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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
VIDEO: Under the hood of travel startups
VIDEO: Under the hood of travel startups
By PhocusWire | June 14, 2018
Routehappy recently sold to ATPCO - a deal seen by most as a decent exit for a company that had been steadily growing for seven years. Read More
News | Startups
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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
News | Distribution
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
Grab hits top gear with record $1 billion injection from Toyota
Grab hits top gear with record $1 billion injection from Toyota
By Kevin May | June 13, 2018
A $1 billion investment by Toyota into ride-hailing service Grab is being touted as the largest ever by a car manufacturer. Read More
News | Online
Global powerhouse solidifies as Booking.com CEO joins Ctrip board
Global powerhouse solidifies as Booking.com CEO joins Ctrip board
By Kevin May | June 12, 2018
The relationship between Booking Holdings and Ctrip was seen primarily through the "frenemy" prism - but the pair have now got even closer. Read More
News | Online
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
News | Distribution
Report says timeshare failed to evolve against rise of Airbnb
Report says timeshare failed to evolve against rise of Airbnb
By Kevin May | June 11, 2018
The "sharing economy" in travel didn't arrive on the scene with the advent of global mega-brands such as HomeAway or, more recently, Airbnb. Read More
News | Distribution
digital marketing part 2 social media
Modern travel marketing, part 2: Social media
By Jill Menze | June 11, 2018
For the second installment on modern travel marketing, we explore the power of social media and how it influences consumer behavior, as well as the tactics travel brands are using to grow their reach... Read More
News | Technology
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
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PODCAST: PundIT Show #14
By Kevin May | June 8, 2018
Something a little different for episode 14 of the PundIT Show - a one-on-one with Voyager HQ boss John Matson. Read More
News | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
STARTUP STAGE: TRILL turns Instagram content into bookable travel experiences
By Jill Menze | June 8, 2018
With TRILL, users can turn their Instagram content into bookable experiences. By using the platform, TRILL tastemakers earn cash when people book off their content. Read More
Interview | Startups
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
News | Distribution
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
Digital marketing series part 1 SEO
Modern travel marketing, part 1: SEO strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | June 4, 2018
Throughout June, we're looking at a variety of topics under the umbrella of digital marketing. We start with an analysis of the current state of search engine optimization, which today could be renamed... Read More
News | Online