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Sounding Off: The Middle Eastern travel startup scene can learn from errors of others
Sounding Off: The Middle Eastern travel startup scene can learn from errors of others
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
The fledgling community in the Middle East must acknowledge how other startup "scenes" have evolved and learn from the errors that have hindered new businesses.... Read More
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GDS interfaces drag advisors out of the dark, green ages
GDS interfaces drag advisors out of the dark, green ages
By Jamie Biesiada - Travel Weekly  | April 19, 2019
Increasingly, GDSs and agencies are encouraging advisors to switch to graphical user interfaces.... Read More
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U.S. aims to use facial recognition on nearly all departing air travelers within four years
By Mitra Sorrells | April 19, 2019
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects to use facial-recognition technology on 97% of departing passengers within that time frame.... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! The role of social media content across the travel buyer journey
WEBINAR REPLAY! The role of social media content across the travel buyer journey
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
Explore how tourism brands should be using user generated content in 2019 to create the most engaging experiences both digitally and on-site.... Read More
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Going beyond NDC: Answers to your questions
By PhocusWire | April 19, 2019
We caught up with the three panelists from a recent webinar to answer some of the top audience questions that we didn’t have time to address live at the event.... Read More
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Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
Tripoto brings in $3.7M to boost community and travel search platform
By Kevin May | April 18, 2019
The India-based travel community secured the round from Orchid India, Hornbill Orchid India Fund, Chiratae Ventures, 3one4 Capital and Lasmer NV.... Read More
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Airbnb leads $160M investment in hospitality platform Lyric
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2019
The Series B round will allow the San Francisco-based company to expand its relationships with local real estate developers.... Read More
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locale raises funds
Apart-hotel brand Locale nabs $2.5M to expand operations
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2019
It's the first funding round for the Austin, Texas-based company since launching in 2016.... Read More
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Ryanair to get new website, promises more personalization
Ryanair to get new website, promises more personalization
By Linda Fox | April 17, 2019
The move is part of the airline’s customer strategy for 2019, which aims to deliver a more personalized service on its digital channels.... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! The real parity problem that no one is talking about
WEBINAR REPLAY! The real parity problem that no one is talking about
By PhocusWire | April 17, 2019
Through this webinar you’ll leave with the tactics you need to step up your parity game and stop leaving money on the table.... Read More
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Middle Eastern travel marketers see Amazon as biggest disruption threat
Middle Eastern travel marketers see Amazon as biggest disruption threat
By Mitra Sorrells | April 17, 2019
Travel marketers in the Middle East say Amazon has the greatest potential to disrupt travel marketing in the next five years.... Read More
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MeetingPackage promotes online venue booking through €1.5M raise
By Jill Menze | April 17, 2019
The round for the Finnish meeting venue tech provider closed in late 2018 and was led by existing investors and well as new ones including Falkensteiner Ventures.... Read More
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All Nippon Airways, OpenJaw partner to create NDC-enabled booking platform
By Mitra Sorrells | April 16, 2019
All Nippon Airways will use OpenJaw Technologies' NDC platform to connect multiple distribution partners and personalize fare offers.    ... Read More
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Women's Leadership Initiative comes to Phocuswright Europe
Women's Leadership Initiative comes to Phocuswright Europe
By Jill Menze | April 16, 2019
Following a successful debut at The Phocuswright Conference in November, the Women’s Leadership Initiative is coming to Amsterdam to kick off Phocuswright Europe on May 14.... Read More
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Lastminute.com Group now also a media company, offers out marketing services
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2019
Lastminute.com Group launches Forward as an independent media business.... Read More
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