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Sounding Off: Reviews should be about quality, not quantity
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2019
The narrative around reviews has completely changed. It's no longer about volume but relevancy - something that is much harder to do.... Read More
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The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Hospitality in a perfect storm
The Phocuswright Conference 2019 preview - Hospitality in a perfect storm
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2019
Anyone - hotels, private accommodation, system providers - who thought the hospitality sector was immune from fundamental change should think again.... Read More
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Traveloka brings VR tours of Indonesia to Singapore airport
By Jill Menze | October 18, 2019
Called the Xperience Wonderful Indonesia Hub and located in Terminal 3 of the airport, the pop-up takes visitors on virtual tours Bali, Banyuwangi, Riau Islands, West Java, Sumba, Rapatwaken, Jakarta and other Indonesian destinations.... Read More
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ZEN Rooms gets new funding from Yanolja, plots technology expansion
ZEN Rooms gets new funding from Yanolja, plots technology expansion
By Steven Lerner | October 18, 2019
Yanolja - a self-appointed “unicorn” after Booking Holdings and GIC invested $180 million in the platform in June - is doubling down on the $15 million it invested in ZEN Rooms last year, adding to its previous total of $23 million in equity funding.... Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Get ready for 5G to transform travel and hospitality
WEBINAR ALERT! Get ready for 5G to transform travel and hospitality
By PhocusWire | October 17, 2019
Soon, 5G will be here. And it will offer a blazing-fast wireless connection that moves data between your customers and data systems in near-real time.... Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Why personalization is impossible in travel (and how to do it)
WEBINAR ALERT! Why personalization is impossible in travel (and how to do it)
By PhocusWire | October 17, 2019
Where do you want to go next? Does your email inbox reflect that? If you’re like most travel consumers, the answer is a resounding, “no.”... Read More
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Thailand, Indonesia see growth in booking volume in Southeast Asia
Thailand, Indonesia see growth in booking volume in Southeast Asia
By Steven Lerner | October 17, 2019
New research by Insights-X reveals that Thailand was the destination of choice for 47% of the reservations in Southeast Asia this year, and Indonesia is experiencing the fastest booking volume growth in the region.... Read More
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Kayak, Wanderu expand transportation offerings through new partnership
Kayak, Wanderu expand transportation offerings through new partnership
By Jill Menze | October 16, 2019
The partnership will give consumers access to bus, train and flight options across both platforms.... Read More
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Sabre buys airline retail platform Radixx for $110M
Sabre buys airline retail platform Radixx for $110M
By Kevin May | October 16, 2019
The deal is being positioned as a mechanism to get more low-cost carriers into the Sabre fold, with Radixx's core platforms being a passenger service system and internet booking engine... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Next steps in airline retail: mastering direct distribution
WEBINAR REPLAY! Next steps in airline retail: mastering direct distribution
By PhocusWire | October 16, 2019
Join industry experts and leading executives to learn how carriers are advancing from digitization to retailing and shaping the digital experience around the customer.... Read More
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Digital transformation still in its infancy for airlines
By Linda Fox | October 16, 2019
A study from PROS reveals perceptions from the aviation industry on the state of digital transformation.... Read More
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Accor and Expedia believe there's a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship
Accor and Expedia believe there's a path to save the hotel-OTA relationship
By Marissa Trew - WebInTravel  | October 16, 2019
The hotel-online travel agency relationship has always been a tricky one. The two are co-dependent and must care for each other, but not too much.... Read More
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TripAdvisor ponders the platform’s future direction, monetization and competing with Google
By Mitra Sorrells | October 16, 2019
TripAdvisor's president of core experience took the stage at WebInTravel's conference in Singapore to discuss the brand's ideas for the years ahead.... Read More
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Booking.com pilots integrated flight booking service with Etraveli
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2019
Booking.com has partnered with Etraveli to pilot an integrated flight booking service.... Read More
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Airline fraud on the rise, finger pointed at loyalty programs and data breaches
By Linda Fox | October 15, 2019
Online fraud attacks on airlines are increasing with loyalty schemes often the target, according to a report from Forter.... Read More
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