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VIDEO: Emirates on priorities and challenges for an airline's digital strategy
By Linda Fox | October 8, 2019
During the World Aviation Festival 2019, PhocusWire interviewed Alex Knigge, Emirates SVP of marketing and brand, whose role is to focus on the customer experience.... Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... William Phillipson
In the green room at Phocuswright with... William Phillipson
By PhocusWire | October 8, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Next Up: William Phillipson of SilverRail Technologies.... Read More
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OYO founder funnels $700M into new $1.5B round, valuing company at $10B
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2019
India-based hospitality company OYO Hotels & Homes will use its latest funding round – a $1.5 billion Series F – to expand its vacation rentals business in Europe and to grow its overall presence in the United States.... Read More
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Buying Business Travel, CAT Media and TravAlliance acquired by Northstar
Buying Business Travel, CAT Media and TravAlliance acquired by Northstar
By Travel Weekly  | October 7, 2019
The company is owner of well-known brands including TravelPulse, TravelPulse Canada, Agent at Home, Travel Agent Academy and Agent Studio.... Read More
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VIDEO: Smartvel talks local content, digital experiences and funding
By Linda Fox | October 7, 2019
PhocusWire discussed dynamic destination content with Smartvel CEO Iñigo Valenzuela at the World Aviation Festival 2019.... Read More
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IATA launches campaign to advance gender diversity in airline industry
By Corinne Wan - WebInTravel  | October 7, 2019
As part of its efforts to push for more female airline executives, IATA has launched the 25by2025 campaign.... Read More
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Southeast Asia, part 1: How low-cost options, mobile reliance are driving travel transformation
By Mitra Sorrells | October 7, 2019
We begin our monthlong exploration of travel in Southeast Asia with an overview of the market.... Read More
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Sounding Off: It shouldn't be all about the OTAs (but it inevitably will be)
By PhocusWire | October 4, 2019
OTAs are playing a complicated game of strategic, corporate chess that has an impact on every part of a sector, be it tours and activities, hotels or something else.... Read More
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VIDEO: AirBaltic on NDC, Blockchain and other emerging tech
By Linda Fox | October 4, 2019
PhocusWire talked to airBaltic boss Martin Gauss about emerging tech, NDC and wider distribution challenges at the World Aviation Festival 2019.... Read More
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Google, Expedia, Skyscanner and Amadeus on the future of airline retailing
By Mitra Sorrells | October 4, 2019
At ATPCO's Elevate conference, executives discussed the impact of younger generations on flight shopping, their plans for NGS implementation and their outlook for the coming year.... Read More
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VIDEO: Sabre Airline Solutions talks distribution, customization and digital airlines
By Linda Fox | October 3, 2019
PhocusWire spoke to Sabre Airline Solutions on digital airlines, data and personalization at the World Aviation Festival 2019.... Read More
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In The Big Chair - Rolf Purzer of ATPCO
In The Big Chair - Rolf Purzer of ATPCO
By Mitra Sorrells | October 3, 2019
Rolf Purzer has been with ATPCO 22 years, serving as CEO since 2017.... Read More
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How I Got Here, episode 7 - Tyler Dikman of LoungeBuddy
By Kevin May | October 3, 2019
Tyler Dikman of LoungeBuddy, which was recently acquired by American Express, joins David Litwak and Kevin May for the latest episode of How I Got Here. ... Read More
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TripActions surfaces carbon impact data for flights and rail
By Mitra Sorrells | October 2, 2019
TripActions will provide carbon impact data for air and rail travel.... Read More
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TripAdvisor axes tickets to whale and dolphin parks
TripAdvisor axes tickets to whale and dolphin parks
By Kevin May | October 2, 2019
TripAdvisor says attractions currently on sale on the site and subsidiary Viator that are found to breach the new rules will be removed over the next few months.... Read More
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