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Travelport rebrands to align with company's “monumental culture shift”
Travelport rebrands to align with company's “monumental culture shift”
By Mitra Sorrells | February 23, 2021
Travelport is launching a new visual identity ahead of the rollout of its next generation platform, which will replace the legacy three-core distribution system. Read More
News | Distribution
Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
By Jill Menze | February 17, 2021
Travel + Leisure Co., formerly known as Wyndham Destinations, has launched a vacation booking platform as part of the company's rebrand. Read More
News | Online
Sounding Off: Why startups should be careful with their roadmaps
Sounding Off: Why startups should be careful with their roadmaps
By PhocusWire | February 5, 2021
Thankfully, the sector has (mostly) moved on from the days of the "travel is totally broken - we're going to fix it" messaging from startups. Read More
Interview | Startups
Tripadvisor creates virtual destination tour via Amazon Alexa
Tripadvisor creates virtual destination tour via Amazon Alexa
By Kevin May | January 29, 2021
The idea is that Alexa prompts users to choose their own tour, allowing them to visit over several minutes such attractions as nature spots, landmarks, cultural locations and restaurants. Read More
News | Online
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In The Big Chair - Alex Zoghlin of ATPCO
By Mitra Sorrells | January 7, 2021
Industry veteran Alex Zoghlin returns to travel as CEO of ATPCO - with ambitious plans for the 56-year-old company. Read More
Interview | Technology
Social media in 2021: The new MVP for hospitality
Social media in 2021: The new MVP for hospitality
By Mark Skroch - BCV | December 28, 2020
With social at the center of consumer engagement, it’s time to prepare for the year ahead. Here's what you need to know to stay on top of the social game in 2021. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
Forter secures $125M funding for digital fraud prevention tech
Forter secures $125M funding for digital fraud prevention tech
By Kevin May | December 7, 2020
The round brings the total invested in U.S.-based Forter to $225 million over five rounds, with its most recent being a $50 million Series D via March Capital. Read More
News | Technology
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VIDEO: Tripadvisor slams Google strategy as operating at "expense of everyone else"
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2020
CEO Steve Kaufer pulls no punches when he talks about Google's position in travel at The Phocuswright Conference in November. Read More
News | Online
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Red Ventures acquires Lonely Planet
By Mitra Sorrells | December 1, 2020
Lonely Planet CEO Luis Cabrera will not remain with the company following the acquisition. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Wayaj - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Wayaj - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 27, 2020
Reducing carbon emissions on every hotel booking/trip made globally to combat climate change. Read More
Interview | Online
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Thriving in an experience economy
By Erik Tengen - Oaky | November 26, 2020
We look at how emotion affects memory, what types of experiences are most effective in inciting emotion, and the role of hotels in the system of experiences we know as tourism – a vital part of the... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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
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