Cruise


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
CEO interview Almundo Juan Pablo Lafosse
In The Big Chair - Juan Pablo Lafosse of Almundo
By Mitra Sorrells | May 16, 2019
The Almundo CEO talks the power of offline, the company's strategy compared to Expedia and Booking and much more. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Expedia Q1 earnings 2019
Q1 growth slows for vacation rentals as Expedia Group realigns business for long-term
By Mitra Sorrells | May 2, 2019
Expedia Group bookings were up 8% in the first quarter of 2019, but only 5% in its vacation rental businesses, now consolidated under the Vrbo brand. Read More
News | Online
TripAdvisor new cruise review price comparison site2
TripAdvisor launches new cruise vertical
By Mitra Sorrells | April 9, 2019
TripAdvisor is expanding its platform to include cruise content, reviews and price comparison. Read More
News | Online
Startup Stage Miles
STARTUP STAGE: Miles is a universal transportation rewards program
By Mitra Sorrells | April 3, 2019
Miles is a loyalty platform that automatically rewards consumers for their daily movement, such as walking, biking, riding in a car or traveling by plane. Users can redeem rewards with Miles’ more than... Read More
Interview | Startups
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Norbert Stiekema
In the green room at Phocuswright Europe with... Norbert Stiekema
By PhocusWire | March 25, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Amsterdam in May, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Costa Crociere chief strategy and digital... Read More
Interview | Technology
WeChat 2018 rankings Dragon Trail Interactive
Airlines, cruise lines see big gains in WeChat engagement
By Mitra Sorrells | February 28, 2019
According to a report from Dragon Trail Interactive, the top 10 airlines and cruise lines saw significant increases in WeChat activity in 2018. Read More
News | Online
Expedia earnings full year 2018
Expedia reports double-digit growth in key metrics in 2018, continues international push
By Mitra Sorrells | February 8, 2019
Expedia Group turned in strong figures for 2018 as it looks to continuing strengthening its product in new international markets. Read More
News | Online
MMGY cruise industry marketing data
Shifts in demographics, desired features drive cruise marketing strategies
By Mitra Sorrells | January 31, 2019
Data from MMGY Global points to growing interest in cruising among younger travelers and also a shift in features that influence purchase decisions. Read More
News | Online
Busting a billion-dollar digital myth for cruise lines
Busting a billion-dollar digital myth for cruise lines
By Apurva Chamaria - RateGain  | January 28, 2019
Major cruise lines are undergoing unprecedented digital transformation, committing billions of dollars to the process. The same rules do not apply to every digital journey, so how can cruise lines win... Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Cruise series part 4 digital marketing NCL
Inside cruise, part 4: The marketing mix
By Mitra Sorrells | January 28, 2019
Norwegian Cruise Line chief marketing officer Meg Lee shares her thoughts on social media, paid search, content curation and how emerging technologies can be used in cruise marketing. Read More
News | Online
Cruise series part 3 technology
Inside cruise, part 3: The technical transformation
By Mitra Sorrells | January 22, 2019
For the third in our series on cruise, we explore how cruise lines are using technology to improve the customer experience. Read More
News | Technology