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VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
By PhocusWire | March 3, 2021
PhocusWire spoke to WTTC's president and CEO, Gloria Guevara, to understand the efforts the council is making to bring its stakeholders together for a coordinated response to the pandemic. Read More
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection launches app to expedite travel
U.S. Customs and Border Protection launches app to expedite travel
By Jill Menze | February 24, 2021
The CBP One Mobile App allows travelers to streamline their travel into the United States by providing information before or upon arrival or departure. Read More
News | Technology
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The challenges of digital health passports in getting corporate travelers back on the road
By Linda Fox | February 3, 2021
In a Q&A with PhocusWire, Brandon Balcom, director of innovation, business development, for CWT, discusses barriers to digital health passports. Read More
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Scattershot COVID rules place travel on uncertain path in 2021
Scattershot COVID rules place travel on uncertain path in 2021
By Jeri Clausing - Travel Weekly | January 14, 2021
2021 is supposed to be the year that a COVID-19 vaccine saves travel. But if the first week was any indication, it could be a long and unpredictable road. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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European Commission sets mobility strategy, aims for 90% emissions cut
By Linda Fox | December 14, 2020
Over 80 initiatives have been folded into ten key areas for action including sustainability projects, such as zero-emission airports and ports, as well as healthy and sustainable inter-urban and urban... Read More
News | Technology
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Google launches hub to aid destinations, hotels and partners in recovery
By Jill Menze | December 7, 2020
Travel Insights with Google is built around three new tools to support destinations, hotels and Google’s commercial partners. Read More
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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
News | Distribution
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
Interview | Technology
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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