Editors Pick

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News / Online
OYO outlines details for IPO, raising $1.2B
By Linda Fox | October 1, 2021
The India-based company is seeking to raise about $1.2 billion, mostly through the issue of fresh shares as well as some existing shares. Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a program for a new era
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The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a program for a new era
By PhocusWire | October 1, 2021
Now is travel’s renaissance as it wakens to greater energy and bright possibilities – a time to engage with colleagues, customers and partners with fresh perspective. Read More
VIDEO: Using travel payments to gain loyalty and increase conversions
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VIDEO: Using travel payments to gain loyalty and increase conversions
By PhocusWire | October 1, 2021
Refunds and chargebacks have exploded during the pandemic, causing cash flow challenges for online travel intermediaries. Read More
VIDEO: Customer acquisition in alternative accommodation
News / Distribution
VIDEO: Customer acquisition in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | September 30, 2021
The promise of convenience and not having to rub shoulders with other guests was enough to give the sector a much-needed boost after traveler volumes collapsed at the onset of COVID-19. Read More
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After transparency shift in Europe, Airbnb tests new display globally
By Mitra Sorrells | September 30, 2021
In the coming weeks Airbnb will test different ways to display pricing for some properties in markets around the globe, to show a rate inclusive of fees in the initial search listing. Read More
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News / Startups
TravelPerk acquires eco-friendly travel consultancy Susterra
By Linda Fox | September 30, 2021
TravelPerk plans to integrate Susterra's data analytics capabilities into its platform to help customers meet sustainability targets. Read More
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Airbnb revives hotel strategy, moves closer to rival OTA model
By Mitra Sorrells | September 29, 2021
Airbnb is beta testing new rate plans with an eye on attracting more hotels and better competing with online travel agencies. Read More
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News / Technology
Accor partners with Citroen on autonomous urban future
By Linda Fox | September 29, 2021
The Urban Collectif, a partnership between Accor, Citroen and JCDecaux, aims to advance the development of autonomous mobility in cities. Read More
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News / Technology
Cover Genius secures $72M for global expansion bid
By Kevin May | September 29, 2021
The Australia-based company got backing for the Series C round from Sompo Holdings, which led the investment. G Squared and existing investors also participated. Read More
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News / Distribution
Hotel booking flexibility replaces price as top priority
By Linda Fox | September 28, 2021
Travelers now have higher expectations of their accommodation says SiteMinder in its Dynamic Traveller report. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Airbnb on rental regulation and working with communities
By PhocusWire | September 28, 2021
Airbnb's Chris Lehane discusses the platform's work with governments and local authorities during the PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise event. Read More
Lonely Planet axes legendary Thorn Tree travel community
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Lonely Planet axes legendary Thorn Tree travel community
By Kevin May | September 27, 2021
The site was created in 1996 as a mechanism for travelers to share recommendations and discuss destinations and services ahead of, during and after their trips. Read More
Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
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Travel app downloads surpass 2019 numbers, Hopper ranks top booking app
By Jill Menze | September 27, 2021
According to a report from SensorTower, top travel booking apps exceeded 10.6 million downloads in Q2 2021 – an 81% jump compared to 2019. Read More
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
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Interview / Online
Sounding Off: Tripadvisor Plus changes show the complexity of travel subscriptions
By PhocusWire | September 24, 2021
Tripadvisor's U-turn this week on the structure of Plus raises more questions than it answers about consumer and brand desire for subscription programs. Read More