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News / Startups
HostGPO raises $6M to fuel expansion efforts
By Derek Catron May 26, 2023
Navitas Capital led the round alongside Omnia Partners. Also investing in the round are 75&Sunny, Brian Lee and PAR Capital Ventures. Read More
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News / Distribution
4 things to know about the future of the U.S. hotel market
By Phocuswright Research May 26, 2023
High demand lifted average daily rates and occupancy, leading to a record-breaking 2022 for the U.S. hotel and lodging market as room revenue swept past pre-pandemic highs.   Read More
News / Technology
AI Insights: Generative AI in tour operating
By PhocusWire May 26, 2023
TUI Group's chief technology officer Pieter Jordaan answers our questions on how the company is working with generative artificial intelligence technology.... Read More
News / Online
eDreams boosts revenue and subscription members, narrows loss
By Linda Fox May 26, 2023
The company described its Prime subscription service as a “key driver” of its success and said it added 1.7 million new subscribers, bringing the total to 4.3 million.... Read More
News / Startups
Meet the 15 semifinalists of the Global Startup Pitch
By Yeoh Siew Hoon – Web In Travel May 25, 2023
After a marathon of startup pitches that went around the world, 15 companies have been chosen as semifinalists in the Global Startup Pitch run by Web In Travel and Phocuswright.  ... Read More
News / Online
Buttigieg warns airlines that a summer mess “can't happen again”
By Robert Silk – Travel Weekly May 25, 2023
DOT secretary Pete Buttigieg said the Department of Transportation is ready to hold airlines' feet to the fire if this summer brings another "unacceptable" level of cancellations and delay rates.... Read More

Opinion / Online
6 ways visual UGC is evolving in the travel sector
Authentic, visual user-generated content shared on the likes of TikTok, Instagram and other social... Read more
News / Online
Getting ahead of Chinese traveler trends and behavior
The reopening of China at the beginning of the year resulted in an immediate booking spike. Now new... Read more
News / Distribution
Hotelbeds CEO: Sustainable travel is “nonnegotiable”
Nicolas Huss spoke with PhocusWire about travel technology, ChatGPT and the importance of... Read more
News / Online
Grab looks to further efficiency gains via generative AI
During the Singapore-based company's first quarter 2023 earnings, co-founder, chairman and chief... Read more
News / Technology
Hopper, MakeMyTrip, Indicio on data security with ChatGPT
In PhocusWire’s latest Let’s Hear It! LinkedIn Audio event, industry leaders discuss how generative AI... Read more
Opinion / Online
How creative advertising can help sustain travel rebound
The competition among travel brands to capture the attention and loyalty of customers is fiercer than... Read more

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