Group Travel


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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Alliance Reservations Network launches direct group booking technology
By Mitra Sorrells | January 26, 2021
The system, known as GPS Link, connects ARN’s Group Productivity Solution booking platform with a hotel chain’s central reservation systems. Read More
News | Technology
Domestic air tickets igniting travel rebound in some markets
Domestic air tickets igniting travel rebound in some markets
By Kevin May | January 25, 2021
A six-month outlook for the top ten domestic air travel markets is showing a confidence in consumers to return to the skies - at least in terms of heading to destinations in their own countries. Read More
News | Distribution
Pana snags $3.5M investment to develop new travel manager tools
Pana snags $3.5M investment to develop new travel manager tools
By Kevin May | January 19, 2021
The round of £3.6 million was led by RTP Ventures and included participation from investors Matt Ziskie and Dave Ambrose. Read More
News | Online
What is the digital outlook for 2021 in business travel?
What is the digital outlook for 2021 in business travel?
By Pascal Benn - Focus Travel Partnership | January 15, 2021
A travel management company operating in Jan 2021 will be faced with a whole new set of challenges compared to both 2020 and 2019. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Using tech to go from overtourism to sustainable tourism
VIDEO: Using tech to go from overtourism to sustainable tourism
By PhocusWire | January 13, 2021
Now is the time for destinations to build strategies to manage the recovery and avoid some of the problems that developed as a result of too many tourists flooding popular areas. Read More
News | Technology
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