An early sign of hope for the channel comes from Travelocity, whose best-performing online ad campaigns came after the No. 2 online travel agency sought to deliver customized messages based on its visitors´ site search history.
Last year, the travel site dumped the old way of online display ads, such as serving up generic messages like "Find low fares on Travelocity. Book now." Its messages are now targeted in real-time based on visitors´ most recent search activities.
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