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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 | September 22, 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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Healthy Sail Panel recommends 74 steps to reduce COVID-19 risk on cruise ships
By Mitra Sorrells | September 22, 2020
Specialists say a focus on testing, the use of face coverings, enhanced sanitation and other measures can mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19 on cruise ships.... Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! How top travel companies combine AI and humans to deliver excellent customer service
WEBINAR ALERT! How top travel companies combine AI and humans to deliver excellent customer service
By PhocusWire | September 21, 2020
Learn how travel businesses are realizing the benefits of combining artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning with the unique value only humans can deliver.... Read More
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Airbnb courts digital nomads as it continues push for long-term stays
Airbnb courts digital nomads as it continues push for long-term stays
By Jill Menze | September 21, 2020
Airbnb says the home-share company is seeing an increase in digital nomads booking long-term stays as well as in hosts offering those types of stays.... Read More
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Holidu raises new €5M investment, backed by a former Booking.com boss
Holidu raises new €5M investment, backed by a former Booking.com boss
By Kevin May | September 21, 2020
Booking.com's former CEO, Kees Koolen, has put forward €4 million of his own money into the top-up round, alongside other, unnamed investors.... Read More
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Delta CEO: Time for all travel sectors to “join arms” to drive safety and rebuild traveler confidence
By Mitra Sorrells | September 21, 2020
The airline CEO spoke about collaboration, hygiene efforts, the future of business travel and the need for accountability and transparency on racial issues.... Read More
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Sounding Off: Changing the message to nudge consumers back to travel
By PhocusWire | September 18, 2020
Perhaps there are things the industry can do now to help consumers calculate the risk of travel.... Read More
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InPhocus, episode 23 - Time spent with Katz is never wasted
InPhocus, episode 23 - Time spent with Katz is never wasted
By PhocusWire | September 18, 2020
Jeff Katz has plenty to say about his new comrade Cory Garner but, as many will know, the Orbitz founder and former-airline exec always has a range of views on many other aspects of the industry.... Read More
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COMING SOON: New Reality With... Kurt Ekert of CWT
COMING SOON: New Reality With... Kurt Ekert of CWT
By PhocusWire | September 18, 2020
The next guest on the New Reality With... series is Kurt Ekert, CEO of CWT, one of the world's largest corporate travel management companies.... Read More
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Travel employees don't feel valued - but companies can turn the employee experience around
Travel employees don't feel valued - but companies can turn the employee experience around
By Jill Menze | September 18, 2020
According to a new study from Qualtrics, 42% of travel and hospitality employees say they don't feel valued by their employer, but the COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity for travel companies to build a "new better."... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Why social media holds the key to recovery for luxury hospitality
WEBINAR REPLAY! Why social media holds the key to recovery for luxury hospitality
By PhocusWire | September 17, 2020
While enough has been spoken about what hotels need to do in communicating on social media, the real challenge would lie in converting these communications into bookings and building trust with the guest.... Read More
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Q&A: Air France-KLM on why NDC remains core to its distribution strategy
By Linda Fox | September 17, 2020
Air France-KLM distribution boss talks to PhocusWire about its NDC strategy.... Read More
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Touchless tech: Cruise lines adapt to prepare for a healthy return to sailing
By Mitra Sorrells | September 17, 2020
While cruising remains on hold for many lines, companies are finding news ways to add contactless solutions into the guest experience to minimize risk in the future.... Read More
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WEBINAR ALERT! Future-proof your hotel marketing strategy for 2020 and beyond
WEBINAR ALERT! Future-proof your hotel marketing strategy for 2020 and beyond
By PhocusWire | September 16, 2020
In this webinar we look at how hotel marketers can navigate these changes and plan for the future with robust marketing strategies.... Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Trip Approve wants to streamline business travel management
By Mitra Sorrells | September 16, 2020
Trip Approve is a subscription service for companies to access low rates, understand where they employees are, manage spending and ensure compliance to policies and procedures. ... Read More
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