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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | October 22, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
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News / Online
FlixMobility acquires Greyhound for $78M
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The initial deal is worth $46 million, with a further deferred consideration of $32 million to U.K.-based First Group. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Ultimate Travel Club offers subscriptions for discounts
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2021
For a monthly fee, travelers get access to lower prices for hotels, holiday rentals, flights, car hire, cruises and other leisure options such as theme parks, cinema and restaurants. Read More
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News / Technology
HT Aero raises $500M for urban air mobility company
By Jill Menze | October 20, 2021
HT Aero, which is backed by Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng, is developing a model designed for air and road travel. Read More
Urban air mobility is taking off - every travel brand needs a plan
Opinion / Technology
Urban air mobility is taking off - every travel brand needs a plan
By Scott Davidson - Accenture | October 19, 2021
The disruptive potential of urban air mobility is such that no travel company can afford to wait before thinking through the implications. Read More
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News / Online
Is the neoluxury traveler leading industry recovery?
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2021
The neoluxury traveler is demanding an experience throughout the travel process and the trip itself. Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
News / Online
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2021
Business leaders now have some choices to make - decisions and shifts in strategy that will help shape travel for the years ahead in both positive and fundamental ways. Read More
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News / Startups
Car rental delivery platform Kyte raises $30M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | October 8, 2021
Kyte will use the funding to expand across the United States and internationally and to continue developing capabilities to enable delivery of teleoperated and autonomous vehicles. Read More
VIDEO: RVs as the niche opportunity in alternative accommodation
News / Online
VIDEO: RVs as the niche opportunity in alternative accommodation
By PhocusWire | October 8, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire Pulse, RVShare vice president of product Melissa Fortenberry discusses the surge in interest in the peer-to-peer RV rental service. Read More
Trainline integrates into Google Maps for rail ticketing
News / Online
Trainline integrates into Google Maps for rail ticketing
By Jill Menze | October 7, 2021
Trainline says it is the first train booking platform to be integrated into the Google Maps app on Android devices. Read More
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News / Online
Google adds carbon emission data to flight search results
By Mitra Sorrells | October 6, 2021
It’s the latest step in the company’s commitment to help one billion people make more sustainable choices by 2022, according to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet. Read More
The increasing importance of virtual interlining for airlines and travel retailers
From Our Partners / Distribution
The increasing importance of virtual interlining for airlines and travel retailers
By Mark Chesnut | October 6, 2021
In a perfectly connected world, it would be easy to create and sell airline itineraries that include connections between multiple carriers, even if they don't have interline or codeshare agreements. Read More
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News
Airport transfer marketplace SmartRyde raises $1.6M Series A
By Mitra Sorrells | October 5, 2021
Founded in 2017, SmartRyde works with transportation operators at 700 airports in 150 countries.  Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise
News / Online
PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise
By PhocusWire | October 4, 2021
For our sixth PhocusWire Pulse event this year, we focus on rapid progress in the development of the alternative accommodation sector.  Read More
Sounding Off: Some are moving beyond lip service with autonomous services
Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Some are moving beyond lip service with autonomous services
By PhocusWire | October 1, 2021
Robotaxis are one thing, but how the world of autonomous vehicles can be used to enhance experiences in other areas of the industry is perhaps where the excitement of opportunity truly comes. Read More