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QOTW: Something about throwing out the playbook
By PhocusWire | June 15, 2018
Quote from Jen O'Twomney, vice president of Expedia Local Expert. Read More
News | Technology
Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
Debunking the impact of blockchain on hotel distribution
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | June 14, 2018
A recent article on the Nasdaq website claims blockchain‐based platforms “offer promising solutions” to particular areas of difficulty in the hospitality industry, including blockchain‐based hotel... Read More
Opinion | Technology
OAG survey booking and payments
Amazon tops list of alternative platforms consumers would use to book travel
By Mitra Sorrells | June 13, 2018
As speculation simmers regarding whether – or when - Amazon will make a foray into travel, a new survey finds 44% of travelers say they would be comfortable booking their trips on the e-commerce site.... Read More
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Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
Expedia gets super-serious about activities, plots five-fold booking jump
By Kevin May | June 13, 2018
Much of the attention in 2018 in tours and activities has been on moves at TripAdvisor and Booking Holdings - but Expedia Group has big ambitions of its own. Read More
News | Online
Europe Travel Launch 2018: WIHP Hotels
Europe Travel Launch 2018: WIHP Hotels
By PhocusWire | June 13, 2018
Seven years work has led WIHP Hotels to the launch of its Meta I/O product - a hub between hotel reservation systems and metasearch engines. Read More
Interview | Distribution
VIDEO: Deep dive on hotels and online travel agencies
VIDEO: Deep dive on hotels and online travel agencies
By PhocusWire | June 11, 2018
Some say the online travel agency vs. hotel debate moves in cycles, depending on who has the biggest to axe grind during a particular period in time. Read More
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Research Spotlight: Predicting a turnaround for Japanese travel
Research Spotlight: Predicting a turnaround for Japanese travel
By Jill Menze | June 11, 2018
Economic growth in Japan has remained relatively static, with GDP growth at about 1% over the past four years. Read More
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VIDEO: How to succeed in Europe's online travel agency landscape
VIDEO: How to succeed in Europe's online travel agency landscape
By PhocusWire | June 8, 2018
Europe's online travel agencies are not just about the two names that appear to capture the lion's share of attention: Expedia and Booking.com. Read More
News | Online
Facebook touts benefits of people-based travel marketing
Facebook touts benefits of people-based travel marketing
By Jill Menze | June 7, 2018
With so many content and review site options in the travel space, there’s a likelihood people shopping for and booking travel might not even encounter certain brands’ products. This creates an... Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Airline distribution at a tipping point
VIDEO: Airline distribution at a tipping point
By PhocusWire | June 7, 2018
Lufthansa created a huge stir in the airline industry three years ago when it introduced a surcharge for all bookings made via the global distribution systems. Read More
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13 mistakes that sabotage vacation rental bookings
13 mistakes that sabotage vacation rental bookings
By Kevin High - VroomRes | June 6, 2018
You work tirelessly to manage your properties. You do all the things that the so‐called “experts” tell you to do, but it just doesn’t seem to be paying off in the ways that you really want. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Lanes and Planes
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Lanes and Planes
Veit Blumschein, founder and CEO of Lanes & Planes, pitches the business at Phocuswright Europe 2018, then takes questions from PhocusWire. Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: The future of travel packaging
VIDEO: The future of travel packaging
By PhocusWire | June 5, 2018
Packaging, especially in Europe, has been shifting away from its traditional model for the best part of two decades - essentially since travel embraced the web. Read More
News | Online
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Booklyng
Europe Travel Battleground 2018: Booklyng
By PhocusWire | June 4, 2018
Francesco Canzoniere, CEO of Booklyng, pitches the business at Phocuswright Europe 2018, then takes questions from PhocusWire. Read More
Interview | Distribution
Booking.com SimilarWeb report
Booking.com leads in online traffic with market-customized strategies
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2018
Booking.com is the most visited travel website in the world according to SimilarWeb, with an average of more than 420 million visit per month in the last six months. Read More
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