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Sounding Off: Cruise can take some tentative steps into a digital world
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2021
For the sector to appeal to younger, digital-savvy generations, cruise will certainly have to evolve to reach them in the channels that they use and methods that they as consumers deploy for everything... Read More
Interview | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: Tashi provides technology for travel marketplaces
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2021
Tashi provides the drag-and-drop tools, integrations and templates to easily create and launch a peer-to-peer travel marketplace.   Read More
Interview | Technology
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Blockchain-based private rental marketplace Dtravel launches with $5M seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2021
Dtravel is being launched by Australia-based OTA Travala and others, with a goal of giving “hosts and guests more control, ownership and lower fees than existing platforms.” Read More
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Expedia Cruises looks to tech in push to be top agency in the sector
By Mitra Sorrells | June 16, 2021
In the coming months, Expedia Cruises will roll out a new “info site” intended to give cruise shoppers information about what is on board the ships, what is included in the cost and the types of... Read More
News | Technology
TripAdvisor gives Plus subscription service a full launch, adds spending partners
TripAdvisor gives Plus subscription service a full launch, adds spending partners
By Kevin May | June 16, 2021
The subscription-based program is free for accommodation suppliers to join, while travelers can sign up for an annual membership fee of $99 and get access to savings as well as other offers. Read More
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The role of NDC and next-generation interlining in airlines’ recovery
By Patrick Edmond - Air Black Box | June 15, 2021
It’s time for an integrated solution involving full-service carriers, low-cost carriers and surface transport providers. Read More
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The short-term rental industry is booming – but will it last?
The short-term rental industry is booming – but will it last?
By Jill Menze | June 14, 2021
The alternative accommodations market is headed for a record summer, but as people return to work and school, can that trajectory be sustained? Read More
News | Online
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Business travel restart is vital for corporate innovation
By Linda Fox | June 11, 2021
Executives fear a big innovation gap is on the way if business travel doesn’t restart soon and corporations avoid in-person meetings. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Lovu wants to become the app for romance travel
By Mitra Sorrells | June 11, 2021
 Lovu is an app for romance travel booking, with options for users to do it themselves or to work with a travel advisor.   Read More
Interview | Startups
WEBINAR REPLAY! Survey says: The new trends shaping travel
WEBINAR REPLAY! Survey says: The new trends shaping travel
By PhocusWire | June 10, 2021
Amadeus recently polled hoteliers around the world as part of a new research report, and will share valuable insight into not only what COVID-19 crisis strategies are working, but also what hoteliers... Read More
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RedDoorz adds fourth brand, unveils Sunerra Hotels
By WebinTravel | June 10, 2021
The first property for RedDoorz's new mid-scale brand Sunerra is in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read More
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Outdoorsy leads Collective Retreats’ $23M funding round, enters new strategic partnership
Outdoorsy leads Collective Retreats’ $23M funding round, enters new strategic partnership
By Jill Menze | June 9, 2021
Together, RV rental platform Outdoorsy and luxury retreats business Collective Retreats will develop new accommodation offerings. Read More
News | Online
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Can travel platforms find ways to regulate themselves?
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2021
The European Purpose Project - launched by a number of brands including ground transport specialist Bolt - is putting together a code of conduct for platforms. Read More
News | Online
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Customer engagement strategy key to rebuilding traveler confidence
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2021
Only a fifth of consumers feel safe traveling now with many relying on the vaccine rollout before they travel. Read More
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GDS travel agency air bookings running at 62% lower than 2019
GDS travel agency air bookings running at 62% lower than 2019
By Kevin May | June 8, 2021
Air tickets being sold by travel agencies via the global distribution system are recovering much slower than those for hotel bookings, data disclosed by Sabre shows. Read More
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