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How an email to the prime minister and algorithms helped Greece bring tourists back
By Linda Fox | November 27, 2020
An unsolicited email from a data scientist to the Greek prime minister helped the country reopen to tourists. Read More
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IATA predicts airlines will burn through $77B in cash in second half of 2020
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2020
IATA predicts the industry will lose nearly $300,000 every minute and will not turn cash-positive until 2022. Read More
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VIDEO: To rebuild successfully and sustainably, destinations must be cautious of “empty platitudes”
VIDEO: To rebuild successfully and sustainably, destinations must be cautious of “empty platitudes”
By Jill Menze | October 6, 2020
Speaking during Phocuswright Europe, the Travel Foundation CEO Jeremy Sampson says destinations need to focus on action to build back sustainably from COVID-19. Read More
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Airbnb launches new portal with resources for governments, tourism organizations
By Mitra Sorrells | September 24, 2020
Airbnb says it has created the new "City Portal" to help communities benefit from its marketplace. Read More
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Identifying areas for innovation as travelers embrace their "conscience"
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Smart Travel Lab believes travelers now have a heightened sense of wanting to do better and travel more sustainably. Brands should take advantage of this shift. Read More
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Collaboration desperately needed between travel industry players if a recovery is going to be effective
Collaboration desperately needed between travel industry players if a recovery is going to be effective
By Kevin May | September 11, 2020
Some "smart initiatives" are being created to get travelers moving again, but not across the board unless there is better sense of partnership created across the industry. Read More
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VIDEO: Iomob - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2020
VIDEO: Iomob - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Europe 2020
By PhocusWire | September 4, 2020
Iomob is building the Internet of Mobility (IoM): Enabling users of any IOM-connected app to discover, route, book and pay for any IOM-connected mobility device (public, private, shared, autonomous). Read More
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VIDEO: New Reality With... Elliott Ferguson of Destination D.C.
VIDEO: New Reality With... Elliott Ferguson of Destination D.C.
By PhocusWire | August 26, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Elliott Ferguson, CEO of Destination D.C, one of the most high-profile destination and tourism organizations in the world. Read More
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Countries consider wearables as a way to bring back tourists
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly | August 26, 2020
Destinations including Hawaii and the Cayman Islands are exploring the potential for wearable devices to track arrivals and health. Read More
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Enough is enough - global travel brands make desperate plea for state help with pandemic recovery
Enough is enough - global travel brands make desperate plea for state help with pandemic recovery
By Kevin May | August 18, 2020
A joint letter, sent on their behalf by the WTTC today to the G7 countries and Australia, South Korea and Spain, asks governments to convene a COVID-19 global summit in a bid to "rescue the world... Read More
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Travizory lands $2M investment for its traveler identity tech platform
Travizory lands $2M investment for its traveler identity tech platform
By Kevin May | August 17, 2020
The platform allows countries to obtain passenger details, biographic, biometric, itineraries and health information, so that airports and border officials can validate entry requirements. Read More
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Sounding Off: State-industry alliances could be the best pandemic recovery route to take
Sounding Off: State-industry alliances could be the best pandemic recovery route to take
By PhocusWire | August 14, 2020
The idea of governments, regional authorities and other public bodies getting involved in strategic decisions and running the infrastructure that could underpin a reemerging sector is one that should be... Read More
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Technology and governments (sorry) have vital roles to play in tourism's recovery
Technology and governments (sorry) have vital roles to play in tourism's recovery
By Kevin May | August 11, 2020
The role of digital services, governments and regional organizations will be forced to come to the fore if the globe is to get back to the $9 trillion tourism economy it had pre-pandemic. Read More
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Business travel CEOs urge U.S. government to take action on COVID testing, tracing and data sharing
By Mitra Sorrells | August 4, 2020
The CEOs of TripActions, TravelBank and Upside Business Travel have written to Congress to ask for nationwide funding of efforts to test and trace COVID-19 infections.   Read More
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Top travel CEOs call for Trump, congressional leaders to step up COVID-19 testing efforts
Top travel CEOs call for Trump, congressional leaders to step up COVID-19 testing efforts
By Jill Menze | July 28, 2020
Fourteen travel CEOs from brands including Hilton, Marriott, IHG and Wyndham are calling for federal action on COVID-19 testing. Read More
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