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QOTW: Something about the reality of innovation
QOTW: Something about the reality of innovation
By PhocusWire | July 20, 2018
Quote from Brian Solis, principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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Data, data and more data - the most valuable currency in hospitality
Data, data and more data - the most valuable currency in hospitality
By Carson Booth - SnapShot | July 20, 2018
With massive amounts of data now available to hotels, it’s safe to say that all future technologies will rely on data and integrations. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Secret Escapes unlocks new investment round of £52M
Secret Escapes unlocks new investment round of £52M
By Kevin May | July 19, 2018
Secret Escapes has landed another funding round - the second time in the space of eight months that its secured a $50 million investment. Read More
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Booking.com tests marketplace offering third party technology
Booking.com tests marketplace offering third party technology
By Linda Fox | July 19, 2018
Booking Holdings is piloting a service that offers access to third party technology platforms for its hotel customers. Read More
News | Technology
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We need to talk: Conversational hospitality and the guest experience
By Jordan Parsons - Benbria | July 18, 2018
In 2016, Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, published a post on Medium dubbing a new trend called “Conversational Commerce.” Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Package bookings drive higher ADR, have longer booking windows
By Jill Menze | July 18, 2018
Analyzing data on package bookings vs. standalone hotel bookings, Expedia Group found that for full year 2017, package bookings delivered higher average daily rates and had longer booking windows,... Read More
News | Distribution
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STARTUP STAGE: TransferTravel.com wants to be the "eBay" of travel
By Mitra Sorrells | July 18, 2018
TransferTravel.com is a peer-to-peer marketplace designed to help people sell their unwanted tickets and reservations to travelers looking for bargains.  Read More
Interview | Startups
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
In The Big Chair - Jane Sun of Ctrip
By Jill Menze | July 17, 2018
Jane Sun joined Ctrip in 2005 and took the reins as CEO in 2016. As Ctrip grows globally, Sun sees opportunities in tours and activities for Chinese travelers and hopes to see international business... Read More
Interview | Online
Who won the FIFA World Cup? Private Accommodation FC
Who won the FIFA World Cup? Private Accommodation FC
By Kevin May | July 16, 2018
France secured their second FIFA World Cup in two decades last weekend - but victory also came to the private accommodation sector during the tournament. Read More
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Reimagining customer experience, part 2: Brian Solis on iteration vs. innovation
Reimagining customer experience, part 2: Brian Solis on iteration vs. innovation
By Mitra Sorrells | July 16, 2018
What we really should be talking about is how are you designing experiences that people are willing to find and pay more for and love and recommend. Read More
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Desktop revenue for hotels trumps mobile despite dominance of traffic to devices
Desktop revenue for hotels trumps mobile despite dominance of traffic to devices
By Linda Fox | July 16, 2018
Revenue for hotel bookings via mobile devices still lags behind those made on a desktop, according to research from Bookassist. Read More
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Journera, brainchild of Orbitz founder Jeff Katz, secures $9M capital
Journera, brainchild of Orbitz founder Jeff Katz, secures $9M capital
By Linda Fox | July 13, 2018
Journera, the data and analytics platform launched by former Orbitz boss Jeff Katz, has raised Series A funding of $9 million. Read More
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QOTW: Something about embracing the mess
QOTW: Something about embracing the mess
By PhocusWire | July 13, 2018
Quote from James Ferguson, senior design manager at Skyscanner, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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In The Big Chair - Dana Dunne of eDreams Odigeo
By Kevin May | July 13, 2018
The former EasyJet and AOL executive is steering the company through a critical time for online travel agencies, with a mixture of frenemy-type partnerships and focus on markets that work. Read More
Interview | Online
Travel.jp LINE partnership
Japan’s Travel.jp to provide content for LINE app’s new travel service
By Mitra Sorrells | July 13, 2018
Japan’s largest travel metasearch and content platform, Travel.jp, has inked a deal with LINE, the largest communication app in Japan, to power the price comparison and travel guide content for the... Read More
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