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InPhocus, episode 33 - Big picture uncertainty
InPhocus, episode 33 - Big picture uncertainty
By PhocusWire | March 5, 2021
ITB director Martin Buck reflects on what it meant for the show and the industry as March 2020 turned the sector on its head and what happens next for the sector.... 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 | March 5, 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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Easol raises $4.5M to prepare for post-COVID activities rebound
Easol raises $4.5M to prepare for post-COVID activities rebound
By Jill Menze | March 4, 2021
Notion Capital led the round into "experience commerce" platform Easol, which supports businesses such as adventure trips and festivals.... Read More
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Future-Proofing Travel: Stephanie Jones of National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collective
Future-Proofing Travel: Stephanie Jones of National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collective
By PhocusWire | March 4, 2021
Our guest for this episode of Future-Proofing Travel is Stephanie Jones, founder and CEO of the National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collective.... Read More
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Why virtual tours and activities will stick around after the pandemic
Why virtual tours and activities will stick around after the pandemic
By Mitra Sorrells | March 4, 2021
Companies providing online tours and activities - including Amazon - say they plan to keep virtual experiences around even after the pandemic ends.... Read More
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TravelTech Show scheduled for September global marathon
TravelTech Show scheduled for September global marathon
By PhocusWire | March 4, 2021
The organizers believe that by this time the industry will be well on the road to recovery and the community will be ready to come together to share ideas and explore new ways of working towards recovery and expansion.... Read More
News | Technology
Trip.com Group sees out 2020 with revenues halved, domestic leading recovery
Trip.com Group sees out 2020 with revenues halved, domestic leading recovery
By Kevin May | March 4, 2021
The company says the fourth quarter of 2020, when revenues were down 40% on 2019, reflected a narrowing of the declines from a pandemic-hit year as domestic travel continued its strong recovery.... Read More
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PhocusWire Pulse: Loyalty For The Long Haul
PhocusWire Pulse: Loyalty For The Long Haul
By PhocusWire | March 3, 2021
Our second PhocusWire Pulse concentrates on the world of loyalty and how the industry is evolving to capture the attention and hearts of consumers.... Read More
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Harvest Hosts raises $37M to expand its RV membership program
Harvest Hosts raises $37M to expand its RV membership program
By Jill Menze | March 3, 2021
Harvest Hosts lets travelers with RVs park at attractions such as wineries, farms and museums for unique overnight stays.... Read More
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Sitecore acquires travel personalization platform Boxever
Sitecore acquires travel personalization platform Boxever
By Kevin May | March 3, 2021
Boxever was created in 2011 and built a digital optimization platform to use a brand's user data and combine it with artificial intelligence techniques to provide customer up-sell and cross-sell opportunities.... Read More
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Traveloka mulls IPO avenue to take the Indonesian online giant to global markets
By Linda Fox | March 3, 2021
Traveloka says it is still considering listing in Indonesia but the U.S. provides global opportunities.... Read More
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Hertz devises restructuring plan after private equity injection
By Linda Fox | March 3, 2021
Investment firms Knighthead Capital and Certares Opportunities are committed to investing up to $4.2 billion.... Read More
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VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
VIDEO: Bringing governments, destinations, industry and science together safely
By PhocusWire | March 3, 2021
PhocusWire spoke to WTTC's president and CEO, Gloria Guevara, to understand the efforts the council is making to bring its stakeholders together for a coordinated response to the pandemic.... Read More
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Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
Short-term rental bookings boom in the U.K. after roadmap announcement
By Jill Menze | March 3, 2021
Following Boris Johnson's announcement that the U.K. would ease lockdown plans, short-term rental bookings jumped 88% over the week prior.... Read More
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Expedia Group sells Classic Vacations packaging brand
By Jeri Clausing - Travel Weekly | March 2, 2021
Classic will operate as a standalone company, with president David Hu and his leadership team remaining in place; and its headquarters will stay in San Jose.... Read More
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