Editors Pick

VIDEO: A time for product to take center stage
News / Technology
VIDEO: A time for product to take center stage
By PhocusWire | September 24, 2021
Nobody wants to say that took advantage of a global crisis - but the reality is that the last 20 months have seen a number of companies use the time to think deeply about their strategy. Read More
Trip.com Group takes advantage of domestic travel return
News / Online
Trip.com Group takes advantage of domestic travel return
By Kevin May | September 24, 2021
Executive chairman James Liang says the Chinese domestic travel market has been encouraging for the company and it sees great potential in international markets. Read More
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News / Startups
Corporate travel startup backed by Concur founder launches with $41M raised
By Mitra Sorrells | September 23, 2021
Spotnana uses a cloud-based, API-friendly platform to provide unbundled travel services and automation to global corporations and travel companies. Read More
VIDEO: Recentering, recruiting and rebuilding travel's future
News / Online
VIDEO: Recentering, recruiting and rebuilding travel's future
By PhocusWire | September 23, 2021
Speaking during Phocuswright’s Diversity in Leadership event, a panel of experts discusses how travel brands can rebuild in an inclusive, sustainable way. Read More
RateGain to acquire hotel distribution provider MyHotelShop
News / Technology
RateGain to acquire hotel distribution provider MyHotelShop
By Kevin May | September 23, 2021
MyHotelShop was created in Germany in 2012 and provides tools and services to hotels to help increase their direct sales. Read More
Flyr lands $150M funding to expand travel revenue system
News / Technology
Flyr lands $150M funding to expand travel revenue system
By Kevin May | September 22, 2021
The U.S.-based company has won the backing from lead investor and growth equity company WestCap. Read More
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News / Online
Google launches sustainability initiatives, confirms "Things to Do" changes
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2021
Google, in addition to adding "eco-certified" badges to hotels and joining the Travalyst coalition, has confirmed updates to its search and booking functions for tours and activities. Read More
A temperature check on vacation rentals
Opinion / Online
A temperature check on vacation rentals
By Marcus Rader - Hostaway | September 22, 2021
Vacation rentals were the undoubtable success story of the travel industry in the first year of the pandemic. But it's a useful time to reflect on reality. Read More
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
News / Online
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
By Kevin May | September 21, 2021
The company says all brands and products will be in the program, covering flights, hotels, alternative accommodation, car rentals, cruises and activities. Read More
VIDEO: New audiences and where to spend your travel marketing budget
News / Online
VIDEO: New audiences and where to spend your travel marketing budget
By PhocusWire | September 21, 2021
Phocuswright managing director Pete Comeau discussed a range of marketing-related issues with Michael Shafrir, industry manager at Facebook, during the recent TravelTech Show 2021 online... Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor revamps Plus, shifts discounts to cash-back
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2021
Just three months after launching in the U.S., Tripadvisor is shifting its primary benefit for Plus subscribers from discounts at booking to cash-back at check-in.  Read More
Big Asia Pacific travel market developments to know
News / Online
Big Asia Pacific travel market developments to know
By Phocuswright Research | September 20, 2021
The road to recovery is long and varies by market, especially as the more contagious Delta variant of the virus wreaks havoc across the region in 2021, hampering travel recovery. Read More
Q&A: Klook on taking risks, collaboration and new trends
News / Online
Q&A: Klook on taking risks, collaboration and new trends
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2021
As Klook marks seven years since its launch, chief commercial officer Wilfred Fan shares the company's COVD recovery strategy and future plans. Read More
VIDEO: Building a future with equality at its heart
News / Online
VIDEO: Building a future with equality at its heart
By PhocusWire | September 20, 2021
Speaking during Phocuswright’s Diversity in Leadership event, UN Women UK’s Simon Gallow explains why travel leaders need to focus on equality in their rebuilding efforts. Read More
Sounding Off: Leaders must use this time to make a difference
Interview / Online
Sounding Off: Leaders must use this time to make a difference
By PhocusWire | September 17, 2021
Important issues around diversity and sustainability are the ones that perhaps are not front of mind in the recovery process - but they, arguably, the most important challenges facing the industry. Read More