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VIDEO: Smartvel talks local content, digital experiences and funding
By Linda Fox | October 7, 2019
PhocusWire discussed dynamic destination content with Smartvel CEO Iñigo Valenzuela at the World Aviation Festival 2019. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: AirBaltic on NDC, Blockchain and other emerging tech
By Linda Fox | October 4, 2019
PhocusWire talked to airBaltic boss Martin Gauss about emerging tech, NDC and wider distribution challenges at the World Aviation Festival 2019. Read More
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Secret Escapes acquires LateRooms and LateLuxury websites
Secret Escapes acquires LateRooms and LateLuxury websites
By Linda Fox | October 1, 2019
LateRooms was part of Malvern Group, which brought in a third-party administrator to handle its operations in early August after running into financial difficulties. Read More
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VIDEO: Airbus on the airline wishlist, sharing data and onboard connectivity
By Linda Fox | September 30, 2019
During the World Aviation Festival 2019, PhocusWire talked to Marc Fontaine about digital transformation for an aircraft manufacturer and how data is being used for the benefit of the entire industry. Read More
News | Technology
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VIDEO: Pegasus Airlines on mobile, distribution ambitions and tech as a differentiator
By Linda Fox | September 26, 2019
PhocusWire talked to Pegasus Airlines CEO Mehmet Nane about customer centricity, distribution and mobile at the World Aviation Festival 2019 in London. Read More
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BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
By Linda Fox | September 25, 2019
The France-based carpooling platform says the acquisition will expand its inventory of third-party bus operators in a region where members total more than 25 million. Read More
News | Distribution
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AvantStay locks in $20M in funding, looks to expand short-term rental portfolio
By Linda Fox | September 18, 2019
AvantStay is looking to bring in more properties for its short-term rentals for groups concept following $20 million in funding. Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: IATA on NDC, One Order and how it views innovation
By Linda Fox | September 10, 2019
PhocusWire spoke to IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac about developments beyond NDC, innovation and the current challenges for airlines. Read More
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Return on Ethics - abandoning high‐pressure sales tactics can make travel marketing better
Return on Ethics - abandoning high‐pressure sales tactics can make travel marketing better
By Parry Malm - Phrasee  | September 2, 2019
Natural anxieties about travel make consumers particularly susceptible to pressure tactics, with the invisible hand of the market pushing the envelope (perhaps a little further than it should have). Read More
Opinion | Online
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Are you really doing data-driven marketing or do you just think you are?
By Volkan Çağsal - Adphorus  | August 28, 2019
By definition, data-driven marketing is the strategy of gathering and analyzing audience insights for optimal and targeted media buying and creative messaging.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Jan Gerlach of Peakwork
By Linda Fox | August 21, 2019
Peakwork was founded in 2009 and provides software to connect supply from airlines, bedbank and other travel companies with online and off distributors. Read More
Interview | Technology
Choice Hotels is the latest chain suffering data breach exposing customer details
Choice Hotels is the latest chain suffering data breach exposing customer details
By Linda Fox | August 19, 2019
Choice Hotels has suffered a security breach said to involve 700,000 customer records. It blames a third-party vendor that “copied the impacted data from our environment without authorization." Read More
News | Technology
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In the Big Chair - Dan Ruch of Rocketrip
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2019
Before creating Rocketrip, Ruch was entrepreneur-in-residence at Genacast Ventures for 12 months. He also had a four-year stint at Tremor Video and was a director at AOL. Read More
Interview | Distribution
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STARTUP STAGE: Taptrip builds an efficient business travel booking platform for unmanaged trips
By Linda Fox | August 2, 2019
U.K.-based Taptrip was founded just over a year ago and has seven employees. It has signed a string of partnerships in recent months, including WeWork and Kiwi.com. Read More
Interview | Startups
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TravelPerk completes Series C round with an additional $60M in funding
By Linda Fox | July 18, 2019
TravelPerk has raised about $134 million in three rounds since launching in 2015. Read More
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