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.

WEBINAR ALERT! Survey says: The new trends shaping travel
WEBINAR ALERT! Survey says: The new trends shaping travel
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2021
Amadeus recently polled hoteliers around the world as part of a new research report, and will share valuable insight into not only what COVID-19 crisis strategies are working, but also what hoteliers... Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
Sabre sees U.S. bookings recovery, other markets slower
By Linda Fox | May 4, 2021
As the pandemic continues to impact the business, Sabre says operating losses were $203 million for the quarter compared to $151 million year-over-year. Read More
News | Distribution
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TravelPerk bags $160M round as investors back business travel recovery
By Linda Fox | April 29, 2021
TravelPerk says product innovation and further acquisitions are part of the roadmap. Read More
News | Startups
Will the pandemic change corporate travel technology distribution?
Will the pandemic change corporate travel technology distribution?
By Gavin Smith - Element | April 13, 2021
The major suppliers in our sector have unwittingly created an elite club of users and clients, as they have dramatically reduced their indirect sales partners to the point where they are not taking on... Read More
Opinion | Distribution
Five ways airlines can boost traveler confidence as travel resumes
Five ways airlines can boost traveler confidence as travel resumes
By Tim Underwood - xCheck | April 12, 2021
Navigating our businesses in this environment continues to be a balancing act. With these five tactics, you’ll be prepared to thrive in the year ahead. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Travelport unifies services in new Travelport+ platform, replacing three legacy brands
By Mitra Sorrells | April 7, 2021
CEO Greg Webb says the new Travelport+ platform better positions the company to serve "the blossoming retail structure of travel." Read More
News | Distribution
How I Got Here, episode 56 - Steve Domin of Duffel
How I Got Here, episode 56 - Steve Domin of Duffel
By PhocusWire | March 18, 2021
Duffel eventually emerged into the public eye with a sizeable investment round and a number of important partners, including American Airlines and British Airways, as Steve Domin tells Mozio's David... Read More
Interview | Distribution
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VIDEO: Behind the scenes of safe travel in the post-pandemic corporate world
By PhocusWire | March 9, 2021
PhocusWire spoke to CWT's senior director Brandon Balcom on the digital and analogue complexities of corporate travel post pandemic. Read More
News | Distribution
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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
From Our Partners | Technology
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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
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