Switchfly’s Annual Thought Leadership Summit a Continued Success

NAPA, CA--March 23, 2016-- Switchfly, Inc., the technology company powering travel search/booking, loyalty program engagement and ancillary merchandising solutions for the world's most celebrated airlines, hotels, online travel agencies and financial services companies, today released some highlights of its eighth annual Thou


Do You Resolve to Travel More in 2016?

Switchfly recently conducted a survey via Harris Poll to gauge whether or not travel will be part of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions. Among over 2,000 U.S. adults, we found that two-thirds of Americans (66 percent) resolve to do more traveling in the New Year. Here is the breakdown:


Frosty...the Sandcastle?

This holiday season's travel data from the Switchfly platform reveals that travelers around the world are using the Christmas holiday to fly somewhere warm – or to rendez-vous with Lady Luck in Vegas. While average temperatures in much of the United States in December will range from highs of 30-50 degrees to lows in the frigid single digits, many people will find themselves much more comfortable in top international Christmas destinations – sunny Brazil (#1), the Bahamas (#2), and Mexico (#3) – where December temperatures are typically between 75-80 degrees.


Spotlight on Switchfly - by Chris Hemmeter of Thayer Ventures

When it comes to scaling TAMs (total addressable market) nothing impresses like the global travel space. $7 trillion of economic activity is eye-popping by anyone's yardstick. After all, one only needs to see a path to 1% market share to make a killing. Yet, seasoned investors understand the devil is in the details and true market opportunity is far more nuanced than total market activity.


What Comes between Bora Bora and Me

A travel technology CEO’s attempts to book a simple getaway get ugly


One Last Weekend of Beach Time

The last long weekend and unofficial end of summer is here: Labor Day weekend.

According to trade and lobbying group Airlines for America, more than 12.4 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday. Another several million will take to bus, rail and road, soaking up the last remaining down time before the stretch between summer vacation and the Holidays. And as much as I love a good old-fashioned road trip, nothing beats a tropical getaway.


Spring Mega Festival Travel: SXSW vs. Coachella

Countdown to festival season is over and the gates have opened wide. SXSW kicked us off in March, and Coachella sealed the deal last weekend.


Facing Up to the Edge of Innovation

This month, Switchfly attended the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona along with AirBnB, Facebook, Expedia, TUI Group, Skyscanner and Sabre, plus thousands of other companies.


Happy Plan a Solo Vacation Day

March 1 is Plan a Solo Vacation Day, a celebration designed for those people who prefer the spontaneity, excitement and intensity of an individual adventure. Is this you? If so, what better way to celebrate than to plan a trip!?! Here are a few ideas to get you started, in no particular order:


Is going nowhere the answer? - by Chris McGinnis

The life of a frequent traveler is go-go-go. We don’t sit still much. We travel for work and when we get time off, we use our loyalty points to travel even more.

But how much travel is too much travel? Have you ever thought of taking time off, but going nowhere in order to give your mind a break?