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Singapore-based GlobalTix raises S$3M to develop new digital solutions for attractions industry
By Mitra Sorrells | April 21, 2021
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, GlobalTix says the company has expanded from being a channel manager to also providing technology solutions across Asia Pacific for its attractions, tours and... Read More
News | Startups
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Virdee adds $2M to seed round for virtual concierge service
By Linda Fox | April 19, 2021
U.S-based Virdee believes contactless solutions for check-in and payment at hotels are here to stay. Read More
News | Startups
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Mint House secures investment for corporate travel rental platform
By Linda Fox | March 26, 2021
Mint House, a rentals for corporate travel concept, previously announced $15 million in funding in May 2019. Read More
News | Startups
Is robotics taking over hospitality? Yes and no
Is robotics taking over hospitality? Yes and no
By Chris Connar - Angie Hospitality | March 19, 2021
Robots and automated technology support the current evolution of hospitality, but only when they allow staff to focus on delivering exceptional guest services. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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How pandemic-led consumer behaviors might play out in travel
By Linda Fox | March 18, 2021
We look at some of Euromonitor's consumer trends for 2021 and how they're impacting travel and its attempts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
News | Online
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One year on from COVID, Italian hoteliers recognize Booking.com is not the enemy
By Mitra Sorrells | March 12, 2021
Florence hotelier Giancarlo Carniani checks in to explain what has changed - and what remains the same - since last March. Read More
News | Distribution
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VIDEO: Health passports and next steps for COVID travel solutions
By Mitra Sorrells | March 10, 2021
Daon vice president Clive Bourke spoke with us during PhocusWire's Pulse: Safer & Seamless event to discuss the Verifly health passport product and how the broader travel industry can create solutions... Read More
News | Technology
Hospitality startup Cosi raises €20M to fuel European expansion
Hospitality startup Cosi raises €20M to fuel European expansion
By Jill Menze | March 9, 2021
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Germany-based Cosi says its tech-enabled properties outperformed traditional hotels by 400% in 2020.   Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes of safe travel in the post-pandemic corporate world
By PhocusWire | March 9, 2021
PhocusWire spoke to CWT's senior director Brandon Balcom on the digital and analogue complexities of corporate travel post pandemic. Read More
News | Distribution
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Hotels want to capitalize on the direct trend - but for how long?
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2021
Hotel giants are looking to push their loyalty schemes to continue any advantage in direct bookings built up over the pandemic. Read More
News | Online
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VIDEO: Optii’s Katherine Grass on the playbook for recovery in hospitality
By Jill Menze | March 8, 2021
Speaking during PhocusWire's inaugural Pulse event, Optii CEO Katherine Grass says flexibility is the name of the game in 2021. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
By PhocusWire | March 3, 2021
PhocusWire spoke to WTTC's president and CEO, Gloria Guevara, to understand the efforts the council is making to bring its stakeholders together for a coordinated response to the pandemic. Read More
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VIDEO: Terry Jones on health passports, standards and restoring consumer confidence
By Mitra Sorrells | March 2, 2021
Travel industry veteran Terry Jones discusses the need for collaboration and communication as the industry rolls out digital health passports and other solutions to restart travel. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Safer and seamless travel - a medical perspective
VIDEO: Safer and seamless travel - a medical perspective
By PhocusWire | March 1, 2021
In the interview we discuss vaccines, antibody testing and, crucially for the travel industry, the challenges and process that different segments are having to consider as they bring back travelers to... Read More
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PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
By PhocusWire | February 26, 2021
We explore health regulatory and vaccine trends, technology provision for welcoming back customers, changes to business practices and the implementation of new processes for customers and staff. Read More
News | Technology
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