Offline Travel Agency


PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of offline travel agencies, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands and their strategies, executives and positions in the market.

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Amadeus ends 2020 with large losses and 61% drop in revenue
By Linda Fox | February 26, 2021
The distribution giant says that while there was a slight improvement in air traffic in the final quarter of the year, the pandemic continued to severely impact travel. Read More
News | Distribution
Travelport rebrands to align with company's “monumental culture shift”
Travelport rebrands to align with company's “monumental culture shift”
By Mitra Sorrells | February 23, 2021
Travelport is launching a new visual identity ahead of the rollout of its next generation platform, which will replace the legacy three-core distribution system. Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre revenues fall by 66% during COVID-hit 2020
Sabre revenues fall by 66% during COVID-hit 2020
By Kevin May | February 16, 2021
The company says its metrics were negatively impacted by the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic but a number of cost-cutting measures put in place during the year partially offset the impact. Read More
News | Distribution
How payments technology will fuel travel rebound
How payments technology will fuel travel rebound
By Yuval Ziv – Nuvei | February 8, 2021
Here are six best practices from a recent white paper that travel operators can - and are – implementing to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Read More
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The challenges of digital health passports in getting corporate travelers back on the road
By Linda Fox | February 3, 2021
In a Q&A with PhocusWire, Brandon Balcom, director of innovation, business development, for CWT, discusses barriers to digital health passports. Read More
News | Technology
Expedia opens up discount rates to COVID-hit travel agency partners
Expedia opens up discount rates to COVID-hit travel agency partners
By Kevin May | February 3, 2021
The company's affiliate program, which has around 10,000 agency partners, will be opened up so that exclusive rates for hotel and air ticket packages are available for all. Read More
News | Distribution
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What's next for airline distribution as IATA pushes its retailing vision?
By Linda Fox | January 26, 2021
IATA lays out our three areas of focus in 2021 to get closer to airline retailing. Read More
News | Distribution
Domestic air tickets igniting travel rebound in some markets
Domestic air tickets igniting travel rebound in some markets
By Kevin May | January 25, 2021
A six-month outlook for the top ten domestic air travel markets is showing a confidence in consumers to return to the skies - at least in terms of heading to destinations in their own countries. Read More
News | Distribution
WEBINAR REPLAY! How to shape your 2021 revenue strategy with forward-looking data
WEBINAR REPLAY! How to shape your 2021 revenue strategy with forward-looking data
By PhocusWire | January 19, 2021
We'll show you how you can leverage forward-looking data to get ahead of the competition, align your commercial teams and better anticipate changing consumer behavior. Read More
News | Distribution
Travel trends in 2021 - prepare for a year of new opportunities
Travel trends in 2021 - prepare for a year of new opportunities
By Amadeus | December 22, 2020
Predicting the future is impossible but imagining a way forward is critical. Here are six trends we see shaping travel in 2021. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: Mystifly - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
VIDEO: Mystifly - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2020
By PhocusWire | December 22, 2020
Mystifly offers a tech stack for traditional and low-cost airline shopping, aggregation, retailing, consolidation and payments – all through a single platform. Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Reimagining travel payments for stronger 2021 recovery
WEBINAR REPLAY! Reimagining travel payments for stronger 2021 recovery
By PhocusWire | December 14, 2020
Join our travel payments experts and gain valuable insights about redesigning your global payments strategy for a faster and stronger recovery. Read More
News | Technology
Tripadvisor gives consumer-to-travel agent service Reco a full launch
Tripadvisor gives consumer-to-travel agent service Reco a full launch
By Kevin May | December 8, 2020
The move comes almost six months on from Tripadvisor disclosing the beta testing of Reco in the U.S., costing consumers $199 for each trip that they make. Read More
News | Online
The evolving traveler journey: 3 trends hoteliers must address today
The evolving traveler journey: 3 trends hoteliers must address today
By Paul Barron - Amadeus Hospitality | December 7, 2020
The shock of COVID-19 pushed what was once considered preferential traveler expectations into industry standards faster than anyone could have imagined. Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Nezasa lands $6M to expand connected trip technology
Nezasa lands $6M to expand connected trip technology
By Kevin May | December 3, 2020
The latest injection brings the total raised by the Switzerland-based company to $13 million. Read More
News | Technology
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