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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 | July 4, 2020
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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InPhocus, episode 16 - Tales with some optimism
InPhocus, episode 16 - Tales with some optimism
By PhocusWire | July 3, 2020
In the latest episode of InPhocus, we speak to Klaus Kohlmeyer about a unique collection of interviews with hoteliers for his own podcast, Unconstrained Conversations.... Read More
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Travelport returns corporate travel tech Locomote to original founders
By Linda Fox | July 3, 2020
The company originally announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in Australia-based Locomote in August 2014, ahead of its IPO in late-September of the same year.... Read More
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VIDEO: New Reality With... Jamie Wong and Erik Blachford of Narrative Fund
VIDEO: New Reality With... Jamie Wong and Erik Blachford of Narrative Fund
By PhocusWire | July 3, 2020
The next guests on the New Reality With... series are Jamie Wong and Erik Blachford, partners at Narrative Fund, a U.S.-based early stage investment fund in consumer technology companies.... Read More
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Tobias Wann leaves as CEO of OYO's vacation rental unit
By Linda Fox | July 2, 2020
After a year heading OYO Vacation Homes, Tobias Wann has handed the reins to chief operating officer Raj Kamal.... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Everything you need to know about open and secure travel marketplaces
WEBINAR REPLAY! Everything you need to know about open and secure travel marketplaces
By PhocusWire | July 2, 2020
This free webinar is your chance to understand how the distribution model is changing and how players across the industries are seizing the opportunity to think in a new, deeper and more secure way. ... Read More
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Travel spending in the U.S. ticks up, led by alternative lodging
By Mitra Sorrells | July 2, 2020
Cardlytics, a platform that says it has insight into half of all U.S. card swipes, says travel spending is rebounding after bottoming out in April.... Read More
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Amadeus touts human-tech hybrid for travel's future
By Linda Fox | July 1, 2020
Amadeus says AI is playing an increasing role in travel distribution, but the need for humans remains.... Read More
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Booking.com wins brand name trademark case
Booking.com wins brand name trademark case
By Kevin May | July 1, 2020
The travel giant had been refused a trademark of its flagship brand by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which claimed the term was "generic for the services at issue and is therefore unregistrable."... Read More
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REPORT: COVID-19 Hotel Forecast - Chicago
REPORT: COVID-19 Hotel Forecast - Chicago
By PhocusWire | July 1, 2020
The state should be commended for creating a plan, clearly defining the metrics required to be met in order to advance to the next phase and continually communicating progress by publishing a robust dashboard.... Read More
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Routehappy founder Robert Albert to step down, shift to advisory role at ATPCO
By Mitra Sorrells | June 30, 2020
Robert Albert, founder of Routehappy that is now part of ATPCO, is stepping down from his role as executive vice president of retailing to support social justice causes.... Read More
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Huge ground for hospitality industry to make up in Black representation
By Linda Fox | June 30, 2020
Almost one in five people (19%) working in the hospitality industry are Black, but a review of 630 hotel companies reveals that 84% do not include any executives from the Black community.... Read More
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Amazon acquires ride-hailing autonomous vehicle provider Zoox
Amazon acquires ride-hailing autonomous vehicle provider Zoox
By Kevin May | June 30, 2020
The company is six years old and has created zero-emission, purpose-built vehicles for autonomous ride-hailing.... Read More
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COMING SOON: New Reality With... Andrea Kates of Futureproofing:Next
By PhocusWire | June 30, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Andrea Kates, managing director at Futureproofing: Next, a U.S.-based community for corporate innovation.... Read More
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Airbnb claims Amsterdam rental ban "violates" rights of residents
Airbnb claims Amsterdam rental ban "violates" rights of residents
By Kevin May | June 29, 2020
The three districts in question have around 1,500 private accommodation rental properties for tourists - around 6% of the amount available in the entire city.... Read More
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