The three biggest tech-led trends for airlines right now
By Philippe Der Arslanian - Answair  | November 12, 2019
Philippe Der Arslanian shares his take from IATA's recent Airline Industry Retailing Symposium in Bangkok. Read More
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Q&A: Travelfish's Stuart McDonald on the OYO and Instagram problems plaguing Southeast Asia
By Jill Menze | October 31, 2019
The Travelfish co-founder gets candid on why OYO's model is flawed, Google needs to relent and "influencers are like influenza." Read More
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Google to shut Touring Bird app, tours and activities added to core travel portfolio
By Jill Menze | October 22, 2019
Touring Bird has flown the coop from Google’s Area 120 internal incubator to the search giant’s core travel group, the company has announced. Read More
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Google's Waymo to trial autonomous vehicle airport transfers
Google's Waymo to trial autonomous vehicle airport transfers
By Kevin May | October 14, 2019
It is hoped the service, operated in conjunction with Groupe Renault, will run between La Defense in Paris and Charles de Gaulle Airport. Read More
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The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Google's time has come
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Google's time has come
By PhocusWire | October 11, 2019
The "super app" concept is not particularly new but it's clearly now part of the Google agenda for travel and a myriad of other services that have an impact on the lives of its users. Read More
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Southeast Asia, part 1: How low-cost options, mobile reliance are driving travel transformation
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2019
We begin our monthlong exploration of travel in Southeast Asia with an overview of the market. Read More
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Google, Expedia, Skyscanner and Amadeus on the future of airline retailing
By Mitra Sorrells | October 4, 2019
At ATPCO's Elevate conference, executives discussed the impact of younger generations on flight shopping, their plans for NGS implementation and their outlook for the coming year. Read More
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Can DMOs do better than Google in the trip inspiration stage?
By Linda Fox | September 24, 2019
Tourism professionals see a future role in providing inspirational content in the trip planning stages and think Google will find it hard to do given the local flavor required. Read More
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Q&A: Doug Lansky on "unbalanced" tourism and tech's role in destination management
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2019
Author and speaker Doug Lansky says a digital infrastructure will enable destinations to manage visitor volume and timing. Read More
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Destination marketing, part 2: Opportunities in search and social
Destination marketing, part 2: Opportunities in search and social
By Mitra Sorrells | September 16, 2019
Destinations are embracing platforms such as Google, WeChat, Facebook and Instagram to educate and inspire travelers. Read More
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Google price-matching: Are hotel bookings next?
By Gino Engels - OTA Insight  | September 6, 2019
With Google testing a "lowest fare" price guarantee  on flights, what happens if the guarantee extends to hotels? Read More
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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
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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
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My Method... How Google's tailored ads helped Eurostar reach potential customers
By Becky Power - Google  | August 23, 2019
PhocusWire asked Becky Power, sector director for travel at Google, to talk through how the search giant helped Eurostar deliver relevant ads to customers in direct response to search queries. Read More
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What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals?
By James Burrows - Rentals United  | August 16, 2019
With Google entering the vacation rental market, what future developments could impact direct bookings, guest experience, customer ownership and the current ecosystem? Read More
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