Interviews
How I Got Here, episode 31 - Randy Petersen of FlyerTalk
How I Got Here, episode 31 - Randy Petersen of FlyerTalk
By PhocusWire | July 2, 2020
The creator of FlyerTalk, BoardingArea and the Freddie Awards speaks to PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak of Mozio about his career as a frequent flyer guru.... Read More
Interview | Online
How I Got Here, episode 30 - Adam Goldstein of Hipmunk
How I Got Here, episode 30 - Adam Goldstein of Hipmunk
By PhocusWire | June 25, 2020
The co-founder and CEO of travel search platform Hipmunk, Adam Goldstein, joins Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire to talk about its creation, challenges and eventual sale to SAP Concur.... Read More
Interview | Online
How I Got Here, episode 29 - Rod Cuthbert of Viator
How I Got Here, episode 29 - Rod Cuthbert of Viator
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2020
Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire talk with Rod Cuthbert, the pioneer of online bookings for tours and activities through the creation of Viator, a company he co-founded in the late-1990s.... Read More
Interview | Online
tripadmit-startup-stage
STARTUP STAGE: TripAdmit wants to help activities suppliers sell online
By Linda Fox | June 15, 2020
The Ireland-based company gives tour and activity providers the technology to sell via their websites as well as distribution partners such as hotels and airlines.... Read More
Interview | Startups
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
STARTUP STAGE: SION wants to provide travel agents with clear picture of their earnings
By Linda Fox | June 9, 2020
SION officially launched in May but has decided to provide the service free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More
Interview | Startups
thayer-ventures-new-80m-fund
Q&A: Thayer Ventures’ Chris Hemmeter on its new $80M fund, opportunities for travel startups
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2020
The venture capital firm is now looking to make six to eight additional investments in travel and transportation startups from the newly closed fund.... Read More
News | Startups
trivago ceo interview covid recovery
Q&A: Trivago CEO shares vision for “moment in time” when travel resumes in a post-crisis world
By Steven Lerner | April 6, 2020
Trivago CEO Axel Hefer discusses his outlook for travel, how Trivago is preparing for the future and the role of metasearch during the recovery.  ... Read More
News | Online
Q&A: Jeff Katz on managing and leading during a crisis
Q&A: Jeff Katz on managing and leading during a crisis
By Kevin May | April 1, 2020
Katz, who was boss of Orbitz during 9/11, talks about leadership styles and tactics to deploy during moments of crisis.... Read More
News | Online
tripactions-cohen-coronavirus
Q&A: TripActions CEO on how he is preparing for “the day after” COVID-19
By Mitra Sorrells | March 31, 2020
TripActions CEO Ariel Coehn discusses recent layoffs, what he is hearing from his investors and why he is optimistic about the future of business travel and of TripActions.... Read More
News | Online
kei-shibata-coronavirus
Venture Republic CEO Kei Shibata on coronavirus: “Web traffic is down to the floor”
By Mitra Sorrells | March 26, 2020
Venture Republic co-founder and CEO Kei Shibata discusses the impact of the coronavirus on his travel metasearch and media companies.... Read More
News | Online
italy-hotels-coronavirus
"Nothing will be the same": How Italian hoteliers are coping with coronavirus fallout
By Mitra Sorrells | March 16, 2020
Giancarlo Carniani - Phocuswright analyst, hotelier and president of the hotel association in Florence, Italy - explains why hoteliers are "furious" at Booking.com and why the hospitality industry will be starting at point zero when the crisis subsides.... Read More
News | Distribution
aeroband-startup-stage
STARTUP STAGE: Aeroband is developing a blockchain platform for apps serving aviation
By Linda Fox | March 13, 2020
Malta-based Aeroband is seeking to sign a contract with a major airline within a year and hopes for investment in its first app in the coming months.... Read More
Interview | Startups
How I Got Here, episode 28 - Michael Driedger of Operto
How I Got Here, episode 28 - Michael Driedger of Operto
By PhocusWire | March 12, 2020
Mozio's David Litwak and Kevin May from PhocusWire talk with Micheal Driedger, co-founder and CEO of Canada-based Operto, about bringing high-end tech to private accommodation and hotels.... Read More
Interview | Technology
STARTUP STAGE: Freddy is changing city tours with augmented reality
STARTUP STAGE: Freddy is changing city tours with augmented reality
By Steven Lerner | March 10, 2020
Freddy is an interactive augmented reality travel map, city guide and game designed for parents and children.... Read More
Interview | Startups
cover image getlost
STARTUP STAGE: GetLost wants to make cheap on-demand travel a reality
By Steven Lerner | March 6, 2020
GetLost connects last-minute travelers with exclusively negotiated cheap deals on empty airline seats.  ... Read More
Interview | Startups
PhocuswrightThe Phocuswright ConferencePhocuswright EuropeBattlegroundTTEWeb In TravelInntopiaRetail TravelHotel Investment