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Airbnb expands remote work partner program
By Mitra Sorrells | May 7, 2021
Airbnb is providing gifts cards for remote workers to stay in one of their properties in communities that are trying to entice them to relocate. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Capturing the social zeitgeist with Clubhouse for travel
VIDEO: Capturing the social zeitgeist with Clubhouse for travel
By PhocusWire | May 5, 2021
The audio-only meeting and discussion app has only been in the market since March 2020 but has since ignited speculation ranging from it being a podcast-killer to the future of customer engagement and... Read More
News | Online
WTTC Global Summit: Clarity, certainty and collaboration keys to travel recovery
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
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 61 - Juan de Antonio of Cabify
How I Got Here, episode 61 - Juan de Antonio of Cabify
By PhocusWire | April 22, 2021
Cabify has grown alongside its high-profile peers in ride-hailing by doing things differently and making strategic moves to ensure it remains popular for both investment funds and users, Juan de Antonio... Read More
Interview | Online
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Bandwango raises $3M to build its activities platform for destinations
By Mitra Sorrells | April 14, 2021
Bandwango's Destination Experience Engine packages free and paid experiences that DMOs and other organizations can easily share with visitors. Read More
News | Online
How tourism organizations can refresh their post-pandemic data strategy
How tourism organizations can refresh their post-pandemic data strategy
By Piyush Shrivastava - Adara | April 14, 2021
Many destination marketers have been operating in a state of waiting. Waiting for the pandemic to subside, for travel to begin in earnest and for social distancing limitations to be relaxed. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Sounding Off: Travelers may have other goals than doing the right thing
Sounding Off: Travelers may have other goals than doing the right thing
By PhocusWire | April 9, 2021
The best hope that anyone can have right now is that people will actually come through on the industry's desire to capitalize on pent-up demand AND do so in a way that at least illustrates signs of a... Read More
Interview | Online
Singapore-based Port gets pre-seed investment for "remote travel" concept
Singapore-based Port gets pre-seed investment for "remote travel" concept
By Mitra Sorrells | April 7, 2021
Port connects users with guides around the world who enable them to experience destinations and business events through video calls rather than being there in-person. Read More
News | Startups
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Sherpa launches maps that track COVID-related travel policies
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2021
Travel brands can integrate the map into their websites and apps, and it can be accessed directly from the Sherpa website. Read More
News | Online
"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
"Marketing of Care" and the future of tourism
By Michael Becker and Adam Hanft | April 5, 2021
In a post-pandemic world, Marketing of Care can help travel marketers promote destinations through a holistic approach that relies on hyper-local data as well as rational and emotional factors. Read More
Opinion | Online
Leisure travel to lead airline recovery, but demand can’t do it alone
Leisure travel to lead airline recovery, but demand can’t do it alone
By Aditi Mehta - PROS | March 23, 2021
Appealing to travelers will be increasingly important and a digital strategy built around customers and where, how and when they want to engage, will be the key to successfully gaining the loyalty and... Read More
Opinion | Technology
Intrepid Travel enters strategic partnership with Genairgy on pursuit to become $1B adventure travel company
Intrepid Travel enters strategic partnership with Genairgy on pursuit to become $1B adventure travel company
By Jill Menze | March 11, 2021
Intrepid says the partnership, which will facilitate the company’s growth strategy in four key areas, will help it become the first $1 billion adventure travel company by 2025. Read More
News | Online
Via bolsters public transit tech platform with $100M acquisition of Remix mapping platform
Via bolsters public transit tech platform with $100M acquisition of Remix mapping platform
By Kevin May | March 10, 2021
Via says the acquisition will add to its portfolio of services, such as multimodal planning, scheduling and software for on-demand and establish route transit systems. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
By PhocusWire | March 3, 2021
PhocusWire spoke to WTTC's president and CEO, Gloria Guevara, to understand the efforts the council is making to bring its stakeholders together for a coordinated response to the pandemic. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: Terry Jones on health passports, standards and restoring consumer confidence
By Mitra Sorrells | March 2, 2021
Travel industry veteran Terry Jones discusses the need for collaboration and communication as the industry rolls out digital health passports and other solutions to restart travel. Read More
News | Technology
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