Group Travel

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News / Online
VIDEO: Amtrav’s Jeff Klee on what's spurring - and stopping - business travel innovation
By PhocusWire | December 9, 2021
AmTrav co-founder and CEO Jeff Klee sits down in the PhocusWire Studio to discuss how traveler demands are driving innovation in business travel. Read More
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News / Online
Hilton’s business travel bookings led by small and medium companies
By Mitra Sorrells | October 27, 2021
Hilton is reporting profit of $240 million in the third quarter of 2021, driven by high demand and near or above 2019-level rates for both leisure travel and bookings from small and medium enterprises. Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
Building loyalty into your travel brand
By Marisa Garcia | September 22, 2021
As travel recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, travel brands need to re-examine the effectiveness of their loyalty programs in encouraging return visits and building a positive brand image. Read More
REPORT: Timeshare in transition - The rise of the secondary market
From Our Partners / Distribution
REPORT: Timeshare in transition - The rise of the secondary market
By Diane Merlino | September 21, 2021
From humble origins at a single resort, timeshare has evolved into a major segment of the global travel industry. Read More
YouTravel.Me raises $1M to expand its group travel matchmaking platform
News / Online
YouTravel.Me raises $1M to expand its group travel matchmaking platform
By Jill Menze | September 2, 2021
YouTravel.Me uses a matchmaking algorithm to connect like-minded travelers for small group adventure trips organized by travel experts. Read More
High-tech vs. high-touch: Emerging stronger amid crossroads of two hospitality trends
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High-tech vs. high-touch: Emerging stronger amid crossroads of two hospitality trends
By Dan O'Keefe - Amadeus Hospitality | September 2, 2021
New trends offer fresh hope for hospitality as sales and operational teams prepare for the new world of travel. Read More
Travel has new flavors to understand and devour
Opinion / Online
Travel has new flavors to understand and devour
By Andreas Spycher - Mastercard | August 30, 2021
Travel companies are exploring how to satisfy urges from consumers to travel again. The challenge is how to appeal to constantly evolving tastes. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Una is an AI-powered digital travel agent
By Mitra Sorrells | August 26, 2021
XOKind is building AI agents that help people plan and make decisions more easily starting with its travel product, Una. Read More
Former Orbitz, Vacasa execs invest in group travel planning platform TrovaTrip
News / Online
Former Orbitz, Vacasa execs invest in group travel planning platform TrovaTrip
By Jill Menze | August 19, 2021
Portland-based TrovaTrip, which enables influencers and experts to host group trips, has raised $5 million in funding. Read More
STARTUP STAGE: NextRetreat streamlines organizing team travel
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: NextRetreat streamlines organizing team travel
By Jill Menze | August 16, 2021
NextRetreat uses proprietary technology to streamline the process of organizing team travel. Read More
VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
News / Technology
VIDEO: Easing the burden of paying for travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
What is the appeal of buy-now-pay-later for brands? What segments of the industry is it more popular than others? And what effect does it have on the business models of exissting brands? Read More
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News / Startups
Exoticca lands $30M investment to develop packages platform
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2021
Multi-day packages operator Exoticca has now raised a total of $53 million. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
News / Technology
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
By PhocusWire | July 29, 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
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News / Distribution
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
Knowland appoints Jeff Bzdawka as new CEO
News / Technology
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