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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Ultimate Travel Club offers subscriptions for discounts
By Linda Fox October 20, 2021
For a monthly fee, travelers get access to lower prices for hotels, holiday rentals, flights, car hire, cruises and other leisure options such as theme parks, cinema and restaurants. Read More
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News / Technology
HT Aero raises $500M for urban air mobility company
By Jill Menze October 20, 2021
HT Aero, which is backed by Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng, is developing a model designed for air and road travel. Read More
News / Online
JetBlue Vacations adds flight and cruise packages
By Jill Menze October 19, 2021
As part of its ambitions to become a broader travel company, JetBlue is the first domestic U.S. airline to offer flight, cruise and hotel bookings in one place.... Read More
News / Online
Hopper buys PlacePass, moves into tours and activities
By Kevin May October 19, 2021
PlacePass has a consumer-facing booking service but the company is perhaps best known as the engine behind Marriott's Bonvoy Tours and Activities platform.... Read More
News / Online
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for Peter Kern
By PhocusWire October 19, 2021
Kern oversees a portfolio of brands such as Expedia, Vrbo, Hotels.com and Trivago, as well as a number of B2B services including Expedia Group Media Solutions and Expedia Group Partner Solutions.... Read More
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group October 18, 2021
In the second part of his analysis of hotel PMS architecture%2c Shiji Group%27s Anthony Hunt explains why microservice technology has benefits the industry needs to modernize.... Read More

News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital... Read more
News / Startups
Rezdy lands $5.6M investment, plans North America expansion
Rezdy is planning product and engineering development with its latest funding, over three years on... Read more
Opinion / Technology
Urban air mobility is taking off - every travel brand needs a plan
The disruptive potential of urban air mobility is such that no travel company can afford to wait... Read more
News / Technology
Princess Cruises president John Padgett on driving brand, tech innovation
The line's new president talks about how innovation adds value to vacations. Read more
News / Online
Is the neoluxury traveler leading industry recovery?
The neoluxury traveler is demanding an experience throughout the travel process and the trip itself. Read more
News / Online
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
Business leaders now have some choices to make - decisions and shifts in strategy that will help shape... Read more
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