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PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
By PhocusWire | July 27, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from delayed payment programs, fintech divisions in major travel brands, credit cards, customer trust and much more.... Read More
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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | July 27, 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
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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 | July 27, 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
News | Online
Lyft and Ford unite to push autonomous ride-hailing services at scale
Lyft and Ford unite to push autonomous ride-hailing services at scale
By Kevin May | July 26, 2021
The motor manufacturing giant will deploy its vehicles and safety drivers, using Argo AI's autonomous driving software, on the Lyft network of services.... Read More
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Travelzoo sees revenues climb, driven by North America
By Linda Fox | July 26, 2021
Travelzoo's Europe business is still lagging at 48% of 2019 revenues.... Read More
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VIDEO: The next chapter or a new tale for a travel giant?
VIDEO: The next chapter or a new tale for a travel giant?
By PhocusWire | July 26, 2021
Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia for Business, shares her vision for what comes next in a discussion with Phocuswright's Lorraine Sileo.... Read More
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Expedia down, Airbnb up for bookings for some hotels in Europe and Asia
By Mitra Sorrells | July 26, 2021
An analysis by D-Edge Hospitality Solutions finds that while online travel agencies remain the dominant source of online revenue for its client hotels, in the last five years the share of bookings coming through OTAs is down 11 percentage points in Europe and 14 points in Asia.... Read More
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Sounding Off: New innovations don't always spell the end of old ones
Sounding Off: New innovations don't always spell the end of old ones
By PhocusWire | July 23, 2021
An additional tool in a provider or traveler’s toolbox does not eliminate the need for similar solutions.... Read More
Interview | Technology
Culture Trip evolves e-commerce strategy with launch of multi-day tours
Culture Trip evolves e-commerce strategy with launch of multi-day tours
By Linda Fox | July 23, 2021
Culture Trip is combining places to stay with curated experiences for the launch of multi-day tours.... Read More
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VIDEO: Digital marketing to the rescue? Reevaluating best practices in travel
VIDEO: Digital marketing to the rescue? Reevaluating best practices in travel
By PhocusWire | July 23, 2021
During Phocuswright Europe 2021, executives from Mirai and Sojern discuss the digital marketing opportunities presented by the pandemic and the clean slate travel marketers can build from.... Read More
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U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
U.K. banking app Revolut launches travel booking product
By Jill Menze | July 22, 2021
Fintech startup Revolut has launched a travel product called Stays that allows customers to book trips and receive 10% instant cash back.... Read More
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Leisure Pass Group rebrands as Go City
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
Go City provides contactless, mobile passes for entry to more than 1,000 attractions, tours, museums, observation decks, cruises, theme parks and other experiences.... Read More
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Bbot lands $15M for hospitality ordering and payment service
By Linda Fox | July 22, 2021
The latest raise brings Bbot's total to just over $22 million following a $4 million investment announced in January this year.... Read More
News | Startups
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STARTUP STAGE: ModiHost is a hotel management system using AI and blockchain
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
ModiHost is a hotel management system that uses artificial intelligence to personalize the guest experience and blockchain and smart contracts to build in transparency and efficiency.  ... Read More
Interview | Startups
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Amadeus launches IBM Digital Health Pass for COVID document verification
By Mitra Sorrells | July 22, 2021
Amadeus is adding the IBM Digital Health Pass to its Traveler ID for Safe Travel platform, used by airlines and other travel partners to automatically verify identification and COVID-19 documentation. ... Read More
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