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How travel app usage paints another picture of travel's fate in 2020
By Linda Fox | January 28, 2021
Travel apps went quiet as the pandemic hit but there were some notable exceptions such as Airbnb and Vrbo.... Read More
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Trekksoft revenues drop 30% during pandemic-stricken 2020
Trekksoft revenues drop 30% during pandemic-stricken 2020
By Kevin May | January 28, 2021
The Switzerland-based company captured $7.2 million in revenue during 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic crushed the tours and activities sector worldwide.... Read More
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StayNTouch appoints industry veteran Tom Underwood as CEO
StayNTouch appoints industry veteran Tom Underwood as CEO
By Kevin May | January 28, 2021
StayNTouch had originally been sold to Chinese digital giant Shiji Information Technology in September 2018 for an undisclosed fee - but president Trump nixed the deal last year.... Read More
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As short-term rental demand slumps, destination markets prove bright spot
As short-term rental demand slumps, destination markets prove bright spot
By Jill Menze | January 28, 2021
While overall, short-term rental demand dropped by 15.3% in December 2020, demand trends vary considerably by location type.... Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Connected trip - Is it still relevant in 2021?
WEBINAR ALERT! Connected trip - Is it still relevant in 2021?
By PhocusWire | January 28, 2021
Before the pandemic the idea of the “connected trip” was widely discussed in the travel industry. But how will it evolve in a post-pandemic environment.... Read More
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LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | January 28, 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
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Bbot adds $4M to seed round for hospitality ordering tech
By Linda Fox | January 27, 2021
Bbot will put the funds towards product development including the release of an API.... Read More
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How travel marketers adjust to the ups and downs of COVID-19
By Mitra Sorrells | January 27, 2021
As coronavirus rates and lockdown measures shift, travel advertising strategies have centered on careful messaging through digital platforms.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: MakeYourTripBetter is a collaborative platform connecting travelers with locals
STARTUP STAGE: MakeYourTripBetter is a collaborative platform connecting travelers with locals
By Jill Menze | January 27, 2021
MakeYourTripBetter is a free, collaborative platform connecting travelers with locals to get tips and advice and plan experiences.... Read More
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United app now accepts flyers' COVID test, vaccine info
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | January 27, 2021
The rollout of the feature coincides with CDC mandates for U.S. arrivals that go into effect this week.... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! How 100% virtual companies handle travel
WEBINAR REPLAY! How 100% virtual companies handle travel
By PhocusWire | January 26, 2021
We explain how 100% virtual companies are rebuilding their travel program, what suppliers are doing to support this emerging trend and the specific benefits human interaction is having on companies.... Read More
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What's next for airline distribution as IATA pushes its retailing vision?
By Linda Fox | January 26, 2021
IATA lays out our three areas of focus in 2021 to get closer to airline retailing.... Read More
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Alliance Reservations Network launches direct group booking technology
By Mitra Sorrells | January 26, 2021
The system, known as GPS Link, connects ARN’s Group Productivity Solution booking platform with a hotel chain’s central reservation systems.... Read More
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Klook raises $200M round in bid to widen platform to other services
Klook raises $200M round in bid to widen platform to other services
By Kevin May | January 26, 2021
The new round brings the total raised by Hong Kong-based Klook to more than $720 million since the company's launch in 2014.... Read More
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My Method... How to build a technology product based on real-world hospitality experience
My Method... How to build a technology product based on real-world hospitality experience
By Scott Curran - Reneson Hotels/GuestEQ | January 26, 2021
Reneson Hotels COO Scott Curan explains how he developed hotel operations platform GuestEQ based on his longtime experience in the hospitality industry.  ... Read More
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