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Sabre goes all-in with Google Cloud for infrastructure and analytics
Sabre goes all-in with Google Cloud for infrastructure and analytics
By Linda Fox | January 24, 2020
The distribution and technology giant says new services and “operational agility” are part of the plan, with Google Cloud becoming its preferred cloud provider as well as a “broader strategic partner.” Read More
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My Method... How Musement amplified speed and conversion for mobile users
By Fabio Zecchini - Musement  | January 10, 2020
Tours and activities supplier Musement used Google AMP to speed up load times for mobile users and improve the conversion rate. Read More
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VIDEO: Standards, sustainability and big tech investments in tours and activities
VIDEO: Standards, sustainability and big tech investments in tours and activities
By Kevin May | January 9, 2020
Joining us for a panel discussion in the PhocusWire Studio were Luuc Elzinga, CEO at Tiqets, and Alex Kremer, co-founder at Arival. Read More
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Booking.com building connected travel with Google Nest
Booking.com building connected travel with Google Nest
By Linda Fox | December 20, 2019
Booking.com and Google Nest say guests and hosts are looking for more safety and security features when staying in private accommodation with smart technology potentially filling gaps. Read More
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VIDEO: Amazon may inspire a new world for travel sales
VIDEO: Amazon may inspire a new world for travel sales
By Kevin May | December 16, 2019
Intent's Richard Harris explains the options ahead and the problems brands, intermediaries and the platforms might face in a new ecosystem for securing travel sales Read More
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VIDEO: eDreams Odigeo on Google's search practices
VIDEO: eDreams Odigeo on Google's search practices
By Steven Lerner | December 13, 2019
Guillaume Teissonniere, the general counsel for eDreams Odigeo, lays out the case against Google's influence on the travel industry.   Read More
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PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2019
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2019
By Jill Menze / Kevin May  | December 9, 2019
Our annual list of the newsmakers over the course of the past 12 months features three of the brands that have had the most impact on the news agenda. Read More
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Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom out amid board disagreement over strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | December 4, 2019
Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom and CFO Alan Pickerill have resigned effective immediately, chairman Barry Diller announced today. Read More
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Google's playbook to become a Super App in travel
Google's playbook to become a Super App in travel
By Mario Gavira  | December 2, 2019
Combine a global army of local experts with Google’s unlimited capacity to track movements of all its Maps users and you get the picture: a rapidly expanding database of the nearly entire human... Read More
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Sounding Off: Google will have the lunch of tours and activities as well
Sounding Off: Google will have the lunch of tours and activities as well
By PhocusWire | November 29, 2019
It is only a question of time before Google seeks to build out an ecosystem in tours and activities that mirrors its efforts in hotels and flights. Read More
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VIDEO: Google on machine learning having an impact on online travel
By Linda Fox | November 28, 2019
A Tech Talk from Google at the Phocuswright Conference 2019 highlights areas where machine learning can improve operations for travel companies. Read More
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Why voice is the travel marketers’s next destination
By Joel Davis - Mighty Social  | November 20, 2019
A new voice-enabled era for travel is coming, and now is the time for brands to take advantage of it. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Oliver Heckmann
By PhocusWire | November 20, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Up next: Oliver Heckmann of Google. Read More
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Google Maps adds local language help for travelers, plots guides feature
By Linda Fox | November 19, 2019
Google Maps has launched a translation service through Google Translate that helps users navigate destinations through local languages. Read More
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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
Opinion | Technology