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.

ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 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 | August 4, 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
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
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Interview / Online
Sounding Off: Cruise can take some tentative steps into a digital world
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2021
For the sector to appeal to younger, digital-savvy generations, cruise will certainly have to evolve to reach them in the channels that they use and methods that they as consumers deploy for everything... Read More
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News / Technology
Expedia Cruises looks to tech in push to be top agency in the sector
By Mitra Sorrells | June 16, 2021
In the coming months, Expedia Cruises will roll out a new “info site” intended to give cruise shoppers information about what is on board the ships, what is included in the cost and the types of... Read More
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Opinion / Technology
It's time to future-proof in-flight and at-sea connectivity
By Manik Vinnakota - Telesat | June 10, 2021
New Low Earth Orbit satellite networks can enable air and cruise companies to offer travelers faster and more reliable connectivity.   Read More
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Opinion / Online
Hello? Is anybody there? Travel companies are often ignoring customers
By Can Ozdoruk - Netomi | June 2, 2021
A new report from Netomi finds travel companies are failing to meet the demands of the modern traveler and are at risk of losing revenue and loyalty as a result.  Read More
In The Big Chair - Roberto Martinoli of Silversea Cruises
Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Roberto Martinoli of Silversea Cruises
By Mitra Sorrells | May 4, 2021
Founded in 1994 and now part of the Royal Caribbean Group, Silversea Cruises is an ultra-luxury cruise line with itineraries covering all seven continents and more than 900 destinations. Read More
VIDEO: TikTok on next-generation travel marketing on social media
News / Online
VIDEO: TikTok on next-generation travel marketing on social media
By PhocusWire | May 3, 2021
Speaking at PhocusWire Pulse: A New Age For Social Media, TikTok brand partnerships lead for travel Hannah Bennett explains why TikTok is an ecosystem ripe for marketers to exploit. Read More
WTTC Global Summit: Clarity, certainty and collaboration keys to travel recovery
News / Online
WTTC Global Summit: Clarity, certainty and collaboration keys to travel recovery
By Mitra Sorrells | April 27, 2021
More than 600 leaders from travel, tourism, government and the private sector are gathered for the World Travel and Tourism Council's Global Summit in Cancun, the organization's first in-person event... Read More
What are travelers on Google searching for?
News / Online
What are travelers on Google searching for?
By Jill Menze | April 19, 2021
According to TripsToDiscover, searches are up dramatically for travel products since January 1, 2021. Read More
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News / Technology
Trip.com Group joins Common Trust Network to develop COVID compliance technology
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2021
The Common Trust Network is an effort of public and private partners from travel, health and technology to develop solutions that help restart travel. Read More