[Issue 24 ]
Awesome Insights: Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report
The annual report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers contains useful information for travel marketers. Read a summary and/or the full report here.
EasyJet’s Vibrating Shoes Will Guide You Around a City
“Sneakairs” are being tested in Barcelona now. Read more about the latest in wearable tech here.
Micro-Influencers on Instagram: Fashion + Travel Beats Food + Travel
Research conducted via hashtags gives us two stories in one: 1) Localized micro-influencers are driving travel engagement; 2) Fashion is driving more travel conversations than food. Read more here.
Facebook is Building Artificial Intelligence to Understand Everything You Post
“Our long-term objectives of understanding intelligence and building intelligent machines are bold and ambitious,” says FAIR (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research). It’s going to do a lot more than improve your news feed. Read here.
Signs Point to Slowdown in Demand for Hotel Rooms
Was 2015 the peak for rates and occupancy? Have our cities overbuilt? What about Airbnb? Travel Weekly reports here.
People on the Move
Share news from your own circles for future issues of Something Brief and read about your travel industry colleagues here.