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Sounding Off: Urban air mobility may not hit travel at a massive scale
Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Urban air mobility may not hit travel at a massive scale
By PhocusWire | October 22, 2021
There is no doubt that UAM is likely to become a fixture in the world of travel and transportation in the medium to long term. But to what degree is uncertain.... Read More
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News / Online
Travel Chapter files for IPO in bid to expand rental services
By Linda Fox | October 22, 2021
Travel Chapter, which has 8,000 homes in its portfolio, plans organic growth as well as acquisitions after listing on the London Stock Exchange.... Read More
Trusted Housesitters goes walkies with $10M investment deal
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Trusted Housesitters goes walkies with $10M investment deal
By Kevin May | October 22, 2021
The Series A round is the first major financial backing for the pet-sitting and travel company since its launch originally in the U.K. in 2010.... Read More
Viator tests new commission rate, raising skepticism with operators
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Viator tests new commission rate, raising skepticism with operators
By Jill Menze | October 22, 2021
Called Accelerate, Viator’s new program allows tour operators to pay to boost their visibility. Some are questioning the strategy.... Read More
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | October 22, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in one place.... Read More
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
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LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | October 22, 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
Holidu acquires vacation rental platform Spain-Holiday
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Holidu acquires vacation rental platform Spain-Holiday
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2021
Holidu will expand its presence in Spain by merging Spain-Holiday with subsidiary Bookiply.... Read More
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News / Online
FlixMobility acquires Greyhound for $78M
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The initial deal is worth $46 million, with a further deferred consideration of $32 million to U.K.-based First Group.... Read More
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News / Startups
Wander bags $7M for home rental platform
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The investment is led by Redpoint Ventures and will go towards developing the platform and expanding the number of vacation rental homes in its portfolio.... Read More
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News / Distribution
Moving beyond the PNR in corporate travel
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The corporate travel landscape could see significant change if plug and play micro-services gain traction, according to some travel buyers, managers tech suppliers.... Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for financial analysts
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The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for financial analysts
By PhocusWire | October 21, 2021
This year's Street Talk panel features Helane Becker (Cowen), Jed Kelly (Oppenheimer & Co) and Mark Mahaney (Evercore).... Read More
Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
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Short-term rental market sees bump in supply, holiday bookings
By Jill Menze | October 21, 2021
According to AirDNA, about 150,000 new short-term rental listings were added in Q3 2021, while bookings for Thanksgiving weekend are pacing 65% higher compared to 2020.... Read More
Innovation chief envisions big future for AI and biometrics at U.S. airports
News / Technology
Innovation chief envisions big future for AI and biometrics at U.S. airports
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | October 21, 2021
AI, coupled with multinational information sharing, will bring a day relatively soon when transportation security officers won't have to view the contents of most carry-ons brought through screening stations.... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Ultimate Travel Club offers subscriptions for discounts
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2021
For a monthly fee, travelers get access to lower prices for hotels, holiday rentals, flights, car hire, cruises and other leisure options such as theme parks, cinema and restaurants.... Read More
VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
News / Distribution
VIDEO: Quest for the ultimate travel retail experience
By PhocusWire | October 20, 2021
A panel at ATPCO's recent event looks at how as cross-border travel picks up and airlines and channels vie for customers, many are accelerating efforts to modernize their customer experience.... Read More