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News / Online
Airbnb wins case over responsibility for listings in Spain
By Linda Fox | January 24, 2022
The case dates back to 2015 and a dispute with the Catalan authorities over listings from Airbnb and other platforms.... 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 | January 24, 2022
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
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | January 24, 2022
PhocusWire%252527s live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector%252527s efforts to recover.... Read More
How leaders can truly support the travel startup ecosystem
Opinion / Startups
How leaders can truly support the travel startup ecosystem
By Cara Whitehill - Unlock Advisors | January 24, 2022
These are steps travel leaders can take to turn startup enthusiasm into action.... Read More
2021 was best year ever for short-term rentals
News / Online
2021 was best year ever for short-term rentals
By Jill Menze | January 24, 2022
According to AirDNA research, 2022 is on track to outpace 2021 bookings by 88%.... Read More
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News / Online
North Asia waits patiently for travel rebound
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WiT | January 24, 2022
Web in Travel founder and editor Yeoh Siew Hoon provides a roundup of the news from WiT Japan & North Asia 2022.... Read More
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News / Startups
Outdoor experience tech company The Wanderlust Group raises $30M
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2022
Founded in 2014, TWG is the parent brand to Dockwa, which connects boaters and marinas, and Marinas.com.... Read More
Sounding Off: Buzzwords “metaverse” and “NFTs” may be all buzz in travel
Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Buzzwords “metaverse” and “NFTs” may be all buzz in travel
By PhocusWire | January 21, 2022
Applications of metaverse and NFT technologies in travel are vague at best.... Read More
tui-group-greece-sustainability
News / Online
TUI and Greece launch sustainable tourism initiative
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2022
Known as the Rhodes Co-Lab, the effort will include the development and testing of solutions on the island that could then be shared more broadly, as well as the creation of a think tank.... Read More
VIDEO: Unraveling the complex world of airline distribution
News / Distribution
VIDEO: Unraveling the complex world of airline distribution
By PhocusWire | January 21, 2022
Sabre’s Traci Mercer explains that while attitudes around NDC have changed, there are still gaps in alignment.... Read More
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News / Online
Airbnb adds guest insurance, partial credit for some COVID-related cancellations
By Mitra Sorrells | January 20, 2022
Airbnb is dedicating $20 million in coupons for guests that have cancelled due to COVID-related government mandates.  ... Read More
expedia-group-2022-travel-value-index
News / Online
Travelers willing to pay more, use loyalty points for trips in 2022
By Jill Menze | January 20, 2022
An Expedia Group report reveals Gen Z travelers have the most loyalty points stockpiled for trips.... Read More
euromonitor-trends-2022
News / Online
The consumer trends seeping into the travel industry
By Linda Fox | January 20, 2022
According to a Euromonitor report, consumer attitudes have shifted in areas like climate and flexibility, impacting how and where they book travel.... Read More
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News / Startups
Brazilian rental startup Tabas raises $14M led by Blueground
By Mitra Sorrells | January 20, 2022
Founded in 2020, Tabas has 360 furnished, tech-enabled apartments in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro that are available for stays of at least one month.  ... Read More
on-the-beach-FY-2021
News / Online
On the Beach bets on long haul to drive recovery
By Linda Fox | January 19, 2022
In full-year 2021 results, On the Beach Group reported revenue of £21.2 million compared with £33.7 million in 2020 and £104 million in £2019.... Read More