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STARTUP STAGE: Travevel is a social platform designed to give back
STARTUP STAGE: Travevel is a social platform designed to give back
By Jill Menze | November 16, 2020
The startup, set to launch later this month, will use 10% of all profits to provide living essentials and affordable housing for disadvantaged communities in high tourism areas. Read More
Interview | Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2021: CityGuyd
Hot 25 Startups 2021: CityGuyd
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
CityGuyd provides travelers with an augmented reality-based tour guide, creating a personal experience in a convenient and accessible format and multiple languages.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2021: Tripkicks
Hot 25 Startups 2021: Tripkicks
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
Tripkicks integrates with corporate online booking tools, so travelers can see real-time insights and alerts about their travel while booking their trip. Read More
Interview | Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2021: Vouch
Hot 25 Startups 2021: Vouch
By PhocusWire | November 9, 2020
Vouch provides hotels with an app-less, chat-based digital concierge that uses artificial intelligence to provide round-the-clock services for hotel guests. Read More
Interview | Startups
Sounding Off: Booking early is great but not in the DNA of attractions
Sounding Off: Booking early is great but not in the DNA of attractions
By PhocusWire | November 6, 2020
Attractions are at an inherent disadvantage when it comes to their attempts to foster direct relationships and upsell opportunities in advance of a trip. But 2020 might change that. Read More
Interview | Online
Phocuswright Conference 2020 Preview: Travelers should finally get the attention they deserve
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
News | Online
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How attractions can (safely) boost group sales
By Noreen Henry - Sojern | November 2, 2020
While it’s easy to let digital marketing fall by the wayside when last-minute bookers come to call, online marketing is the best way to score direct, advance, online bookings. Read More
Opinion | Online
How the coronavirus gave QR codes a major role in travel
How the coronavirus gave QR codes a major role in travel
By Sooho Choi - Publicis Sapient | October 28, 2020
QR codes hold even more potential as they have become an essential and welcomed tool for travel and hospitality brands, in particular, helping the industry get back on its feet in the face of adversity. Read More
Opinion | Technology
WEBINAR REPLAY! 10 traveler trends for 2021 planning (hint: 5 are not COVID-related)
WEBINAR REPLAY! 10 traveler trends for 2021 planning (hint: 5 are not COVID-related)
By PhocusWire | October 26, 2020
PhocusWire teams up with Sojern to dig into our survey results on consumers' sentiments and attitudes toward upcoming travel, and explore how it impacts their trip planning, shopping, and booking... Read More
News | Online
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Google says COVID boosted OTA usage in APAC
By Mitra Sorrells | October 26, 2020
Google's sector lead for travel and vertical search in APAC shared results of the company's consumer surveys during a keynote at ITB Asia.     Read More
News | Distribution
Travel brands eager for a hit on Google might be disappointed
Travel brands eager for a hit on Google might be disappointed
By Robert Cole - RockCheetah and Phocuswright | October 22, 2020
Travel industry expert and analyst Robert Cole dives into the antitrust probe into Google and finds there is little there that will appease concerns in the travel industry. Read More
Opinion | Online
Black Travel Alliance campaign reveals lack of diversity in travel industry
Black Travel Alliance campaign reveals lack of diversity in travel industry
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2020
Results of the Black Travel Alliance's PullUpForTravel campaign reveal that Black people are under-represented at all levels within the travel industry, and there is a great need to address the... Read More
News | Online
SilverRail Technologies in management buyout from Expedia Group
SilverRail Technologies in management buyout from Expedia Group
By Kevin May | October 19, 2020
The SilverRail business is now wholly owned once again by the management team, and Expedia Group's strategic interest in rail is over, 3.5 years after the original deal. Read More
News | Technology
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VIDEO: New Reality With... Christian Watts of Magpie Travel
By PhocusWire | October 16, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Christian Watts, CEO of Magpie Travel and Skyline Sightseeing San Francisco. Read More
News | Online
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Orbitz co-founder Alex Zoghlin named ATPCO CEO, Rolf Purzer to retire
By Mitra Sorrells | October 15, 2020
Zoghlin will join ATPCO on November 1, replacing current president and CEO Rolf Purzer, who plans to retire in January.  Read More
News | Technology
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