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Wellness travel platform Vacayou raises $3.3M
By Mitra Sorrells | May 18, 2021
Vacayou is launching in beta with more than 100 package options such as spa getaways, wellness retreats and active travel experiences.[... Read More
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Can technology help hospitality labor shortages?
By Linda Fox | May 18, 2021
Hotels are dealing with huge staff shortages because of the pandemic, technologies are emerging to help and some say it's a short-term issue.... Read More
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GetYourGuide survey finds caution being replaced by eagerness to travel
By Mitra Sorrells | May 18, 2021
According to a survey of nearly 7,500 people in six countries, 56% are "eager" to travel, compared to just 40% in 2020.... Read More
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VIDEO: Research Spotlight - Middle East travel report and recovery progress
VIDEO: Research Spotlight - Middle East travel report and recovery progress
By PhocusWire | May 18, 2021
Online travel bookings fell by 64% in the Middle East during 2020 - a signal that the region faired somewhat better than others around the world.... Read More
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Gojek and Tokopedia merge to create GoTo Group
By Linda Fox | May 18, 2021
The combined Gojek-Tokopedia entity is tagging itself the "go to" ecosystem for daily life.... 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 | May 18, 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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Travel recovery and responsibility: A chance to do the right thing
Travel recovery and responsibility: A chance to do the right thing
By PhocusWire | May 17, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic putting the industry's operations on hold for over a year, some might hope that companies have used this time to think seriously about their role in climate change and other areas of concern around sustainability.... Read More
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MyDigitalOffice acquires Broadvine to boost hotel performance platform
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2021
MyDigitalOffice says the addition of Broadvine's budgeting and forecasting technology rounds out its platform.... Read More
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Airports must lose check-in desks, reduce touchpoints
By Linda Fox | May 17, 2021
The aviation industry has missed past opportunities to create a more automated passenger journey.... Read More
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Short-term rental demand surpasses 2019 levels
Short-term rental demand surpasses 2019 levels
By Jill Menze | May 17, 2021
In the U.S., April marks the first month since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to surpass 2019 performance, though other regions lag behind.... Read More
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Rental car firms face shortage as travel demand revs back up
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | May 17, 2021
Experts predict the car rental shortage will get worse as summer travel picks up.... Read More
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Airbnb revenue climbs 5% as travel rebounded in Q1 2021
By Jill Menze | May 13, 2021
Airbnb revenue grew 5% to $887 million in the first quarter of 2021, though losses mounted to $1.2 billion.... Read More
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Travel tech startup Pluto raises second crowdfund, receives B Corp certification
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2021
London-based Pluto has raised £200,000 on Seedrs and has been recognized for its social and environmental standards.  ... Read More
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Hotel booking windows gradually lengthening as traveler confidence returns
By Linda Fox | May 13, 2021
Occupancy rates vary in different regions, according to a report, with China hitting rates of 60% and North America 50%, but Europe is still trailing at around 18%, attributed to a slower easing of travel bans.... Read More
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Holidu raises $45M in Series D funding
By Mitra Sorrells | May 12, 2021
Holidu says the new funding will be used to accelerate the growth of its vacation rental search engine and its vacation rental software business, Bookiply.... Read More
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