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News / Startups
TheUp touts hospitality super app development with £7M investment
By Linda Fox | January 6, 2022
London-based TheUp, which started as mobile phone charging business ChargeUp, before pivoting to a mobile order and pay application, ServedUp, wants to create a “super app” for hospitality. Read More
Six ways COVID has changed the airline industry
News / Distribution
Six ways COVID has changed the airline industry
By Jill Menze | December 2, 2021
Moving into 2022, airlines will need to focus on convenience and predictability to meet consumer demands. Read More
VIDEO: YouTip - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2021
Interview / Startups
VIDEO: YouTip - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | November 29, 2021
Enterprise level digital tipping system for an emerging cashless society; more money for workers, more convenience for guests. Read More
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Youtip
Interview / Startups
Hot 25 Startups 2022: Youtip
By PhocusWire | November 15, 2021
Youtip is a specialty payments company that facilitates digital tipping and financial wellness for employees. Read More
Butler Hospitality nabs $35M to grow hotel “ghost kitchen” concept
News / Technology
Butler Hospitality nabs $35M to grow hotel “ghost kitchen” concept
By Jill Menze | October 28, 2021
The Series B round brings the total funding of Butler Hospitality – one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2019 – to $55 million. Read More
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News / Online
Tripadvisor's rejected or removed reviews are increasing in number
October 27, 2021
The company says the two million reviews in question represent about 9% of all submissions, with almost one million of those judged to be fraudulent. Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for activity executives
News / Online
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for activity executives
By PhocusWire | October 26, 2021
This year's panel focusing on tours, activities and experiences features Blanca Menchaca (BeMyGuest), Christian Watts (Magpie) and Luuc Elzinga (Tiqets). Read More
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Opinion / Online
Neverending tourism and how it can drive recovery
By Digital Innovation in Tourism Observatory - Politecnico di Milano | September 17, 2021
Neverending tourism concept identifies the extension of the travel experience in time and space, made possible by digital solutions. Read More
Tackling unconscious bias in travel marketing
Opinion / Online
Tackling unconscious bias in travel marketing
By Lizzy Duffy Anderson - Sparkloft Media | September 13, 2021
We know it helps everyone to see themselves in an advertisement to better imagine a meaningful and momentous vacation. Yet, far‐too‐often, there’s something missing. Read More
Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
News / Online
Travel + Leisure debuts travel subscription service
By Jill Menze | September 8, 2021
Called Travel + Leisure Club, the subscription service offers members access to preferred pricing, concierge services, exclusive experiences and a magazine subscription for $9.95 per month. Read More
How 3D robots can aid hotels amid labor shortages
Opinion / Technology
How 3D robots can aid hotels amid labor shortages
By David Chen - Orbbec | August 23, 2021
Robots are some of the most impactful forms of hospitality technology hoteliers can invest in to maintain efficiency, serve guests and aid understaffed operations. Read More
As consumers gear up for open banking are we now ready for open traveler?
Opinion / Technology
As consumers gear up for open banking are we now ready for open traveler?
By Tony Evans - TProfile | August 19, 2021
Open traveler models could spur action in other markets, by encouraging traveles to look at other third party providers offering products such as financial services and payment options. Read More
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News / Online
SoftBank invests $1.7B into South Korean travel platform Yanolja
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2021
According to Yanolja, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company achieved both net growth and gains in operating profit last year. Read More
VIDEO: Table4One - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Online
VIDEO: Table4One - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 6, 2021
Travelling on business? No need to eat alone. Real-world networking for solo business travelers. Read More
Uber minimizes losses, hits gross bookings high in Q1 2021
News / Online
Uber minimizes losses, hits gross bookings high in Q1 2021
By Jill Menze | May 5, 2021
For Q1 2021, Uber recorded a net loss of $108 million compared to a net loss of $968 million in Q4 2020. Read More