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tripadvisor-ota-insight-partnershipTripadvisor, OTA Insight partner to boost hotel data intelligence
The partnership creates Tripadvisor's new Spotlight data solution, a subscription product launching... Read More
News | Online
startup-stage-virdeeSTARTUP STAGE: Virdee provides contactless access solutions for hotels and rentals
Founded in April 2020, Virdee’s tech-enabled, touchless systems integrate with existing... Read More
Interview | Startups
google-itb-trendsGoogle says COVID boosted OTA usage in APAC
Google's sector lead for travel and vertical search in APAC shared results of the company's consumer... Read More
News | Distribution
citizenm-op-ed-hotels-roleIn the age of remote work, hotels serve a new purpose
COVID-19 has spawned a work-from-anywhere movement. Here's how hotels can capitalize. ... Read More
Opinion | Online
phocuswright-europe-2020-samih-sawiris2VIDEO: How crisis planning kept this tourism company strong through COVID
Orascom Development Holding chairman Samih Sawiris shares his crisis planning strategy at Phocuswright... Read More
News | Online
rvshare-100-millionRVshare raises $100M to expand peer-to-peer marketplace
RVshare, which has more than 100,000 recreational vehicles available for rent through its platform,... Read More
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futurestay-booking-online-checkin-2Booking.com taps Futurestay to launch online check-in for rentals
The two companies have been working on the online check-in solution since late 2019 but accelerated it... Read More
News | Online
covid-flaws-payment-systems-carloHow COVID exposed flaws in antiquated hospitality payment systems
Travel payments veteran and XanderPay CEO Mike Carlo says one solution for the hospitality industry is... Read More
News | Technology
orbitz-zoghlin-atpco-ceoOrbitz co-founder Alex Zoghlin named ATPCO CEO, Rolf Purzer to retire
Zoghlin will join ATPCO on November 1, replacing current president and CEO Rolf Purzer, who plans to... Read More
News | Technology
getaround-140-million-series-eGetaround raises $140M as revenue doubles during COVID
Having now raised $600 million in total, Getaround says it will work toward reaching profitability.... Read More
News | Online
skyscanner-expedia-hopper-atpco-panelSkyscanner, Expedia, Hopper on need for transparency in travel retailing
At an ATPCO virtual event, product managers from the three companies shared how they are adapting to... Read More
News | Distribution
phocuswright-covid-survey-us-europeVIDEO: Travelers fear catching virus, losing money amid COVID pandemic
At least two-thirds of respondents say they worry they may contract COVID-19 during travel or while in... Read More
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Sounding Off: Coronavirus strategies might have unintended longevity
October 30, 2020
Sounding Off: Coronavirus strategies might have unintended longevity
The travel restrictions imposed on people for the better part of 2020 might inspire a wider... Read More
InPhocus, episode 26 - Seizing opportunities in a pandemic travel market
October 30, 2020
InPhocus, episode 26 - Seizing opportunities in a pandemic travel market
The pandemic has caused all sorts of headaches for travel brands - but it has also inspired some new... Read More
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