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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
News | Online
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
News | Online
Sounding Off: Collaboration has to be more than a political buzzword
Sounding Off: Collaboration has to be more than a political buzzword
By PhocusWire | July 10, 2020
"Playing politics" with the recovery is not something that is likely to ensure that it runs smoothly, let alone collaboratively. Read More
Interview | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 31 - Randy Petersen of FlyerTalk
How I Got Here, episode 31 - Randy Petersen of FlyerTalk
By PhocusWire | July 2, 2020
The creator of FlyerTalk, BoardingArea and the Freddie Awards speaks to PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak of Mozio about his career as a frequent flyer guru. Read More
Interview | Online
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Airbnb seeks to help local tourism as cross-border travel remains uncertain
By Linda Fox | June 11, 2020
Airbnb is working with tourist organizations and governments to help bring local travel back to pre-COVID levels, recognizing that domestic is going to come first. Read More
News | Distribution
You will travel after COVID-19 - but it won’t be the same
You will travel after COVID-19 - but it won’t be the same
By Avi Meir - TravelPerk  | April 2, 2020
From crossing borders to selecting insurance to considering air quality, travel will look very different once "normality" resumes. Read More
Opinion | Online
Aviation body says coronavirus could bankrupt most airlines in three months
Aviation body says coronavirus could bankrupt most airlines in three months
By Linda Fox | March 16, 2020
The membership organization is calling for urgent “coordinated” government and industry action in light of the impact of coronavirus on the travel industry. Read More
News | Distribution
Viselio funding
Swiss startup Viselio lands €2.8M in funding for expansion, software development
By Steven Lerner | February 28, 2020
Automated visa service provider Viselio has raised 3 million Swiss francs (about €2.8 million) to expand into new markets.   Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Viselio - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Viselio - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 28, 2018
Viselio is a digital visa service, cutting the time to apply for a visa from several hours to just a couple of minutes. Read More
Interview | Startups
ALICE and Puerto Rico partnership
New app aims to boost tourism in Puerto Rico, nearly one year after Hurricane Maria
By Mitra Sorrells | August 24, 2018
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is partnering with hotel operations platform ALICE and Roca Marketing to bolster tourism on the island by enhancing communications between hotels and tourists. Read More
News | Technology
Uber told it's a taxi company, not a web service
Uber told it's a taxi company, not a web service
By Kevin May | December 20, 2017
Uber can be treated the same as any other transport service, and therefore subject to rules and regulations as other taxi firms. Read More
News | Online
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Nine unstoppable tech moves
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Nine unstoppable tech moves
By Bernard Marr - LinkedIn | December 19, 2017
The speed of change in technology over the past few years has been astonishing - with applications of it related to many areas of the travel, tourism and hospitality sector. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Uber to offer panic buttons in bid to improve emergency response
Uber to offer panic buttons in bid to improve emergency response
By Nick Vivion | February 5, 2015
In response to last year's reported rape of a passenger in India, Uber will offer a panic button within the app for improved emergency response in that country. The announcement is a swift response Read More
News | Technology
New technology targets fake IDs in bid to help Interpol catch criminals and fraudsters
New technology targets fake IDs in bid to help Interpol catch criminals and fraudsters
By Nick Vivion | July 30, 2013
International intelligence agency Interpol has implemented new technology in a bid to identify fraudulent IDs and prevent illegal movement across borders. Read More
News | Online
Visitation to the United States hits all-time record
Visitation to the United States hits all-time record
By Nick Vivion | July 1, 2013
The US Department of Commerce has released their latest report, showing a record surge in visitation to the United States in 2012. Read More
News | Online
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