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What does Ryanair Labs reveal about company culture?

This week Ryanair revealed its Labs project, an innovation lab based in Swords, Dublin, with a remit to reinvent the online travel industry.

There’s a Labs website and the company is recruiting for 200 staff.

On the page of the website titled ‘Why work for Ryanair Labs?‘ I was struck by how much the reasoning echoed many of the points Econsultancy has been discussing around digital transformation and company culture.

Let’s take a look.

Seven big industries Google could disrupt

Google is making many companies nervous. Anything bought online that involves the collection of information naturally falls into Google’s path.

Even outside of this large niche, Google is getting stuck into larger engineering projects like the self-driving car.

Let’s take a look at industries ripe for disruption by Google.

Search results on travel sites: examples and best practices

Search results pages on travel sites should help customers to find the best deal for them without having to work too hard. 

Last year I looked at a range of search tools from travel websites, which highlighted the importance of flexibility when users search for travel. 

Time spent searching for flights recently has reminded me of the value of excellent search results pages, and here I look at several examples, good and bad. 

For this I’m looking at flight search, but the lessons apply equally to hotel and general holiday search.