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Evaluating the C-suite: A dearth of women at the top
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | September 9, 2019
The travel industry is built largely on the backs of women, yet female leadership in the C-suite and the investment companies that own stakes in large agencies or travel companies is still lacking. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Destination marketing, part 1: The evolving - and expanding - role of DMOs
By Mitra Sorrells | September 9, 2019
We begin our month-long look at destination marketing with analysis of how the role of DMOs has grown over the years. Read More
News | Online
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Sounding Off: Travel marketers have their work cut out for them - for good reason
By PhocusWire | September 6, 2019
Is taking an ethical approach in marketing enough? Or are consumers so jaded by any brand promoting any product that how that product is advertised doesn’t matter? Read More
Interview | Online
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Google adds Vacasa to vacation rental search
By Jill Menze | September 5, 2019
In March, Google added vacation rental properties to its Hotel Search function, and it’s now adding the first vacation rental management brand to the mix through a partnership with Vacasa. Read More
News | Distribution
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Travelport creates voice search for EasyJet’s app
By Mitra Sorrells | September 5, 2019
Dubbed “Speak Now,” the search tool has been created by Travelport using Google Cloud’s natural language understanding tool known as Dialogflow. Read More
News | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 3 - Polina Raygorodskaya of Wanderu
How I Got Here, episode 3 - Polina Raygorodskaya of Wanderu
By Kevin May | September 5, 2019
For the third episode, PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak from Mozio chat with Polina Raygorodskaya, co-founder and CEO at Wanderu. Read More
Interview | Online
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Fornova lands $7M in funding, plots rollout of business intelligence tech for hotels
By Linda Fox | September 4, 2019
Hotel distribution and business intelligence specialist Fornova has announced funding of $7 million led by A/O Proptech. Read More
News | Technology
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OYO acquires data shop Danamica to help drive dynamic pricing in rentals
By Linda Fox | September 3, 2019
OYO is seeking to refine its dynamic pricing capabilities for vacation rentals through the acquisition of Danamica. Read More
News | Technology
Booking.com, Skyscanner, Ctrip and TripAdvisor join travel sustainability pact
Booking.com, Skyscanner, Ctrip and TripAdvisor join travel sustainability pact
By Kevin May | September 3, 2019
The quartet will work together in a series of initiatives to educate, raise awareness and, in their words, "promote positive change." Read More
News | Online
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My Method... How Expedia thinks about cloud migration
By Subbu Allamaraju - Expedia Group  | September 3, 2019
Phocuswire asked Subbu Allamaraju, vice president of technology for Expedia Group, to highlight the challenges of the company's move to the cloud. Read More
News | Technology
Q&A: Ritz-Carlton founder Horst Schulze on tech's role in luxury hotels
Q&A: Ritz-Carlton founder Horst Schulze on tech's role in luxury hotels
By Mitra Sorrells | September 3, 2019
Ritz-Carlton co-founder Horst Schulze shares his views on how the luxury category has changed, the best ways to integrate technology and his changing views on online intermediaries and crowd-sourced... Read More
News | Technology
Sounding Off: Shiny and new doesn't always mean it's better
Sounding Off: Shiny and new doesn't always mean it's better
By PhocusWire | August 30, 2019
Revolutionary changes to how this industry operates are not always the best and most successful routes. Evolution is a far better process. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Q&A: BCD Travel's Yannis Karmis on innovation, new tech, threats to legacy TMCs
By Mitra Sorrells | August 30, 2019
BCD Travel's senior vice president of product strategy and development, Yannis Karmis, discusses emerging technologies, NDC, digital identity and more. Read More
News | Technology
Mews brings in $33M to help take hotel tech platform to U.S.
Mews brings in $33M to help take hotel tech platform to U.S.
By Kevin May | August 29, 2019
Battery Ventures is leading a $33 million Series B investment in the business, bringing its total so far to $41.6 million over three rounds. Read More
News | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Ariel Cohen of TripActions
By Mitra Sorrells | August 29, 2019
TripActions is only four years old, but the company is definitely playing in the big leagues, valued at more than $4 billion on more than $450 million in funding in the last 18 months and making moves... Read More
Interview | Startups