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How one startup used the downtime to improve life for travel buyers and suppliers
By Linda Fox | June 29, 2020
The team at vintage car tour company Nowaday has spent the downtime created by COVID-19 to build an online workplace for travel buyers and suppliers. Read More
News | Startups
Using data to inform your hotel's rebound and recovery
Using data to inform your hotel's rebound and recovery
By Cori Uddenberg - Screen Pilot | June 29, 2020
The age of coronavirus is high on questions and low on answers. Many of the challenges COVID-19 brought with it have no precedent, leaving brands scrambling for solutions.   Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
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Marriott’s Sorenson: Open hotels pass 20% occupancy, new construction projects will continue
By Mitra Sorrells | June 2, 2020
Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson gave business updates during Goldman Sachs' Travel and Leisure Conference. Read More
News | Online
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Startup Troop Travel sees momentum as COVID-19 changes meeting planning strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | May 15, 2020
Startup Troop Travel is seeing increased interest and adding new features to help planners factor safety and security into destination selection. Read More
News | Startups
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Destination X - Smart strategies to do right now (instead of making promo videos)
By PhocusWire | May 12, 2020
There are some extremely important things destinations should be doing during this period of, for many, zero tourists coming in. Read More
News | Online
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Marriott sees net income fall to $31M for Q1 2020, notes trend towards hotel reopenings
By Linda Fox | May 11, 2020
Marriott International boss Arne Sorenson notes encouraging signs of recovery in China and U.S. drive markets. Read More
News | Distribution
Online travel stocks have fallen 38% in 2020 (mainly due to the coronavirus)
Online travel stocks have fallen 38% in 2020 (mainly due to the coronavirus)
By Steven Lerner | March 13, 2020
Most of the value has been decimated due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, with bookings declining and analysts anticipating a long-term impact.  Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE - ACT II: Bacarai reflects on past year's challenges, new funding expedition
By Steven Lerner | February 21, 2020
Bacarai discusses its new vice president of technology, the launch of new funding rounds and future goals. Read More
Interview | Startups
Lessons learned from a failed travel loyalty startup
Lessons learned from a failed travel loyalty startup
By Steven Lerner | February 20, 2020
Without the cooperation or support of hotels, airlines, banks or credit card companies, developing a loyalty startup is challenging. Read More
News | Startups
Technology can make business trips safer - particularly for women and LGBTQ travelers
Technology can make business trips safer - particularly for women and LGBTQ travelers
By Kim Albrecht - SAP Concur  | February 6, 2020
We can and should do better - especially in the age of advanced technology - to support all employees as they travel as part of their jobs.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Roost matches travelers with roommates to cut hotel costs in half
STARTUP STAGE: Roost matches travelers with roommates to cut hotel costs in half
By Steven Lerner | January 30, 2020
Roost is a website that helps travelers find compatible roommates to share hotel rooms and split the cost.  Read More
Interview | Startups
Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
Furthering its digital ambitions, Lonely Planet launches experiences
By Linda Fox | January 23, 2020
Lonely Planet Experiences launches via a partnership with Intrepid Travel to offer day and multi-day sustainable tours. Read More
News | Online
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STARTUP STAGE: NextPlan wants to make custom vacation planning easy
By Steven Lerner | December 10, 2019
NextPlan is a platform that providers travelers with a personalized and customizable vacation itinerary. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: OccasionGenius - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Conference 2019
VIDEO: OccasionGenius - Summit pitch runner-up at Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | November 29, 2019
Gain access to a premium database of upcoming events to capture and engage the experiential consumer. Read More
Interview | Startups
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VIDEO: TroopTravel - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | November 28, 2019
100 travelers. 15 origins. Where do we meet? See how to use Big Data to plan corporate meetings and events in minutes. Read More
Interview | Startups
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