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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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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
VIDEO: That’s the way the web cookie crumbles
News / Technology
VIDEO: That’s the way the web cookie crumbles
By PhocusWire | September 3, 2021
Third-party cookies, in particular, are an important part of the travel marketer's strategy to understand more about those who might be interested in services. But not for long. Read More
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News / Startups
Thatch raises $3M, helping travel creators monetize content
By Linda Fox | September 2, 2021
The seed investment for the company was led by Wave Capital, with Freestyle and Netflix founder Mark Randolph also participating. Read More
VIDEO: Focusing on the opportunities for travel's recovery
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VIDEO: Focusing on the opportunities for travel's recovery
By PhocusWire | August 30, 2021
With mass vaccinations taking place in many countries and the industry attempting to become operational once more, attention is turning to how companies can and should take advantage of the opportunites... Read More
REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
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REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
By Hollis Thomases - PhocusWire | August 25, 2021
This exclusive report, produced by PhocusWire in association with TINT, examines what has come before and what comes next for travel brands as they utilize social to assist in their recovery efforts. Read More
Tripadvisor and Airbnb join Google as local search powerhouses
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Tripadvisor and Airbnb join Google as local search powerhouses
By Kevin May | August 23, 2021
Google is the web service of choice for the vast majority of consumers looking for information on local businesses and activities - but a new survey indicates other brands are definitely in the... Read More
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News / Startups
Accessible travel OTA Wheel the World raises $2M
By Mitra Sorrells | August 10, 2021
Founded in 2018, Wheel the World’s site offers accommodations, things to do and trips in more than 50 destinations worldwide. Read More
Tripadvisor hits $235M revenue, beats internal expectations
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Tripadvisor hits $235M revenue, beats internal expectations
By Kevin May | August 5, 2021
The user review and travel search service posted total revenue across the business of $235 million, up by almost 300% from just $59 million in the corresponding quarter in 2020. Read More
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
Opinion / Technology
What destinations can do about Apple's location data overhaul
By Nikolai Scholz - Adara | August 3, 2021
Building a strategy that isn’t solely reliant on IP address is a smart investment in the future, especially for travel organizations that use location data for targeting and information-gathering. Read More