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Viator tests new commission rate, raising skepticism with operators
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Viator tests new commission rate, raising skepticism with operators
By Jill Menze | October 22, 2021
Called Accelerate, Viator’s new program allows tour operators to pay to boost their visibility. Some are questioning the strategy. Read More
Holidu acquires vacation rental platform Spain-Holiday
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Holidu acquires vacation rental platform Spain-Holiday
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2021
Holidu will expand its presence in Spain by merging Spain-Holiday with subsidiary Bookiply. Read More
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Moving beyond the PNR in corporate travel
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The corporate travel landscape could see significant change if plug and play micro-services gain traction, according to some travel buyers, managers tech suppliers. Read More
Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
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Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2021
According to AirDNA, about 150,000 new short-term rental listings were added in Q3 2021, while bookings for Thanksgiving weekend are pacing 65% higher compared to 2020. Read More
VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
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VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
By PhocusWire | October 20, 2021
A panel at ATPCO's recent event looks at how as cross-border travel picks up and airlines and channels vie for customers, many are accelerating efforts to modernize their customer experience. Read More
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JetBlue Vacations adds flight and cruise packages
By Jill Menze | October 19, 2021
As part of its ambitions to become a broader travel company, JetBlue is the first domestic U.S. airline to offer flight, cruise and hotel bookings in one place. Read More
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News / Startups
Rezdy lands $5.6M investment, plans North America expansion
By Linda Fox | October 19, 2021
Rezdy is planning product and engineering development with its latest funding, over three years on from its previous round. Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
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The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2021
Business leaders now have some choices to make - decisions and shifts in strategy that will help shape travel for the years ahead in both positive and fundamental ways. Read More
Zeus Living raises $55M for flexible accommodations model
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Zeus Living raises $55M for flexible accommodations model
By Jill Menze | October 18, 2021
Zeus Living, which counts Airbnb as a previous investor, is looking beyond the corporate travel market. Read More
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 2
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group | October 18, 2021
In the second part of his analysis of hotel PMS architecture%2c Shiji Group%27s Anthony Hunt explains why microservice technology has benefits the industry needs to modernize. Read More
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 1
Opinion / Technology
Microservice tech is the future for hotels, part 1
By Anthony Hunt - Shiji Group | October 15, 2021
Legacy systems built on client-server architecture lack the efficiency and scalability now available in more modern technology.      Read More
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News / Startups
Startup accommodation platform CuddlyNest raises $3.5M
By Mitra Sorrells | October 14, 2021
Founded in 2017, CuddlyNest says it will use the funding to grow its team and add new product features.   Read More
Delta turns Q3 profit, has mostly optimistic outlook
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Delta turns Q3 profit, has mostly optimistic outlook
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | October 14, 2021
The U.S. is reopening to foreign travelers in November, and business travel bookings are on the rise. However, the price of fuel is also rising. Read More
Ex-British Airways CEO slams digitally naive airline sector
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Ex-British Airways CEO slams digitally naive airline sector
By Linda Fox | October 14, 2021
Digitally savvy customers have been trained to expect a new level of service from online retailers and airlines stand to lose out when it comes to discretionary spend, says Alex Cruz. Read More
VIDEO: The Big Picture issues in alternative accommodation
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VIDEO: The Big Picture issues in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | October 14, 2021
Witnesses to the meteoric rise of the alternative accommodation sector will know that its growth will continue to face a number of challenges alongside the obvious opportunities. Read More