DMO

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News / Startups
Former Expedia exec wants to reward people for exploring the world
By Linda Fox | January 10, 2023
HyperSQ wants to reward travelers for traveling and create a more targeted approach to marketing for travel companies. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Away Together aims to elevate guest experience
By Kathryn Walson | January 9, 2023
The Away Together platform allows for accommodations to communicate with their guests as well as for guests to communicate with one another. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
How hotels and DMOs can respond to shifting perceptions of sustainability
By Scott Falconer - Amadeus | December 14, 2022
Hotels and destination management organizations need to keep up to date in areas such as sustainability when planning for the future and engage with changing consumer demand. Read More
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News / Online
Journera launches new destination marketing solution
By Mitra Sorrells | December 14, 2022
 Journera Audiences uses first-party airline and hotel data so destination marketers can create strategies based on historical and future bookings.   Read More
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Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Travel Startups for 2023: Zytlyn
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2022
Zytlyn allows companies to control the future with predictive insights, to improve decision making, while redefining commercial planning and operations across the travel industries.   Read More
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News / Online
New initiative forms to foster collaboration on climate change
By Kathryn Walson | November 14, 2022
The global TT4T initiative aims to engage the travel tech community in developing new solutions, which will be pilot-tested and refined through destination-level partners. Read More
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News / Online
Destinations International creates DEI pilot powered by Tripadvisor
By Kathryn Walson | November 7, 2022
The “Tourism for All” program will be made available to all destinations beginning in early 2024. Read More
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News / Online
Destinations tap data to lure visitors amid travel comeback
By Kathryn Walson | October 31, 2022
Destination marketers have access to more data sources and more granular detail than they’ve ever had before. Read More
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Opinion / Online
How destinations can help travelers live their values
By Richard Black - Sojern | October 21, 2022
In today’s market, travelers are no longer willing to compromise their beliefs, which means destinations must prioritize diversity and inclusion to create the right reputation and win travel bookings. Read More
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News / Online
RootRez raises $1.8M to launch lodging e-commerce software in new markets
By Jill Menze | October 13, 2022
Founded in 2015, Utah-based RootRez provides destination tourism organizations with a fully customizable white-label booking engine to help drive local economic demand. Read More
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From Our Partners / Technology
Balancing brand engagement for Gen Z, millennial and Gen X travelers
By Alison Winch - CodeGen | October 3, 2022
Travel companies should prepare for the post-digital era and develop creative strategies to engage customers across generations.  Read More
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News / Startups
Zartico raises $20M to help destinations make sense of visitor data
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2022
Founded in March 2020, Zartico has raised a total of $24.5 million and says it has more than 180 customers.  Read More
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News / Online
Intrepid Travel acquires Australian tour operator Joob
By Kathryn Walson | September 13, 2022
Australia-based Intrepid Travel says the acquisition will bolster the growth of its DMC in Australia, which was created in 2021. Read More
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News / Online
Introducing The Phocuswright Conference 2022
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2022
The Phocuswright Conference 2022, taking place in November in Phoenix, will include Center Stage sessions featuring industry leaders along with dedicated programs for innovation, diversity, Young... Read More
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News / Online
Does climate change mean summer holidays are over for good?
By Carlos Cendra - Mabrian | September 8, 2022
As warmer weather trends continue, the travel industry needs to rethink its whole approach to summer holidays. Read More