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Air France KLM on sales across social, China and being where customers are
By Linda Fox | September 16, 2019
PhocusWire spoke to Air France-KLM vice president of digital strategy Guido van Til about the social media strategy across the airlines and staying on top of digital developments.... Read More
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Beekeeper grabs $45M to add buzz to hotel staff communications
Beekeeper grabs $45M to add buzz to hotel staff communications
By Kevin May | September 16, 2019
The Switzerland-based company works with a string of hotels around the world, as well as providing tools for companies in the manufacturing and retail industries.... Read More
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My Method... How Visit Savannah reached the right travelers - and profited
By David Chastain - Conversant  | September 16, 2019
With tourism budgets getting tighter, it’s more important than ever to understand the impact of every marketing dollar. ... Read More
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Destination marketing, part 2: Opportunities in search and social
Destination marketing, part 2: Opportunities in search and social
By Mitra Sorrells | September 16, 2019
Destinations are embracing platforms such as Google, WeChat, Facebook and Instagram to educate and inspire travelers.... Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Strong Customer Authentication for travel: are we there yet?
WEBINAR ALERT! Strong Customer Authentication for travel: are we there yet?
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2019
Although the deadline for PSD2 is looming, there is still a lack of clarity regarding SCA implementation and use cases in the travel industry.... Read More
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Sounding Off: Don't forget that travelers still make choices in-destination
Sounding Off: Don't forget that travelers still make choices in-destination
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2019
Search marketing, YouTube video content, broadcast radio and television ads, billboards, printed media, etc - all there to take and accommodate travelers. But there's a lot of marketing activity missing.... Read More
Interview | Online
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Aviation bosses: We need to be vocal about environmental credentials and embrace tech
By Linda Fox | September 13, 2019
The flight shaming campaign has shone a critical light on the industry for not promoting the industry’s efforts enough, as pressure mounts on carriers to take notice.... Read More
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Davinci Travel System looks to expansion following €2.1M in funding
By Linda Fox | September 13, 2019
The Prague-based startup specializing in group bookings tech for hotels has announced funding of €2.1 million.... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Battle of the brand: How guest reviews steal the show
WEBINAR REPLAY! Battle of the brand: How guest reviews steal the show
By PhocusWire | September 12, 2019
The webinar will showcase the results of multiple research efforts and emphasize the fact that investments in online reputation result in the highest return on investment.... Read More
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Mobile and millennials continue to dominate tours and activities online booking
Mobile and millennials continue to dominate tours and activities online booking
By Linda Fox | September 12, 2019
A study from TourScanner finds smartphones are dominant for searching tours and activities and millennials are leaders in online booking.... Read More
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VIDEO: How Booking.com will weave every element of a trip together
VIDEO: How Booking.com will weave every element of a trip together
By Kevin May | September 12, 2019
Details of exactly how the giant will achieve its ambition to connect hotel guests with activities and transportation, plus a myriad of other travel-related services, are becoming clearer now.... Read More
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Sabre calls DOJ lawsuit "meritless" in formal response
Sabre calls DOJ lawsuit "meritless" in formal response
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | September 12, 2019
Sabre has formally answered the Department of Justice's lawsuit attempting to block its acquisition of Farelogix, denying the department's allegations that Sabre is a dominant firm attempting to eliminate Farelogix through the transaction.... Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 4 - Ethan Bernstein of Freebird
How I Got Here, episode 4 - Ethan Bernstein of Freebird
By Kevin May | September 12, 2019
The co-founder and CEO of Freebird, Ethan Bernstein, joins Kevin May and David Litwak for the latest episode.... Read More
Interview | Technology
VIDEO: Trip.com on its role in the wider group and the importance of flights
VIDEO: Trip.com on its role in the wider group and the importance of flights
By Linda Fox | September 11, 2019
James Spalding is responsible for building flight content for Trip.com. He spoke to PhocusWire about knocking on airline doors, ambitions for the brand and its role in the wider group.... Read More
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The PhocusWire PundIT Show #19
The PhocusWire PundIT Show #19
By PhocusWire | September 11, 2019
Triggering the 30 minutes of discussion are a series of questions about the event, such as what excited, surprised and, of course, caused eye-rolling moments for our panel.... Read More
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