Cruise

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the cruise sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on cruise operators, ships and their use of technology.

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Inside Expedia Group's new unified loyalty program
By Jill Menze | May 9, 2022
Called One Key, the program will allow loyalty members to earn and burn points across all of Expedia Group’s brands. Read More
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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2022
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 one... Read More
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Movable Ink bags $55M for personalization tech push
By Linda Fox | May 2, 2022
Movable Ink works with a number of travel companies on content personalization including Delta Air Lines, MGM Resorts, Princess Cruises and Uber. Read More
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P&O Cruises gives shore excursion retail to Musement
By Kevin May | April 25, 2022
TUI-owned Musement will run the shore excursion ticketing for P&O Cruises and Cunard, following a trial with passengers on trips taken on the Azura ship. Read More
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WTTC highlights need to prioritize cyber security
By Linda Fox | April 25, 2022
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s Codes To Resilience Report, launched in partnership with Microsoft, focuses on cyber crime protection and best practices. Read More
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Online activity shows growing recovery for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | April 12, 2022
An analysis by Similarweb shows visits to airline and hospitality websites are up as consumers act on their desire to travel.   Read More
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Holland America uses facial-recognition tech for passenger check-in
By Andrea Zelinski - Travel Weekly | March 23, 2022
The optional mBark program requires guests to upload a photo and pretravel information to Holland America Line's website before embarkation. Read More
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Priceline creates hotel booking engine for Royal Caribbean
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | March 18, 2022
Intended to provide travelers and travel advisors an easier way to book pre- or post-cruise lodging, the platform promises exclusive rates at hotels located near Royal Caribbean departure and arrival... Read More
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Direct bookings rise, but cruise execs still want travel advisors' business
By Johanna Jainchill - Travel Weekly | March 14, 2022
The shift is due to passengers becoming more comfortable booking digitally with cruise lines and because some travel agencies didn't survive the last two years. Read More
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Cruisewatch sets sail with €1M round to expand tech tools
By Kevin May | March 4, 2022
Cruisewatch says it will use the new round to develop its AI-backed text and speech recognition tools and automation services for third-party agencies. Read More
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Agents losing recovery trend for cruise as direct gains strength
By Andrea Zelinski - Travel Weekly | March 1, 2022
New research found that while the number of people cruising increased 95% from 2020 to 2021, revenue from travel advisors and other intermediaries increased just 65%. Read More
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LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | February 21, 2022
PhocusWire%252527s live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector%252527s efforts to recover. Read More
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Celebrity Cruises launches hotel program powered by Priceline
By Johanna Jainchill - Travel Weekly | February 7, 2022
Celebrity says it has streamlined and enhanced the booking process for pre- and post-cruise stays. Read More
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North Asia waits patiently for travel rebound
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WiT | January 24, 2022
Web in Travel founder and editor Yeoh Siew Hoon provides a roundup of the news from WiT Japan & North Asia 2022. Read More
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VIDEO: How DeFi tokens can reinvent travel loyalty
By PhocusWire | January 11, 2022
Coras CEO Mark McLaughlin explains how blockchain-based tokens can solve problems inherent in existing loyalty programs. Read More