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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | October 22, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | October 22, 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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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Ultimate Travel Club offers subscriptions for discounts
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2021
For a monthly fee, travelers get access to lower prices for hotels, holiday rentals, flights, car hire, cruises and other leisure options such as theme parks, cinema and restaurants. Read More
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News / Online
JetBlue Vacations adds flight and cruise packages
By Jill Menze | October 19, 2021
As part of its ambitions to become a broader travel company, JetBlue is the first domestic U.S. airline to offer flight, cruise and hotel bookings in one place. Read More
Urban air mobility is taking off - every travel brand needs a plan
Opinion / Technology
Urban air mobility is taking off - every travel brand needs a plan
By Scott Davidson - Accenture | October 19, 2021
The disruptive potential of urban air mobility is such that no travel company can afford to wait before thinking through the implications. Read More
Princess Cruises president John Padgett on driving brand, tech innovation
News / Technology
Princess Cruises president John Padgett on driving brand, tech innovation
By Johanna Jainchill - Travel Weekly | October 19, 2021
The line's new president talks about how innovation adds value to vacations. Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
News / Online
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2021
Business leaders now have some choices to make - decisions and shifts in strategy that will help shape travel for the years ahead in both positive and fundamental ways. Read More
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News / Technology
IBM launches climate impact tools for airlines, other companies
By Mitra Sorrells | October 12, 2021
The IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite combines weather data, carbon accounting capabilities, artificial intelligence and more. Read More
Plusgrade gets boost from private equity to scale ancillary revenue solutions
News / Technology
Plusgrade gets boost from private equity to scale ancillary revenue solutions
By Jill Menze | September 21, 2021
Plusgrade helps airlines, cruise lines and rail operators manage and optimize revenue generated from seat upgrades and other premium services. Read More
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News / Technology
Travel innovation "faceoff" brands unveiled for Business Travel Show
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2021
The companies will present their services in series of head-to-head battles at the in person event, which takes place later this month. Read More
VIDEO: Travel marketing under threat from Big Tech data changes
News / Technology
VIDEO: Travel marketing under threat from Big Tech data changes
By PhocusWire | September 7, 2021
Location marketing has become a useful tool for travel brands to understand where their customers are and what their purchase intent might be. But big changes are coming. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
News / Technology
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from delayed payment programs, fintech divisions in major travel brands, credit cards, customer trust and much more. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Yes, there's crazy travel demand today. But what's next?
By Clayton Reid - MMGY | July 20, 2021
MMGY CEO Clayton Reid outlines the short- and long-term market conditions impacting the travel industry’s recovery. Read More
Bookaway catches $35M round, creates group of ground transport platforms
News / Online
Bookaway catches $35M round, creates group of ground transport platforms
By Kevin May | July 13, 2021
Israel-based Bookaway has secured the Series B and formed what is expected to be a portfolio of businesses focusing on ground and sea transportation booking services. Read More
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News / Technology
Traveltek adds £1.3M to coffers for packaging technology development
By Linda Fox | June 23, 2021
Traveltek's latest investment comes from YFM who invested £5.3m in the company in 2016. Read More