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Cover Genius secures $72M for global expansion bid
By Kevin May | September 29, 2021
The Australia-based company got backing for the Series C round from Sompo Holdings, which led the investment. G Squared and existing investors also participated. Read More
Flyr lands $150M funding to expand travel revenue system
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Flyr lands $150M funding to expand travel revenue system
By Kevin May | September 22, 2021
The U.S.-based company has won the backing from lead investor and growth equity company WestCap. Read More
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Building loyalty into your travel brand
By Marisa Garcia | September 22, 2021
As travel recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, travel brands need to re-examine the effectiveness of their loyalty programs in encouraging return visits and building a positive brand image. Read More
Airlines must embrace tech to improve passenger experience
Opinion / Technology
Airlines must embrace tech to improve passenger experience
By Juan Hoyos - Cinq | July 30, 2021
How can airlines use technology to improve the overall customer journey as travelers take off in growing numbers? Here are three areas that airlines can focus on to improve the passenger... Read More
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Airbnb unveils “most comprehensive update ever,” offering new flexibility, easier host signup
By Jill Menze | May 24, 2021
Airbnb has introduced more than 100 platform innovations and updates to capture travel demand and increase its pool of and support for hosts. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Travel recovery goes beyond planes in the sky - it requires customer empathy
By Simon Dempsey - AviLabs | March 25, 2021
Winning business is hard. Most successful companies will tell you that retaining customers is far cheaper than acquiring new ones.  Read More
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Opinion / Technology
How automation can facilitate hospitality’s recovery
By Brad Beumer - UiPath | February 3, 2021
Automation technologies can be used to benefit guests and staff, now and into the future. Read More
VIDEO: Peter Kern on how COVID gave Expedia Group “courage”
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VIDEO: Peter Kern on how COVID gave Expedia Group “courage”
By Jill Menze | December 29, 2020
Speaking at his first Phocuswright Conference since assuming leadership of Expedia Group, Peter Kern discussed the company's multi-brand strategy, Google and more. Read More
Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Travelers should finally get the attention they deserve
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Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Travelers should finally get the attention they deserve
By Kevin May | November 3, 2020
Brands, industry associations and government have a unique opportunity to do the right thing and put customers in the middle of their strategic prism. Read More
Data - the old answer to new questions in travel
Opinion / Technology
Data - the old answer to new questions in travel
By David Thompson - Amex GBT | October 7, 2020
We know things will be different from now on. For each trip, questions about health risks are multiplying and restrictions come and go quickly. But how will the industry adapt? Read More
Passenger claims handling: a legal cure through technology
Opinion / Technology
Passenger claims handling: a legal cure through technology
By Ulrich Steppler - CHS | July 21, 2020
The handling of passenger claims has been an Achilles Heel in the airline industry for many years, even before the coronavirus hit the whole sector in an unprecedented fashion. Read More
How travel brands can communicate, establish trust and build loyalty in a crisis
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How travel brands can communicate, establish trust and build loyalty in a crisis
By Kevin May | June 29, 2020
PhocusWire spoke to Salesforce about how the company helped many of its customers through the COVID-19 outbreak and what lessons should be noted by those looking to be better prepared for disruption of... Read More
Restoring confidence to travel: 5 tech solutions to help customers feel safe again
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Restoring confidence to travel: 5 tech solutions to help customers feel safe again
By Jennifer Phillips April - Smartvel | June 29, 2020
With frequent changes and no single source of information, the travel industry is in a quandary. How can it communicate the most up-to-date information with their customers and help them feel confident? Read More
Consider what happens after the crisis is over (and use it to your advantage)
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Consider what happens after the crisis is over (and use it to your advantage)
By Gavin Smith - Element | May 25, 2020
How you can make the business and your people work better, because when this situation is over, and it will be over, people will start travelling again.  Read More
Destination X - Reopening for tourism after coronavirus
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Destination X - Reopening for tourism after coronavirus
By PhocusWire | May 19, 2020
How to reopen for tourism after the coronavirus outbreak is tricky, with concerns around social distancing - to name just one element - added to an existing visitor strategy. Read More