Engagement Benchmarks for Travel App Success

Apptentive

Our 2019 Mobile Benchmarks by App Category report looks at trends and differences across popular app categories, with a focus on Travel apps. Profile of an average app in the Travel category. There are many challenges and opportunities unique to apps in the Travel category.

Traxo uses productboard to unite the world’s travel data

ProductBoard

Since Traxo helps companies like Lufthansa, Booking.com and United distribute their travel booking data to the corporate travel ecosystem, value added is enormous, and deals can be sizeable. travel data analytics success-story product-management

Becoming a Product Manager: The Road Less Traveled

The Product Coalition

Becoming a Product Manager: The Road Less Traveled was originally published in ProductCoalition.com on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Product Management can be an intimidating role.

Traxo uses productboard to unite the world’s travel data

ProductBoard

productboard helps teams resurface key user insights “You know, I had something like productboard in mind before I found you guys…” Matt Griffin sat down with me recently and discussed their old systems for logging feature ideas: As the SVP of Product at Traxo, the corporate travel data platform, Matt’s role was to focus the fast-growing organization’s efforts.

Lost In Digital Space? Why A New App Is Like Travelling

UX Studio

This post will cover how experiencing new places while travelling made me a better UX designer. A few weeks ago, I travelled from my hometown Budapest to bella Roma. Why A New App Is Like Travelling appeared first on UX Studio. Getting around in digital space can be just as challenging as an unknown physical location; new apps or websites can overwhelm new eyes. Just take the metro, they said. I had visited before, but sometimes I had trouble getting around.

The Rollaboard suitcase and the Paradox of Specificity

The Product Coalition

While it was designed for a very specific group of people (cabin crew), the product quickly took off with regular travellers who saw cabin crew using them in airports and wanted one for themselves. The Rollaboard forever changed the world of travel.

The Strange Way Being “Good” Hurts Your Willpower

Nir Eyal

Paulette writes about finances, psychology, technology, travel, and better living for the likes of The New York Times, Elle, and Slate. Nir’s Note: This guest post is by Paulette Perhach. I learned how to respect authority from my father. At the top of a huge water slide at a theme park, he put me, my […]. The post The Strange Way Being “Good” Hurts Your Willpower appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Product Ethics

Roman Pichler

Additionally, reduce the amount of travel that takes place in order to develop the product, particularly flights as these cause high carbon emissions. Personally, I’ve found that video calls can often make it unnecessary to travel. What is an Ethical Product?

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Engaging Stakeholders with Opportunity Solution Trees: 3 Tactics to Try

Product Talk

During the meeting, the product leader drew on the whiteboard the portion of the opportunity solution tree that specifically related to the client’s role as a sports team travel director and invited him to improve upon it. Two and a half years ago, I introduced the opportunity solution tree.

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Assessing value the Blue Ocean way

Under10 Playbook

In the late 70s/early 80s, Marriott noticed a surge in female guests--women traveling alone. At that time, many women were moving into sales jobs and customer implementation jobs; they were traveling for work. At the start of each year, I read a book to spark my strategic thinking.

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Top 10 Tips for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile – Video Presentation

280 Group

The 280 Group’s Solutions Manager and Director of Recruiting, Mira Wooten, recently traveled to ProductCamp LA and gave this valuable presentation on the top 10 things you can do to beef up your Product Management LinkedIn Profile and get noticed by recruiters. Watch Mira Wooten present the 10 best things you can do for your Product Management LinkedIn Profile.

Marketing > Building

ProductCraft

I remember when I was traveling for business – my first time doing that and going to New York City. Lately, reflecting on my experiences in product management at startups, I’ve come to the conclusion that marketing is very rarely given its due. An afterthought.

Workshop: How to Get the Most Out of User Interviews

bpma ProductHub

In her free time, she enjoys travel, food, and being involved with the Boston product community. . A Hands-on Event on June 14th, 2017. By Garima Painuly – As product managers, we know we should obsess over our customers.

Fieldwork: Our Experience and 5 Tips

Generation Focus

Travel time: If you are scheduling multiple interviews in a day, be prepared to do a lot of traveling. The Generation Focus team concluded the 2018 year in the field, interviewing independent beauty professionals (IBP’s).

Using Psychology to Supercharge Your Products by Joe Leech

Mind the Product

Unfortunately many travel booking sites don’t structure their searches this way – and so they fail to meet the mental models of their users. In this situation, a feature that shows maps with beaches three hours away would revolutionise users’ interaction with travel sites.

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Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience Starts With Being a Customer

Proficientz – Product Management University

I have to say, the hotel industry has done so many things over the years to create a better experience for the business traveler. If hotel owners and operators spent some time as a guest in their hotels, here are a few opportunities they might discover to move the business traveler experience from good to great – and maybe even memorable. It’s the little things that matter most when it comes to raising the customer experience from good to great.

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Adapting to Agile: How Skyscanner tracks progress, runs retros, and maps complex processes

RealtimeBoard

Today, we excited to publish a story about Skyscanner, a travel fare aggregator that’s succeeding at implementing Agile processes to moving quickly to be ahead of industry changes. Adapting to Agile: How Skyscanner tracks progress, runs retros, and maps complex processes When your organization grows, being Agile and iterating quickly is critical to stay relevant.

How do you Choose who to Hire as a Junior Product Manager?

Mind the Product

For this example, I have used a travel app, as travel is an approachable domain that most candidates can understand easily. So I’ll ask: “How would this priority change if we decided to shift and focus on capturing business travelers?”

UserTesting success story: How Ryanair flies past the competition

UserTesting

Digital travel sales are projected to top $800 billion in the next couple … The post UserTesting success story: How Ryanair flies past the competition appeared first on UserTesting Blog. When asked how they prefer to do vacation research, U.S. consumers are nearly unanimous in their response: 95 percent say they prefer doing research online (versus offline).

Home-Based Research Visits: Participant Comfort Comes First

Generation Focus

This might seem obvious, but we have run into several situations where researchers travel to New York to do home visits involving children and are initially unwilling to schedule any visits on evenings or weekends (until they realize this will never work and then have to reorganize everything).

Structured Customer Visits

The Product Bistro

We do this as often as possible, hence why the typical product manager job description specifies 25 – 30% travel. However, left to our own devices, much of this travel is less effective than it could be. The fact that you can’t do a large number of them, primarily due to the cost (both the monetary cost, and the opportunity cost of staff being on travel) means that you don’t get rock-solid statistical data that can be used to drive decisions.

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Boston Women in Product

Product Manager in Heels

The event will feature a panel of talented product managers including Ellen Chisa VP Product for Lola Travel , Nicole Mace VP Product for Zipcar , and Amisha Thakkar Product Manager at Wolters Kluwer and is sponsored by Pivotal Labs.

Ability to Pay vs. Willingness to Pay

Pragmatic Marketing

Airlines try to distinguish business travelers from vacation travelers. In a recent Pragmatic Marketing Price class, one student “corrected” me to say it wasn’t willingness to pay that matters in pricing, rather it was ability to pay.

How IoT to making mobile app development more interesting

The Product Coalition

Moreover, you can do this at your convenient, like while traveling or relaxing into your bed. IoT connected travel IoT is also helping the travel industry around the world.

PM Case Study: Redesigning Chase's Country Dropdown

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

In this article, we analyze how Chase Bank should redesign its travel dropdown. Chase, like many banks, records user travel notices to prevent falsely detected credit card fraud. Chase offers a feature where users can set a travel notice online, without having to phone in to customer service. The Bug I recently traveled to South Korea, and attempted to enter my information into the form fields shown above.

DAU/MAU is an important metric, but here’s where it fails

Andrew Chen

At Uber, our most profitable rides are to airports, via Black Car for a special night out, business travel, etc. Products in travel, like Airbnb and Booking, are only used a few times per year by consumers. The average consumer only travels ~2x/year. How DAU/MAU got popular.

How I Make My Decisions to Speak at Conferences

Johanna Rothman

A conference that required international travel asked me to speak as a track talk about 45 days in advance. I would have needed more than 15 hours of travel to manage the request. I travel with meal replacement bars because this occurs way too often.).

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

This is particularly important for date-driven products like smartphones that must be ready for Christmas sales or a travel app that has to be updated before the summer holidays start. 1 Focus on Goals and Benefits.

Ways to Define Success and Measure Value for your Product Features

bpma ProductHub

In her free time, she enjoys travel, food, and being involved with the Boston product community. . A Boston Women in Product Event Recap. By Garmia Painuly – No matter what the product, our goal as product managers is to deliver value to customers.

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Transition Into Product Management From a Technical Role

Proficientz – Product Management University

The transition into product management from a technical role is one of the most difficult. Of all roles that touch the product, technical roles are the furthest removed from the market and the customers. It can be done successfully however, as many engineers have already proven.

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Why Global Product is a Misconception

The Product Coalition

Take the example of online travel booking?—?twenty Making online travel booking websites available in different markets unleashed exponential growth in travel around the world as these assets get commoditized. Maslow’s Hierarchy theorizes fundamental human needs are universal.

The Perks of Being a Generalist

Mind the Product

I’ve now worked in ecommerce, travel, and fintech – the products in each of those spaces have all been entirely different, but the methods I’ve used in all these jobs have been the same. Go jump into travel and learn a new industry.

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Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

That’s often the case in my experience for businesses in finance, media, travel, insurance, and other verticals that traditionally don’t have product management groups, and where product management is not represented at the executive level. Recognise the Importance of Product Management.

Boeing Product Managers Struggle To Come Back From The 737 MAX Disaster

The Accidental Product Manager

If the 737 MAX was to remain grounded for another three months, then it will have missed out on the majority of the summer months which are the busiest travel period for the airlines. Boeing’s product managers need to find ways to rebuild trust Image Credit: Ferry Octavian.

Melissa Ng, founder of MELEWI, on being a digital nomad and running a nomadic business

RealtimeBoard

Interview On being a digital nomad and running a nomadic business Melissa Ng, founder of MELEWI Melissa Ng is the founder of MELEWI, a traveling design studio made up of seven talented people based around the world. While living as digital nomads, the members of MELEWI have completed successful projects for McDonald’s, Visa and Samsung. […]. The post Melissa Ng, founder of MELEWI, on being a digital nomad and running a nomadic business appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog.

Rebooting Product Usability Testing for Much Better Insights

bpma ProductHub

Projects are slow and expensive, driven in large part by travel. And we were able to do all of this, and more, over the course of two short weeks of field work, with no travel time or expenses for the client, the researchers or even the participants. Contributed by Mitch Solomon.

Podcast: How to Persuade People with Ben Newell

Mind the Product

A long-time veteran of the travel industry and now the VP of Product at rewardStyle, Ben shared some easy-to-use tips on how to get better at something you do almost every day. Ben Newell was the first guest we got by recommendation.