Offline Travel Agency


WEBINAR REPLAY! Rate integrity: Are bedbanks the problem or solution?
WEBINAR REPLAY! Rate integrity: Are bedbanks the problem or solution?
By PhocusWire | December 3, 2019
Many hoteliers welcomed Amoma’s collapse, but some OTAs are still selling opaque rates intended for other channels such as tour operators. Read More
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VIDEO: Financial analysts on Airbnb, travel stocks in 2020
VIDEO: Financial analysts on Airbnb, travel stocks in 2020
By Steven Lerner | December 3, 2019
Top Wall Street analysts discuss Airbnb going public and other travel stock trends for 2020. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: American Express GBT on NDC, TripActions and tech investments
VIDEO: American Express GBT on NDC, TripActions and tech investments
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2019
As founder and senior director of investment firm Certares and executive chairman of American Express GBT, Greg O’Hara is in an ideal spot to comment on business travel and the sector's... Read More
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VIDEO: Despegar's CEO on growth and navigating regional challenges
VIDEO: Despegar's CEO on growth and navigating regional challenges
By Mitra Sorrells | November 28, 2019
Despegar CEO Damian Scokin discussed the Latin American OTA's plans for continued growth, including new products and partnerships, during an interview at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
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VIDEO: TroopTravel - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | November 28, 2019
100 travelers. 15 origins. Where do we meet? See how to use Big Data to plan corporate meetings and events in minutes. Read More
Interview | Startups
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B2B travel payments: It’s time to improve the experience
By Mastercard  | November 25, 2019
It seems that business to business payments across the travel space have a long way to go to catch up with the speed, simplicity and convenience delivered in the consumer world, Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Groupdesk
Hot 25 Startups 2020: Groupdesk
By PhocusWire | November 18, 2019
Groupdesk streamlines the booking and payments processes so that travelers can easily service themselves, which allows businesses to focus on marketing and achieving long-term profitability. Read More
Interview | Startups
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HotelBeds to axe 5% of workforce as part of "optimization" strategy
By Linda Fox | November 13, 2019
The Spain-based bedbank says it has now consolidated into one business following its acquisitions, in early 2017, of Tourico Holidays and GTA. Read More
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Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
Despegar reports growth in bookings and revenue, optimism from recent partner agreements
By Mitra Sorrells | November 7, 2019
Argentina-based Despegar reports gross bookings up 26% and revenue up 19% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier.    Read More
News | Distribution
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Amadeus sees growth metrics in 2019 boosted by business expansion
By Linda Fox | November 7, 2019
The travel technology giant reported a 15% increase in revenue to €4.2 billion while EBITDA climbed just over 11% to €1.8 billion in the first nine months of 2019. Read More
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How do you like those apples? Easy comparison shopping with new storefront
How do you like those apples? Easy comparison shopping with new storefront
By Diane Dunigan / Lindsay Rose - Sabre Travel Network  | November 6, 2019
Airlines are challenged to create and display offers in ways that are both differentiated and easy to comprehend. Travelers and travel consultants want one-stop, “apples-to-apples” comparison... Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
Steady progress for NDC, but what are the next hurdles to overcome?
Steady progress for NDC, but what are the next hurdles to overcome?
By Linda Fox | November 4, 2019
Announcements from American Express Global Business Travel, CWT and FCM have talked up NDC - but do they really mean anything and, more importantly, what real progress is being made? Read More
News | Distribution
REPORT: The real value of the bedbank distribution model
REPORT: The real value of the bedbank distribution model
By Robert Cole - PhocusWire  | October 30, 2019
This PhocusWire/Hotelbeds report is a comprehensive overview of the bedbank sector, including details on the processes involved, history of the model, issues around rate parity and how the market might... Read More
From Our Partners | Distribution
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Flybook opens up tours and activities distribution via Rezdy partnership
By Linda Fox | October 28, 2019
The partnership enables tours and experiences providers using Flybook to distribute their products through thousands of online and offline agents. Read More
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ATPCO makes breakthrough in rich content strategy with signing of Amadeus and Sabre
By Mitra Sorrells | October 23, 2019
ATPCO has signed agreements with Sabre and Amadeus that allow the two companies to distribute and integrate Routehappy Rich Content. Read More
News | Technology