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News / Technology
TUI adds machine learning to optimize its shared-transfer platform
By Mitra Sorrells | January 19, 2022
The new platform, created in collaboration with Mobi Systems, automatically updates routes as needed based and communicates with travelers through the TUI app. Read More
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News / Technology
Flight Centre acquires Shep to boost corporate travel product
By Mitra Sorrells | December 22, 2021
Shep’s technology helps companies manage and measure employee behavior when using corporate booking systems as well as on consumer sites such as Expedia and Airbnb. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Skyscanner, Trivago CEOs on the future of metasearch
By PhocusWire | December 21, 2021
Skyscanner CEO John Mangelaars and Trivago CEO Axel Hefer spoke at The Phocuswright Conference 2021 about the challenges and opportunities for travel metasearch. Read More
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Local Purse
Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Local Purse
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Local Purse is an award-winning web platform which supports travel guides, local artisans and cultural vendors by using live video shopping technology to host travelers around the world virtually. Read More
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Road.Travel
Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Road.Travel
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Road.Travel is a digital platform of curated routes, connecting travellers to tourism destinations. Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor's rejected or removed reviews are increasing in number
October 27, 2021
The company says the two million reviews in question represent about 9% of all submissions, with almost one million of those judged to be fraudulent. Read More
VIDEO: Embracing the travel rebound
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VIDEO: Embracing the travel rebound
By PhocusWire | October 25, 2021
Brands are evaluating how best to service their existing customers pre-pandemic and establishing ways of attracting new travelers to their services. Read More
VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
News / Distribution
VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
By PhocusWire | October 20, 2021
A panel at ATPCO's recent event looks at how as cross-border travel picks up and airlines and channels vie for customers, many are accelerating efforts to modernize their customer experience. Read More
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News / Online
After transparency shift in Europe, Airbnb tests new display globally
By Mitra Sorrells | September 30, 2021
In the coming weeks Airbnb will test different ways to display pricing for some properties in markets around the globe, to show a rate inclusive of fees in the initial search listing. Read More
Finnair to go all-NDC by 2025
News / Distribution
Finnair to go all-NDC by 2025
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | September 22, 2021
The airline plans to make the switch on all tickets and ancillary air products sold through travel agencies. Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
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
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News / Technology
Emirates unveils Oculus virtual reality experience
By Linda Fox | September 17, 2021
The virtual reality technology enables passengers to explore the cockpit and view the cabins, first class experience and other onboard facilities. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
What's next for NDC: Content investment and innovation
By Adam Knights - ATPI | September 15, 2021
NDC might be viewed as a quiet storm that TMCs must prepare for as part of their role in offering content from multiple airline sources. Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Your Rocket Fuel helps hotel sales teams generate corporate revenue
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Your Rocket Fuel helps hotel sales teams generate corporate revenue
By Jill Menze | September 15, 2021
Launched in September 2020, Your Rocket Fuel combines data from public and private sources to predict company hotel and relocation demand. Read More
Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
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Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
By Jill Menze | September 8, 2021
Called Travel + Leisure Club, the subscription service offers members access to preferred pricing, concierge services, exclusive experiences and a magazine subscription for $9.95 per month. Read More