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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.

What is the early impact of Google's free booking links for hotels?
What is the early impact of Google's free booking links for hotels?
By Fran Diéguez - Mirai | May 10, 2021
Eight weeks after Google's big move in hotel advertising, the dust has settled and we are finally able to evaluate performance based on a variable previously unavailable: data. 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 | May 10, 2021
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
Amadeus revenues halve in early 2021, vaccine programs offer hope
Amadeus revenues halve in early 2021, vaccine programs offer hope
By Kevin May | May 7, 2021
The Spain-based IT and distribution provider saw its total revenue figure come in at 50% lower in the first quarter of the year compared to the corresponding three months in 2020. Read More
News | Distribution
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Go2Joy tops up Series A+ with $1.3M
By Linda Fox | May 7, 2021
The Vietnam-based company previously raised $2.5 million in February 2020 followed by its Series A+ round in February this year. Read More
News | Startups
Debunking myths around hotel lobby kiosks
Debunking myths around hotel lobby kiosks
By Branigan Mulcahy - Virdee | May 7, 2021
Kiosks serve an important role in the hotel lobby today and will continue to do so even after COVID issues subside. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Expedia Group bets on brand marketing as it prepares for travel rebound
Expedia Group bets on brand marketing as it prepares for travel rebound
By Jill Menze | May 6, 2021
In its Q1 2021 earnings call, Expedia Group said it's focusing on brand marketing to differentiate its offerings and capitalize on returning travel demand. Read More
News | Online
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Tripadvisor reports rising demand in Q1, progress on Plus subscription product
By Mitra Sorrells | May 6, 2021
Tripadvisor says the Plus subscription product will roll out fully in the U.S. in the next few months, and it's developing more partnerships to provide offers to subscribers.   Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR ALERT! Survey says: The new trends shaping travel
WEBINAR ALERT! Survey says: The new trends shaping travel
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2021
Amadeus recently polled hoteliers around the world as part of a new research report, and will share valuable insight into not only what COVID-19 crisis strategies are working, but also what hoteliers... Read More
News | Distribution
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Fly Now Pay Later adds £10M to Series A
By Linda Fox | May 6, 2021
The London-based alternative payments company plans to launch in the U.S. Read More
News | Startups
PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security
PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2021
Our fourth PhocusWire Pulse looks at the current state and future of security in travel, examining issues ranging from biometrics, system breaches, listing fraud and blockchain. Read More
News | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 63 - Noah Brodsky of Travel + Leisure
How I Got Here, episode 63 - Noah Brodsky of Travel + Leisure
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2021
The formation of Travel + Leisure Co. in January this year marked an important milestone in the career trajectory of president of the Travel + Leisure Group, Noah Brodsky, as he explains to David Litwak... Read More
Interview | Online
VIDEO: Capturing the social zeitgeist with Clubhouse for travel
VIDEO: Capturing the social zeitgeist with Clubhouse for travel
By PhocusWire | May 5, 2021
The audio-only meeting and discussion app has only been in the market since March 2020 but has since ignited speculation ranging from it being a podcast-killer to the future of customer engagement and... Read More
News | Online
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Hotelbeds chairman steps down, new CEO appointed
By Linda Fox | May 5, 2021
Joan Vilà is taking up a non-executive director role on the board of the Palma, Spain-based company and is handing the reins to newly appointed CEO, Nicolas Huss. Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
By Linda Fox | May 4, 2021
As the pandemic continues to impact the business, Sabre says operating losses were $203 million for the quarter compared to $151 million year-over-year. Read More
News | Distribution
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Hotel professionals eye a 2023 recovery timeline, but too late for some
By Linda Fox | May 4, 2021
The pandemic has hit the hotel segment hard, with 15% preparing to hand the keys for their properties back to lenders. Read More
News | Distribution
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