Editors Pick

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News / Online
Expedia Group revenue jumps 81% as travel recovery continues
By Jill Menze | May 2, 2022
For the first quarter of 2022, Expedia Group revenue was $2.2 billion, an 81% increase from $1.2 billion in Q1 2021. Read More
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News / Online
WATCH: Digital travel brands ended 2021 with cautious optimism
By PhocusWire | April 29, 2022
The Omicron variant of COVID-19, which emerged in late 2021, illustrated how the travel, tourism and hospitality industry will likely remain at the mercy of the pandemic for some time. Read More
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Interview / Online
Sounding Off: It’s not on guests to make short-term rentals safer
By PhocusWire | April 29, 2022
The short-term rental industry must do a better job of vetting travelers – but not at the expense of well-meaning guests. Read More
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News / Startups
Trouble in travel SPAC-land or just choppy seas?
By PhocusWire | April 28, 2022
SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) have become a useful mechanism for travel companies to go public. But things haven't gone as smoothly as some companies have wanted. Read More
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News / Technology
Singapore hospitality company opens hotel in metaverse
By Mitra Sorrells | April 28, 2022
Beginning May 5 users can “step inside” the hotel - M Social Decentraland - with their avatars to explore the property. Read More
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News / Technology
The increasing ways the metaverse plays a role in travel
By Linda Fox | April 27, 2022
Almost two-thirds of consumers say they have already purchased a virtual product or participated in a virtual experience in the past year. Read More
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News / Technology
First NFT flight ticket sells for $1M in live auction
By Jill Menze | April 27, 2022
The NFT flight ticket from TravelX and Air Europa is said to be the most valuable ticket sold in commercial aviation history. Read More
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Interview / Online
In The Big Chair - Gary Morrison of Hostelworld
By Linda Fox | April 26, 2022
Gary Morrison became CEO of Hostelworld in late 2018, joining from Expedia where he was head of retail. Read More
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News / Online
Amex GBT outlines environmental strategy
By Jill Menze | April 26, 2022
In the company’s ESG Report 2021, Amex GBT outlines its commitment to operating its business in “the most sustainable manner possible." Read More
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News / Online
Mitra Sorrells to become PhocusWire’s new editor in chief
By PhocusWire | April 25, 2022
She takes on the role from May 1, 2022, following the departure of the existing head of the brand’s editorial team, Kevin May. Read More
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News / Online
Patrick Andersen becomes CEO at CWT as McKinney Frymire steps down
By Mitra Sorrells | April 25, 2022
McKinney Frymire joined CWT in 2019 and became CEO one year ago. Read More
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News / Online
WTTC highlights need to prioritize cyber security
By Linda Fox | April 25, 2022
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s Codes To Resilience Report, launched in partnership with Microsoft, focuses on cyber crime protection and best practices. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Short-term rental industry must do a better job vetting travelers
By Carl Shepherd | April 25, 2022
The co-founder of HomeAway says, with property owners becoming farther removed from those renting their properties, a new, stronger system is needed to minimize the chance of tragedy. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
Sounding Off: In the Pac-Man of airline distribution, many can win
By PhocusWire | April 22, 2022
The next five years or so could well be a multi-player, multi-level game of Pac-Man in airline distribution. We do not see just yet how the battle ends. Read More
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News / Online
DMO to social enterprise – sustainability's next step?
By Mitra Sorrells | April 22, 2022
Tourism Vancouver Island is now 4VI, a social enterprise that will invest its profits into activities that support the island's people, communities and environment. Read More