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Travelers willing to pay more, use loyalty points for trips in 2022
By Jill Menze | January 20, 2022
An Expedia Group report reveals Gen Z travelers have the most loyalty points stockpiled for trips. Read More
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VIDEO: SXM Media on travel marketing through audio
By Mitra Sorrells | January 18, 2022
Podcasts and audio streaming can give travel brands a captive audience for advertising. Read More
VIDEO: How hotel marketing tactics are shifting
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VIDEO: How hotel marketing tactics are shifting
By PhocusWire | January 12, 2022
PhocusWire talks to Peter O'Connor, professor of strategy at the University of South Australia, on hotels are nurturing direct bookers and how distribution is swinging back in favor of OTAs. Read More
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Online travel giants' marketing spend continues to head north
By Linda Fox | January 10, 2022
Airbnb continued to benefit from its Q2 marketing campaign while Expedia and Booking increased marketing spend in Q3. Read More
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VIDEO: How destinations can consider new roles and strategies
By PhocusWire | January 10, 2022
Arguably the biggest challenge for a destination trying to market itself amid a global pandemic is how to do so when people can’t travel. Read More
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Vrbo social ad spend outstrips Airbnb and Booking
By Linda Fox | January 5, 2022
Vrbo had 39% share of voice on paid-for social media advertizing in October and November according to BrandTotal. Read More
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Trip.com Group revenue drops in Q3 but international flight bookings up
By Mitra Sorrells | December 15, 2021
Trip.com Group's revenue in Q3 2021 was $831 million, down 9% compared to the second quarter of this year.   Read More
PROS acquires direct travel sales platform EveryMundo for $80M
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PROS acquires direct travel sales platform EveryMundo for $80M
By Kevin May | November 30, 2021
The cash deal for U.S.-based EveryMundo will also include the delivery of $10 million stock in the future, subject to conditions. Read More
VIDEO: BeMyGuest on the tech opportunity in tours and activities
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VIDEO: BeMyGuest on the tech opportunity in tours and activities
By PhocusWire | November 30, 2021
Speaking in the PhocusWire Studio during The Phocuswright Conference, BeMyGuest CEO Blanca Menchaca explains how the pandemic has opened up operators and distributors to connectivity and partnerships. Read More
VIDEO: How creators bring life to travel storytelling and brands
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VIDEO: How creators bring life to travel storytelling and brands
By PhocusWire | November 29, 2021
Creators have been used by many travel brands over the years but their role can now be seen as more important than ever, given their ability to bring the human touch and authenticity to a service's... Read More
What travel marketers need to know about podcasts
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What travel marketers need to know about podcasts
By Laura Fernandez - SXM Media | November 29, 2021
Podcasts have become an important part of media consumption in society, across multiple demographics, geographies and genres. Read More
Marriott outspends hotel rivals on social media ads
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Marriott outspends hotel rivals on social media ads
By Kevin May | November 26, 2021
Analysis of activity by five major hotel chains indicated Marriott's strategy to target social media users on sites such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read More
VIDEO: Despegar on using the pandemic to its advantage
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VIDEO: Despegar on using the pandemic to its advantage
By PhocusWire | November 25, 2021
Speaking in the PhocusWire Studio during The Phocuswright Conference, Despegar CEO Damian Scokin explains how the pandemic hasn’t dulled the OTA’s growth ambitions. Read More
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VIDEO: Tourism Australia on staying optimistic amid the travel shutdown
By PhocusWire | November 23, 2021
Speaking in the PhocusWire Studio during The Phocuswright Conference, Tourism Australia’s Jackie Dunfee explains how the destination has remained top of mind for travelers. Read More
Airbnb Q3 revenue tops $2.2B in record quarter
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Airbnb Q3 revenue tops $2.2B in record quarter
By Jill Menze | November 4, 2021
For the third quarter of 2021, Airbnb also reported its most profitable quarter ever with net income reaching $834 million. Read More