Cruise


Hot 25 Startups 2020: Cruisewatch
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Cruisewatch
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2019
Cruisewatch scans more than 25,000 cruise sailings for good bargains, maintains a price history for five years, reads through 250,000 cruise reviews and alerts users when the price drops. Read More
Interview | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: CruiseDirector creates new online platform for booking no-fee luxury cruises
By Mitra Sorrells | November 13, 2019
CruiseDirector is an online platform for travelers to book luxury ocean, river, yacht and expedition cruises with no booking fees and a best price guarantee.  Read More
Interview | Startups
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Uplift adds Carnival Cruise Line to growing list of payment option partners
By Mitra Sorrells | November 12, 2019
Carnival Cruise Line is the newest travel brand to offer financing through Uplift. Read More
News | Online
Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
By Mitra Sorrells | November 7, 2019
Argentina-based Despegar reports gross bookings up 26% and revenue up 19% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier.    Read More
News | Distribution
Why zero‐friction is the future of the travel industry
Why zero‐friction is the future of the travel industry
By Facebook Business  | October 24, 2019
The modern traveler expects nothing less than a frictionless experience and the travel companies that deliver this have the best chance of thriving in the future. Read More
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The influencer marketing metrics travel brands are missing
The influencer marketing metrics travel brands are missing
By Rachel Jean-Firchau - Nativo  | October 4, 2019
Influencers aren’t publishers, they’re people. While they might have incredible reach, most are focused on awareness and storytelling, not on driving bookings or conversions. Read More
Opinion | Online
REPORT: Building lifetime value in travel through travel recommendations
REPORT: Building lifetime value in travel through travel recommendations
By Marisa Garcia - PhocusWire  | October 3, 2019
We explore the power of personal recommendations in the travel sector, as well as the best way to convert travelers to brand advocates and how to best use tools like NPS to drive new customer... Read More
From Our Partners | Online
TUI eyes tours and activities opportunities, makes progress on digital platforms
TUI eyes tours and activities opportunities, makes progress on digital platforms
By Linda Fox | August 16, 2019
TUI is not ruling out further acquisitions in the tours and activities space as it looks to grow its holiday experiences division further. Read More
News | Distribution
TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
TripAdvisor focuses on good news in Experiences as overall revenue continues to fall
By Kevin May | August 8, 2019
Revenue increased from $376 million to $422 million over the course of the first and second quarters of 2019 but year-over-year the business is down 3% in the comparable three-month periods. Read More
News | Online
Cruise line apps are igniting early onboard spending
Cruise line apps are igniting early onboard spending
By Tom Stieghorst - Travel Weekly  | July 24, 2019
Cruise lines are expanding and refining their mobile device apps, and one result is a growing stream of onboard revenue as more people book activities through the app before boarding. Read More
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In The Big Chair LIVE - Gloria Guevara of WTTC
In The Big Chair LIVE - Gloria Guevara of WTTC
By Mitra Sorrells | July 5, 2019
The former-Sabre executive and minister of tourism in Mexico has been president and CEO of the WTTC since 2017. Read More
Interview | Online
RateGain acquires social and guest engagement platform BCV
RateGain acquires social and guest engagement platform BCV
By Kevin May | June 17, 2019
A mid-range, double-digit millions figure is believed to have been paid for 24/7 social media monitoring, reputation management, analytics and content marketing business. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Cruisewatch - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Cruisewatch - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 31, 2019
Cruisewatch is transforming the way people find and book cruises through 360-degree online cruise advice and predictive analytics. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Zizoo - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Zizoo - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 24, 2019
A leading global boat holiday platform wants to change the entire travel space with a first-ever GDS. Read More
Interview | Distribution
VIDEO: How a cruise line embarks on digital transformation
VIDEO: How a cruise line embarks on digital transformation
By Kevin May | May 23, 2019
Complicated products, expensive and considered purchases by consumers - just some of the elements in the cruise sector that are hard to shift to a digital-led future. Read More
News | Technology