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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News / Distribution
Amadeus pockets highest revenue quarter in two years
By Kevin May | May 6, 2022
The Spain-based distribution and technology giant is still suffering from the impact of the coronavirus, with the quarter's revenue pegging at 65% of the same metric in Q1 2019. Read More
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News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2022
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires all in one... Read More
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News / Distribution
Sabre reports revenue gains across all business units
By Linda Fox | May 3, 2022
Sabre's revenue across distribution, hospitality solutions and travel solutions were boosted by industry recovery. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
In The Big Chair - Jim Davidson of Accelya
By Jill Menze | May 3, 2022
Jim Davidson was named CEO of Accelya in March 2022, following the sale of his company Farelogix to the airline technology provider in 2020. Read More
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News / Startups
India’s TravClan raises $4.7M to help agents digitize operations
By Mitra Sorrells | April 29, 2022
TravClan helps travel agent set up websites, connect to suppliers and manage their online marketing. Read More
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News / Distribution
Leisure retail travel agencies outperforming digital counterparts
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | April 12, 2022
Since the early days of the pandemic, the leisure travel agency community has made the case that it might drive more share its way due to travel's newly complex regulatory landscape. Read More
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News / Distribution
What a travel advisor found when moving to a subscription model
By Jaime Biesiada - Travel Weekly | March 31, 2022
When the pandemic hit, years' worth of Ralph Iantosca's bookings came undone. It was like money just flying out the window. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
Another dimension to diversity in travel: technology
By Pedro Camara and Manuel Hilty | March 23, 2022
The travel industry thrives on a need to find flexible sourcing models and technology to help solve the many challenges of supply chains. Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
Personalizing the travel relationship
By Jeff Zotara - Arrivia | March 15, 2022
Travel companies should use data-driven marketing to increase engagement, loyalty, and sales through their rewards programs. Read More
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News / Distribution
Flight Centre acquires majority stake in TPConnects
By Linda Fox | March 14, 2022
Flight Centre now owns 70% of the Dubai-based business. Read More
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News / Distribution
Direct bookings rise, but cruise execs still want travel advisors' business
By Johanna Jainchill - Travel Weekly | March 14, 2022
The shift is due to passengers becoming more comfortable booking digitally with cruise lines and because some travel agencies didn't survive the last two years. Read More
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From Our Partners / Technology
VIDEO: Emerging from COVID using data and technology
By PhocusWire | March 14, 2022
During the pandemic the Spain-based company utilized its long-held position as a innovator in travel tech to build tools and services to its partners to assist them as they attempt to ride the wave of... Read More
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News / Distribution
Sabre, Amadeus and Travelport pull fares from Russian carrier Aeroflot following Ukraine invasion
By Kevin May | March 4, 2022
Sabre was the first of the main GDSs to issue a statement that it has axed its distribution with the Russian goverment majority-owned airline, with Amadeus following shortly after. Read More
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Interview / Distribution
Sounding Off: Wartime decisions may linger long in the memory
By PhocusWire | March 4, 2022
Whatever the rationale behnd the decision, Sabre has made a calculated move that it will have to face head-on from the industry and its partners, or change in the coming days and weeks. Read More
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News / Distribution
Jim Davidson lands CEO role at Accelya
By Kevin May | March 2, 2022
Davidson joined the Spain-based company in June 2020 when it acquired Farelogix, the airline commerce and retailing system. Read More