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Travel fans are engaged on Instagram, but can brands keep up?
Travel fans on Instagram consume more content than other audiences but it remains a tough channel for brands to crack. Read More
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Biometric-led travel sees a boost as initiatives take off
By Linda Fox | November 1, 2018
Emirates is claiming a world first with the launch a “biometric path” for travelers at Dubai International Airport. It is one of a number of projects pushing the technology during 2018. Read More
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New online booking site facilitates one-way cruise travel
By Mitra Sorrells | September 18, 2018
A new online travel agency focused on the cruise industry has a unique goal – to help travelers find and book one-way itineraries, in effect using cruise ships as the means of travel one from... Read More
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Texting proposed as way to speed up customs entry
Texting proposed as way to speed up customs entry
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | September 17, 2018
U.S. Customs and Border Protection would one day like to speed up the entry process through the use of text messaging.  Read More
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Offline part 2 agency technology
Back in the offline world, part 2: Travel agency technology
By Mitra Sorrells | September 10, 2018
For part two in this month’s series on the offline travel market, we look at the technology that is supporting the work of traditional agents and how it has evolved over the years.   Read More
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QOTW: Something about an agent's endurance
By PhocusWire | September 7, 2018
Quote from Tom Wolber, CEO of Crystal Cruises, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Tom Wolber of Crystal Cruises
In The Big Chair - Tom Wolber of Crystal Cruises
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2018
Founded in 1989, Crystal Cruises is a luxury line that has been owned by Genting Hong Kong since 2015. It’s current fleet includes two ocean ships, five river ships and one yacht, with three new vessels... Read More
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Offline part 1 agencies
Back in the offline world, part 1: Travel agency endurance
By Mitra Sorrells | September 4, 2018
First up in this month’s series on the offline travel market, we look at the traditional agency model to understand the audience it still serves and how it has continued to stay relevant. Read More
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Virtual reality is still finding its space at the customer experience table
Virtual reality is still finding its space at the customer experience table
By Linda Fox | July 25, 2018
Virtual reality hasn't gone mainstream, but barriers to content creation are coming down so it could still build momentum in travel. Read More
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Summer months, sporting events drive travel search traffic
By Mitra Sorrells | July 10, 2018
Travel industry marketers looking to capitalize on periods of high travel search traffic have the best shot during summer months and around large sporting events, according to a report from Bing... Read More
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VIDEO: Under the hood of cruise
VIDEO: Under the hood of cruise
By PhocusWire | July 9, 2018
The cruise industry is arguably the last bastion of what some consider the "old model" of travel distribution. Read More
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CellPoint Mobile launches new engine to increase direct bookings, reach mobile customers
CellPoint Mobile launches new engine to increase direct bookings, reach mobile customers
By Jill Menze | June 28, 2018
CellPoint Mobile has unveiled a new product to address two travel provider pain points: securing direct bookings and reaching a mobile-first audience. Read More
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The fragmented landscape of travel brands in Google’s organic search
The fragmented landscape of travel brands in Google’s organic search
By Mitra Sorrells | June 26, 2018
The usual suspects in travel and hospitality are the most successful at leading the Google search game, but more than half of the total market share is still up for grabs.   Read More
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VIDEO: How to succeed in Europe's online travel agency landscape
VIDEO: How to succeed in Europe's online travel agency landscape
By PhocusWire | June 8, 2018
Europe's online travel agencies are not just about the two names that appear to capture the lion's share of attention: Expedia and Booking.com. Read More
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Digital marketing series part 1 SEO
Modern travel marketing, part 1: SEO strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2018
Throughout June, we're looking at a variety of topics under the umbrella of digital marketing. We start with an analysis of the current state of search engine optimization, which today could be renamed... Read More
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