Analytics

What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
Opinion / Technology
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
By Nikolai Scholz - Adara | August 3, 2021
Building a strategy that isn’t solely reliant on IP address is a smart investment in the future, especially for travel organizations that use location data for targeting and information-gathering. Read More
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News / Distribution
Expedia down, Airbnb up for bookings for some hotels in Europe and Asia
By Mitra Sorrells | July 26, 2021
An analysis by D-Edge Hospitality Solutions finds that while online travel agencies remain the dominant source of online revenue for its client hotels, in the last five years the share of bookings... Read More
The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
Opinion / Online
The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
By Luca Romozzi & Katy Gallagher - Sojern | July 22, 2021
Technology and data-driven strategies can help destinations of all sizes build sustainable business models. Read More
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News / Online
Google expands Travel Insights tools with new features, U.S. search data
By Mitra Sorrells | July 15, 2021
Following a partnership with the UNWTO announced in May, Google is now also working with Destinations International and HSMAI to hep destinations and hoteliers use travel search data more effectively. Read More
VIDEO: Zytlyn - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Startups
VIDEO: Zytlyn - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 9, 2021
Zytlyn captures every data signal that matters and uses machine learning to generate hyper-accurate predictions of air travel demand. Read More
VIDEO: The Data Appeal Company - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Technology
VIDEO: The Data Appeal Company - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 8, 2021
The company's Data Appeal Studio is a data-driven destination analysis platform based on location and experience intelligence. Read More
Airbnb partner Migo taps NoiseAware for noise-monitoring solution
News / Technology
Airbnb partner Migo taps NoiseAware for noise-monitoring solution
By Jill Menze | July 7, 2021
Migo, developed by real estate software provider RealPage, offers property managers a suite of integrated services that enable smart access control, cleaning services and noise monitoring. Read More
Using traveler journey data to make reentry less awkward
Opinion / Technology
Using traveler journey data to make reentry less awkward
By Mark McSpadden - Amex Global Business Travel | July 6, 2021
A new kind of data is needed to build up a picture of the corporate traveler experience now. Read More
The new rules for acquisition, experience and loyalty in travel
Opinion / Online
The new rules for acquisition, experience and loyalty in travel
By Ericka Podesta McCoy - Resonate | July 2, 2021
As brands navigate which consumers are likely to book a quick overnight over versus who’s itching to jump on a plane to cross the country, or even overseas, it will be critical to target messaging based... Read More
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News / Startups
JetBlue Technology Ventures invests in short-term rental analyst Transparent
By Mitra Sorrells | July 2, 2021
JetBlue Technology Ventures says the financing aligns with its goals of “reimagining the accommodation experience” and providing startup-led innovation for JetBlue. Read More
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News / Online
Travel search terms on Google show scale of pent-up demand
By Linda Fox | June 25, 2021
Searches for the term beach holiday have been steadily rising in 2020 but city breaks are not yet recovering compared to 2019 levels.  Read More
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Interview / Technology
In The Big Chair - Stan Boland of Five
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2021
Five announced Series B funding of $41 million in March 2020 to further develop its in-car software. In 2019 the company conducted tests of self-driving cars in London. Read More
How I Got Here, episode 69 - Dean Donovan of DiamondStream Partners
Interview / Technology
How I Got Here, episode 69 - Dean Donovan of DiamondStream Partners
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2021
After playing a central role in the creation of Mexico's first low-cost carrier, DiamondStream is now an important player in the development of companies and next-generation technology in the mobility... Read More
Knowland appoints Jeff Bzdawka as new CEO
News / Technology
Knowland appoints Jeff Bzdawka as new CEO
By Kevin May | June 14, 2021
Jeff Bzdawka is a veteran hotel and technology executive, most recently serving as senior vice president of global hotel technology at the hotel chain. Read More
Zytlyn raises $2.5M for travel data prediction platform
News / Technology
Zytlyn raises $2.5M for travel data prediction platform
By Kevin May | June 11, 2021
The Switzerland-based company, which specializes in data analytics to the travel sector, has secured its debut round from Plug & Play Ventures, Century Oak and the Geneva Foundation for... Read More