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WEBINAR REPLAY! Next steps in airline retail: mastering direct distribution
WEBINAR REPLAY! Next steps in airline retail: mastering direct distribution
By PhocusWire | October 16, 2019
Join industry experts and leading executives to learn how carriers are advancing from digitization to retailing and shaping the digital experience around the customer. Read More
News | Distribution
State of travel startups: Almost $20B raised in funding over ten years
State of travel startups: Almost $20B raised in funding over ten years
By Kevin May | October 15, 2019
Phocuswright's annual State of Startups Report, which has tracked the digital travel startup landscape since 2009, found a 55% increase year-over-year ($5.7 billion) in the amount of money going into... Read More
News | Startups
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Erik Blachford
By PhocusWire | October 15, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating in the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick. Today it's the turn of Erik Blachford. Read More
Interview | Startups
Corporate investors in travel: Deciphering strategy and knowing the limits
Corporate investors in travel: Deciphering strategy and knowing the limits
By Mitra Sorrells | October 15, 2019
Execs from Amadeus Ventures, AccorHotels and Singapore Airlines join a panel at WebInTravel, moderated by Timothy Hughes of Agoda. Read More
News | Startups
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Southeast Asia, part 2: Investors, entrepreneurs look to specialized solutions in complex region
By Mitra Sorrells | October 14, 2019
For the second piece in our series on Southeast Asia we hear from some of the region's most active investors and entrepreneurs. Read More
News | Startups
Sounding Off: Big opportunities for travel startups must carry a warning
Sounding Off: Big opportunities for travel startups must carry a warning
By PhocusWire | October 11, 2019
Dangling the glories of others in front of startups is a powerful, motivating force for any new business. Yet it must be tempered with ensuring a founder's feet are kept firmly on the ground. Read More
Interview | Startups
The Future Of Travel Experience: A view from mega-investor Andreessen Horowitz
The Future Of Travel Experience: A view from mega-investor Andreessen Horowitz
By Jeff Katz - Journera  | October 8, 2019
Jeff Katz talks to one of the biggest names in venture capital and a major investor in travel companies: Jeff Jordan, the managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz and ex-CEO of OpenTable. Read More
Interview | Startups
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OYO founder funnels $700M into new $1.5B round, valuing company at $10B
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2019
India-based hospitality company OYO Hotels & Homes will use its latest funding round – a $1.5 billion Series F – to expand its vacation rentals business in Europe and to grow its overall presence in the... Read More
News | Online
Buying Business Travel, CAT Media and TravAlliance acquired by Northstar
Buying Business Travel, CAT Media and TravAlliance acquired by Northstar
By Travel Weekly  | October 7, 2019
The company is owner of well-known brands including TravelPulse, TravelPulse Canada, Agent at Home, Travel Agent Academy and Agent Studio. Read More
News | Distribution
Bold and evergreen: The Irish advantage in travel technology
Bold and evergreen: The Irish advantage in travel technology
By Marisa Garcia - PhocusWire  | October 3, 2019
There must be something in the water, or maybe it’s all of that fresh air, but Ireland is evergreen when it comes to travel innovation. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
WEBINAR ALERT! Get ready for 5G to transform travel and hospitality
WEBINAR ALERT! Get ready for 5G to transform travel and hospitality
By PhocusWire | October 1, 2019
Soon, 5G will be here. And it will offer a blazing-fast wireless connection that moves data between your customers and data systems in near-real time. Read More
News | Technology
A unicorn illuminated: What the vacation rental industry can learn from Sonder
A unicorn illuminated: What the vacation rental industry can learn from Sonder
By Drew Patterson - Transparent  | October 1, 2019
Much of Sonder’s success is attributable to the underlying characteristics of short-term rental category, not a unique approach Sonder developed. Read More
Opinion | Online
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Beyond Pricing bags $42.5M to develop pricing tech for short-term rentals
By Jill Menze | September 26, 2019
Beyond Pricing - one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2019 - has raised a $42.5 million Series A round, far outpacing its previous funding total of $3.5 million. Read More
News | Startups
How I Got Here, episode 6 - Naren Shaam of Omio
How I Got Here, episode 6 - Naren Shaam of Omio
By Kevin May | September 26, 2019
The architect behind Omio (formerly GoEuro) talks to David Litwak and Kevin May for the latest episode. Read More
Interview | Online
HRS acquires Conichi
HRS acquires Conichi to build new payment-focused division
By Mitra Sorrells | September 20, 2019
HRS has acquired Conichi as part of its strategy to build a global payment solution. Read More
News | Technology