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Travelport returns corporate travel tech Locomote to original founders
By Linda Fox | July 3, 2020
The company originally announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in Australia-based Locomote in... Read More
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Tobias Wann leaves as CEO of OYO's vacation rental unit
By Linda Fox | July 2, 2020
After a year heading OYO Vacation Homes, Tobias Wann has handed the reins to chief operating officer... Read More
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Amadeus touts human-tech hybrid for travel's future
By Linda Fox | July 1, 2020
Amadeus says AI is playing an increasing role in travel distribution, but the need for humans remains.... Read More
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Huge ground for hospitality industry to make up in Black representation
By Linda Fox | June 30, 2020
Almost one in five people (19%) working in the hospitality industry are Black, but a review of 630... Read More
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How one startup used the downtime to improve life for travel buyers and suppliers
By Linda Fox | June 29, 2020
The team at vintage car tour company Nowaday has spent the downtime created by COVID-19 to build an... Read More
News | Startups
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Trip.com Group launches $500M partner fund as part of Travel On initiative
By Linda Fox | June 25, 2020
The $500 million war chest will help its travel partners get back on their feet in the aftermath of... Read More
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How the crisis changed fundraising for travel startups
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
Some travel startups have secured funding despite pandemic, but the process has been far from... Read More
News | Startups
Traveler safety and hygiene emerge as the dominant themes at TravelScrum hackathon
Traveler safety and hygiene emerge as the dominant themes at TravelScrum hackathon
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
The three themes for the marathon coding event were Health & Hygiene, Travel & Experiences and... Read More
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NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
By Linda Fox | June 23, 2020
Slovakia-based NextRetreat helps teams find the right destination and accommodation for their... Read More
News | Startups
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Travel payment standard sees early traction, aims to rebuild trust
By Linda Fox | June 22, 2020
The Open Payment Alliance removes friction from B2B payments but still allows for payment... Read More
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Jill's most recent articles

Can virtual reality help tourism destinations recover from COVID-19?Can virtual reality help tourism destinations recover from COVID-19?
People may need extra encouragement to travel again, and one promising way to do this is through novel... Read More
Opinion | Technology
When it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel marketWhen it comes to planning trips, Black consumers feel “shut out” of the travel market
For years, Black travelers have been voicing concern about the challenges they face planning and going... Read More
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Airbnb partners with Broadway, the Olympics, IGLTA and TikTok for virtual ExperiencesAirbnb partners with Broadway, the Olympics, IGLTA and TikTok for virtual Experiences
The new lineup is an extension of the company’s pivot to virtual activities in April in response to... Read More
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How travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family marketHow travel brands can capture - and welcome - the LGBTQ family market
Brands such as Booking.com are investing in training to make the travel industry more inclusive to... Read More
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rentals united chinese travelersAttracting Chinese travelers to the short-term rental market
A look at how to attract Chinese travelers and how Trip.com will play an essential role in the... Read More
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Travel brands encouraged to speak out, take action on racial diversityTravel brands encouraged to speak out, take action on racial diversity
Panelists at a BAME Women in Travel event say travel brands need to take stock of their internal and... Read More
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A letter to the travel industry: The imperative of inclusionA letter to the travel industry: The imperative of inclusion
The travel industry must face the realities of how we treat each other, how our policies, practices... Read More
Opinion | Online
When will corporate airline travel spend return to normal?When will corporate airline travel spend return to normal?
Getting back to “normal” - that is, the level of travel bookings seen in early 2020 - may be years... Read More
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Like it or not, the fate of your hotel is in the hands of OTAsLike it or not, the fate of your hotel is in the hands of OTAs
Here’s why OTAs will provide a key source of near-term bookings and what hoteliers can do to ensure... Read More
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July 4, 2020
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PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's... Read More
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July 3, 2020
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July 3, 2020
InPhocus, episode 16 - Tales with some optimism
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