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Hotels want to capitalize on the direct trend - but for how long?
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2021
Hotel giants are looking to push their loyalty schemes to continue any advantage in direct bookings built up over the pandemic. Read More
News | Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | March 8, 2021
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
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VIDEO: Optii’s Katherine Grass on the playbook for recovery in hospitality
By Jill Menze | March 8, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire's inaugural Pulse event, Optii CEO Katherine Grass says flexibility is the name of the game in 2021. Read More
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Sounding Off: No matter the state of travel, sustainability must be a priority
Sounding Off: No matter the state of travel, sustainability must be a priority
By PhocusWire | March 5, 2021
Travel brands MUST look at their efforts on the sustainability agenda now, during the recovery rather than as a line item to tackle once operations are back to decent levels. Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: IATA on health passes and digital identification
VIDEO: IATA on health passes and digital identification
By PhocusWire | March 5, 2021
PhocusWire spoke to Alan Murray Hayden of IATA to understand the work the aviation industry is doing to get passengers safely back to the skies. Read More
News | Technology
RESEARCH: Latin America travel market - state of a region's recovery
RESEARCH: Latin America travel market - state of a region's recovery
By PhocusWire | March 5, 2021
The market has suffered as much as most around the world but some countries are predicting a return to pre-pandemic levels as early as 2023. Read More
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Easol raises $4.5M to prepare for post-COVID activities rebound
Easol raises $4.5M to prepare for post-COVID activities rebound
By Jill Menze | March 4, 2021
Notion Capital led the round into "experience commerce" platform Easol, which supports businesses such as adventure trips and festivals. Read More
News | Startups
Why virtual tours and activities will stick around after the pandemic
Why virtual tours and activities will stick around after the pandemic
By Mitra Sorrells | March 4, 2021
Companies providing online tours and activities - including Amazon - say they plan to keep virtual experiences around even after the pandemic ends. Read More
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Harvest Hosts raises $37M to expand its RV membership program
Harvest Hosts raises $37M to expand its RV membership program
By Jill Menze | March 3, 2021
Harvest Hosts lets travelers with RVs park at attractions such as wineries, farms and museums for unique overnight stays. Read More
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Hertz devises restructuring plan after private equity injection
By Linda Fox | March 3, 2021
Investment firms Knighthead Capital and Certares Opportunities are committed to investing up to $4.2 billion. Read More
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VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
By PhocusWire | March 3, 2021
PhocusWire spoke to WTTC's president and CEO, Gloria Guevara, to understand the efforts the council is making to bring its stakeholders together for a coordinated response to the pandemic. Read More
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What the recent TripActions investment means for the rest of us in business travel
What the recent TripActions investment means for the rest of us in business travel
By Jeff Berk - Tripkicks | March 3, 2021
Even if business travel doesn't return to 2019 figures, investors know it will come back – and it will be different. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
By Jill Menze | March 3, 2021
Following Boris Johnson's announcement that the U.K. would ease lockdown plans, short-term rental bookings jumped 88% over the week prior. Read More
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Sustainability must be a priority for business travel in 2021
By Avi Meir - TravelPerk | March 2, 2021
Momentum built for thinking about a more sustainable level of corporate travel in the years leading up to 2020 must not stall in 2021. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
Expedia Group and Booking Holdings slashed marketing by $6B in 2020 (but Airbnb now makes an entrance)
By Kevin May | March 2, 2021
The body check on marketing spend by the two giants of online travel in 2020 ends a run of gradually slowing increases in prior years. Read More
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