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PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the hotel sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on B&Bs, hotels, guesthouses and other property types.

Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO
Key questions facing Airbnb ahead of its IPO
By Pierre Becerril - Transparent | December 3, 2020
By redefining traveler expectations and establishing a new type of lodging, Airbnb built the second-most valuable travel company in the world in just a decade. Now, as public market investors consider... Read More
Opinion | Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | December 3, 2020
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: Tripadvisor slams Google strategy as operating at "expense of everyone else"
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2020
CEO Steve Kaufer pulls no punches when he talks about Google's position in travel at The Phocuswright Conference in November. Read More
News | Online
Revenue managers who play a pivotal role in demand generation will transform their careers
Revenue managers who play a pivotal role in demand generation will transform their careers
By PhocusWire | December 2, 2020
As properties and chains attempt to recover from the devastating impact of having far fewer numbers of guests, many are considering new strategies and models across their businesses. Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! How virtual payments are supporting the travel landscape
WEBINAR REPLAY! How virtual payments are supporting the travel landscape
By PhocusWire | December 2, 2020
With increasing risks involved, and the average midsized agency requiring on average three full-time employees to handle payments, we must look at ways to protect businesses and streamline operations.... Read More
News | Technology
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ConnexPay tops up Series A with $6M, plans expansion in other sectors
By Linda Fox | December 1, 2020
F-Prime Capital and existing investors are part of ConnexPay's latest funding. Read More
News | Startups
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Reposite lands $2.5M investment for travel industry workspace platform
By Linda Fox | December 1, 2020
The startup was developed during the pandemic to help trade partners manage relationships and reduce manual processes. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Sabre CEO Sean Menke on planning beyond the pandemic
VIDEO: Sabre CEO Sean Menke on planning beyond the pandemic
By Kevin May | December 1, 2020
Companies are figuring out how to position themselves for customers, consumers and partners as travel looks to restart in some capacity and back to the levels enjoyed in 2019. But Sabre's CEO is looking... Read More
News | Distribution
How tech can evolve the outdated $50B temporary housing sector
How tech can evolve the outdated $50B temporary housing sector
By Vivi Cahyadi - AltoVita | December 1, 2020
Although technology has transformed the operation and distribution of hotel and vacation rental sectors, there's one area left to be connected: the $50 billion temporary housing market. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
WEBINAR ALERT! Reimagining travel payments for stronger 2021 recovery
WEBINAR ALERT! Reimagining travel payments for stronger 2021 recovery
By PhocusWire | November 30, 2020
Join our travel payments experts and gain valuable insights about redesigning your global payments strategy for a faster and stronger recovery. Read More
News | Technology
What is data science and what does it enable hoteliers to do?
What is data science and what does it enable hoteliers to do?
By David Moneo - SHR | November 30, 2020
Perhaps the most important piece to data science is that machines can find and ask questions of the data that you may not have even thought to ask. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Trust, confidence and responsiveness - a checklist for travel brands
Trust, confidence and responsiveness - a checklist for travel brands
By Salesforce | November 30, 2020
Airlines, cruise companies and hotels scrambled to transform their business strategies and address customer concerns ‐ all while keeping their employees and guests safe from the virus. Read More
From Our Partners | Online
Sounding Off: The promise of a new marketing process won't be easy to reach
Sounding Off: The promise of a new marketing process won't be easy to reach
By PhocusWire | November 27, 2020
In a market where travelers are anxious about getting on the road again, previous positive experiences with companies (the trust factor) might play a major role in shifting where people start their... Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: Wayaj - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Wayaj - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | November 27, 2020
Reducing carbon emissions on every hotel booking/trip made globally to combat climate change. Read More
Interview | Online
WEBINAR ALERT! Transforming travel for the new normal
WEBINAR ALERT! Transforming travel for the new normal
By PhocusWire | November 26, 2020
An agile, integrated and empathetic approach across journey touchpoints is critical to instill a sense of confidence within the stakeholder community, both internal and external.  Read More
News | Technology
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