Metasearch part 3 multimodal
The metasearch model, part 3: The complexity of multimodal
By Mitra Sorrells | October 22, 2018
This sector, what is known as multimodal metasearch, is the topic of this third piece in our series on metasearch.   Read More
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Big news - PhocusWire is acquiring tnooz
Big news - PhocusWire is acquiring tnooz
By PhocusWire | October 19, 2018
It's easy to forget that PhocusWire is still less than 12 months old - so we're thrilled today to be announcing our first acquisition. Read More
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Kaizen report marketing content
Interactive content most effective marketing tool for travel brands
By Mitra Sorrells | October 19, 2018
Travel brands looking to maximize their search engine optimization strategy should focus on creating interactive content since it ranks higher than all other forms of content for URL ratings, social... Read More
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Vacasa 64M funding
Vacasa raises $64M to boost domestic and international expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | October 18, 2018
U.S.-based vacation rental management company Vacasa has closed $64 million in new funding Read More
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AirAsia enlists Google for help in digital transformation
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2018
AirAsia is working with Google Cloud to apply AI and machine learning technology to its data. Read More
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ACTE report NDC confusion
NDC causing confusion, concern for corporate travel managers
By Mitra Sorrells | October 17, 2018
Corporate travel managers do not fully understand IATA’s New Distribution Capability and that lack of knowledge may make them resistant to embracing the data transmission standard. Read More
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Tours and activities: the next frontier for airlines?
Tours and activities: the next frontier for airlines?
By Jill Menze | October 17, 2018
Do airlines want to enter the tours and activities game? On the list of priorities, airlines are interested in selling their core product - flights - first and foremost, says Tamas Hanyi, general... Read More
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Common mistakes of startups entering travel
Common mistakes of startups entering travel
By Jill Menze | October 16, 2018
Startups angling to break into travel can’t win without knowledge of the so-called travel funnel. Read More
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TravelPerk quickly adds $44M round, plans rapid expansion of business travel tech
TravelPerk quickly adds $44M round, plans rapid expansion of business travel tech
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2018
TravelPerk has announced $44 million in Series C funding, just seven months after it attracted a $21 million round. Read More
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European organizations unite to stand up for short-term rentals
European organizations unite to stand up for short-term rentals
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2018
The short-term rental (STR) industry has been the target of finger pointing and bad press in recent years as the pressure on housing grows in cities. Read More
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Metasearch part 2 meta-book
The metasearch model, part 2: The transition to meta-book
By Mitra Sorrells | October 15, 2018
In the early days of metasearch, roughly the first decade of the 21st century, the model was strictly one of price comparison and referral.    Read More
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QOTW: Something about a magician's tricks
QOTW: Something about a magician's tricks
By PhocusWire | October 12, 2018
Quote from Stephen Joyce, CEO of Rezgo, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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google hotels whats next
What's next for Google's foray into hotels?
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | October 11, 2018
Google's recent efforts to expand further into the online travel space could result in a pivotal change for the hospitality industry. Read More
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Overcoming the many challenges to make blockchain work for airline distribution
Overcoming the many challenges to make blockchain work for airline distribution
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2018
Airlines are experimenting with different use cases blockchain and some see real potential for distribution. Read More
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Xiaozhu raises $300M for home-share expansion, IoT tech development
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2018
Xiaozhu gets a fresh injection from Yunfeng Capital and Advantech. Read More
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