Channel Management


Future IPO a "strong possibility" for SiteMinder as it lands fresh funding
Future IPO a "strong possibility" for SiteMinder as it lands fresh funding
By Linda Fox | January 16, 2020
SiteMinder lands significant fresh investment valuing the company at around $762 million and the prospect of a public listing in the future. Read More
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Hotels stuck in a market where online travel agency rate issues still burn
Hotels stuck in a market where online travel agency rate issues still burn
By Kevin May | January 16, 2020
In a series of questions posed to participants on a recent webinar hosted by PhocusWire with wholesaler Hotelbeds, hotels indicated a range of issues that still exist around rate parity. Read More
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VIDEO: Standards, sustainability and big tech investments in tours and activities
VIDEO: Standards, sustainability and big tech investments in tours and activities
By Kevin May | January 9, 2020
Joining us for a panel discussion in the PhocusWire Studio were Luuc Elzinga, CEO at Tiqets, and Alex Kremer, co-founder at Arival. Read More
News | Online
Origo builds out travel division with acquisition of The Booking Factory
Origo builds out travel division with acquisition of The Booking Factory
By Linda Fox | December 27, 2019
PMS-tech specialist The Booking Factor has been acquired by Origo, an Icelandic IT company. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Apaleo - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Apaleo - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 13, 2019
Hotel tech built for the future. This PMS takes an API-first approach, connecting all systems seamlessly. Read More
Interview | Startups
Five ways to ace hospitality marketing in 2020
Five ways to ace hospitality marketing in 2020
By Apurva Chamaria - RateGain  | December 12, 2019
A variety of platforms and digital touchpoints that marketers can use to connect with travelers. Inevitably, social media heads the pack, given its high ROI quality and “always-on” presence. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
How I Got Here, episode 16 - Robbie Bhathal of Suiteness
How I Got Here, episode 16 - Robbie Bhathal of Suiteness
By Kevin May | December 12, 2019
Robbie Bathal and his two co-founders hit upon a solution to an age-old problem in the accommodation sector. He tells the story to Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire. Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: Flyiin - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: Flyiin - Summit pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | December 11, 2019
The airline DirectConnect platform enables retailers to build a differentiating flight booking experience. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: AirDNA - Launch pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: AirDNA - Launch pitch Phocuswright Conference 2019
Short-term rental data is the next generation of lodging analytics. Find out why it's something you can't afford to ignore. Read More
Interview | Distribution
WEBINAR REPLAY! Rate integrity: Are bedbanks the problem or solution?
WEBINAR REPLAY! Rate integrity: Are bedbanks the problem or solution?
By PhocusWire | December 3, 2019
Many hoteliers welcomed Amoma’s collapse, but some OTAs are still selling opaque rates intended for other channels such as tour operators. Read More
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VIDEO: Short-term rental sector diversifies as traveler and host preferences evolve
By Mitra Sorrells | November 22, 2019
Panelists from Guesty, Vacasa, Inspirato and Airbnb discuss the future of the short-term rental industry at The Phocuswright Conference 2019. Read More
News | Online
Amadeus talks trends, Innovation and platform
Amadeus talks trends, Innovation and platform
By Mark Bedard  | November 18, 2019
If the current hospitality industry could be summed up in a single word it could be this: evolution. Nearly everything we know about the guest and the industry is evolving. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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HotelBeds to axe 5% of workforce as part of "optimization" strategy
By Linda Fox | November 13, 2019
The Spain-based bedbank says it has now consolidated into one business following its acquisitions, in early 2017, of Tourico Holidays and GTA. Read More
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Steady progress for NDC, but what are the next hurdles to overcome?
Steady progress for NDC, but what are the next hurdles to overcome?
By Linda Fox | November 4, 2019
Announcements from American Express Global Business Travel, CWT and FCM have talked up NDC - but do they really mean anything and, more importantly, what real progress is being made? Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 11 - Francis Davidson at Sonder
How I Got Here, episode 11 - Francis Davidson at Sonder
Joining hosts David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May for this week's episode is Francis Davidson, CEO and co-founder at Sonder. Read More
Interview | Online