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Google adds hotel booking, flight check-in to Google Assistant
By Mitra Sorrells | January 9, 2019
Travelers can now book a hotel room through a conversation with Google Assistant on Android and iOS devices Read More
News | Technology
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Fallacies and travel: Making sense out of 2018
By Simone Puorto | December 28, 2018
A look at the four most important trends of the year worth saluting. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
By Kevin May | December 17, 2018
The profile of a brand in travel - and the perception of it from consumers and industry peers - is mostly generated over the course of certain events or a period of time. Read More
News | Online
Google acquires Indian rail app Where Is My Train?
Google acquires Indian rail app Where Is My Train?
By Kevin May | December 12, 2018
Google is well-known for snapping up the teams behind various cogs in the wheel of the travel industry - and this week it has flexed its muscles once again. Read More
News | Online
2018 review 2019 preview voice technology
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Voice technology
By Mitra Sorrells | December 12, 2018
To provide a look ahead on this topic, Say It Now CEO Charlie Cadbury offers his take on the top five developments in voice technology he expects to see in 2019. Read More
News | Technology
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Travel marketing
A review of 2018, a preview for what's next: Travel marketing
By Mitra Sorrells | December 5, 2018
As we look ahead to 2019, we asked MMGY Global CEO Clayton Reid to share thoughts on the future of travel and what lies ahead for marketing and advertising strategies, the growing influence of Google... Read More
News | Online
Amid hotel distribution wars, Google will be the last site standing
Amid hotel distribution wars, Google will be the last site standing
By Marco Benvenuti - Duetto | December 4, 2018
In an ideal situation for hotels, travelers looking for overnight accommodations would just come directly to them - by walking into the lobby, calling a 1‐800 number or visiting the hotel’s... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Baarb - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
Baarb - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 3, 2018
This enterprise B2B platform is helping global travel brands deliver hyper-relevant search results based on travelers' preferences. Read More
Interview | Startups
PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
The second our podcasts recorded during The Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles is now available. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Google talks new ideas, not being creepy and the death of SEO
VIDEO: Google talks new ideas, not being creepy and the death of SEO
By Linda Fox | November 20, 2018
Tensions between Google and online travel companies are ongoing although some are faring between better when it comes to their partnerships. Read More
News | Distribution
QOTW: Something about a losing battle for venture capitalists
QOTW: Something about a losing battle for venture capitalists
By PhocusWire | November 2, 2018
Quote from Christian Saller, general partner of Holtzbrinck Ventures, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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It's the end of the hotel metasearch model as we know it
It's the end of the hotel metasearch model as we know it
By Max Starkov - HEBS Digital | October 30, 2018
The very promise to compare rates on hundreds of sites for the same hotel is what makes hotel metasearch inherently flawed. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Bots, bottled water and search - a varied snapshot of industry issues in 2018
By Simone Puorto | October 25, 2018
Here is a fairly unknown fact: the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International is as old as Mount Rushmore in the U.S. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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AirAsia enlists Google for help in digital transformation
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2018
AirAsia is working with Google Cloud to apply AI and machine learning technology to its data. Read More
News | Technology
Common mistakes of startups entering travel
Common mistakes of startups entering travel
By Jill Menze | October 16, 2018
Startups angling to break into travel can’t win without knowledge of the so-called travel funnel. Read More
News | Startups