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Lufthansa and Travelport champion NDC with new distribution agreement
News / Distribution
Lufthansa and Travelport champion NDC with new distribution agreement
By Linda Fox | September 14, 2021
The launch of the long-term agreement will be in the first half of 2022 as both the airline and Travelport continue to develop functionality around the NDC technology standard. Read More
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News / Distribution
TravelPerk continues corporate travel roll-up with acquisition of Click Travel
By Linda Fox | July 6, 2021
The acquisition of Click Travel is TravelPerk's third in the past year after Albatross and NexTravel. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Otolo is helping hospitality employees develop their careers
By Linda Fox | June 15, 2021
The company launched in April and recently added a Careers Club enabling hospitality companies to list vacancies for free and helping potential recruits through the application process. Read More
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News / Distribution
Room for improvement - diversity in the hospitality boardroom
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2021
A new report says about a third of publicly listed hospitality companies have just one or no women in board of director positions. Read More
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News / Distribution
Silos must be broken down to bring diversity to the hospitality workplace
By Linda Fox | January 12, 2021
Tracy Prigmore wants more of a mixture of women of all races working together in hospitality so that everyone is elevated. Read More
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News / Distribution
VIDEO: Diversity and inclusion in travel is about more than recruitment - is your organization ready?
By Linda Fox | November 19, 2020
A session at The Phocuswright Conference 2020 says travel companies need to create a welcoming environment to attract and retain diverse talent. Read More
VIDEO: Google hiring exec reminds travel industry that diverse talent is out there
News / Online
VIDEO: Google hiring exec reminds travel industry that diverse talent is out there
By Linda Fox | November 12, 2020
Ginny Clarke, director of executive recruitment for Google, says it's not true that talent is lacking and that it has never been the case - and, in her experience, talent is untapped. Read More
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News / Startups
Investors ponder the travel startup landscape and being contrarian backers
By Linda Fox | September 29, 2020
Investments in travel companies currently are nowhere near the scale of 2019 - for obvious reasons. But while some financial backers are sitting tight, others are prepared to give new businesses their... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Clear Channel
By Linda Fox | September 28, 2020
VIDEO: New Reality With... Rohit Talwar of Fast Future
News / Technology
VIDEO: New Reality With... Rohit Talwar of Fast Future
By PhocusWire | August 17, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Rohit Talwar, CEO at Fast Future, one of the world's leading organizations looking at the fields of futures and foresight. Read More
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News / Distribution
Hospitality and travel companies sign workplace diversity pledge
By Linda Fox | July 7, 2020
Fifteen travel and hospitality companies have signed up so far, including Bourne Leisure, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Toristy wants to make it easier for travelers to find local experiences
By Linda Fox | February 19, 2020
Toristy recently received a funding round, which it will devote towards speeding up its white label pilots with a plan to have them in place for summer 2020. Read More
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News / Distribution
Hotel websites hold firm in booking rankings, Airbnb makes progress
By Linda Fox | February 14, 2020
SiteMinder reveals the top sources of online bookings for hotels in 2019. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
In The Big Chair - Amit Saberwal of RedDoorz
By Linda Fox | October 28, 2019
RedDoorz was founded five years ago and has raised $115 million in 2019. Expansion to new markets is part of the strategy, as is technology development. Read More
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Interview / Technology
In the green room at Phocuswright with... Greg Abbott
By PhocusWire | October 23, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next up: Greg Abbott of DataArt Solutions. Read More