Speaking to Travolution during a visit to London this week, Lee McCabe said mobile was “on fire” at the moment, with both users and usage growing. Last week Facebook itself underlined its faith in the channel with the eye-popping $19 billion deal to buy instant messaging service WhatsApp. “People are moving to mobile faster than ever,” McCabe said. “Desktop and laptop ownership is declining and ownership of tablets and smartphones is on the increase.” McCabe dismissed scepticism that mobile will ever be a significant booking channel for travel, saying it is forward-thinking OTAs rather than suppliers selling direct that are challenging this assumption. “We can see travel bookings are coming as people understand the opportunities more, and that’s probable being driven by the OTAs. Get the full story at Travolution