Group Travel


PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
By PhocusWire | July 21, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from delayed payment programs, fintech divisions in major travel brands, credit cards, customer trust and much more. Read More
News | Technology
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Is the multi-day tours segment poised for a strong future?
By Linda Fox | July 7, 2021
While international arrivals declined 74% in 2020, according to the World Tourism Organization, multi-day tours providers may have suffered disproportionately, with an 84% decline in bookings, according... Read More
News | Distribution
Knowland appoints Jeff Bzdawka as new CEO
Knowland appoints Jeff Bzdawka as new CEO
By Kevin May | June 14, 2021
Jeff Bzdawka is a veteran hotel and technology executive, most recently serving as senior vice president of global hotel technology at the hotel chain. Read More
News | Technology
Tourlane shakes up leadership, co-CEO strategy ends
Tourlane shakes up leadership, co-CEO strategy ends
By Kevin May | June 9, 2021
Julian Weselek will be sole CEO of the business and Julian Stiefel will move to a new position of chief growth officer. Read More
News | Online
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The answer to group travel complexity? Transparency
By Julian Ing - Launchtrip | June 7, 2021
The smart use of technology and data can add much needed transparency to the group travel process. Read More
Opinion | Online
How I Got Here, episode 62 - Joah Spearman of Localeur
How I Got Here, episode 62 - Joah Spearman of Localeur
By PhocusWire | April 29, 2021
A common thread in Joah Searman's origin story and that of experience recommendation platform Localeur is one of countering adversity, as he explains to David Litwak of Mozio and PhocusWire's Kevin May. Read More
Interview | Online
Coupa acquires Pana business travel platform
Coupa acquires Pana business travel platform
By Kevin May | March 22, 2021
The deal is the second in the travel sector in recent years for U.S.-based Coupa after its deal to buy Yatra in January 2020. Read More
News | Technology
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Group travel startup Launchtrip raises $3.8M pre-seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | March 18, 2021
The startup will offer its app in beta this summer with 200,000 hotels in seven U.S. cities. Read More
News | Startups
Intrepid Travel enters strategic partnership with Genairgy on pursuit to become $1B adventure travel company
Intrepid Travel enters strategic partnership with Genairgy on pursuit to become $1B adventure travel company
By Jill Menze | March 11, 2021
Intrepid says the partnership, which will facilitate the company’s growth strategy in four key areas, will help it become the first $1 billion adventure travel company by 2025. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 55 - Julian Stiefel and Julian Weselek of Tourlane
How I Got Here, episode 55 - Julian Stiefel and Julian Weselek of Tourlane
By PhocusWire | March 11, 2021
Childhood friends who went on to form a travel startup. Tourlane's founders tell their story to Kevin May of PhocusWire and Mozio's David Litwak. Read More
Interview | Online
Trip.com Group sees out 2020 with revenues halved, domestic leading recovery
Trip.com Group sees out 2020 with revenues halved, domestic leading recovery
By Kevin May | March 4, 2021
The company says the fourth quarter of 2020, when revenues were down 40% on 2019, reflected a narrowing of the declines from a pandemic-hit year as domestic travel continued its strong recovery. Read More
News | Online
How I Got Here, episode 53 - Atle Skalleberg of StudentUniverse
How I Got Here, episode 53 - Atle Skalleberg of StudentUniverse
By PhocusWire | February 25, 2021
After arriving in the U.S. from Norway, Skalleberg took a job at StudentUniverse, prepared to do anything in order to learn the basics and secure a visa, as he tells Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin... Read More
Interview | Online
Lifting the canvas off experience tourism
Lifting the canvas off experience tourism
By Finán O’Donoghue - Campsited | February 24, 2021
In the last year the camping industry has seen an extraordinary increase in demand. Bookings have risen by 540%, which, to coin a much used phrase, is unprecedented. Read More
Opinion | Online
G Adventures gets financial backing from Certares
G Adventures gets financial backing from Certares
By Kevin May | February 11, 2021
It is only the second time in the brand's history that it has disclosed external funding, although both occasions were via private equity agreements. Read More
News | Online
Tripadvisor creates virtual destination tour via Amazon Alexa
Tripadvisor creates virtual destination tour via Amazon Alexa
By Kevin May | January 29, 2021
The idea is that Alexa prompts users to choose their own tour, allowing them to visit over several minutes such attractions as nature spots, landmarks, cultural locations and restaurants. Read More
News | Online
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