Sounding Off: For travel startups to survive, they must reduce spend
Sounding Off: For travel startups to survive, they must reduce spend
By PhocusWire | September 11, 2020
Re-examining business models and running skeleton organizations - alongside expectations of ongoing innovation - has made startups grow up faster. Read More
Interview | Startups
Collaboration desperately needed between travel industry players if a recovery is going to be effective
Collaboration desperately needed between travel industry players if a recovery is going to be effective
By Kevin May | September 11, 2020
Some "smart initiatives" are being created to get travelers moving again, but not across the board unless there is better sense of partnership created across the industry. Read More
News | Online
Delta pauses NDC development, "doubles down" on existing distribution strategy
Delta pauses NDC development, "doubles down" on existing distribution strategy
By Linda Fox | September 10, 2020
As Delta moves away from NDC to focus on its existing infrastructure, Air France-KLM continues its NDC strategy. Read More
News | Distribution
How I Got Here, episode 41 - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
How I Got Here, episode 41 - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
By PhocusWire | September 10, 2020
David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May discuss the emergence and growth of carpooling platforms with the CEO and co-founder of one of that sector's leading brands, BlaBlaCar. Read More
Interview | Online
Mondee acquires Rocketrip in bid to grow business travel strategy
Mondee acquires Rocketrip in bid to grow business travel strategy
By Kevin May | September 9, 2020
The company had raised $32 million in a series of funding rounds since 2013, including a $15 million Series C in 2018 from Google Ventures. Read More
News | Online
BookingKit secures €5M investment to help accelerate pandemic recovery
BookingKit secures €5M investment to help accelerate pandemic recovery
By Kevin May | September 9, 2020
The activity platform enlisted the financial support of Intermedia Vermögensverwaltung, Müller Medien, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), business angel Robert Kabs and another business angel with the... Read More
News | Technology
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Change fees are gone, now can we fix the rest of what’s wrong with airline pricing?
By Jeff Klee - AmTrav | September 9, 2020
Delta, United and American airlines have announced they are eliminating change fees, but AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee says there is still much work to be done to fix airline pricing. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Airlines can address other passenger frustrations as they work to rebuild confidence
By Linda Fox | September 8, 2020
Data analyzed by Lufthansa Innovation Hub's TNMT platform identifies major issues in the passenger experience. Read More
News | Technology
15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
15 vital points for travel startups to consider in their mid-pandemic strategy
By Kevin May | September 8, 2020
Insert a near-shutdown of the industry due to COVID-19 this year and you can multiply the existing challenges for travel startups tenfold. But they should think about these tips as they look ahead. Read More
News | Startups
As fewer people fly, destination marketing becomes a domestic game
As fewer people fly, destination marketing becomes a domestic game
By Bill Obreiter - ADARA | September 8, 2020
For destination marketers, it’s critical to understand how to navigate this new world, where fewer people will be flying.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Forget online stars and rankings, hotels will be now judged by hygiene factors
By Linda Fox | September 7, 2020
While there is no ranking or rating system for hygiene and cleanliness, there are tell-tale signs for who is putting in the time and money. And this matters a lot in the mid-pandemic period. Read More
News | Distribution
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Sounding Off: Stop burying your head in the sand over diversity in travel
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
Action around diversity is the important thing because it’s a step forward. It’s a drawing of a line in the sand (rather than burying your head in it) for what has gone before and a commitment to... Read More
Interview | Online
InPhocus, episode 22 - Selling travel in a different way
InPhocus, episode 22 - Selling travel in a different way
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
We discuss tactics around what agencies need from tech providers and then cover the need for state support in helping the industry get back on its feet and the fate of the ski sector (pertinent for one... Read More
News | Online
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How diversity in travel can move from ideas on paper to leadership action
By Linda Fox | September 3, 2020
During the Diversity in Leadership panel at Phocuswright Europe, diversity and inclusion experts advised companies on how to create a balanced workforce. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: New Reality With... Lola Åkerström of Geotraveler Media
VIDEO: New Reality With... Lola Åkerström of Geotraveler Media
By PhocusWire | September 2, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Lola Åkerström, founder at Geotraveler Media and an award-winning travel photographer and writer. Read More
News | Technology
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