn Pulse, you’re missing out on a potentially huge...

Enough Room for Everyone? How Hotels are Meeting the Airbnb Challenge

March 1, 2017

By Alan E. Young, Co-Founder and President of Puzzle Partner Everybody has a place to live. And thanks to Airbnb and other rent-by-owner sites, everybody can...

An Insider’s Irreverent Guide to Travel in 2017

December 21, 2016

By Alan E. Young, Co-Founder and President of Puzzle Partner It’s been a heck of a year, hasn’t it? Most of us are ready to say a big Sayonara! to...

2016 Phocuswright Conference: Top Picks for Presentations and Exhibitors

November 9, 2016

By Alan Young, Co-Founder of Puzzle Partner The annual Phocuswright Conference has become the epicenter for travel innovation, providing an exceptional forum...

Google Trips: A Step in the Right Direction- But Only a Step

October 18, 2016

Per Forbes, Google Trips is a "fantastic… travel app you should download now." Many hail it as a personalized travel app, but I'd argue...

12 Reasons Travel and Hospitality Brands Should Boost Their B2B Content Marketing in 2017

September 22, 2016

By Alan Young It’s hard to believe that summer is just about over and we are entering the homestretch of 2016 --and planning time for 2017.  I am...

R.I.P. Startups: Why 90% of Travel Technology Startups Fail

August 5, 2016

By Alan E. Young One of the hardest truths for entrepreneurs to accept is that as many as nine out of ten startups will fail. In an ecosystem full of...

HITEC 2016 is Coming! How Attendees and Exhibitors Can Maximize Their Time at the World’s Largest Hospitality Technology Event

May 10, 2016

by Alan Young Attending HITEC 2016 is about more than an introduction to the latest hospitality technology that will impact the industry; it's also a...

3 Pillars of Effective Branding for Travel Technology Companies

April 6, 2016

By Alan E. Young One of the most vital components of a successful company is an effective branding strategy that creates deep interest and loyalty among its...

Finding Success in the Travel App Landscape

March 23, 2016

It’s hard to drive travel app adoption but signs show that some are succeeding, and some are not. By Alan E. Young With millions of apps to choose...

7 Content Marketing Hacks For Travel Brands

February 10, 2016

By Alan E. Young From startups to Fortune 100, companies of all sizes struggle with keeping their content fresh, exciting, compelling and unique. Bill Gates...

Guest Engagement and Its Impact on Top Line Revenues

January 6, 2016

By Alan E. Young A savvy hotelier knows that the difference between an engaged guest and a disengaged guest could mean the difference between meeting the...

How the Sharing Economy is (Mis)shaping the Future

September 2, 2015

Is this disruptive new trend really good for the economy and consumers?By Alan E. Young Chances are, you’ve used some sort of “sharing” service or...

The Internet of Things: The Impact on the Travel and Hotel Industry

August 26, 2015

Converging Technologies for Smart Environments By Alan E. Young The Internet of Things (IoT) is a relatively large topic that is widely circulating...

Make It Dirty, Make It Clean

August 12, 2015

By Alan E. Young, President and Co-Founder of Puzzle Partner I have been honored to work for some amazing CEO’s in my career.  They all had one thing...

Messaging and the Art of Simplicity

April 15, 2015

How Travel Technology Companies Can Create Effective Messages That Will Resonate with Your Prospects and the Press by Alan Young, President, Puzzle Partner...

4 Big Trends in Hospitality & Travel Technology for 2015

October 27, 2014

​by Alan Young, CEO of Puzzle Partner 1. "Three Screens" is Out, Universal Digital Is In The idea of three screens has been valuable in expanding our ideas...

Start-Ups, Keep Your Eye On The Ball

August 27, 2014

Puzzle Partner CEO Shares Insights To Help Technology Start-Ups Hit It Out of the Park By Alan E. Young, CEO and Co-Founder of Puzzle PartnerToronto, CA...

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