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Marriott tightens reins on wholesale rates by tapping Expedia to manage distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2019
Expedia Group and Marriott International have signed an agreement that makes Expedia Group the single gateway and redistributor for Marriott wholesale inventory.   Read More
News | Distribution
WEBINAR REPLAY! Battle of the brand: How guest reviews steal the show
WEBINAR REPLAY! Battle of the brand: How guest reviews steal the show
By PhocusWire | September 12, 2019
The webinar will showcase the results of multiple research efforts and emphasize the fact that investments in online reputation result in the highest return on investment. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Sherpa wants to shake up walking tours with AR avatar guides
By Linda Fox | September 4, 2019
Sherpa was founded earlier this year to bring augmented reality avatar guides to walking tours. The Chicago-based company wants to have 100 tours in major cities around the world by the end of 2020. Read More
Interview | Startups
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Inflight VR looks to fresh funding to bring more travel companies on board
By Linda Fox | August 21, 2019
The funding comes from existing shareholders Motu Investors and CBC Investments while two new investors also came on board. Read More
News | Technology
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British Airways boosts in-flight experience with virtual reality trial
By Linda Fox | August 16, 2019
The carrier is offering passengers on some flights in its first class cabin the chance to view films, documentaries and other programs in 2-D, 3-D and 360-degrees formats Read More
News | Technology
Business travel part 2 TMC innovation
Business travel, part 2: TMCs focus on innovation to stay competitive
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2019
For part two of our series on business travel we explore how some of the legacy TMCs are pursuing innovation. Read More
News | Online
Wyndham's RCI acquires Alliance Reservation Network for $92M
Wyndham's RCI acquires Alliance Reservation Network for $92M
By Jill Menze | August 9, 2019
Vacation exchange network RCI has purchased travel technology platform Alliance Reservations Network to expand its reach beyond its core business. Read More
News | Online
TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
By Kevin May | August 8, 2019
Revenue increased from $376 million to $422 million over the course of the first and second quarters of 2019 but year-over-year the business is down 3% in the comparable three-month periods. Read More
News | Online
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Culture Trip finally unveils its online travel agency, promises to cover the full funnel
By Linda Fox | August 6, 2019
The company claims it has spent a lot of time understanding customer needs and is not just “replicating a bog standard OTA.” Read More
News | Distribution
TripActions new consultant-led services
TripActions takes on legacy TMCs with new consultancy services
By Mitra Sorrells | August 4, 2019
TripActions is expanding its suite of enterprise solutions with the launch of TripActions Consulting. Read More
News | Online
British Airways future of air travel report
Air travel of the future – personalized, immersive and both super-fast and super-slow
By Mitra Sorrells | July 31, 2019
British Airways is exploring predictions for the air travel experience 20, 40, 60 and even 100 years in the future. Read More
News | Technology
A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side
A tale of two startups - a booming tours and activities sector has a dark side
By Kevin May | July 23, 2019
For all the money pouring into the likes of GetYourGuide and Klook, spare a thought for other businesses that are finding the sector extremely tough. Read More
News | Online
You’re not in tourism - a digital world means you’re in entertainment
You’re not in tourism - a digital world means you’re in entertainment
By Charles Cunningham - Sparkloft Media  | July 12, 2019
In today’s social-focused world, competition for double taps, likes, favorites and shares is more intense than ever, with distractions not only coming from other brands, but also your audience’s own... Read More
Opinion | Online
Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
Lonely Planet continues latest digital rebirth with new design
By Kevin May | July 11, 2019
The new look comes just a handful of months after the deployment of a new CEO for Lonely Planet and two acquisitions. Read More
News | Online
How independent hotels can win direct bookings
How independent hotels can win direct bookings
By Max Starkov - NextGuest Digital  | July 3, 2019
Here are the action steps independent hoteliers must undertake in order to win the direct booking of travel consumers... Read More
Opinion | Distribution