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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 23, 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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Sounding Off: You don't have to always bet on business
By PhocusWire | January 22, 2021
The spirit of principled behavior that was demonstrated so well and effectively at times during 2020 should be something for the travel sector to build on.... Read More
Interview | Online
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Hopper connects with Lufthansa Group as first NDC partner
By Mitra Sorrells | January 22, 2021
The partnership gives Hopper access to the airlines’ branded fares, bundles, ancillary product offerings and “Continuous Pricing” price offers. ... Read More
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Co-living startup Gravity raises $1.4M to expand internationally
Co-living startup Gravity raises $1.4M to expand internationally
By Jill Menze | January 22, 2021
The London-based company says it has experienced a period of high growth despite the pandemic.... Read More
News | Startups
Skyscanner appoints Travix boss John Mangelaars as CEO
Skyscanner appoints Travix boss John Mangelaars as CEO
By Kevin May | January 22, 2021
He replaces Moshe Rafiah, who was brought in to oversee operations following the departure of CEO Bryan Dove.... Read More
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American Express GBT acquires Ovation Travel Group
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2021
The purchase includes all Ovation Travel Group brands, which will remain in place. ... Read More
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TripActions snags additional $155M, valuation now $5B
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2021
TripActions CEO Ariel Cohen says investors came to him toward the end of 2020 due to the company’s “execution in terms of taking market share.”  ... Read More
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Maps.me lands $50M round, plans mobile wallet
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2021
Maps.me plans to bring decentralized finance for travel purchases to its users following the new funding round.... Read More
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Microsoft bets on autonomous vehicle tech with investment in GM's Cruise
Microsoft bets on autonomous vehicle tech with investment in GM's Cruise
By Jill Menze | January 21, 2021
Microsoft is backing a $2 billion funding round for General Motors’ driverless car unit Cruise as part of a long-term strategic relationship.... Read More
News | Technology
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STARTUP STAGE: The Hospitality Gig aims to provide a talent pool of flexible workers to the industry
By Linda Fox | January 20, 2021
The startup is looking to connect people looking for flexible work, job shares or fractional roles across all disciplines in hospitality with companies needing to fill those roles.... Read More
Interview | Startups
Once upon a time, a cruise ship left the harbor... 366 days in the life of the travel industry
Once upon a time, a cruise ship left the harbor... 366 days in the life of the travel industry
By Mitra Sorrells / Linda Fox | January 20, 2021
As we mark the one-year milestone of COVID's first impact on the travel industry, we review how key sectors have fared and what is one the horizon.... Read More
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VIDEO: Hilton on an evolving digital environment for accommodation
VIDEO: Hilton on an evolving digital environment for accommodation
By PhocusWire | January 20, 2021
With leisure travel stalled, meetings and events cancelled and short-term rentals taking the spotlight, hotel leaders are in the hot seat.... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! How to shape your 2021 revenue strategy with forward-looking data
WEBINAR REPLAY! How to shape your 2021 revenue strategy with forward-looking data
By PhocusWire | January 19, 2021
We'll show you how you can leverage forward-looking data to get ahead of the competition, align your commercial teams and better anticipate changing consumer behavior.... Read More
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ATPCO buys SITA’s Airfare Insight fare management system
By Mitra Sorrells | January 19, 2021
In the coming months, ATPCO and SITA will work together to integrate the Airfare Insight system into ATPCO's new Architect pricing tool.... Read More
News | Technology
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Skyscanner pinpoints unserved routes for airlines via traveler intent tech
By Linda Fox | January 19, 2021
Skyscanner is providing airlines with up-to-date information on traveler searches to uncover new opportunities.... Read More
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